The nasty gals report live from the scene of the ALLEGED crime.


The biggest controversy since Janet Jackson’s nipplegate has erupted in the literary world. Folks we’re talking about Cockygate also known as #cockygate and #byefaleena.


For y’all not in know, Faleena Hopkins is some 50 cent romance writer with a passion for the cocky (we’ll try our best to refrain from making too many cock related puns, but we’re only human ladies)

Best known for classics like COCKY SENATOR and COCKY COWBOY,

An exclusive alternate book cover made by ya girls

The author became the center of a cock filled controversy when she tried to copyright the word “cocky” in a non-trademark-able font.

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Faleena infringed on the original font creators copyright 

In Shookitha’s expert opinion it simply looks like someone wrote “cocky” in a decent script with a dried out marker, it looks pretty low budget and generic. Apparently, the font used was bought from Creative Market. (source)

Credit for photo: Pajiba.com

Under the “terms and conditions” said font cannot even be trademarked. Evidence shown below:


Upon discovering other books with the title “cocky,” said author allegedly went on a rampage trying to get other authors to change their book titles as she believed herself the one and only queen of cocky. Leading Faleena to slap cease and desist letters at every author who had the gall to ever use the word cocky in their title (the horror, the indignity of it all!)

Here are two victims of Faleena’s cock-hammer of justice 🔨:

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In #byefaleena’s defense, her logic seemed to be that her fans were simply not smart enough to differentiate between one of her cocky books and the other myriad of cocky books and that it was her public duty to legally protect them from themselves.

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It’s very considerate and sweet but one could remind her that Amazon and such places allow customers to return books purchased accidentally and legal action is perhaps not required. It should also be added that if a book is so easily mixed up with others perhaps a bit of originality would’ve been more beneficial in this case than cease and desist letters.


What has she been doing in the face of the romance communities collective wrath you ask?

Faleena has handled the entire situation with the grace and maturity befitting someone who would legally threaten people for using the common English word cocky in their smut titles! By tweeting about eating popcorn of course hunties!

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Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 10.17.35 AM FALEENA’S LOVE FOR POPCORN #EXPOSED

It is unclear which exact flavor or brand of popcorn that is being consumed. Ya girls would ask but unfortunately are unable to DM the author for the exclusive.

She allegedly is unbothered.com eating mint chocolate chip ice cream (the chosen flavor for the legally inclined) as the haters throw their internet stones.

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Faleena seems to have taken the outrage in stride, seemingly amused at the entire romance community for taking offense to her cocky cock up. It seems no apology is on the horizon in the near future, but us nasty gals are loving watching it all unfold. The entire situation has led us nasty gals to ponder the deeply philosophical question… can one truly own a cock? hohohoh


UPDATE: Faleena fights back!

Faleena Hopkins goes live on Facebook in a live stream titled: Cyber-attacked and OVER IT. (which she later deletes alongside her entire facebook account and then pulls down youtube copies of her publically posted rant but don’t worry ya girl has all the receipts hohoho)

THE VIDEO IS RE-UPLOADED (have fun watching hunties!)

If you have a life and can’t watch Faleena’s two-hour tirade into the positively bizarre here are some choice excerpts we thought summarised the entire thing pretty well:

  • “If you have a problem with me, talk to me directly! I can take it, just focus it on me, I’m here, I’m stronger than you think I am!” next minute deletes facebook page
  • People are piggybacking off her fame (even people she’s shared lunch with!)
  • Stop calling her KKK. She’s the descendant of a slave OK? SO TRY AGAIN HATERS!!! #COCKYSLAVEGATE (Is Faleena the new Rachel Dolezal? 👀)
  • She graciously shares the secrets to her immense success so take out ya notebooks hoes! She’s here to help!
  • Faleena tries to compare the word stupid with Autism? (high-key offensive much hoe?)
  • Homegirl also claims at one point that “millions of people want to read her books,” then says she has sold “half a million books.” If millions of people want to read yo cocky smut shouldn’t you have sold millions of books? Which one is it Faleena?  

Here’s two transcripts of the juiciest parts of Faleena’s vid:


According to the twitter-verse Faleena’s cock-hammer of justice has allegedly been taking down reviews on Amazon that have simply dared using the word cocky.

