“IN A WORLD WHERE STRIPPER FINGERS TURN TO TWITTER FINGERS”, ZOLA’S Unofficial Trailer…..
— Complex (@ComplexMag) November 2, 2015
If your timelines or news feds are anything like mine, over the past few weeks I’m sure you kept seeing this “Zola” person. If you are anything like me, I’m also sure the first thing you thought was who the hell is Zola and why do I need to read these tweets?! Well Zola did not disappoint. Here’s what I know to be true, no matter how educated, bougie or “cultured” you are, everyone likes just a little messy in their life. Usually not actually living and/or involved in a messy life, but a good READ, a bit of shade, and a whole lot of tea sipping while being subjected to others drama never hurt. And let’s be all the way real, sometimes hard to look away.
Earlier this week, one of my favorite writers and fellow #AwkwardBlackGirl Issa Rae reposted a Washington Post story entitled ‘The true story behind ‘Zola,’ the epic Twitter story, too crazy to be true.’. This is when I decide to take some time and read this damn thing. And “OH MY GOD” was it EVERYTHING. With just the right amount of Ratchet, Drama, and Suspense, Aziah King (who is Zola) keep me glued to her twitter fed like I was reading a NY Times Best Seller.
Long story short, ‘Zola’ takes her audience along on a crazy weekend trip. Full of Stripper Shenanigans and #Hoeism. Zola encounters with a woman she barely knows, the woman’s boyfriend, and the woman’s pimp. Yes PIMP. At times while reading Zola’s tweets, I’m thinking to myself, “This HAS to be fiction. Whoever this publicist is, is brilliant. Simply have Zola portray that this is a ‘true story’, tweet some exerts from a book she has written in attempt to gain some buzz. And BAM sales through the roof.” But wait, come to find out, although some parts like any great autobiography maybe fabricated, THIS WAS ACTUALLY A TRUE STORY.
I’m more than sure that Zola (King) has been subjected to much scrutiny and-criticism. But if we are really being honest, ‘Zola’s twitter rant was a great read. Celebrity’s have chimed in as well. Erykah Badu, Solange, and Missy Elliott have all been swept up in this story. Like any TRUE hustler, I’m sure MS. Zola (Aziah King) will figure out a way to capitalize on her newfound fame. Hoes Do Be Winning, and I’m rooting for this young lady.
Unfortunately, while Zola is out here gaining some popularity, bad news broke last night that Ammar Harris (“Z” as Zola describes), was sentenced to the death penalty… Ish just got super real! Watch video of verdict below.
— Miguel MartinezValle (@MiguelMValle) October 27, 2015