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“You worse than a f-ck n-gga. You’re a f-ck n-gga who thinks he’s a good dude.”

-Tasha, “Insecure”

When the writers of “Insecure” dropped that line during season two of the HBO series, it created quite the ripple on social media. In case your memory is a bit foggy, the now-famous quote was delivered by Tasha after Lawrence set her up for the okie doke by agreeing to accompany her to a family barbecue, only to turn around and ghost her in front of her entire family. When confronted regarding his trash behavior, Lawrence resorted to typical f-ck boy antics, falling back on the excuse that they weren’t in a serious relationship — as if that somehow absolved him of the responsibility to treat a fellow human with respect and common courtesy. What was most iconic about this scene, however, was Lawrence’s deer-caught-in-the-headlights reaction to being called out on his mess. Despite knowingly jerking Tasha around, he still somehow thought he was a good guy.

Women (and men) everywhere were ready to pull out their pocketbooks and pass around the offering plate for Sister Tasha and that good read because when it comes to the f-ck boy species, Lawrence’s brand of f-ck boy — the pseudo good dude (or the undercover f-ckboy) — is the worst kind. They’re the most manipulative. They inflict the most emotional trauma. And they’re particularly callous when their good dude status is challenged. Your regular degular shmegular f-ck boy knows he ain’t about nothing and makes no apologies for his conduct. He doesn’t send mixed signals. You know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. The undercover f-ck boy, however, is so deeply committed to convincing himself and others that he’s a good person that he’ll gaslight you into oblivion — or a straight jacket, whichever comes first — before he ever completely owns up to his trash ass ways.

I never really thought of Nick Cannon as a f-ckboy; however, his most recent interview in which he discussed his relationship with Christina Milian thoroughly solidified his low-key f-ckboy status. In the event that you missed it, Milian recently discussed their relationship and how she caught him cheating by hacking into his phone. The “Dip It Low” singer, who refers to Nick as her “first love,” shared that she was particularly taken aback because he was doing all of this dirt while living in her home.

“When I was dating Nick Cannon, the password somehow worked on the first check and I was right and the next thing you know, I was reading for like a month. I was reading messages,” she told Justin Sylvester on his E! News digital series Just the Sip. “I was stuck in Romania. I had time. I was like, I cannot bust him when I am away. I need to bust him in person so in the meantime, I’m going to get my intel, make sure this is for real for real and it was for real so it was enough.”

In typical pseudo good dude fashion, the “Gigolo” singer responded by trying to minimize his Love Don’t Cost A Thing co-star’s feelings by blaming her for snooping, claiming he wanted to get caught, and then insisting that they were never together. Yes, he needed all of that to rationalize his poor behavior, which is interesting since he had apologized for doing her dirty in the past. A f-ck boy regression, perhaps?

“I don’t think I did anything wrong. I wasn’t cheating, you got to be in a relationship to cheat,” he boldly stated on L.A.’s Power 106. “We not going to get into the details but I would say the way I believe, if she went through my phone and all that, and back then [this] is what I told her and I will tell her now, if you go looking for something you gon’ find something.”

He went on:

“And I’m going to tell you this, if a man, I’ll speak for myself, if I am careless enough to allow myself to get caught then that means I wanted to get caught,” he added. “The word is careless. You know what careless means? I could care less. I was at an age where I didn’t care.”

Basura. Good thing Christina eventually recognized her worth and has since moved on to greener pastures. And let’s all praise the heavens above that she didn’t sit around for years waiting for closure because that’s something a pseudo good dude avoids like the plague. It might mean that he was to completely (not partially) own up to his mess and we all know that’s not happening.




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