In a classic cocky cock up on Twitter that we’ve come to expect of our cocky kween. Faleena claims she has in fact not been taking down people’s reviews for that reason but rather because people have been giving her books one-star ratings unfairly.


ya, girls break it down for you further!

The original writer of the tweet Faleena shared and the person who alleges her review got removed for using the word cocky had this to say:

Seems as if the Faleena’s defense falls a bit flat. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

Seems the queen of cock has in the past rated other people’s books one star unfairly for reasons unrelated to their book! 👀👀

BUT WAIT THERE’S EVEN MORE! Faleena has attacked normal reviewers of her books in the past for giving her books honest and fair ratings!



Homegirl Faleena has also allegedly been listing her cocky brothers series under increasingly inappropriate and innovative Amazon listings in order to get dat sweet sweet book promo (we can’t shade on a promo kween tho we see u Faleena! u keep doing u, baby!)

Rigging the Amazon listings or deeply philosophical introspection on ‘s part? You decide!

One of Faleena’s own Designers asks Faleena baby what is u doing? 



S: So Fresiako, do u have some thoughts for the ppl? Does Faleena deserve all this hate? Was she right to try to get her due and protect her fans from foreign cockery? Is the internet just full of mean girl mobs picking up pitchforks?

F: Well Shookitha, what can i say this entire controversy has literally made the romance community shook! Me included, very reminiscent of the time Taylor swift tried to copyright her name. Homegirl needs to put down her popcorn and call up her lawyers, it seems a counter sue is coming her way. And if i was her i’d be shitting bricks not fiddling sticks. What about you Shookitha?

S: Very good point, it is reminiscent of Taylor. Being the Taylor Swift of literature is not something you should aspire to be if ya ask me! But I digress. Does she deserve the hate? Probably. It was a dick move let’s be real, if you’re delusional enough to think you should have the rights to a non-made up word you probably need to be knocked down a peg. Should she be getting death threats and stuff? Absolutely not! Let the hoe eat her ice cream, she ain’t winning any lawsuits any time soon.

Like unless she acts wild again leave her alone. She got the dragging of a lifetime, in fact I’d be surprised if any follicles are left intact at all. She already killed her own career and I think that’s kinda punishment enough. Never seen anything quite like this tho. The epitome of “congratulations, you played yourself” hohoho. The inner saboteur strikes again.


F: It’s been wild that’s for sure. This has been nasty gals reporting live from the scene of the ALLEGED crime!



3 wigs: hohoho not a part of the romance community and this is some nobody author but delicious nonetheless.


Fresiako: SNATCHED

4 wigs: the gravitas this delusional hoe has is honestly goals love ya Faleena keep it up hoe! I’m eating popcorn right alongside ya!

4 wig stars



This has been real! If there are any additional updates we’ll keep you guys posted! Sign up for our email alerts, follow us on twitter & stay nasty. Till next time keep ya wigs on!

Comment your thoughts below #teamfaleena or #teamfreethecocky?


41 thoughts on “#COCKYGATE 2k18 (WILD RIDE) 👀

  1. “It should also be added that if a book is so easily mixed up with others perhaps a bit of originality would’ve been more beneficial in this case than cease and desist letters.” I think I just peed my pants a bit laughing at that.


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  2. Loving this so much! Especially having all the information in one place (I’m keeping a very lengthy evernote list/record) but what WINS is your humor. Better to laugh at all of this than to cry, though being pissed works too 🙂

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  3. Hah! This is fantastic. I’ve never heard of this author until all of this, so yeah, definitely not ever interested in supporting her. Nobody deserves death threats, but she should most certainly NOT be going after people with similar sounding titles, etc. That’s the world of romance…and book publishing in general sometimes. Lots of books sound the same, or have VERY similar titles. Get over it. Sheeeesh. lol


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    1. Thanks Lauren!

      Previous to this I’d never heard of her either lol sounds like most people are in the same boat. But hey at least a lot more people know her name now hohoho. I agree, in the words of a famous working career woman she should: get a grip get a life and get over it.



  4. I have never heard of this author until this whole mess happened. I have been trying to keep up to date with it all, thank you for your updates and great story. She has also been telling people that they cant use a list of names and the author of Fifty shades of grey is in on it too. As I said before on a twitter post she can write a book called Defamation of yourself: A how to guide by Cocky trade-maker. *Now to make a new batch of popcorn and watch the drama unfold.*

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    1. Thanks sis! We got ya covered! This story has taken a lot of unexpected twists and turns. Probably more than in all of her books combined hohoho.

