At its inception, Twitter stood as a watering hole for fans keen to use the platform to celebrate their favourite artists and engage in Pop culture-related conversation with their peers.
Since then, a number of these fans have risen to prominence and built lucrative careers on the wings of their social media stars.
Arguably the biggest? Nicki Minaj super fan Nas Maraj…or Lil Nas X.
Today the online community continues to shake its collective head after it emerged that the influential sister behind an account named ‘EmoBlackThot’ is actually…a brother.
What a tangled web we weave.
How Kehlani got caught up in it?
Find out below…
Not only is Emoblackthot a whole cis masculine man who used black women as a costume, he’s also a frat boy who pledged to a white fraternity in Texas. My mind is spinning.
— ???’ ???????. (@Sedatedhoodlum) October 11, 2019
emoblackthot under some tweet he wrote about the marginality of black women:
“And don’t forget to stream Ariana Grande for clear skin ?? *insert Spotify link*”
— Sam #SuperM (@gimme_m0r3) October 11, 2019
EmoBlackThot rose to prominence as an warm but anonymous social media influencer and became a valuable asset to musicians seeking acceptance and approval from black music lovers.
If y’all don’t give @emoblackthot her flowers lol she’s one of the most influential accts and gets paid dust!
— ? (@misguidedvogue) August 23, 2019
you are one of the most influential people on this platform. you’re only going up from here baby.
— ً (@godisacrackhead) July 23, 2019
The account was so popular that some even wondered if it was secretly run by Beyonce.
i just know @emoblackthot is beyoncé’s burner. She’s one of the most influential on twitter. Her incredible capacity to make others feel better. Why do you think she hasn’t shown her face??? pic.twitter.com/Wd0q8i7mYr
— Niggalicious (@broke0prah) April 10, 2019
Unfortunately, the account (and the positivity it once spewed) now finds itself at the centre of a scandalous storm after its followers learned that the woman behind it wasn’t a woman at all and was actually a man named Isaiah Hickland.
The R&B singer Kehlani confirmed the surprising revelation.
Isaiah, who is now accused of trying to mimic black women for financial gain, has issued an apology.
His former followers had this to say about his reveal…
all bw are valid in our discomfort with emoblackthot because we were under the impression they were just one of the girls we could confide in but turns out it was just a man branding himself which i should of know because no sane bw would talk so positively about ariana grande
— bougiewannabe (@bougiewannabe) October 11, 2019
When black women were calling out Ariana cuz she was profiting off their aesthetic, emoblackthot was defending the hell out of her. It all makes sense now
— Jalen (@jayhasrisen) October 11, 2019
— Tyra Banks Hot Takes (@FREEXBijouX) October 11, 2019
Wait wait wait! This explains why emoblackthot NEVER brought up Lil Nas X’s old account NasMaraj and how he now distances himself from being a nicki fan. EBT (Isaiah) knew he himself was fraudulent and therefore never called out his friend for it https://t.co/QI4PfE3POA
— spooky~ρhilliρ ? (@phillip_tho) October 12, 2019
Wonders never cease.
can we talk about how emoblackthot had people gang up against those copycat accounts, on the idea that they were stealing from black WOMEN?! really had large, verified accounts calling out emoblackthot’s enemies over the belief that they were defending a black woman… pic.twitter.com/aAr3dw6Htx
— yeehaw oracle (@dianelyssa) October 11, 2019