Some white people saw Black Thought trending on Twitter and got mad

The Roots MC’s 10-minute freestyle earned him some new fans.

On Thursday, Black Thought, of the legendary Roots crew, dropped by Funkmaster Flex's show on Hot 97. The 46-year-old proceeded to truly go in, delivering a 10-minute freestyle while Flex made a series of hilarious facial expressions.

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Black Thought quickly started to trend on Twitter, as longtime fans of the MC and young people alike praised the freestyle. But a certain cohort of Twitter saw the name "Black Thought" trending and it caused them great "economic anxiety," as L.A.-based rapper Open Mike Eagle pointed out.

"Can we also share some "white thought" or will that be too racist for y'all," one person without an avatar wrote. "There's a black rapper named "Black Thought"...Imagine if there was a singer or rapper who was white named "White Thought'," another chimed in. See some responses below.

December 15, 2017
Some white people saw Black Thought trending on Twitter and got mad