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!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 BooSource:Getty
John was daper AF in this crimson jacket at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards.
3. Baby BluesSource:WENN
At the Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker premiere in Hollywood, John looked easy breezy in this baby blue suit.
4. Casual Comfy CuteSource:WENN
Chilling before an appearance at the Jimmy Kimmel studio last year, John is giving us life!
5. Dem Lips Tho?!Source:Getty
John has the face of a God!
6. May The Force Be With You, Sir!Source:Getty
No one can take down John, especially when he’s rocking a well-tailored tux.
7. Star Wars SwagSource:Getty
John is not the one to be played, y’all.
8. Winners RoomSource:WENN
Awards are the perfect accessory for this velvet jacket. Keep em’ coming!
9. King of KatweSource:Getty
Bae was radiant at the 2016 Queen Of Katwe premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival.
10. The DopestSource:WENN
At the 2017 Olivier Awards in London, once again, is proving that he knows how the rock the hell out of. tux! Swoon!