We’ll revisit this later. But we’re so happy for them!
We first meet up with ex-Dash sales associate turned video girl turned baby mother of a Terror Squad associate Erica Mena, and severe tourette syndrome hand expresser Yandy. I don’t defend hoes, I believe hoes don’t have names, HOWEVER Kimbella’s character was attacked, her motherhood was shamed, and her relationship was made to be a joke. I don’t support glass throwing while wearing blue eyeshadow, but Erica and her romper from MONY had to be dealt with!
“What has she done to you?” Yandy asks, at that point Erica says “It was just right there, time and place…She didn’t do anything to me.” Later she explains that women like Kimbella “depreciate the value of whatever the hell it is.”
“Whatever the hell it is” being the video girl/naked photo industry. Isn’t being a part of that world, by nature, depreciating your value?
Well, Yandy puts Erica in her place, and let’s her know in a nutshell that she won’t be her manager. She then tries to pass her off to Rich Dollaz, which is a hurtful thing to do. Yandy, why are you and your jazz hands so toxic?
I love that Chrissy and Mama Jones’ relationship has turned a turn for the better! It is so refreshing to see Chrissy and Mama Jones eating lunch, and actually having a conversation! Although their scampi lunch turns into a shade throwing Yandy fest, that doesn’t matter! They’re getting along! Chrissy tells Mama Jones about the daughter-in-law book she received from Yandy and Mama Jones agrees that that crosses a line. “Yandy I’m still going to love…but there’s going to have be to distance for right now,” Mama confesses, and she meets with Yandy to tell her that she needs to separate the personal from the professional.
Mama Jones and her kool-aid red bang are giving you Anna Wintour meets 112th Street and YOU WILL GET INTO IT! She is Overall Mother of The House Of Taft Projects and you all will get into her effect! The next issue Chrissy and Mama discuss is Jimmy. IF ANYONE knows how Jimmy feels about Chrissy, it’s his own mother. “You think I don’t know that he loves you?” Mama asks Chrissy, which is hilarious because Jimmy’s love for Chrissy is the reason for all of their family drama. But seriously, can we just take a moment to look at how well these women are getting along? The cheetah is like, I can’t even look at you guys, I might cry.
Jimmy needs a minute himself after this talk, so he leaves to bed to think/sleep elsewhere/poop/be alone/whatever. When Chrissy has a day out with Emily and Olivia she tells them that her feeling is “I’m engaged, he’s not. That’s what it feels like,” and her plan is to move on without him if he doesn’t get his act together. And at least temporarily, they all plan to take a minute, and they plan a girls weekend in Miami. [side-eye]
Kimbella and Yandy haven’t yet met up to talk about the fight and when they do, Kim finally expresses her disgust at Yandy for bringing this other woman into their circle, only to have her talk trash about Kim’s life. Kim says that what set her off and caused her to throw the glass was when Erica mentioned that Juelz was probably sleeping with another woman. It hit close to home because Kim grew up in a dysfunctional home where her dad had children with other women and her mother didn’t stand up for herself. [it shouldn’t take glass throwing and running from the cops to display such humble moments] And Yandy confesses that she’s got her own demons, including a drug-addicted father which damages her for other relationships with men.[Does that explain why her hands move faster than Martin Luther King’s did in Alabama?] It’s therapy over on the round bed, but both women are trying hard to work on their problems and they’re closer after this bonding sesh. How close are they??
Well, fellow SFPL assistant Lauren and I are both light-skinned. You don’t see us running down Flatbush Ave putting up flyers for our skin bleaching party at Cafe Omar do you?
That moment between Yandy and Kim have me feeling like:
Well, I guess they’re pretty close.
Yandy continues this ploy of passing off Erica onto Rich, and she takes him over to meet Erica so he can get a look at his potential new client, and while she looks pretty at her photo shoot.
They ask her to sing and she says “I’m no Christina Aguilera” and for once, she’s right about something. She sounds like a mixture between Ugandan tribal dancers and Rachel Crow when she found out she got eliminated from X-Factor.
When Kimberly Ann Parker was in Freestyle Unity, she sounded better than Erica, and that was a fictional TV music group!
You will give Kim her life. YOU WILL.
Rich says “She’s not goooooood, but she’s not bad, I’m intrigued, let’s see where this takes me ”
Are you serious Rich? Last week you were all “December I Remember” and now you’re about this butter pecan Puerto Rican life? I guess..
Now that Yandy and her eyebrows of destruction have caused Rich Dollaz and his endless supply of Polo Shirts to divert his attention from Olivia, she needs to figure out what her next career move is.
Juelz’ living space is looking like the Destiny’s Child video for “Say My Name” and I can’t deal.
It seems like Jim and Chrissy want to build a wall against them and Yandy. This hurts Yandy, because since day one she’s stated “All I care about is a check, and the rule clearly states “no convo, no check”. When Yandy tells Juelz this when she visits him at his apartment, she tells him that it feels like they’re forcing her to walk away from their business. His question to her then is “Do youwant to walk away?”
At first she has no answer.
But after thinking through the hardships and stress she’s gone through with Jim and Chrissy, she decides it’s game over. “I’m done. I’m tired. I quit.”
It’s still gloomy for Chrissy too, despite the fact that she’s in Miami with her girls When I say Miami, I mean that they took the A train and rented out a room at the Mercer Hotel. . “I get to Miami and the weather is exactly how I’m feeling,” she says “gray, gloomy, raining…it f—ing sucked.” Fortunately during dinner, Tearra is there to point out to Chrissy just how lucky she is to have Jim in her life. “You’re fortunate to have someone who you can watch his balls grow wrinkly. You can grow old with him.”
Teairra loves talking about balls doesn’t she? However, when the conversation turns away from balls, Chrissy gets emotional, saying that Jimmy has been calling her every five minutes and she doesn’t understand why he’s jeopardizing their relationship by not taking the next step.
He can just take the A train and go see you guys. You guys really aren’t in Miami.
“His communication skills suck…balls,” Chrissy says, bringing the whole conversation back around. And then it swung in a whole different direction when Jimmy himself walked in. Immediately, Chrissy wonders what beef Jimmy has with her that would make him fly all the way to Miami to address it.
But it was no beef at all. Jimmy pulls out an engagement ring, shocking Chrissy (and I’m not sure you all were shocked too, but man, I was definitely an emotional basket case at this point.)
“The fact that my Jimmy knew that it was time to do the right thing was priceless,” Chrissy says. What’s that they say? Today is the first day of the rest of your life and also the day to start watching those balls get wrinkly. Something like that.
I love this moment.