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?
Uncle Snoop Get Your Apology to Ari Lennox Ready
Apparently, everyone’s favorite uncle likes apologizing. Fresh off of his apology tour for his controversial comments towards broadcast journalists Gayle King, Snoop Dogg decided to comment on Ari Lennox’s Instagram live to instruct her to “grow your own hair.”
Yesterday, the Dreamville songbird took to Instagram Live in true Ari fashion to document her trying on a new lace front wig. Not known for wearing wigs, she struggled with figuring out how much lace to cut and securing the hair as she entertained her followers with hilarious gestures and commentary.
Eventually, a snippet of the video ended up on The Shade Room for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
Moments later, Snoop was unnecessarily commenting under the video.
In no time, women were coming to Ari’s defense, reminding the legendary rapper that his wife and daughter are no strangers to wigs.
You’d think men would know to leave their opinions to themselves when it comes to women’s hair, especially black women, but clearly, Uncle Snoop forgot to read that particular memo.
Once Ari caught wind of Snoop’s comments, she delivered a lovely little shade tree, posting a photo of Snoop wearing a blonde wig with the caption, “Uncle I just…I just thought we had an understanding….”
Following the backlash that he’s currently receiving, I can already envision the apology that’s sure to follow. Perhaps someone should remind Uncle Snoop that the best apology is changed behavior…
DJ D-Nice Has Spun His Way Into the Living Rooms of Thousands
Every day, legendary DJ D-Nice (a.k.a. Derrick Jones) spends countless hours helping thousands of global citizens forget about the coronavirus pandemic and financial woes with his “Homeschool” parties.
Initially jumping on Instagram Live to cure his boredom while “self-isolating,” D-Nice had an audience of a few hundred, mostly friends. As word began to spread, it grew to a few thousand. By Sunday, over 160,000 people joined his live for a virtual party that included the heavyweights such as Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett-Smith, 9th Wonder, Jimmy Fallon, and Vice President Joe Biden.
During a CBS This Morning interview, D-Nice shared, “I literally just played what feels good. I wanted people to feel good. I wanted their experience to be lifted through music, just one song at a time.” And he’s done just that. While on live, his comment section is a constant stream of cheers, shout outs, and music-lovers asking, “Where the drinks at?” It feels like the best VIP section you’ll ever experience but from your living room.
“No matter what your problems are, you can put on a good tune and it just takes you away and I was trying to do that,” he explained. “It wasn’t just the music, it was the whole experience and everyone escaping what’s going on today just for a few hours.”
While some of his neighbors have complained about the noise, D-Nice is committed to keeping the party going as the universal language of music is playing a vital role in keeping us all connected.
We have DJ D-Nice to thank for that!
Jay Electronica & Joe Budden Used Their Twitter Fingers to Exchange Insults
It took 10 years for Jay Electronica to release his highly-anticipated album, A Written Testimony. While some are singing his praises, others are incredibly disappointed. One such person is former rapper turned media personality, Joe Budden.
Budden used his platform, The Joe Budden Podcast episode Dry Snitching to express his disappointment. Budden proclaimed, “You’ve been missing for ten years- which is cool, ’cause you’ve been living life. But that confidence that I thought you might’ve been living life with is suppressed…that lens that I’m looking through paints the story of a different MC. And that MC is one that would get smacked around by Hov on every song.”
In response, Electronica took to Twitter and posted a video clip of DaBaby saying “fuck it,” directing the tweet at Rory, one of the co-hosts on Budden’s podcast.
Shortly after, Budden responded referring to Jay-Z’s performance on A Written Testimony, where he appears on eight of ten tracks. “I never got absolutely mopped around on my own project either… @ me, not Rory.”
Here’s how the rest of that conversation went:
The tirade ended with Electronica demanding credit for “lighting up” the podcast episode.
Electronica released A Written Testimony on Friday, March 13th. It’s his first solo album after more than ten years of delays with features by Jay-Z, The-Dream and Travis Scott, with additional production by The Alchemist, No ID, Swizz Beatz and Hit-Boy.