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Idris Elba Transforming Into an Entitled White Woman In This 'SNL' Skit Is Too Real

The skit rightfully pokes fun at the "Barbecue Beckys" of the world.

Idris Elba made his Saturday Night Live debut this weekend to promote the release of his upcoming Netflix comedy Turn Up Charlie, and one skit in particular has caught our attention for how scarily accurate it is.

The highlight of the night came in the form of an Incredible Hulk parody, aptly called the Impossible Hulk, which saw the actor transforming into an insufferable white women, whenever he didn't get his way.

The skit is an obvious commentary on the entitlement displayed by several white woman—given nicknames like Barbecue Becky, Permit Patty and Cornerstone Caroline—who have been lambasted on social media for calling the cops on black folks who are simply minding their own business.


Their behavior is downright harmful and ridiculous, and the skit humorously conveys the absurdity of these occurrences.

The first part of the skit shows Elba's character turning into a hysterical white women, played by SNL cast member Cecily Strong after not being able to return something at the store. In a later scene we see the Impossible Hulk getting out of a run-in with the police after simply crying and threatening to record him.

These scenes are sadly, all too familiar.

Check out the full Impossible Hulk skit below. Turn Up Charlie, which stars Elba as a struggling DJ-turned nanny, hits Netflix on March 15.

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Interview: How Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ Became a TV Show

Freestyle Friday started as lockdown content but is now a fully-fledged TV show on Channel O. In this interview, Stogie T breaks down why the show is revolutionary and talks about venturing into media.

When South Africa was put under a hard lockdown in 2020, Stogie T started Freestyle Friday to "make SA rap again." Freestyle Friday, hosted on Instagram, saw a different cohort of rappers each rap over the same beat picked by the veteran rapper. From niche and emerging rappers to some of the most notable names in South African hip-hop—the likes of AKA, Focalistic, Ginger Trill and several others all participated.

In the last few weeks, however, Freestyle Friday has found its way to cable TV. The show airs every Friday on Channel O, one of the continent's longest-running music TV channels. Freestyle Friday as a TV programme isn't just about freestyles, it's about the art of rapping and the music business, particularly SA hip-hop. Guests range from lyricists to record executives and other personalities aligned with the scene—Ninel Musson and Ms Cosmo for instance.

But Freestyle Friday is only the first media product Stogie T is working on as he is in the process of starting a podcast network, a venture in which he is collaborating with Culture Capital. In the Q&A below, Stogie T breaks down the relationship with Culture Capital, how the show moved from the internet to TV, why it's a revolutionary idea, touches on his venture into media and his future plans.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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