Rapper Joey Bada$$ may have fallen into the same trap as Donald Trump when viewing the total eclipse that crossed over America this week, potentially with more devastating effects than the President.
During the eclipse, the hip-hop star made a point of noting he wasn’t wearing any protective eyewear— a recommendation made by literally anybody who has any stature in the “should you wear protective glasses when looking at the sun” community. Just a day later, he cancelled shows on his tour for “unforeseen circumstances”.
“Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses? I’ve sun gazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn’t die tho,” Joey tweeted during the eclipse.
Just a day later, Joey tweeted that he had to cancel at least two shows in North America. He didn’t provide a reason why.
News outlets quickly picked up on the strange sequence of tweets, and began speculating whether Joey had been forced to drop the tour dates as a result of his ill-advised decision to stare at an eclipse. It wasn’t clear if that was the case, but Joey later retweeted several of the stories.
“Seeing double, stacking triple,” Joey tweeted, in apparent reference to stacking bills, or earning a lot of money.