(The Root) — The black folk on Twitter are a wildly creative bunch. This has been proved time and time again with hilarious hashtags, like #BlackBuzzFeed and #PaulasBestDishes. They also have a penchant for cleverly remixing famous names to make them funnier. We saw this when Chris Brown subtweeted Rihanna, and we see it every day in people’s screen names.
From “Hoelivia Pope” to “Slimi Hendrix,” black Twitter puts as much thought into its handles as it does its hashtags. The latest trend, which I love, is to put “Bae” into regular names (“Bae,” of course, being the best black pet name there is). Check out some of our favorite black Twitter handles!
1. W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois
If the only way to salvation is to be more like Don Lemon, then I’ll be damned.
— W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois (@fivefifths) July 28, 2013
Webbie meets the Talented Tenth.
2. Bae Dawn Chong
Reptiles need to stick to the rivers and lakes that they’re used to. I’m not here this. At. All.
— Bae Dawn Chong (@MsCeliez2Fangas) July 28, 2013
“Bae! Who dis woman?”
3. Olivia Dope