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Famous F*ckboy Finals Round 2 vs. Future

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Last week, we launched the Famous F*ckboys Finals. It’s a series where we rank all of the illustrious f*ckboys in our midsts and allow you our readers to rank them based on level of terribleness. Last week, our contenders were Chris Brown, T.I., Tristan Thompson and Future.

This is who the people chose.

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Personally, I thought Chris Brown had it. But as Brande mentioned, perhaps Brown’s issues are larger than just being a f*ckboy. There’s the possibility that he’s just generally disturbed. Which is a very real thing.

For those of you who didn’t participate last week, I’ll remind you of the criteria on which we’re judging these men.

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?

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Lil Duval

How Well They Take Care Of Their Children

I know that Lil Duval has children but he keeps them out of the limelight. And honestly, given all of his shenanigans, it’s probably for the best. What’s interesting about him is that Duval was very vocal about Papa Russell parenting Baby Future in his biological father’s absence. There were no words from him for Future when he and Ciara broke up months after Baby Future was born.

Fidelity

While Duval has quite a bit to say about everyone else’s personal lives, he doesn’t say much about his own relationships. He shares vague details that could be jokes or terribly sad stories. Earlier this year, he tweeted about his relationship history:

“This girl I use [sic] to cheat with just caught her man cheating now she mad talking bout ‘i don’t understand why he gotta cheat.’”

Then a couple of months ago, Duval, with the help of his friend Charlamagne Tha God, dropped a song called “Black Men Don’t Cheat.” I find the whole movement to be particularly gross considering that’s just not the case. And denying this fact is a gaslighting tactic actual cheating Black men have employed for centuries.

Abuse

There’s no documentation of him physically abusing any woman he’s dated. But if we’re speaking about the community, his comments have been detrimental to Black folk at large. Things like…

 

…as if Black people don’t have enough hurdles when it comes to seeking mental health care.

 

Misogynistic Thoughts

Plenty! In fact, just today Duval had the streets talking because he tweeted about not liking the way Black women wear their hair big and curly. He said it looks like a lion. Funny, big and curly is the way Black hair naturally comes out of her heads. So this is a two-for. Men sharing their unsolicited and unnecessary opinions on women and beauty standards is misogynistic. And speaking about Black hair as a Black man is indeed anti-Black. He has a lot of thoughts on single mothers. He spends much of his time imitating and clowning Black women.

Here a few recent examples from his Twitter feed:

 

Anti-Blackness

I’m going to do a little something different here. The most problematic thing about Lil Duval happened when he shared his thoughts about trans women. On The Breakfast Club, DJ Envy asked him if he learned that he’d slept with a trans woman, how would he react. Duval immediately said:

“This might sound messed up but I don’t care. She dying. I can’t deal with that. You manipulated me to believe in this thing, my mind…I can’t…I’m gay now. I’m gay.”

Given the number of Black trans women who are killed every year–especially those who are killed at the hands of their romantic partners, Black men, it’s an intra-community issue. And until the Black community at large embraces Black trans women, we can’t claim to be pro-Black.

Financial Responsibility

There’s no evidence that he’s behaved irresponsibly with his money.

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Bow Wow

How Well They Take Care Of Their Children

For as long as Bow Wow has been in the industry and had access to women, he’s done a pretty good job protecting himself from having too many children. There’s only one we know about. And from the looks of things, he and his daughter Shai have what appears to be a pretty healthy relationship. But his ex-girlfriend Kiyomi Leslie claimed that she suffered a miscarriage during her relationship with Bow Wow.

Fidelity

There have always been rumors about Bow Wow’s inability to be faithful to the various women he’s publicly dated over the years. But as far as I know, nothing’s been confirmed.

Abuse

While it wasn’t her story to tell, Erica Mena tweeted that there was abuse in Bow Wow’s relationship with Ciara. She also claims that he was physically abusive to her during their relationship. We all watched the TMZ video in which Bow Wow kept jumping in his last girlfriend’s face. We don’t know what happened between these two. But because Bow Wow emerged wtih scratches all over his face, the narrative about his role in the violence took a backseat.

