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Beyonce, mega star of the world, has never forgotten her roots…or has she? Is referencing dookie braids in her latest “Bow Down” single hood enough to prove it? Actually, we don’t even have to do that because if you’re a real Bey Stan, you know she’s been a lil hood for a minute — or four albums — now. Oh you forgot about that? Let us refresh your memory.
By now the obsession with all things ratchet has overtaken the minds, hearts and spirits of Black America. From Issa Rae’s “RatchetPiece Theatre” to our unswerving love for (and fascination by) something called a ‘Joseline Hernandez,’ there really ain’t no way around it. Ratchet is in. And ratchet activities don’t only take place in the obvious places you might immediately think of. Like Breaking Bad’s Walter White, ratchet usually happens in the places you don’t even expect.
I’ll never forget when I went to prom with my dad. Well, let me clear that up, he was just a chaperone and asked both my sister and I to come along to keep him company. He had never attended a prom and didn’t know what to expect. It should have been the norm: colorful dresses, happy teenagers letting loose and so on and so forth. But no, it was a hot ratchet mess. In this particular side of this particular part of this particular city, a majority of the students had their dresses made. You know a homemade prom dress when you see it–there’s less material to it. When the kids walked in the door, every piece of skin you could think of was out, the materials were hideous, and the guys were wearing hats with wrist watches on them…don’t ask. Yes, ratchet prom attire is becoming as American as apple pie, and to keep your child from going that route, have them look at this gallery. If not, good luck.
The “Where Are Your Damn Clothes” Dresses
Blame it on a school where students have to wear uniforms all year long, or just society’s lack of appreciation for clothing, but more and more young ladies are showing up thinking these kinds of dresses are hot. All you have to do is make an outfit and use the extra material…as the dress. If we can’t see all thigh, your entire stomach and the top and sides of your breasts, then you’re not committed to looking as ratchet as possible.
The trailer for a new season of one of Vh1′s hit shows “Basketball Wives” was released today. As you might expect the new season will be chalked full of ratchet recklessness.
Evelyn and Jennifer are no longer besties so there’s tension there, as you can see from the photo, and there are some new girls who will come along with their own set of issues.
What can we really say that hasn’t already been said? By now we already know that one doesn’t have to have a modicum of class to be on television. Not one.
After watching the trailer though, I did notice that this and every season Jennifer Williams just seems to take too much. She took too much from her ex husband, she took too much of Evelyn’s foolishness when they were friends and after watching her get slapped by some random, it looks like she’s taking too much again.
Jenn baby, as one of the few women on the show who doesn’t resort to violence (unless provoked) you really need to be out. You’re not respected and it can’t get any better. It’s embarrassing for all parties involved at this point.
Check out the video below:
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