So I got an email alert from All-Hip Hop yesterday about the show Dinner Table Discussions. Please don’t ask me why I’m on their list. How else can I monitor the levels some will sink to? It’s how I found out about that Raising Him Alone foolishness from a few months ago by the way.
Aliyah “Mama Pain” Najm (T-Pain‘s mother), Jacida Carter (Lil Wayne’s mother) and H. Loraine Smith (Ne-Yo’s mother) will serve as hosts of Dinner Table Discussions, which aims to present a quality and informative program.
According to the women, their aim is to create a show that will enhance their viewers “educationally, economically, socially and culturally,” by discussing current events, important topics, interviews and feature segments.
“Our vision is to be a premier talk show that delivers a creative and informative format that assists viewers in educating and solving challenging issues,” Najm told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
“There are situations in our communities, cities, states and even nationwide that people have made us aware of and they want to resolve the issues, but they just don’t know where to get help or how to properly handle certain issues,” Najm said.
After laughing at the ridiculous prospect of listening to these women I realized they are serious. Ne-Yo, he of the questioned orientation who has declared that “light-skin is the prettiest”, Lil’ Wayne he of the questioned orientation, abuse survivor and sexually indiscriminate producer of multiple children who let his 10-year old dance on stage in see-through clothes at the Vortex of Coonery BET Awards while he sang about F*^%ing every woman….do I need to go on?
Their orientation isn’t the issue by the way, it’s the shame and secrecy and obvious pathological hatred for self that gets directed at black women that concerns me. It’s the destructive behavior that is publicly displayed which indicates much more under the surface. I’m not going to bother mentioning T-Pain, he of the “Big A** Chain” fame who takes pleasure in bragging about a $400K gold necklace.
If this is our future and these are the men of our times what possible advice do the women that raised them have to offer you and me? Being signed to a record label and making money may indicate some career success – as long as it involves degrading and devaluing themselves and others – but it doesn’t indicate QUALITY or CALIBER as a HUMAN BEING. To imply otherwise is simply more foolishness.
It’s rather insulting they would assume they are an authority on anything when they should be ashamed of the behavior of their sons if anything. Like the “celebrity” moms they used in the Raising Him Alone tour, those women don’t have sons that are exactly cream of the crop when compared to the vast majority of decent, hard-working and STABLE males who know how to be men. Finally, I have one question: why is it the mothers alone (yet again) and where are their FATHERS? We already know the answer to that!