What is this Hotep Twitter that receives so much backlash from Black Lives Matter and feminism

Written by Ali “Hannibal X” Shakur

First, from my knowledge, according to Dr. Kaba Kamene, Hotep means PEACE and can also be used as a greeting. It’s origins date back to Ancient Kemet or what many refer to as Ancient Egypt and original spelling being, ‘HTP’. Click here to get a really strong grasp of what the term really means.

If we refer to the Pharaohs of Kemet, which ruled for thousands of years (disputably millions), we can go back to the 2nd Dynasty ruled by Hotepsekhemwy. In the 11th dynasty we had Mentuhotep I. In the middlekingdom, Mentuhotep II, III and IV. Sobekhotep I-VII, Hotepibre, Neferhotep I in the 13th dynasty. In the 14th Dynasty, Ahotepre. Sobekhotep VIII, Neferhotep III, Mentuhotepi, Mentuhotep VI in the 16th dynasty. Rahotep in the 17th. Amenhotep I, Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III, and Amenhotep IV. All of these ruling from about 2900 B.C. to 1300 B.C. A long lineage of greatness.

If you look at the last few names you’ll notice the word Amen (so be it), which Christians use often. So, by default, they’re ‘Hotep’. Ha! And one last tidbit of information, AmenHotep IV or Akhenaten, is the founder of monotheism which birthed all of the major religions we see today that worship one god.

Now, how did we go from this lineage of greatness to Hotep being a slanderous phrase? We can definitely credit this to Feminist & LGBT Twitter. Any person who disagrees with their groupthink will be deemed Hotep in a derogatory manner. As you can see from the example below, a gentleman attempts to give a feminist a compliment by referring to her “Nubian glo” and she responds abrasively, even when being complimented. Feel free to use Twitter’s search engine to see all of her attempts to slander “Hoteps”. So, childish.


Are we four years old? Name calling should have died in kindergarten. Why are grown ass women being so divisive? As shown in my previous post, “Hotep Twitter is NOT Black Twitter”, there are many articles written to slander the ‘Hoteps’.

Allow me to translate who the Hotep is or what they refer to Hotep as being. At this moment any straight black male that does not endorse LGBT or feminism, will be deemed HOTEP. There is an obvious and divisive attempt to discredit and slander the straight black male. I’m pretty sure this has to do with their missing daddy, abusive uncle and irresponsible ex-boyfriend or husband. There is a hurt deep down inside that they are externalizing. The pain they have received in the past is what they reflect. As the saying goes, misery loves company.


They’ve also stated in the past that ‘Hoteps’ are people who praise Ancient Egypt. But why wouldn’t we? There’s never been a greater civilization since and no one has been able to duplicate the building of the pyramids. But when Hollywood creates the movie, “Gods of Egypt” and uses an all white cast, blacks become perturbed. That makes absoultely NO sense. If you don’t claim the greatness of your history, someone else WILL. Egypt is the mother of civilization, so by all means, I WILL claim my momma.

But that’s neither here nor there. The funny thing is, people who never even mention Egypt have been deemed ‘Hotep’. The majority of the attackers have #BlackLivesMatter in their Twitter bio and/or the term ‘intersectional’. People who speak out against the consumption of animal products are deemed ‘Hotep’. Or those that speak of black economics are deemed ‘Hotep’. Anyone that speaks of self-empowerment has been deemed ‘Hotep’. This surely feels like cointelpro at work.

Or those that have defended Bill Cosby have been deemed Hotep. Last night, Kanye West tweeted, “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!” and Twitter gave him hell for it. Many ensued to calling him ‘Hotep’. What does Bill Cosby have to do with Hotep? In fact, anyone who defends Cosby has been deemed Hotep. Such a shame. This looks like more proof that black feminism is a black male hate group and/or cointelpro.


What’s alarming is, Johnny Manziel went upside his girlfriend’s head and the black feminists were mum on the situation. This is ugly because a black male will receive backlash from both white and black feminists, while a white male will only receive backlash from the white feminist. We need our black feminists to be equal opportunity slanderers.

After being called Hotep so many times, I finally embraced it. I’ve decided to take something sacred that has been dragged through the mud and restore it to greatness. I refuse to allow these bitter women and gays to do this to our ancestors. When our children ‘Google’ the term ‘Hotep’ why should they find malicious article upon malicious article? Why can’t they find the greatness that is their heritage. And we wonder why we don’t know our history. To know our history is shunned in the black community. Unless of course we speak of the civil rights movement or slavery. They love to wallow in the pain and struggle but speaking of the greatness of Africa is a huge no no. More evidence of a cointelpro initiative to attack the subconscious mind.

As we’ve seen with Mike Brown, so-called white supremacy attacks us everyday. No where in history has the European defeated us. What they have done in fact, was take advantage of the moments when we fight amongst ourselves and weaken our power. We saw this with Ancient Kemet, the Moors and even today with gang violence. The last thing we need to be doing is attack each other. Divide and conquer is their tactic. Don’t fall for the oldest trick in the book.

So, I invite you to join us in reestablishing the greatness that lies within the term Hotep by sharing this article, educating others on its true meaning and correcting others when they use the term in a derogatory manner. If you wish to join Hotep Twitter, please fill out the application form as we begin to organize and mobilize on a path of empowerment.

Hotep Twitter is SELF-EMPOWERMENT. Independence. No tears, just sweat. Others cry in the face of racism. We laugh at it! You never argue with a racist because racism is ignorance and ignorance has the word ignore in it. If you want to complain about lack of inclusion or spaces in someone else’s empire, join Black Lives Matter. If you want your own empire, join the Hoteps. We are not here to cry about oppression. We either build up our own to combat it or be quiet. Allow me to close out with this quote from our late and great ancestor, Maya Angelou.

“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”


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