T-Pain wants to “resurrect the spirit” of Freaknik by debuting his cartoon “Freaknik:The Musical” on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim channel tonight. Though he wasn’t old enough to attend the annual gathering, he admits to remembering it as being “pretty crazy.” “There was so much negativity around the idea of Freaknik that we felt like we should push the envelope and make it even more negative,” he recently told the New York Times. We’ll need a minute to process how someone would pay homage to an event where women were often treated like “freaks” by relying on negative stereotypes about African Americans (T-Pain’s character has gold teeth, holds a gold pimp cup and wears a black cape tricked out with dollar signs). Adding insult to injury, in a trailer for the show, T-Pain instructs “B***hes and H**s” to “go get down” because “Freaknik is back in town.” In the meantime, a website promoting the return of the real Freaknik this year has been causing controversy in Atlanta. Organizers say this year’s theme is “Super Freak.” Mayor Kasim Reed says he does not believe the party will materialize and the city won’t support it if it does. Read More:
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