Blac Youngsta is feeling generous
Blac Youngsta, in an unusual-yet-not-surprising act of charity, is teaming up with Dr. Miami to give the gift of a booty to a lucky woman. Blac Youngsta recently released his debut album, titled 2.23, on the appropriate date of February 23. To celebrate, he took to Instagram on the day of the album’s release and posted a video describing what he planned to do.
In the video, Youngsta describes who the target audience of this special giveaway is:
“Just to let y’all know: I ain’t doing it for you “wh*res, I’m doing it for someone that really, really, really need it! I ain’t doing it if you’re just trying to get fine, it’s ain’t for that. It’s for if you feel down, you got low self-esteem about yourself, and you want a big old booty-booty-booty! So, I’m doing it for you!”
Dr. Miami, the surgeon referred to in the post, is the alias of the celebrity plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer. Salzhauer has become a well-known social media presence, posting many of his cosmetic surgeries on Snapchat stories. In 2016, he was nominated for a Shorty Award for Snapchatter of the Year and even premiered his own reality show, titled “Dr. Miami”. Salzhauer has also published a children’s book to help children understand plastic surgery, and tried his hand in the music industry with a single titled “Flawless”. He is currently Chief Surgeon at Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida.
On Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery’s website, a “Brazilian butt lift” is priced at $6996. It’s not clear if this procedure is the one Blac Youngsta was alluding to, but it is the only booty-affiliated procedure listed on the website’s “Surgical Packages” menu.
All the details of the giveaway are in the description section of the video, which can be viewed above. The first step in his instructions is to post a video twerking to his single “Booty”, the popular single off of his new album. Second, you need to write in the caption why you need the booty. Next, you would have to tag @BLACYOUNGSTA, @therealdrmiami, @CMGTHELABEL, and hashtag #DRMIAMI, #BLACYOUNGSTA, and #BUYMEABOOTYYOUNGSTA in the video. The last step isn’t quite a step, but rather a requirement: meeting the medical criteria for surgery. Later on in the description, Blac Youngsta announces that the winner will be announced on March 2. As of today, Youngsta’s Instagram video has gained roughly 750k views, and the hashtag #BUYMEABOOTYYOUNGSTA has over 420 posts up on the platform.
Big Hearts and Big Pockets
This cheeky giveaway follows the theme set by Youngsta with his single, “Booty”. The music video for the track was released on February 6 through VEVO, and has since gained over 1.7M views, although other videos including only the audio have over 2.6M views. While it’s not quite on the same caliber as Drake showering Miami with blessings in his video for “God’s Plan”, he frames his donation as something that is passably honorable. What Drake and Blac Youngsta do have in common in this area is that both are probably able to write their donations off as a charitable deduction on their tax returns, as well as enjoy the publicity surrounding their actions. In business terms, it’s a pretty savvy move on both their parts, but their motivations are up for debate.
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