In the era of social media, TD Jakes has reinvented himself, like a lot of previous major figures. As a pastor, he is always trying to reach more people. Doing this, a lot of people have embraced more of the secular slang and culture, to bring people in.
TD Jakes always found himself being a fixture, within the hip hop culture. When Jay-Z and Nas were at the height of their feud, Jay name-dropped Jakes. At the time, he wasn’t very known by the younger generation of fans, but this soon changed.
Yesterday, TD Jakes shared a photo of himself, on Instagram, post-workout. Obviously, the photo showed him sweating heavily. This, along with his caption that said he finally gets the meaning of drip, led to the photo going viral, on Twitter and Instagram.