I dislike how common Southern expressions especially outside the South are presumed to be AAVE and I am accused of “appropriating” the way that I grew up speaking from 9 months old on.
No, dumbasses, Southern speech and AAVE overlap significantly, so much so that when I visited my Northern relatives when I was but a wee marauder they said I “talked like a black person.”
The Southern diaspora of black people into cities in the north is often the only exposure that Northerners have with shards of Southern culture.
Learn some history, please. Learn anything. Learn something.
But most important, shut up.