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''Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker'' European Film Premiere In London

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When I saw John Boyega’s name trending on Twitter the other day, I got scared.

In these times, you never know what’s going on when folks are trending, but when I clicked on his name and saw what the deal was, I couldn’t have been more relieved—and proud.

The 28-year Nigerian-British actor clearly had enough of the racist Star Wars fanbase and the continuous police brutality and deaths of unarmed Black people such as George Floyd, that he took to social team to let everyone know that he is not here for anymore “racist white people.”

“A black man was just murdered in cold blood in the street stateside again, while saying he can’t breathe. That’s a continuous cycle going on,” he said. “Although I don’t live in the States, I’m black. So I’ll say it again: fuck you racist white people. I said what I said. And if you don’t fucking like it, go suck a d*ck.”

“You lot can’t rattle me. I’m not the guy to be rattled,” he continues. “I wasn’t raised by no weak people.”

He also got on Twitter to make his point:

Unlike Shameik Moore who got on Blue Ivy’s Twitter and showed his entire ass by blaming Black people for police violence and using the GOP’s tired talking point “what about Black on Black crime?” John put his career in Hollywood on the line, reminding folks that he cannot be co-opted. Ever.

At HelloBeautiful, we can’t help but to stan a proud, Black man. So to celebrate all that melanated goodness, here are 10 times John proved that he was our Yoruba Bae, always:

1. Come Through My King!

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Source:WENN

Rocking this royal blue agbada, a type of Nigerian suit, John owned the Star Wars premiere red carpet last year. 

2. Rock That Red Boo

EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 - Red Carpet Arrivals Source:Getty

John was daper AF in this crimson jacket at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards. 

3. Baby Blues

World Premiere Of Disney's 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker' Source:WENN

At the Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker premiere in Hollywood, John looked easy breezy in this baby blue suit. 

4. Casual Comfy Cute

Star Wars cast arrive to the Jimmy Kimmel studio before walking the carpet for the premiere at the Dolby and El Capitan Theatres Hollywood CA December 16, 2019\nJohn Boyega Source:WENN

Chilling before an appearance at the Jimmy Kimmel studio last year, John is giving us life!

5. Dem Lips Tho?!

Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - Arrivals Source:Getty

John has the face of a God!

6. May The Force Be With You, Sir!

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' - European Premiere Source:Getty

No one can take down John, especially when he’s rocking a well-tailored tux. 

7. Star Wars Swag

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' - Photocall Source:Getty

John is not the one to be played, y’all. 

8. Winners Room

BAFTA Awards Winners Room Source:WENN

Awards are the perfect accessory for this velvet jacket. Keep em’ coming!

9. King of Katwe

'Queen Of Katwe' - BFI London Film Festival Gala Screening Source:Getty

Bae was radiant at the 2016 Queen Of Katwe premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival. 

10. The Dopest

2017 Olivier Awards - Arrivals Source:WENN

At the 2017 Olivier Awards in London, once again, is proving that he knows how the rock the hell out of. tux! Swoon!

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