You know the saying, black folk are just like crabs in a barrel. The minute one of us starts our ascent to the top, here come 3 or 4 of us trying to pull that person down. If you’ve been black for more than a day, you know that the crabs in a barrel saying, concept, philosophy is more than just a joke. It really exists. There are some black people who would much rather have you struggle alongside them than reach new heights.
Recently Hollywood Street King reported that NeNe Leakes was in more financial trouble, so much trouble that her Bentley had been repossessed around Thanksgiving . Well, bad news travels fast and soon NeNe heard about this so-called repossession and took to Twitter to respond to the claims.
Part of me agrees with NeNe. If people are out here trying to slander your name with false repossession rumors, then yeah, they probably don’t want to see you succeed. As much as NeNe is not my favorite person, I can say that I wouldn’t wish repossession on anyone. I’m sure it can be a really embarrassing ordeal, especially when you know it will be reported on blogs and maybe even national media.
Where NeNe and I disagree is why people can’t exactly feel comfortable about her success. Perhaps it has more to do with the way NeNe has earned her success that people may have an issue with. When you’re famous for being catty, picking fights and calling other women out for what you deem as tacky is what people have an issue with.
Personally, I’ve resigned to let NeNe cook. Initially, I liked watching her on the show because I appreciated her realness. But eventually her realness, started sounding more and more rude. So I stopped watching the Real Housewives. Just because I no longer watch the show, doesn’t mean I want NeNe to fall on her face. I sincerely enjoy NeNe on “The New Normal,” because she’s acting and she’s funny there and I can appreciate that.
Does she have a point about black people wanting to see her struggle? Do you have a problem with the way NeNe’s made her money?