Georgia’s governor candidate Stacey Abrams demonstrates her dedication to getting to know every voter wherever they are by quoting “GOONICA” and Gucci Mane.
Disingenuity is the root of the Black community’s mistrust of politicians. Too frequently, when getting our vote, the only time the community sees politicians is when they are out campaigning. And that caving in might come out as condescending, like when Hilary Clinton told the Breakfast Club in 2016 that she carried hot sauce in her bag—clearly making a reference to Beyonce’s smash track “Formation.” Or perhaps he didn’t vote for Joe Biden because he also informed Charlamagne Tha God of the Breakfast Club that he “ain’t Black.”
The community has just recently encountered candidates who not only look like us but also authentically represent us. The most recent addition to the list is Stacey Abrams.
Despite losing the 2020 race for governor of Georgia, Abrams has continued to push back against the practice. She has demonstrated that no Georgia vote can be ignored since the defeat. She has shown up in some unexpected places and connected to Atlantans in a manner that previous governors were unable to. These three instances show how Stacey Abrams matched Atlanta’s vigour.
Stacey Abrams, 01 questioned Ciara and Monica about “Goonies”
On Instagram Live, Abrams spoke with R&B singer Monica and Crunk&B Princess Ciara about the approaching election and her intentions for Georgia’s women. Abrams shifted gears during the chat and genuinely inquired about what the Aunties were interested in.
The former Georgia State Representative questioned, “What is this ‘Goonica’ I hear about? Monica’s eyes widened as she timidly slipped out of the shot. I conduct my research, Abrams continued. I come to you in your place. Before she explained the meaning of the name provided by Black Twitter, the singer asked her 17-year-old son Rodney to do so.
Additionally, Monica advised Abrams to phone her if she encounters any issues during this election. Abrams said in jest, “I’m receiving prayer and Goonies. This Instagram Live has been incredibly helpful.
Jeezy and Gucci Mane were greeted by Stacey Abrams in Verzuz. During Magic City
Nobody would have predicted that Abrams would serve as the emcee to introduce the highly anticipated VERZUZ duel between the two heavyweights of the trap scene, Gucci Mane and Jeezy. The feud began with an infamous rap beef from 2005 that ended fatally. But the renowned Atlanta strip club Magic City has a screen where the 2020 governor hopeful made a video appearance. She continued by expressing gratitude to them both for their efforts in educating former prisoners or returning citizens about their right to vote.
She talked of finding atonement and revealed that her brother had also spent some time in prison. Abrams provides voters with a level of sincere comprehension and relatability that is unrivaled. She temporarily reduced animosity between the Atlanta hip-hop icons while urging viewers in Georgia to register to vote and be ready for the election (which would eventually cause Georgia to turn blue).
Abrams, Stacey The 85 South Comedy Show was discussed.
At The 85 South Comedy Show, Stacey Abrams kicked it with the host’s Chico Bean, DC Young Fly, and Karlous Miller as she pulled up to the trap. The podcast’s set, which resembles your grandmother’s furnished basement and serves as a hangout for her troublesome grandson who is in and out of prison, was emptied out for Abrams. Normally, it is filled with billows of marijuana smoke.
The one-hour conversation was full of knowledge and laughter. From Georgia’s need for tougher gun control to universal Medicaid expansion—which excludes increased taxes—Abrams broke everything down into three! Chico, DC, and Karlous served as examples of questions-seeking residents who typically couldn’t reach their elected representatives. Abrams delivered just that. What’s up with the dude? Karlous remarked as Abrams described Kemp’s inaction in regard to Covid relief. He must be up to something. You can’t say it, but I can. I can agree though, Abrams said without missing a beat.