Kiyomi did share that a violent incident with Bow Wow resulted in her losing the child she was carrying.

Misogynistic Thoughts

His recent revelation that he had sex with Ciara first is the epitome of misogyny. Not only was it not his place to share an intimate details of her sex life. Bow Wow said specifically, “I had this b*tch first.” Having sex with a woman does not mean you have claim of her body.

Anti-Blackness

Looking at Bow Wow, it’s clear that he’s super Black. But when people were speaking about the sacrifices of Black people in this country, he was adamant about being not Black. He told the internet that he was mixed. He even shared an image of his light skinned father to prove his point. But Twitter and the rest of them ruled in the words of Jay Z, “Still N*gga.”

Financial Responsibility

The thing about Bow Wow is that while he has fallen in terms of musical relevancy, he still manages to stay on someone’s screen. Whether it’s a low budget film or a reality show or a hosting gig, he keeps a check. But on the other hand, Bow has a reputation for pretending like he has even more money than he really does. We’ll never forget him pretending like he was flying on a private jet. When he was on a commercial flight. And the Bow Wow Challenge was born.

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50 Cent

How Well They Take Care Of Their Children

One word: trash. 50 Cent has two children but only publicly claims one. His eldest son, Marquis, who was featured in his videos and in ad campaigns, is the one he no longer claims. Not only do they not have a relationship, he uses his platform to publicly deny and bash his son.

Fidelity

I think immaturity is 50 Cent’s biggest issue. While cheating wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility, I don’t know what that’s every been proven.

Abuse

I think given all of his comments about his son, 50 Cent’s abuse is emotional and verbal. I would also argue that posting images from Teairra Mari’s sex tape was also abusive, given his platform. Then there was the accusation that he kicked his ex-girlfriend and trashed her apartment. The ex filed charges. The rapper eventually took a plea deal to avoid jail time.

Misogynistic Thoughts

Plenty of these as well. Which is not entirely surprising from a rapper. 50 Cent loves to speak ill of his first son’s mother. There are several comments about other Black women in the industry as merely sexual objects–in addition to the insults. Remember he was insulting every Black show that wasn’t “Power”? He had some not so nice comments about Vivica Fox, his ex-girlfriend as well. But in his defense they two were going back and forth with one another for a while.

Anti-Blackness

I can’t help but feel that the reason 50 features his second son so prominently on his Instagram page is because he’s lighter complected with curly hair. While his son Marquis looks…just like him.

Financial Responsibility

50 Cent claims that he’s loaned everybody money. And there’s likely some truth to that. But he’s also found himself in some pretty precarious situations when it comes to money. He filed for bankruptcy because he couldn’t pay $22 million worth of debt. He did have it after all. The bankruptcy was eventually dismissed. So he had it, he just didn’t want to pay. Which is pretty irresponsible.

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The Game

How Well They Take Care Of Their Children

The Game seems to have a present and active relationship in his children’s lives. He does his daughter’s hair, the pictures he shares of his children are those a father who actually takes on parenting duties.

Fidelity

Sadly, Jayceon doesn’t pass this category. It was clear that his relationship with his ex-fiancee Tiffney Cambridge wasn’t going to last. But years after they broke up, The Game admitted that his infidelity didn’t help the situation.

In 2015, he told Wendy Williams, “I was a dog I had infidelity issues, and I kind of blew it. It’s pretty much my fault. I had a good woman: school teacher, master’s degree, mother of my children.”

Abuse

I don’t know if there was abuse in his relationship with Tiffney. But there was a disgusting incident of The Game spitting on two women in the club. If this is what he does in the street, ain’t no tellin’. There was also the incident of his sexual assault, which we’ll get to later.

Misogynistic Thoughts

Like Bow Wow, The Game loves to speak about the women he’s slept with. Again, talking about a woman’s sexuality history or as if she were a conquest is problematic.

Anti-Blackness

I haven’t seen an concrete examples of The Game being anti-Black.

Financial Responsibility

There was an issue with The Game and a competitor on one of his reality show. The woman claimed she was sexually assaulted by the rapper. She sued and won. As a result, royalties from The Game’s music were garnished to pay for the $7 million settlement.

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