Despite working closely with Jay-Z, Van Jones somehow confuses Mary J. Blige for Beyoncé while decoding Kamala Harris’ speech.
It’s been an eventful week over at CNN as the elections took place. The company became the first to declare Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the winners of the election, defeating Donald Trump from getting reelected. With such a tight race, Trump has pretty much done everything in his power, and likely beyond, to declare himself the winner. Twitter has been slapping censorship warnings on Trump’s unsubstantiated claims for the last week.
Despite Trump’s attempts to undervalue the power of democracy, Biden and Kamala Harris still moved forward with their victory speech. Harris’ speech, specifically. Harris is the first woman to become VP and the first Black person and Asian-American to hold that position. In Van Jones’ attempt to “decode” Kamala Harris’ speech for CNN, he said that Kamala Harris walked out to Beyoncé. She didn’t. She walked out to Mary J. Blige’s “Work That.”
“She walked out to Beyoncé. Drop mic,” Van Jones said. Of course, no one on CNN disputed this because they, too, aren’t privy to anything dope in this world. Needless to say, Van Jones got dragged across the Internet with plenty of people rehashing old pictures of the commentator surrounded by members of the Trump family.
“Somebody tell @VanJones68 Kamala walked out to Queen Mary J. Blige and not Queen Beyonce,” Charlamagne Tha God wrote. “I’ve never heard anyone make that mistake EVER.”
Neither have we, Charlamagne. It’s an odd mistake for someone who works so closely with Jay-Z. Peep some of the best responses below.
Somebody tell @VanJones68 Kamala walked out to Queen Mary J. Blige and not Queen Beyonce. 🤦🏽♂️😂 I’ve never heard anyone make that mistake EVER. 😂😂😂😂
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) November 8, 2020
YO VAN JONES …. YOU DEADASS??? SHE WALKED OUT TO BEYONCE???
— Extension of Nia Long (@ScottieBeam) November 8, 2020
VAN JONES IS AN OPP FOR CONFUSING MARY J BLIGE AND BEYONCÉ.
— Brandon Caldwell (@_brandoc) November 8, 2020
Someone tell Van Jones that Beyonce and Mary J Blige are not the same person. He needs a decoder his damn self 🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/zWxNLuMxuj
— Saint Shannon (@shannon_sense) November 8, 2020
Van Jones saying Madam Vice President walked out to Beyoncé when it was clearly Mary J. Blige let’s me know everything I need to know about him.
— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) November 8, 2020
Van Jones just mixed up Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige and I’m just pic.twitter.com/kUpJkqCxxc
— Ryan Brooks (@ryanbrooks) November 8, 2020
Van Jones thought MJB was Beyonce. Come on man.
— Justin Davis [Kobe Bryant Memorial Account] (@OGJOHNNY5) November 8, 2020
Van Jones: “And Kamala Harris walked out to Beyoncé.”
Meanwhile, Mary J Blige & Black People everywhere: pic.twitter.com/cS1IC4EgHU
— Shanelle Genai (@shanellegenai) November 8, 2020
Van Jones on tv saying Kamala walked out to Beyonce. I just don’t understand how he’s allowed to say words and then get money regularly pic.twitter.com/hCN6zBSmhy
— Kozza (@Kozza) November 8, 2020
Van Jones doesn’t know the difference btw Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige?! Gotta pull his card 🤦🏾♂️
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) November 8, 2020
Van Jones mixing up Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige is probably all one needs to know to understand Van Jones. pic.twitter.com/z0EpxpMqdz
— j. (@iamblackgold) November 8, 2020
LOL. Same Van Jones that’s been buddy buddy with both Jared and Eric Trump for years? https://t.co/t8syovKfJ2
— April (@ReignOfApril) November 7, 2020