A lot can happen over an instrumental of Migos' Ellen DeGeneres-approved "Bad and Boujee." For one middle school teacher in Georgia, the track was perfect for a Civil War history lesson:
The "my bitch is bad and boujee" refrain is tweaked to "my troops are mad and losing," with references to General Grant and the Emancipation Proclamation popping up later in teacher David Yancey's take on the Culture single. Peep the full lyrical update here.
Last month, Yancey shared an educational reworking of Adele's "Hello."
Thankfully, Mr. Yancey has Twitter and has been tweeting out links to his official YouTube channel since garnering thousands of retweets from Josie Duffy Rice's original post. In response to a tweet Monday, Yancey said that the updated lyrics are standards-based:
"I am a middle school social studies teacher and I try my best to engage the students where they are," Yancey told Complex Monday. "I try to build rapport, teach the material, and ultimately bridge the gap. Too often teachers just tell students to learn things because we say so, but instead we need to meet them where they are. I ask the students the song that the kids are into and I adjust the content to match."
Migos' hit single got a Golden Globes shout-out last month when Atlanta star and creator Donald Glover heaped praise on it during his Best Actor acceptance speech. "I just really want to thank Atlanta and all the black folks in Atlanta," Glover said. "For real. Just for being alive and doing amazing [things] and being amazing people. I couldn't be here without Atlanta. And I really want to thank the Migos—not for being in the show—but for making 'Bad and Boujee.' Like, that's the best song ever."