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,
The author became the center of a cock filled controversy when she tried to copyright the word “cocky” in a non-trademark-able font.
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)
Under the “terms and conditions” said font cannot even be trademarked. Evidence shown below:
If it helps, the font she used for one of her trademarks appears to be Northwell Alt Regular from Creative Market. Their T&Cs specifically say you can’t trademark designs using items purchased from there. Did @SetSailStudios give special permission? #cockygate pic.twitter.com/eO8eWfgs7e
— Syki (@the_syki) May 5, 2018
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 🔨:
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.
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!
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.
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!)
- Her books help people! That’s right COCKY SENATOR AND COCKY COWBOW EMOTIONALLY HELP PPL AND WHAT R U HATER HOES DOING?
- 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:
— Kat (@roguesquadkat) May 9, 2018
Because there’s never been a cringefest I could walk away from, and because I’ve got some friends here and on FB who’ve been blocked by #ByeFaleena and can’t see her video, I’m gonna grab some coffee, watch, and live tweet. I am unsettled.
— 🏳️🌈Jenny “suck this cocky” Trout (@Jenny_Trout) May 8, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: FALEENA CRIES WOLF?
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.
— Faleena Hopkins (@FaleenaHopkins) May 9, 2018
#WHAT IS THE TRUTH AND WHAT IS THE LIE?
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:
I wrote this. I have not reviewed ANY of your work. Don’t try to turn it around and say I’m the cause of it because I left bad reviews for books I didn’t read. I would NEVER review a book I didn’t actually read. I’m kinda honest that way 🤷♀️
— Red Hatter Book Blog (@RedhatterBlog) May 9, 2018
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! 👀👀
She herself left 1 star reviews for others. The pot calling the kettle, cutlery, tea sets, anything really, black. pic.twitter.com/9LGR5z1u19
— Min (@blackilockssg) May 9, 2018
Ohhhh look your fans are 1-Star reviewers… and before this even happened you were inciting them to believe people were ripping you off. You don’t own Luna and Jett as character’s names or maybe you should be telling Rowling she couldn’t use Luna oh so long ago. pic.twitter.com/W62ybYEf4Q
— Kat (@roguesquadkat) May 9, 2018
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!
the good sis @drafoxter has exposed u for attacking reviewers in the past for not liking yo books. can’t handle the heat faleena but ready to throw others to the fire? #cockygate 🤔🤔 pls tell us the truth sis! pic.twitter.com/JnhDty4q13
— NASTYGALBOOKREVIEWS (@NASTYGALREVIEWS) May 9, 2018
VERDICT: REALLY MAKES U DINK?
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!)
#cockygate exclusive @FaleenaHopkins #byefaleena the good sis @MRR_author has exposed u for allegedly gaming the Amazon ranking system by listing ur books out of the romance genre! cocky senator is not exactly medical literature sis what is u doing baby! 🤔 pic.twitter.com/BtmxhxxNIF
— NASTYGALBOOKREVIEWS (@NASTYGALREVIEWS) May 10, 2018
Did you see what the paperback was listed under? False eyelashes?!? WTF? pic.twitter.com/ghIKfRJlbM
— Tina Saxon (@authortinasaxon) May 10, 2018
Rigging the Amazon listings or deeply philosophical introspection on
#byefaleena‘s part? You decide!
One of Faleena’s own Designers asks Faleena baby what is u doing?
NASTY GALS BREAK IT DOWN: A DISCUSSION
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!
OFFICIAL VERDICT OF #COCKYGATE:
Shookitha: LOPSIDED WIG
3 wigs: hohoho not a part of the romance community and this is some nobody author but delicious nonetheless.
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!
- Faleena Hopkins’ twitter
- Pajiba.com: Cocky Writer: Romance Author Faleena Hopkins Trademarks ‘Cocky’ and Tries to Shut Down Others Using the Word
- @the_Syki on twitter
- Set Sail studio
- Jamila Jasper: one of Faleena’s victims
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!