Famous F*ckboy Finals: Round 1

July 17, 2019  |  
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Famous F*ckboy Finals

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about Tristan Thompson allegedly paying the mother of his first child, Jordan Craig, not to be with any other men. When we posted the story on Twitter y’all had a lot to say about it. And rightly so. One of the comments that stuck out though was the suggestion that Tristan was worse than Future.

The comparison made MN managing editor and director of the women’s division, Brande Victorian think about ways we could rank these famous fuckboys to determine who was the top of the bottom. Since highlighting problematic behavior from men is one of my hobbies, the honor of sifting through the trash was bestowed upon me.

Later, the women of Hello Beautiful and MadameNoire selected categories to determine how these men would be scored in their debauchery.

They are:

How Well They Take Care of Their Children

With this one, we’re not just speaking about finances. We’re talking about fathers who are present for the rearing of their children. While we understand that these men are celebrities and have work schedules that require them to be away from their families, it’s clear  when a man has a relationship with his child and when he does not.

Fidelity

Quiet as it’s kept, being a loyal, ride or die is for men too. Naturally, fidelity applies to the act of physical cheating–sleeping with one or more people when that wasn’t initially agreed upon with your partner. But also loyalty applies to the way these men speak about their partners, friends and exes when things aren’t going well in the relationship.

Abuse

Abuse, as we know, comes in many forms. Manipulation, gaslighting, belittling, and of course physically putting your hands on someone.

Misogynistic Thoughts

Does this man use the public expression of his thoughts, opinions, ideas or art consistently undermine, suppress and degrade women?

Anti Blackness

Does this man use the public expression of his thoughts, opinions, ideas or art to undermine, suppress or degrade Black people, Black features or Black culture?

Financial Responsibility

Does this man make financially sound decisions that uplift his partner and children? Does he complain about child support? Does he even pay it? Does he use money as a way to make up for his absence? Does he believe that money can solve problems he’s unwilling to address?

Now, that we know the criteria, let’s meet our contestants.

T.I. F Boy

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T.I.

How Well They Take Care of Their Children

We can say quite a few things about T.I. but it’s evident that he’s there for his children. There’s a whole show documenting his physical presence and the emotional support he provides his children. Whether it’s his sons chasing rap dreams, or encouraging one to push through high school though he hated it or his adorable interactions with little Heiress, T.I. is there.

Fidelity

While T.I. talks about family often, his loyalty to his wife Tiny has come into question on several occasions. Not only is the videographic evidence of him being unfaithful, there was the time when he called his whole marriage to her a “distraction.” Given this their union produced children and supported him through incarceration and life after, it was a slap in the face.

Abuse

There’s been no documented evidence of any physical abuse taking place between T.I. and Tiny but the emotional abuse has aired out on national television. I’ll never forget the season where T.I. told Tiny that it was okay for him to sleep with a woman she hired to work for her because Tiny “wasn’t at odds with her.” That’s gaslighting, projecting all all other types of foolishness. For as much as their drama has played for the world to see, I can’t recall T.I. owning up to his habitual cheating.

Misogynistic Thoughts

You may recall that when Hillary Clinton was running for President, T.I. said that he didn’t believe a woman should be president because we’re too emotional. Meanwhile, there were more than a few times when T.I. let his emotions get the best of him. Like the time he ran up trying to fight professional boxer Floyd Mayweather. T.I. may be able to fight regular people. But Floyd would have literally killed him.

Anti Blackness

T.I. is generally down for the cause when it comes to social responsibility. Still, the fact that he disrespects the Black woman in his own home, makes us believe that he’s not concerned with the liberation of all Black people as much as he is about bringing more power solely to Black men.

Financial Responsibility

For the past several years, I can’t say that T.I.’s made poor decisions with his money. But his repeated trips to prison certainly jeopardized the bag–at least for a time– for his wife, children, mother of his children and the people who depended on him financially.

Famous F Boys

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TRISTAN THOMPSON

How Well They Take Care of Their Children

Tristan keeps a low profile. Before he hooked up with Khloe Kardashian, we didn’t know much about his personal life at all. So, it’s hard to say whether or not he’s a good father to his children. What we can argue though is that anyone who would leave not one, but two women shortly after they gave birth, is not operating with his child’s best interest at heart. Furthermore, the only time we really ever see Thompson around his children is for birthdays. That could be just social media but there are ways he could do better.

Fidelity

They don’t call him third trimester Tristan for no reason. Homeboy will bounce at the drop of a dime. Also, the fact that he chose Jordan Woods, a longtime friend of his girlfriend and her entire family is particularly sick. It seems that he’s only concerned about himself.

Abuse

Physically, I have no reason to believe that he was hurting his ex Jordan or Khloe. Especially not Khloe. (It would have come out by now.) But the emotional trauma he’s taken at least two women through, leaving them, publicly embarrassing them more than once, ruining decade-long friendships. It’s a form of emotional terrorism.

