Influential and extremely online rapper Lil’ B weighed in on the coronavirus pandemic Thursday: He is apparently contemplating his patented Based God curse on the disease, though he’s currently waiting to see if it’s “an act of God … or man made.”
For those of you out of the loop, Lil’ B has a history of cursing various entities, usually tied to the NBA. (The Bay Area MC uses “Based God” as a sort of alter-ego.) His most famous victim so far has been Kevin Durant; the NBA star was first placed under the evil eye in 2011 for apparently calling B “a wack rapper.”
Fox Sports has a rundown of Durant’s time under the curse, which involves a 3-1 blown Finals lead as well as a Jones fracture in his foot.
Another NBA star who toiled under B’s curse was James Harden: The Rockets star failed to give B the proper credit for a particular dance move. (When will they learn?) Harden’s hexed period was from October 2015 to June 2017; while he did solid numbers personally while under the influence of the curse, the Rockets failed to win any rings during that time.
The Atlanta Hawks, for one, curried favor with B to avoid the curse; lacking such an avenue, the coronavirus may be in for a rough season.