Last week, rapper 50 Cent emerged victorious in round two of our Famous F*ckboy competition. He defeated a strong contender in his fellow rapper Future. And the vote was close. Only a couple of people separated this vote but 50 pulled through.
This week, we have some new contestants vying for the title. As a refresher, here’s the criteria we’re judging each of these men on.
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.
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, as we know, comes in many forms. Manipulation, gaslighting, belittling, and of course physically putting your hands on someone.
Does this man use the public expression of his thoughts, opinions, ideas or art consistently undermine, suppress and degrade women?
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?
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?