NBA All-Star Weekend went down in Atlanta beginning Friday (March 5), but apparently not everybody who flew in made it home following the festivities. On Sunday (March 7), a young Philadelphia woman who was “stranded” in the Georgia metropolis launched a GoFundMe to help her travel budget.
But Lil Yachty wasn’t having it — instead, he created a TikTok video for his 6.1 million followers, berating the young woman for even going in the first place.
He begins by reciting the woman’s fundraiser description, which explains she only brought $400 with her after booking a one-way ticket. She says she was waiting on an unemployment check to come through, but they “baited.”
@lilyachty##greenscreen U SHOULDA STAYED HOME!!!!!!!!
As Yachty continues reading, he stops and asks, “Why did you go? You should’ve stayed home. If anybody wants to help this broke girl, they shouldn’t because you should’ve stayed home. YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME!!!!!!!!”
The GoFundMe has since been canceled, presumably after it went viral and actually exceeded the $1,300 goal. Par for the course, social media exploded with memes and other reactions to the woman’s plight. Some questioned her story, while others jokingly came up with their own reasons for desperately needing money to get back home.
Check out some of the reactions below.
Nobody gives a fuck about your stranded in Atlanta Allstar Weekend stories, just be homeless for a little bit, till you up again, The weather is favorable. pic.twitter.com/EqSZs7Hd1c
— Front Line Of Fresh™ (@BarackObarber) March 8, 2021
you know what im about to say it. i dont care if ur stranded in atlanta. pic.twitter.com/SWXjTucLoF
— ॐshanti444 (@bbybollywood) March 8, 2021
I’m stranded in Atlanta right now for all star weekend with no means to get back home! HELP! I need $1,000 to get back home. CashApp: $Phil0money
— PS3 (@1Philomoney) March 7, 2021
To the ppl stranded in Atlanta pic.twitter.com/C7GBseafTL
— Roscoe “Openly Black” Jenkins #BLM (@DangJay1) March 8, 2021
I, too, am stranded in Atlanta after All Star Weekend pic.twitter.com/OSdSlWjVxb
— Kenya B., J.D. ?????⚖️ (@sweetiekeke) March 8, 2021
Good morning Twitterverse!! It's going to be a beautiful day in KC, enjoy.
P.S. if any of you clowns send these scamming heffas $1 claiming they're stranded in Atlanta, ya'll the problem.
— Nikki Clark (@LuvOfALibra) March 8, 2021
Wait…y’all actually sending those people stranded in Atlanta money? pic.twitter.com/6TdefhtC7w
— WinStoner James. ?? (@_kortezlamar) March 8, 2021
Y’all really stranded in Atlanta during a ponderosa ??♂️??♂️??♂️ pic.twitter.com/am0BSiTPzL
— Cure Gengar ? キュアゲンガー (@AugustLaveau) March 7, 2021
I been stranded in Atlanta since ‘93 why tf ain’t nobody help me ???
— 6?™️ (@mostwantedDOLL6) March 7, 2021
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I'm stranded in Atlanta and I need $5,000 to get home. $MeWeFree
— Yours in negritude, Ryan K. Smith (@MeWeFree_) March 7, 2021
I’m stranded in Atlanta and cannot get back home to Houston. Anything will help. Please my dog is scared without me I have facial appointments to take tomorrow morning and I don’t want cancel their back to school facials $starasiasab pic.twitter.com/gsj1hReDaP
— STEM + SKIN ™| DOES SUNBLOCK KNOW SHES COLORIST?? (@_Starsabreep) March 8, 2021
Somebody is always getting stranded in Atlanta but plane tickets, especially one ways, be like $55. I’m confused. https://t.co/6roFhYn34F
— Prosecco Princess ? (@NewMacedonFlow) March 7, 2021