I hope we all took the time to mourn the loss of David, but more so toward our brain power to try and figure out why and how his death happened so fast. But let’s put some sunshine to that cloudy day and remember Ahm tending to daddy duties for his son or the fact that the show was able to reveal and talk about unrepresented issues within the black community with character J.Mic. I think it’s pretty safe to say the last episode we saw, was one of the best of the season so far.
It seems as though everyone is handling the death of David and the other victims who lost their lives from the shootout at the New Music seminar quite the same. It’s either you’re losing your mind, making the most of the memories shared with the individual while they were still here or plotting someone’s death and paying off randoms to do dirty work ( *cough* Ahm and Scooby *cough*).
Nikki’s using the losing my mind with a side of “I’m going to pretend like everything’s okay,’ tactic to cope with her feelings. Along with intense workouts and heavy cleaning around Damita’s apartment, who’s using her writing to bash a ‘protect my ass at all time,’ Flouray who’s hired a lawyer (Tip ‘T.I.” Harris) to protect his rep and save Rex Boogie a.k.a. ‘Hip-Hop’s Most Wanted,’ from any legal trouble that may come from him discharging a firearm. Off the contrary, can we talk about how T.I.’s character as a lawyer, seemed to act well, just like T.I. in real life. I found it quite entertaining and couldn’t figure out who I enjoyed on screen more between him and the weird unqualified-like detective who was way overly excited about those polished Hip-Hop plaques hanging on Flourary’s wall. But my excitement came out when Imani X (Teyana Taylor) returned to the screen, along with her scary ‘momager’ doing weird cat impersonations and as always telling Imani what to do (someone get this woman a day job *inserts eye-roll emoji*).
The article Damita wrote on account of Flouray’s selfishness, was in my personal opinion completely true and I actually agreed with Nikki’s actions for once as she stood up to Flouray in support of the article as well. Although she lost her job she was bold and stood up for what she believed in, even if it had to be against her musical hero. But Flouray wasn’t the only one who got the damage of Nikki’s raft, as she literally tried to throw hands with Rex Boogie, confronted Damita at her workplace which called her to get dragged out by DeeVee who ended up getting cursed out. Maybe Nikki should’ve just listened to Flouray and went home, but sis insisted that she keeps working. She even agreed to accompany Flouray as an relatable accessory to to victims families that also lost a loved one, which by the way, was not the best idea. Someone let Flouray know for the millionth time, money doesn’t fix everything. Nikki couldn’t necessarily help where she was (or who she was with…hey Lil Ray) at the time that a tragic event was occurring. Throughout the episode she was clearly numb to it all and once it came time to realize all that’s happened to and around her, all she could do was cry. Let it out Nikki, it’s okay to feel girl.
I feel as though DeeVee is the unappreciated hero within this show. Being that he just lost his best friend, who was one of his biggest supporters and an encouragement to his music career, he found a positive way to move around it. When he got into the studio to play those rap tracks instead of the sad, even more depressing to the situation love songs in honor of David and against his boss’s wishes, it was the standing ovation moment as the calls started coming in requesting more of his music choice. More cool points for DeeVee, as if he hasn’t already exceeded the limit.
After the loss of his son, Juggy means business. Not only is he lashing out at the media (who actually should learn to back off sometimes), but also Flouray who he’s suing in family court for David’s death. Speaking of legal action, Damita should really take some after Big Angry Dude (doesn’t deserve respect on his name because real respected man don’t attack woman) decided to unexpectedly suckerpunch her for running the story on Flouray. So nobody saw homegirl laid out on the sidewalk? Where’s ‘DeeVee to the Rescue’ when you need him? Was Ahm finally finally get over his fear of hooks? ‘Important questions 101.’
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