Misogynistic Thoughts

Again, we hear very little from Thompson but the fact that he treats women like Kleenex lets us know how much value he places on them.

Anti Blackness

One can argue that the decision to date a Kardashian, with their history of exploitation of Black folk, speaks to a lack of consciousness. I think it would be unfair to write the actions we’ve seen thus far off as anti Black, but we’ll keep our eyes open. At this point, nothing would surprise us with this one.

Financial Responsibility

Until a few weeks ago, we didn’t know what this man did with his money. Then the mother of his first child, Jordan Craig, came forward saying that he used it to bribe her from dating and getting involved with other men. We know NBA players are making bank but surely he could have done something else with his. Also, Craig took Thompson back to court asking for more child support. She argued that her son should enjoy the same lifestyle as his sister True. The court agreed and he was ordered to pay $40,000 a month. The fact that the court had to tell him that his children should be treated equally is pretty trash.

Famous F Boys

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FUTURE

How Well They Take Care of Their Children

With the number of children Future has, with the various number of women, there’s no way he could be a present and active father to all of them. Like Thompson, he also has an issue of leaving his baby mothers shortly after birth. As far as Baby Future, we know there’s visitation but Ciara has filed court documents saying that during his scheduled time, their child spends most of his days with his grandmother. There’s not much documentation of the two Futures interacting with one another. But videos and images we see of him with Papa Russ say A LOT.

Fidelity

Not only does Future not know how to maintain a relationship, when they go sour the first thing he does is talk sh*t and reveal private, intimate moments between him and the women he once claimed to love.

Abuse

The emotional abuse one must go through with this particular rapper has to be intense. One minute he wants to be with you and you alone and the next he’s out on the red carpet with another woman. One minute he’s proposed, the next he’s calling you a b*tch on his latest album. The back and forth is not only confusing, I’m sure it’s infuriating. Don’t expect consistency from Future, ever.

Misogynistic Thoughts

Future also treats women as if they are disposable. Disrespecting Ciara the way he’s done publicly is not a good look. He also referred to her as his possession after they broke up. Doesn’t get much worse.

Anti Blackness

It seems that Future loves Blackness– Black hair, Black music, Black culture–as long as it doesn’t include respecting Black women.

Financial Responsibility

I hope Future is saving his money. and making smart decisions. Buying his five-year-old a Rolex was not one of them though.

Famous F Boys

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Chris Brown

How Well They Take Care of Their Children

I’m sure Chris Brown is not there for the day-to-day stuff when it comes to his daughter Royalty. Still, when the two are together, they seem to share a strong bond. It’s clear they know and love one another. Still, Nia Guzman, the mother of his child, had to take him to court because he wasn’t paying child support. (Later, she said these reports were false.) Loving your child means keeping them in the standard of living you also enjoy–not just throwing cash sporadically during scheduled visits.

Fidelity

I don’t think anyone can say that Chris Brown has been faithful to any of the girlfriends we knew about. It was said to be the reason he and Rihanna got into their infamous altercation in 2009 and the baby I referenced above, is the one he conceived when he was still dating Karrueche.

Abuse

Uhh yeah. It’s a problem. We all know about the incident with Rihanna. There was the restraining order Karrueche took out against him when their relationship ended. She claimed that he threatened her life and once punched her in the stomach during their relationship. There were also reports that Chris has a penchant for fighting the people who work in his camp as well. But more than the physical abuse, Brown has a control issue as well. We saw it in the comments he left under Karrueche’s picture with Victor Cruz. And before that, we saw it with him following her around L.A. trying to get her back, threatening her friends in the process. It’s clear that since 2009, Chris has yet to get the help he really needs.

Misogynistic Thoughts

Physical and emotional abuse of women is pretty misogynistic. Cheating repeatedly and then releasing a song saying “These H*es Ain’t Loyal” is also pretty tragic.

Anti Blackness

Until a couple of weeks ago, I wouldn’t have believed Chris had a problem with Blackness. I’ve noticed the women he dates all share similar hues–but this is how most Black men in Hollywood get down. It wasn’t until his “Black b*tches with nice hair” lyric that I realized there’s a deeper problem there. Not only did Chris sing it, when confronted with the implications of this type of message going out to the world, Chris responded by calling Black women–the fanbase that has held him down–ugly. We struck a nerve. And of course, Brown wasn’t willing to do any self reflection or correction. There are also several reports that Chris doesn’t allow dark skinned women into his VIP section. Not surprising but definitely anti Black.

Financial Responsibility

For all of the legal fees he’s paid over the years, violating his probation several times over, it’s clear that he’s not making the best of all the money he’s had coming in since he was a teenager. Not that he’s bound to run out any time soon. But when you’re such a polarizing figure, it would have behooved him to keep his nose clean because you never know when checks can stop. Also, as I mentioned above, the court having to tell you to pay what you owe in child support is shameful.

 

Given all the information we’ve presented about these here men, vote below to tell us which one is the bigger f*ckboy. The winner will advance to compete against the men we’ll be profiling in Round 2 next week.

 

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