The entertainment industry is a funny place.
…and I’m NOT laughing.
Sure, it is the glitz and glam that attracts people.
The worship of what you may think is an “idol”.
The egoes and even bigger attitudes.
Realistically, it is all smokes and mirrors.
One of which has fooled the likes of me.
Maybe I knew deep down inside?
Or, maybe I just wanted to not know but then I did?
As I journey deeper into this industry, I am starting to wonder…
What is really real?
So last night, I went to an industry event.
Since I have no
job, I can do a lot more in pursuing my career.
It was with a low key networking type of thing that was “word of mouth” than anything else.
The scene was filled with cute Wolves, Hybrids, and Foxes trying to expand their careers.
It was very interesting to be in that type of environment.
I saw a lot of people that I have seen on television or through internet blogs.
I saw D List Vixens and Wolves who were looking for their next come up.
And, I’m trying to figure out how they have all these nice things with NO money???
As I walked through the crowd, I made subtle eye contact and kept it moving.
I do not believe in being thirsty right off that bad.
I met up with some Wolves and Vixens I met a few months ago, got some drinks, and mingled.
As we mingled, I got the scoop on who was who within the circles.
That is when I saw him…
A Rapper Wolf who has had some big time hits was lounging in the VIP section.
He looked a lot better in person and had an aura about him.
I kept looking at him because he was smooth with his actions.
He even looked better than he does on television and pictures.
As the night went on, I noticed that everyone started to get more relaxed.
Combo of drinks and good music started to get the crowd more hype.
Well, that is when everyone decided to show their true colors, so to speak.
These same Wolves started to come out of shells….
….to reveal low key gayness.
You can imagine the look on my face.
Was this a networking event, or was this a hook up spot for advancing careers?
The same Rapper Wolf that was there went from this masculine fixture in entertainment,
to what appeared to be a queen.
I mean, the hand motions and the loud cackling.
I. WAS. FLOORED.
Not the person that at one time would let get some?
Not the Wolf I thought was a Wolf…
He is playing an act to sell records.
His PR team is doing major overtime.
AND EVERYONE AROUND JUST LOOKED AT IT AS NORMAL!!!
That is what bugged me out.
No one questioned him or judged.
They co-signed and laughed with him.
I must have died and fell into the Twilight Zone.
“yo so i didn’t know… was… ” i asked my people when we were leaving.
“hell yeah! that ain’t nothing new.”
“but on tv he is…” i asked, confusedly.
“that don’t mean shit! look when you come out more, you will see more.”
“yeah gay niggas are all over this shit.” another person cosigned.
“yeah but he kinda messy though because everyone behind the scenes knows his business.” even another cosigned.
And just telling me like this is ALL normal.
Fantasies kinda ruined.
Vixens who are really hoin’ it up behind the scenes.
Wolves who are really Foxes… and Foxes who are actually Wolves.
EYE FUCKING OPENER.
Am I ready for this?????
now we at IJF will NEVER out anyone.
so you entertainment people do not have to worry about that.