Yo, on the real, watching this show makes me feel like Iâ€™m back in my sophomore year Anthropology class, studying the mating and relating habits of an indigenous bullsh*tter and his tribe.
Except in this tribe... I wish they'd overthrow the chief.
Off the top, I just want to bring up a discussion topic that I'd like y'all to engage in regarding Irv Lo. This episode had to do with family issues clashing with his business issues. I noticed that a lot of men canâ€™t seem to balance family and the working world, and will always give that excuse when pressed with filial duties. Whereas, with women, we have NO CHOICE but to balance the two of them. How do yâ€™all feel about that? Please, I'd like feedback from men and women on this issue, even if you haven't started your family yet.
Yeah, Irv. REPEATEDLY wearing a cologne that YOU KNOW gives you a rash makes perfect sense.
I used to tell my Mom that same sh-t back in high school when I came home after going at it with my (read: forbidden) boyfriend. She didn't buy it, Deb, and neither should you.
I thought I would start off the recap with a bit of conversation
::Mama B comes in from work & Iâ€™m watching Gotti's Way ::
Mama B: What are you watching, I thought they canceled Growing Up Gotti .
Breezy: No ma, not the real Gottis. Irv Gottiâ€™s show for the blog.
Mama B: Black Gottiâ€™s?
Breezy: Yeah. He just calls himself Gotti, ma.
Mama B: Why are you watching this? What does he sing? WHO IS HE?
Heh, heh. True dialogue, I kid you not. And she's NOT a hater in the slightest.
Stiffen those upper lips, Gotti boys! If Daddy can keep a poker face while watching his empire possibly crumble... you can at least attempt NOT to cry during a kiddie playoff game!
(Or maybe your Dadâ€™s just very good at playing off denial. Who knows.)
I know you guys gotta love Deb. I ainâ€™t gonna lie, sheâ€™s very pretty. But her voice is kind of rough, isn't it? It's like staring at Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls, and then when you hear her speak, realizing that she smokes about 3 packs of Newports a day.
No wonder Irv questions the position she pees in.
(Gotta admit, that was funny, Irv-Lo!)
I love the comment that she makes, â€œWeâ€™re a traditional family from the outside looking in.â€ Actually, youâ€™re QUITE thatâ€" Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s plenty of families whose mommy and daddy no longer sleep together because a human c*m receptacle went public with the hubby's f*cking problem. It's aight Deb... don't worry. I'll give you a pass today, but if I catch you begging Irv-Lo back into your bed next week, you're gonna get it.
Well, a lot of this episode has to do with Deb & Irvâ€™s difference in parenting styles. Lil' Sonny had a football game... he lost... he cried. Aww. It happens, boo! However, similar to Joe and Katherine... Deb doesnâ€™t mind her boys crying, Irv thinks it makes them b*tches. Hmm... then how come you let Ja scream and howl all over his records? I'm just saying, dude. Even more, Iâ€™m just wondering if lilâ€™ Sonny is destined for a Michael Jackson fate. Letâ€™s hope not.
I think the â€œman-upâ€ situation doesnâ€™t exist only for boy children. It's a FATHER thing. Fathers don't want to see their children being weak, they want to make them "strong". I'm not hating on my own Dad's parenting styles, but when I did things and cried over a defeat, he too would tell me to "man up", albeit not in those words. And when I became of age... dare I not play the "I Had Cramps" card. That sh*t never worked.
I guess it's only fair to mention that another part of this ep has to deal with the release of Lloydâ€™s album, and itâ€™s being pitted against Rich Boy and Musiq Soulchild... are any of you at all concerned? No? Okay, then Iâ€™ll move on.
Toward the end the episode, Irv does come at them in a calmer way and explains why he is so hard on them. Irv, Iâ€™m not trying to hate on your parenting skills, but all I have to say is this: The Jacksons. And Iâ€™ma leave it alone from there, buddy. It's in your hands now.
You know what? Iâ€™m going to make amends with you guys. There is a Murder Inc joint that is STILL my SH!T to this day. To me, this is the best thing Murder Inc ever did together as a whole. Sh!t, I was feeling this video so much I even wore my hair like Ashantiâ€™s pratically that entire summer... yes I said that, damnit! Click the link below to check it out.
The Murder Inc Video That Sucks is going on first!
What can I say about this video that hasnâ€™t been said? John Travolta, should hire some real mobsters to stuff Gottiâ€™s throat with his own fingers for ruining one of the best movies of all time (donâ€™t hate, I played Rizzo in high school!).
Anyway... there are just so many things wrong with this video that I donâ€™t know where to begin. First of all, I didnâ€™t know that there was a Million Man March in Grease. Where the f*ck did that come from? And why was I inspired not to care (if thatâ€™s even possible)? The revolution shouldnâ€™t not be televised.
Secondly, Ashanti, youâ€™re supposed to look more street- not like Biker S&M Slut Barbie! And did that wig come from the Little Richard Tutti-Frutti Wig Line?!
Thirdly, for some reason... I mightâ€™ve liked this video a lot better if Ciara and 50 Cent were doing it. It would still have the same quality of singing, but more than that Ashantiâ€™s overdone, sorry as hell â€œI-never-learned-to-dance-in-heelsâ€ two step. Sandra Dee wouldâ€™ve gotten Missy Elliot to play Rizzo and the carnival wouldâ€™ve been CRUNK.
But THE VERY WORST thing about this video is this one quote:
Ashanti: â€œYou ridinâ€™, Iâ€™m ridinâ€™!â€
GET THE F*CK OUT THE VAN, B*TCH! We got Jaâ€" one mascotâ€™s enough for this movement! At least, if they needed another, they should call on Michigan J. Frog, from Looney Tunes-- at least THAT frog CAN sing & dance simultaneously!
Now that Iâ€™ve gotten that out of my system, letâ€™s get to the show!