“Not everything is shade. Sometimes…Well. Somethings I say…or something that is said… It’s not always meant to mean anything besides what it is”. -KidFury
The other day I was listening to The Read like I usually do and I noticed that Kid Fury has been talking about straight people using LGBT slang incorrectly. Now, I’m guilty of using gay slang and I’ve probably used it the wrong way.
Everyone uses the term “shade” nowadays…even straight men. However, a lot of times it’s used in the wrong way. So, I think there should be some clarification for those who dig the slang but are afraid to mess it up. Please do not hesitate to correct me if I’m wrong…I did some slight research.
Some slang that is popular now: Shade, Beat, Tea, Read, Serve, …simple stuff. Now, there are quite a few who don’t even know the definition of these common terms. I’ll help.
Shade: Throwing a diss in a way that those around know it’s personal. When a person is doing you wrong in some way. Ex: That b*tch is throwing shade. She’s telling everybody I’m fast and that’s not true.
Beat: Usually referring to facial makeup; when someone’s makeup is flawless. Ex: Her face is beat!
Tea: The good gossip. Point. Blank. Period. Ex. B*tch! I got all the tea and I’m finna spill!
Read: letting someone have it; to insult or criticize. There are classy reads and reads that incite fights Ex: She’s trying me! And if I see her out, I will read her ass from top to bottom!
Serve: to deliver or present yourself in a particular way. Ex: B*tch is serving Beyonce realness! Crown her King!
See…It’s little things like that, that can make all the difference. Remember, not everything is shade…never go outside looking dusty, always beat that mug…if tea is brewing, be prepared to spill…and if all else fails, always serve Beyonce realness!