Opinion: Lil B is the most likable celebrity

Jacob Ruffo is a junior journalism major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected]

Jacob Ruffo

Rapper and social media icon Lil B, “The BasedGod,” was recently in the news. Again. 

Toronto councilman Norm Kelly tweeted at the almighty BasedGod when the Toronto Blue Jays were playing the American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers asking for help. And wouldn’t you know it, Lil B answered Kelly’s prayers by blessing the Jays with the strength to take the series.

From tweeting about spreading love to his 1.18 million followers, to doing GirlTime USA, Lil B’s Twitter game is unmatched.

And this isn’t the first time Lil B has used his powers to influence a team’s season. Oh no.

Last summer, after giving NBA star James Harden a chance to admit that he stole his “cooking” celebration from him, he “cursed” Harden after the basketball player refused to acknowledge Lil B’s solemn warning.

Lil B attended the fifth game of the Western Conference Finals to curse Harden in person. Harden would go on to have what was the worst game in his career, and in playoff history.  

Harden, the runner-up for the NBA’s MVP this past season, ended with 13 turnovers, the most in a playoff game in history. The loss ended the Rockets’ season. Harden still refuses to acknowledge the source of the cooking dance, so we’ll see what happens to his season as a result.

This should serve as one of many examples that teach a real and simple lesson: Don’t cross Lil B. Nothing good comes from doing so.

During the second game of the 2015 NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors forward Marreese Speights missed a wide-open fast break dunk. The next day, due to some extensive research, a shocking tweet was found on Speights’ account from 2011: “Lil b is terrible.”

Another case where calling out Lil B went wrong was with NBA superstar Kevin Durant. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward has called Lil B “wack” multiple times. This has warranted a curse from the Based God that will only be lifted if Durant plays him in a game of one-on-one to 21.

Lil B’s most famous and longest lasting curse — it has resulted in a diss track from the rapper — has been a championship ban on Durant. As a result of the curse, Durant missed huge chunks of games during last year’s season. Despite this, Durant keeps ducking Lil B.

It’s not hard to avoid being cursed. Just don’t talk trash about him. If you use his dance, please tweet at him and pay some homage. Plus, he is gracious enough to offer his services if you need some help, so just ask.

When Lil B isn’t cursing and tweeting, he can be seen making free 105-song mixtapes or touring college campuses giving lectures on the based lifestyle.

Truly a role model to people of all ages, Lil B is one of the greatest celebrities our generation is lucky enough to have.

Jacob Ruffo is an opinion writer for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].