Rapper Joey Bada$$ Confirms He Canceled Shows After Staring Into Solar Eclipse Without Sunglasses

This was a dumba$$ thing to do…

Joey Bada$$
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With a name like Joey Bada$$, it was pretty much a given that the Brooklyn rapper wasn’t going to heed the warnings of some two-bid scientists at NASA and the medical community not to stare directly at Monday’s solar eclipse without proper protective eyewear.

“I’ve sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day,” he tweeted during the rare celestial event. 

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https://twitter.com/joeyBADASS/status/899663120431493121

“This ain’t the first solar eclipse and I’m pretty sure our ancestors ain’t have no fancy eyewear. Also pretty sure they ain’t all go blind.”

https://twitter.com/joeyBADASS/status/899674567085625345

Just over 24 hours after boldly stating he was staring at the sun without “fancy eyewear,” Bada$$ tweeted about the not-so-coincidental cancellation of three shows due to “unforeseen circumstances.” 

https://twitter.com/joeyBADASS/status/900067244230803458

He alluded to vision problems in his next, slightly self-deprecating tweet.  

https://twitter.com/joeyBADASS/status/900467317515190272

And last night, he basically confirmed that his sun-gazing session resulted in a doctor’s visit and the show cancellations via an Instagram post. 

“Doc said I gotta keep these on in the daytime now,” he captioned the photo. “A lil annoying but they’re pretty fire.” 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYMHZk7hUSY

Not gonna lie, he does look pretty badass in those prescription shades, even if they’re the consequence of a totally dumbass move.  

h/t: Bro Bible 

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