I just finished watching the episode of Love & Hip Hop ATL, and man! It's one of those shows that prove common sense ain't that common. Sometimes I watch this show and think either this is the best urban soap opera, or the "characters" don't have real friends. Here are some of the things I discussed with my Twitter friends last night:
- If you don't want kids, get a vasectomy. Kirk is really bugging out at Rasheeda's unexpected pregnancy and he's really being an ass. I understand that timing and finances are major factors when bringing a child into this world. But let's be real here, if Kirk really didn't want anymore kids, he would've gotten a vasectomy. Instead of being responsible for himself, he's putting unnecessary stress on Rasheeda and showing his true character. It seems like he is completely checked out of the marriage, which is unfortunate.
- You Can't Buy Love. DJ Traci gave her baby's daddy Drew money to open a store. However, she wants to use her investment to control who is around Drew and have an excuse to be in his life. I know Drew dangled the "I'm doing this for our family" carrot in front of Traci in order to get the money, and he was wrong for that. But what Traci doesn't seem to grasp is that if Drew wants to use his resources to chase fast women, no amount of money you give him is going to stop that. Leave him be and focus on you.
- Never, ever do business without a signed contract. If I hand someone a check, I need a document that spells out everyone's expectations and gives me recourse on my money. Now Traci doesn't have her man, and her pockets are $25,000 lighter with nothing to show for it.
- You can't make people like you. For the life of me I don't get this Che Mack/Joseline angle. Joseline has given Che nothing but dust, and Che will not take a hint. And everytime Joseline dismisses her (which I can't blame her), Che goes crazy. If someone told me they don't want to work with me, I'd just go it alone, or find someone who does want to work with me.
- The lady doth protest too much, methinks. This whole Nikko may be gay story line should be an eye opener people. Any man who gets into a shouting match with a lady over whether or not he is gay is suspect. Any man who shouts alongside his roomate against a lady is super suspect. Any 40 year old man with a roomate who didn't just get kicked out by his wife needs to figure out his life plan. Just sayin.
- Just because you have a man doesn't make you the envy of your friends. If you love him, fine, but don't think you are better than your friends just because you have someone. Mimi is parading this man around like he's a prize, when he looks like two day old pizza. Add in that he missed the aspiring rapper deadline by 15 years, and he raps about living in a penthouse with his roomate, and well... Mimi, no one wants Nikko but you.