To quote the King of Reads himself, I am shooketh!
The buzz has been going around for a couple of weeks now but seemed to be confirmed this week. “The Real SideChicks of Charlotte” is an actual show. The concept began with a music video by local “rapper” Mr. 704, as he stated in an interview withPower 98 in Charlotte. Cast members Shadore Blackwell, Lynette, Storm, and Brittney Brixxx were also there to give their perspective on the issue. Peep the video below to catch all these teas.
Honey this is serving me “The Hunger Games” teas and Charlotte is looking like District 9.
Of course, the show has received a lot of backlash. Naturally, there has been heavy criticism about another negative depiction of African American. Although these won’t be the first women in media who were side chicks. Before Kim Zolciak became married Kroy Biermann, she was known as Big Poppa’s mistress. Nene called this out at the reunion gifting us the infamous “Close your legs to married men” comment. There was a show on ABC called “Mistresses”, and there was only one Black woman in the cast. Marilyn Monroe was “allegedly” the mistress to both JFK and his brother Bobby Kennedy. Depending on what you believe, you can toss Angelina Jolie into the side chick basket too. I’m in no way supporting this show, but I refuse to let people pretend that only black women have entertained this lifestyle.
People chastise the cast for their lack of shame and respect for themselves. It does make me sad to see women who clearly have self-esteem issues glorify this behavior. They cite past relationships, desire for bags and rent payments, and a level of consciousness that the “main” chick lacks to explain their actions. I’m not disgusted by these women. I feel sorry for them. They stated that they are all mothers, which is even more troubling. How will their children feel when they learn of this? It’s one thing for you to sign up for this, but what about the children? Also, they are leaving themselves open to the threat of lawsuits. North Carolina has a (very old) law that allows a spouse to sue the “other woman (or man) responsible for the breakdown of a marriage. It cites “loss of affection” and is still in use today. Adultery is illegal in NC, so they should be very careful moving forward.
However, there is a little bit of hypocrisy in the judgment of them. The women are being called whores and disgraceful for sleeping with married men. But how many people you know (or possibly you) have messed around with someone’s boyfriend(girlfriend)? Is that okay because there isn’t a ring involved? There seem to be degrees of morality, and we pick and choose what’s wrong when it suits us.
The biggest thing I noticed in all of the comments I’ve seen was the blame being placed only on the women. What about the men? There can’t be a side chick with the main man. When is society going to start equally blaming men and women in these situations? Men seem to skate by, while women are painted with a scarlet letter. The men took vows and promised forever to their spouse. Should they not share the blame?
I’m pretty sure the show won’t make it to an actual network, but I also didn’t think Trump would be president. Bravo is probably going to shut this down since they are stealing from their concept and marketing. That’s if Chic-Fil-a doesn’t get those guys first (I know you saw those shirts).
What do you think? Will you be tuning in if “The Real SideChicks of Charlotte” gets picked up?
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.
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