Lil B explained the curse that has wreaked havoc on James Harden and Kevin Durant.
Lil B called James Harden out for using the rapper’s cooking dance in celebration. Thus, Harden fell under the dreaded curse of Lil B and the Houston Rockets haven’t won a game against Oakland-based Lil B’s beloved Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.
Harden isn’t alone in being cursed by Lil B as Kevin Durant was initially cursed by the rapper in 2011 for throwing shade at his music. Playoff misfortune, injuries, and everything else that has happened to Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder make you wonder if there is indeed something supernatural going on regarding Lil B.
Even with the obvious effects of Lil B’s curse being held in front of our faces, the curse itself and the motivations behind it have been shrouded in uncertainty to a degree—or at least it used to be.
Lil B sat down with Marcus Thompson of Bay Area News on Memorial Day and went in depth about the curse and much more.
First off, Lil B talked of his love of the Warriors, calling them part of the Oakland lifestyle and a fabric of the people and city that he loves. However, that has nothing to do with the curse being placed on Harden. Lil B coined the term “chef” for someone being a master of their craft in 2010, which is also when the dance came into play. The fact that Harden uses it now and didn’t give Lil B credit as the inspiration is grounds for the curse being put down upon him.
Lil B also broke down how someone falls under the curse, saying, “This (curse) only happens when you hate on Lil B or for stealing from Lil B or showing disrespect.” Both Harden and Durant have done at least one of those reprehensible (at least according to Lil B) acts.
It’s important to note, though, that the curse isn’t merely a media fabrication; the rapper himself believes in it. He said that the curse can’t be fake and then used Durant’s and the Thunder’s woes since “messing with” him as evidence that the curse indeed exists.
The rapper isn’t out here throwing curses around without realizing the weight of his power, though. Contrarily, he wants to spread a message of hope and positivity, one that he says the Warriors represent. The rapper said, “You can be from the hood or the suburbs. You can be poor with no education or a college graduate. No matter your background, you can win. The Warriors represent that. You can win.” That’s actually quite an uplifting message.
If we can learn anything from this, it’s that we can accomplish anything despite what might be perceived as poor circumstances. However, if you want to accomplish anything, be sure not to steal from, hate on, or disrespect Lil B. If you do that, all bets are off. Just ask Harden and Durant how well that works out.
H/T to For The Win