Do Better: 9 Thoughts Of A Basic Chick

June 5, 2013 ‐ By Renay Alize
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If you’re hip to the lingo, you’ve probably heard the term “basic” being applied to women who make irresponsible life decisions or place value on the shallow or superficial. Typically, when the word basic is used it’s followed by another b word. But since we don’t want to offend or appear basic ourselves, we’re going to use chick for the purposes of this post. While none of us is “too good” to have moments of basic chick-ness; stuff happens and you may occasionally step out of your character. But if you consistently find yourself subscribing to these dysfunctional schools of thought, then this is a wake up call, a plea to do better. See what I mean.


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  • .

    well thank heavens I don’t get my self esteem from rappers or media. If only you could say the same for yourself.

    • Billy Official

      Sure you dont..

  • guest

    In that case I use to hang with a gang of basic females. On girl just about has done everything on this list. Needless to say I’m no longer friends any of them anymore.

    • lrobinson6

      U clearly just as basic. You know birds of a feather. Bow. Then you talking about other people like the damn article just brought up. You qualify.

      • guest

        lol…maybe I am….I haven’t met a female yet that didn’t talk about another female.

  • kb

    I am not an arbiter of cool, but I thought “basic”, meant just ordinary, w/out swag. Anyhoo, the LAHH ladies believe in page 2. I heard them tout their “p” and national TV no less ; Erica Mena, which isn’t a surprise, given her limited skill set, but Karlie Redd should know better , she is 40+.

  • Billy Official

    Why is every example illustrated by a photo of a dark skinned woman? If this post was abt something positive, guarantied there would be a light skinned woman portrayinv the role. Thats why ho*s like Draya will stay women and women like the first lady will stay being frowned upon. For this to be a “black” site, we sure know how to tear each other down & promote self hatred.

    • M spencer

      Omg here we go!some of Y’all dark skinned women just look for ways to something to complain. The post is about blk women on a black women’s blog. Calm down I’m sure this was not an intentional pun to darker skinned women, although some of you will see what you chose to see.

    • ..

      As a dark skinned woman I have to say, some of you love to reach to find colorism in ANYTHING. I was so oblivious to the color of the women in the photos.

      I hate using the “i word” cause people attribute it to everything these days, but this is nothing but insecurity

    • olivia

      You are the only one scrolling thru the pics counting the darker complected women. nobody else even noticed that…

      You need a new hobby.

      • marie

        sorry but I noticed it too 🙂 and I’m not dark-skinned just in case you try to call me sensitive

      • Billy Official

        Im not darkskinned actually.

  • AboveTheInfluence

    REAL scenarios I’ve seen time and time again.
    ” He keep giving me STDS!”
    ” Then why do you continue to sleep with him and sleep with him unprotected? ”
    ” Because that’s my baby daddy ”
    Those dumb broad who thinks if you have children with somebody, they earn the right to treat you any kinda way. Those idiots who continue to sleep with a man who has cheated on them and deny their children and will fight any other female thy sleep around with. Why does it seem like the population is getting dumber????

    • guest

      Couldn’t agree more. This baby daddy mentality is just a basic as it can get. LAHH ATL displays these low self esteemed women on a weekly basis. It’s so sad that so many women can relate…by

  • HoneyDipp

    We would hope these are things young girls would grow out of as they mature…. Reality is that young fools grow into old fools in most cases. Smh.

  • HoneyDipp

    We would hope these are things young girls would grow out of as they mature…. Reality is that young fools grow into old fools in most cases. Smh.

  • Howlovely

    I actually agree with all of these. You forgot trying to trap a man by getting pregnant. That’s about as basic as it gets.

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      Ohhhh thats not basic thats just triflin.

  • Trollolol

    this article was basic.

  • Trollolol

    this article was basic.

    • D. Rose in the paint

      yea it was…like they are just describing stupid broads….if you have half a brain you can see them coming from a mile

    • scandalous7

      yea its basic to us non-basic people, the basic chicks probably find this article enlightening. lol.