everyone i know wants to be in the entertainment industry.
before in school,
i knew many who wanted to be the next jordan or kobe (rip).
everyone i know does something in the industry.
i live in new yawk so it’s natural.
social media has created a world where you can be a star in about 5 minutes.
any loser in real life can flex big shit on an ig profile.
it’s all well and good when you’re online,
Do folks know what it’s really like in the entertainment industry?
i was watching a video that had jaguar wright in it.
she caught up with storm monroe and allegedly exposed mad people for about 3 hours…
she went tf in.
allegedly (and not in particular order):
- someone walked in on diddy getting sucked up by a famous male singer
- how they literally pushed everyone to the side to make alicia keys a star
- how clive davis was the machine behind alicia; she isn’t what she says she is
- when jaguar was getting push, mary went and sabotaged her career (even tho they was cool)
- beyonce is lying about her age
- the tory lanez situation is an alleged sacrifice
- the shade room gets paid to either mention certain artists or not speak about them
…and that’s just a small piece.
i can say i’m in the industry and i’ve heard all of this.
i’ve heard worst.
i don’t know what’s real or fake when it comes to jaguar,
but i had to ask myself…
Would she have been spilling tea if she was “in”?
it’s easy to do all of this when you have nothing to lose.
folks need to realize that the entertainment industry,
just like corporate america,
is very cutthroat.
it truly can be like game of thrones.
with corporate america,
you can go find another job.
with the entertainment industry:
This is usually your talent and the “end all and be all”.
with black folks,
it is very small.
if you aren’t prepared to kiss ass and suck dick,
literally and figurately,
it can be a real grind.
nepotism or someone they know gets them in the door.
others fucked the right people and got extremely lucky.
social media can be a big help,
but i see most of these folks can’t even handle criticism without firing back insults.
males get all in their feelings when complemented by gay males.
it’s a mess.
everyone wants to be “the star” but doesn’t know how to handle it.
“the star” has pr to handle their battles for them.
i tell folks all the time to focus on their careers and stop chasing fleeting fame.
the real stars work on their shit every single day.
it can be a sacrifice that many don’t want.
it’s all about drive and consistency,
but it’s all about talent and being kind.
Folks love sleeping on being kind in this industry
i see so many assholes and bitches who don’t realize they’ve burned silent bridges.
the sign of a rookie is those who only fuck with the popular kids.
they are all suckin’ a dick to get put on.
What makes you think they gonna put YOU on?
real rivals are revealed when you’re better than them at something.
like jaguar accused mary of doing,
you don’t know what is being said behind your back while you mind your business.
it can be your own skin folk that will cut your throat while wearing a velvet glove.
even if jaguar is talkin’ big shit,
she is the perfect reflection of once the industry chews you up and spits you up.
you go from being a talent to an honorary gossip blogger.
once she has nothing else to talk about,
she will see who is really interested in her.
only the strong survive in these jungles.
if you can’t play chess then…
and one last thing:
STOP LOOKING AT HOW WHITE FOLKS MOVE IN THESE INDUSTRIES
it’s a very different vehicle for black folks.
black people have always moved better in numbers.
lowkey: a wolf i use to run with,
when i was gassin’ a. keys first album up,
told me how she is playing basic piano and she can’t sing at all.
i was so vexed when he said that back then,
but i kept hearing it.
i still fuck with her music tho.