      50SOG author had been acting wild too? Tell us more!!



  5. LOL 1:01:39 she says, “I . . . maybe had a couple drinks.” She’s fuzzy on the recollection, not actually sure if she did or not. Which leads me to believe MAYBE it MIGHT have been more than a couple. Crikey, does she not realize she’s coming across as mentally unbalanced?

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    1. lol! Who doesn’t have one too many and wild out every now and then? But we all gotta sober up and accept and take responsibility for the damage which she hasn’t done.

      Insult to the mentally unbalanced tbh. Unless she feels like sharing anything about her mental status I personally don’t feel like it’s right to speculate on it. There’s plenty of concrete actions of hers to criticize instead! See: cock lashes hohoho

      Thanks for commenting 🙂


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  6. “4 wigs: the gravitas this delusional hoe has is honestly goals love ya Faleena keep it up hoe! I’m eating popcorn right alongside ya!”

    *throws head back laughing*

    Thank you for this post! I needed to get caught up with #cockygate and found everything in one place. Great work! And entertaining too!

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    1. Thanks Tessa! I honestly think some authors take the whole thing entirely too personal lol. Like unable to handle criticism because to them, criticizing their work is criticizing them personally. I think this happens ESPECIALLY when authors don’t have boundaries between their fans and themselves in this day and age of social media. In Faleena’s case it seems like she fed into her (alleged) fans’ praise so much it made her too… cocky 😉 hohoho



  7. Great post ladies 🙂 Thanks for gathering the pertinent info. The most puzzling part of the whole situation is that other than a few multi author worlds, most readers shop via Author name recognition, not the name of the book. They may look for a specific named book if they are waiting for the new release- but most are searching via name when looking for a new book. That’s why most other authors will write more than on series – and have buyers and readers. I personally have never heard of this author before, and I’ve been reading indy romances and ARC’ing for about a year and a half, and reading the traditional genre for 25 years. She is on my do not read list now, even if its free, as I will not support this kind of behaviour.

    The other issue not mentioned in this blog, though I think is concerning, is that this very questionable Trademark was approved in the first place, which makes you wonder if that program/process is broken or a cash cow.

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  8. Being that my mom is a writer, I just had to check out what cockygate was all about.

    and within minutes of reading. HOLY SHIT. This bitch is the LOGAN PAUL OF WRITERS.

    I have been helping my mother write her “Cocky book” ever since.

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  9. Thanks for uploading the entire video! I finally got the stomach to watch the entire thing after a few tries and she is something else. Her whole performance reminds me of Meryl Streep in She-Devil, when she played the romance writer, only it was a comedy and Streep is a very good actress.

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    1. We got ya back! Fresiako was actually the one who acquired the video and did the summary, it was too much for ya girl personally hoho. Hats off to you for getting through it!

      LOL the shade! I love it!



  10. #teamcocky

    Thanks for all the hard work ladies, this is seriously a public service with all the crazy that’s blow up, but I wanted as well to mention that there’s this person that is suposedly an Selfpublished author/ guru of selfpublishing if you skim somewhat his twitter account that has tweeted before this sh*tstorm happened and that speaks the same nonsense that are the crux of this whole debacle. You should check it out.

    and this one, where he refers to a Pirate as a hater indie…. this guys is really clueless of this bussiness and doesn’t get that pirates are just thief that steal someonelse work to get money, plain. I’m just baffled.


  11. You all should check out Kevin Kneupper
    @kneupperwriter who is in the middle of this. As someone who writes about Cocky men, he is directly involved, and happens to be a former lawyer who is still barred and can send in a cancellation request. Oh but wait, it gets better, Faleena is suing him, another author, and a publicist for a restraining order. All the documents are on his twitter. Everything is public, and in those documents she states that her readers are unable to tell the difference between authors and that we readers and bloggers are “nasty wolves” for daring to speak bad of her. It goes on, to the tune of 120 pages, but those are a bit of the hot spots. He would be very interested in that video however, as she put in her claim that she is losing $$$ but in her video she says that she is not losing anything. Makes one go hmmmm…

    OH and the font creator has sent her a C&D for using his font illegally.


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