…Or will he get all hood rich? I hope the former is true. He’s got lots of people who will be all up in his “grill” now that he has all that loot.
The season finale definitely delivered. Going into the show, I’ve been behind Cee and maybe Shotta, and mostly concerned for Creepa. Well, Cee was the first to go as he did not stand up to the litmus test of his fellow panel of cast members. Maybe my tendency to believe in the authenticity of others clouds my judgement.
With Cee out, I was conflicted. Bentley hit the nail on the head when he called Shotta complacent, and to be honest, I think that part of him is what kept him on the show so long. He kind of slides under the radar but has all the same concerns as the ones with more of a voice.
In the end, I get the rationale behind Bentley’s decision. He was setting a precedent for what he wanted the show to reflect…a true G moving to a true Gent (in training). Creepa definitely was a G really until the end. However, along the way, bit by bit, week by week, he started making little symbolic changes. He was shedding his old persona- his grills, his shades, and on the final episode HIS HAIR!!! That’s an ultimate testament to his commitment to change. There is something mind altering, transforming about cutting your hair off. It goes back to Biblical times. There is definite life, I believe, in those dead skin cells we call hair.
You go Creepa…(or shall I say Thaddeus)! You won my heart.
I hope Fonzworth stays committed to your success beyond the show in the same way he promised to help Shotta. Work that diction for the professional world you’re soon to encounter, but know when to keep it real as well, you feel me?
p.s. awesome photo documentary on this last episode, MTV (source of these and pretty much all of the photos i posted on this show). give my regards to the photographer.
p.p.s. Jamie Foxx, ’nuff respect, mon!