1. At least once a week, 50 Cent does or says a thing that makes you think “Yeah, I see why people want to kill you.” Alexander Hamilton was (spoiler alert) killed by Aaron Burr, but like 17 different people had good reason to kill him too. The homie Bassey put it best: “Not enough people shot him.”
This quote is from a thing I wrote last month about Renee Elise Goldsberry’s “Satisfied” performance, which I believe is the best thing that ever happened in the history of the universe. I’ve watched or listened to Hamilton maybe 715 times since then. So much so that when just listening to it on our Apple Spynet Homepod thing, my 19-month-old son starts clapping whenever a song ends. (We think he’s mimicking the audience from the televised version. But maybe he’s just thinking that it’s finally over, and clapping for joy.)
Anyway, repeated watchings have solidified that the play could’ve been called Hamilton: The Dickhead Who Not Enough People Killed. Below is a list of people not named Aaron Burr who also had good reason to shoot Alexander Hamilton in the fucking face.
Should’ve shot him in the face like four times for just being sassy as fuck all the time.
Should’ve shot him in the face with a bazooka for making their life a Drake song.
Should’ve shot him in the face after she came all the way back from London to support her sister and this dude was like “Oh wow. You came!” like he’d invited her to a game night.
Should’ve shot him in the face just cause he has a shootable face.
Should’ve shot him in the face for marrying Eliza and pining for Angelica when John was clearly in love with him and literally right there whispering “Let’s Have Another Round Tonight” in his ear.
Should’ve come back from France and shot him in the face eight times for Alexander being like “I got your back” and then when shit got real being like “New phone. Who this?’
Should’ve shot him in the face for rapping—awkwardly, loudly, and weirdly—in his face as soon as he got back from France.
Should’ve shot him in the face seven times just to give that “SOUTHERN MOTHERFUCKIN’ DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS!” line a nice kick.
Should have shot his dad in the face twice, actually. Once because he never got his threesome. And then, he should’ve come back from the dead and shot him 17 times for telling him to shoot in the air while someone is literally attempting to kill him.
Should’ve shot him in the face for acting like he ain’t have any agency. I’m sure it was good, but he definitely could’ve said no to it.
Should’ve shot him in the face for popping off at the mouth and sending his boy to murk him instead of just doing it himself.
Should’ve shot him in the face like six times for heckling.
Should’ve shot him in the face for deading a valuable revenue stream.
There’s really only one speaking character in Hamilton who didn’t have good reason to shoot Alexander Hamilton in the fucking face, and that’s Hercules Mulligan—who probably should’ve shot him anyway for always dancing all funny.