Goonew is coming for his bag.
There’s a scene in the blockbuster film Black Panther that’s been the subject of intense discussion lately. Killmonger, played by Micheal B. Jordan, strolls into the Wakandan throne room and makes a startling revelation to the ruling bodies inside – he’s not an angry outsider who shouldn’t be inside of the technological marvel that is Wakanda, he’s actually a full-blooded Wakandan, the son of N’Jobu, brother of the previous Black Panther, T’Chaka. As audible gasps and murmurs make their way around the room, Micheal B. Jordan looks directly at Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, and says angrily, and funnily enough, “Hey Auntie.”
In many theaters, the random phrase, rumored to be ad-libbed by Michael B. Jordan elicits laughs for how out-of-the-blue it is. It soon began to circulate on Twitter that this phrase, perhaps, was inspired by rising rapper Goonew‘s own “Hey Auntie” ad-lib that he’s becoming increasingly known for as his star power grows. There’s no coincidence that Michael B. Jordan, known for listening to rising rappers – he recently revealed on First We Feast how much he’s a fan of SOBxRBE’s “Paramedic” – uttered the phrase, right when Goonew’s star power has been growing thanks to cosigns from guys like HoodRich Pablo Juan, Lil Dude, and Ian Connor.
Goonew spoke about the situation with SayCheeseTV, saying that he needs some monetary compensation for the use of the phrase. “Man they gotta pay me,” he said, a smile creeping up the sides of his cheeks. “I’m sorry, y’all gotta pay the kid,” he continued. Later, he told the interviewer that he’d like a couple million dollars for creating the phrase.
Check out the interview below to hear Goonew elaborate more on the fallout of Black Panther’s use of his phrase.