After I get my Sunday night fill of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” I turn my attention to reality TV drama of another sort — the “Shahs of Sunset.” This show follows a group of Persians in Beverly Hills who are living the glamorous life and trying to balance their parent’s expectations of excellence and tradition (such as Muslims and Jews sticking with their own kind) with their own desires, which are basically work hard and play even harder — and drunker.
Last night, one of the oddballs of the group, Asa, dropped a bit of a bomb when she introduced the audience to her longtime boo. Asa is a refugee and doesn’t live quite as luxuriously as some of the other cast members — mostly because she’s spending her time trying to launch a pop career rather than doing something more stable like going to law school as her mother wishes. Anywho, when we found out who her man — or shall we say, her daddy — is last night, I can see why she thinks she might have a chance of making it.
The shah let it be known that Jermaine Jackson Jr. is her boo thang and he has been for two years now. After pointing out that as far as Persians are concerned, dating a black man is a major no-no, Asa proved she’s on that K Michelle with zero f**ks given. Not only does she call him “daddy,” and not just in the bedroom, she also talked about being very traditional and cooking him dinner every single day. And not just like, here’s some meat and potatoes. She busts out a four-course vegetarian meal for JJ on a daily.
Guess we can see why he’s not going anywhere. I wonder what Janet and them think of Asa though…