Keke Palmer got a new tattoo that reads Queen of Kush and she wants to make sure everybody understands it has nothing to do with what everybody thinks it means. That she likes to smoke a ton of reefer. Unlike every other tattoo vaguely about marijuana that turns out to be about marijuana, Palmer wants to set the record straight:
The Kingdom of Kush or Kush was an ancient African Nubian kingdom situated on the confluences of the Blue Nile, White Nile and River Atbara. (1050/1070 B.C. – 350 A.D.) but at the height of its power in about 700 B.C. the Kingdom of Kush controlled the entirety of Egypt itself with Kushite Pharaohs ruling. What I love most is it’s history’s of female rulers!! In school, we very rarely ever learn about female rules and never about African rulers. Amanirenas was one of the most famous Queens of Kush. She reigned from about 40 B.C.E. to 10 B.C.E. She is one of the most famous kandakes(means queen really but that was the title back then), because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years (27 BCE – 22 BCE). She was able to communicate a peace treaty that favoured the Kushites, granting them land and an exemption from future taxation. She has been described as brave, with one eye #MyAncestors P. S. “Egypt” is a Greek word meaning black, hence the rename when they invaded.
Thanks. We all have something to learn from child actors who dropped out of school at nine. A link to the Google search results would’ve sufficed. You should ink this explanation for the 99% of people who have no clue what the fuck you’re talking about and keep asking you if you’re holding.
There are two types of slogans to tattoo permanently on your body. Obvious ones and completely cryptic messages meant just for yourself and your prematurely deceased mother. Misleading tattoos requiring an addendum and footnotes on ancient Egyptology is signing up for a lifetime of snarling out the explanation to strangers. Was your ass really not available?
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