If you kept up with all of that juicy solar eclipse news, you probably heard about one of its casualties, Joey Bada$$, who lived up to his name by disregarding pretty sound advice from countless scientists and staring straight into that eclipsing sun.
Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses? I've sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn't die tho— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) August 21, 2017
Unsurprisingly, that did not go well for him and several upcoming concerts were promptly cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances” with the implication being that Bada$$’s corneas had melted within his head.
What possessed Bada$$ to undertake this mighty showdown with an immense celestial orb of fire and gas, we may never know, though this tweet might shed some *cough* light on the subject:
This ain't the first solar eclipse and I'm pretty sure our ancestors ain't have no fancy eyewear. Also pretty sure they ain't all go blind.— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) August 21, 2017
Concerned about Bada$$’s ability to perform at the upcoming Welcome Back BBQ while recovering from a sterling example of natural selection at work, The Ubyssey reached out to the AMS to confirm whether or not Bada$$ is still coming.
They said yes.
So worry not — you’ll still get to see the show, but Bada$$ probably won’t.