This Meme Performed Actual Magic


And helped a fan meet Michael B. Jordan

A meme has now resulted in one very lucky and internet-savvy young woman meeting Michael B. Jordan IRL. Bolu Babalola, @BeeBabs on Twitter, Photoshopped Jordan into a photo with herself and tweeted out a hilarious request. "I met this guy on holiday this summer—we had a such a great connection but I changed my number and we lost touch," she wrote. "Twitter do your thing."

Obviously, there was no summer romance, but it was just funny enough for Twitter to have done its thing (and have done it really well). The tweet has since spawned a new meme format, with plenty of copycats looking to meet other celebs, and even a nod to The Parent Trap that received attention from the original cast.

The meme was born out of an actually quite wholesome viral request made by @briannacry to find a girl she had befriended on a vacation in Hawaii over a decade prior. Spoiler alert: They were reunited, and it basically proves that there must be some sort of magic behind the meme that resulted.

Bol, though, was united with Jordan differently. The actor was doing press in London at the time, where Bolu lives, so she was able to attend a Q&A for his film Creed II. Jordan already knew of the viral moment she had created and told her that they needed to get a proper photo together.

Can someone teach me how to use Photoshop? Let's keep this magic alive and get me into Taylor Swift's girl squad.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.