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If Baby Boy 2 Is A Thing, I Have Some Sequel Ass Questions!

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In what can only be described as the most covfefe’s of all covfefe’s, Baby Boy 2 might actually be a thing. What’s that you say? You didn’t know Baby Boy 2 was even a possibility because why would anybody sequelize (surprisingly, “sequelize” is a real word, in the same vein that Pinnochio was a real boy) a move that many folks didn’t think needed to exist in the first place? I scoff at that assertion.

*scoff*

That’s me scoffing. And why did I scoff (oops, did I do it again)? Because for those people who think the movie is terrible, I implore you, nay, demand you to think of the plentiful bounty that was Baby Boy. It was not just a job, it was an adventure. Seriously, reflect for uno momento about the sheer number of pop culture, hm, things that the original brought into our lives:

Unstable creatures. “Fuck yo’ fort.” The hood nigga (and wrong) explanation of the the macroeconomic GDP model of guns versus butter. “Let me smell your dick.” Omar Gooding, of Hanging With Mr. Cooper fame being a hard-core LA gangster nigga. Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing theories espoused while Tyrese is in a makeshift womb, fully grown. The beat it up good dance. Taraji P. Henson in full DC-accent being a chick from Los Angeles. “I make love to you, I want to be with you, but I fuck other females occasionally.” “Jesus be like: turn yo’ ass around nigga.” Melvin schooling Jody about the Oedipus Complex that he has. Melvin cooking breakfast in the buff. Melvin frog-fucking Jody’s mama. Sweet Pea (Omar Gooding) schooling Jody on the proper way to knock a nigga out with the patented One Hitta Quitta. “I tell those other hoes the truth, I lie to you because I care about your feelings.”

You get the picture. Pun. And that’s not even an exhaustive list! Baby Boy wasn’t just a movie, it was a beacon of Blackness and what love can look like – even if ridiculous – in the hood. If we got even one third of the shenanigans in a new movie, it would pay for itself. Well, Tyrese is either trolling those of us who like good things or there is a God. Tyrese aka Black Ty aka The Professional Misspeller aka The Syntax Slaughterer teased the potential for a Baby Boy 2: Coming of Age movie by posting on IG (and then deleting) what looks to be a mockup movie poster.

In an odd twist, however, Snoop Dogg, who played Yvette’s gangbanger, prison homie, ex-boyfriend Rodney in the original, is on the poster. This makes no sense since His-Name-Is-Not-Walter Rodney caught quite a few hot ones at the hands of Sweet Pea because Jody couldn’t pull the trigger. Sweet Pea tho? Yeah, he did that. He did it like he was doing it for television. Straight west coast style with good form and everything. Point is, I don’t know if Snoop would be in the movie as a ghost or some shit but I mean, who knows? Ya know?

Long story short, I don’t know about you, but the potential of a sequel to what I believe is one of the best Black movies ever made – and I’m dead serious when I say that – has got me thinking about some long-standing questions I’ve had about their lives since the original that I’d hope might be addressed in the sequel. Such as? Such as:

1. WTF?

Nigga, why? Why are we even GETTING a sequel. Sure, I’m here for it, but I still would like to know why for come this is a thing. It’s only right to ask that. I don’t even care if it’s a good answer. Every movie doesn’t need a sequel. That is a fact. Like, I went to see Best Man Holiday but did it really need a sequel? Not at all.

2. Did Jody and Yvette’s son ever build a fort again?

When Snoop came through and crushed the buildings on the little homey, I felt really bad for him. Mostly because he’s a little kid and getting his fort destroyed might have ruined his esteem for life. What if every time he sees forts he just starts crying. PLUS that nigga Rodney, at some point, never showed up again. MORE PLUS, when Rodney DID show up the first time he just moved into Yvette’s place all willy nilly and was left home with her son, which, let’s be real, is TERRIBLE parenting. I’m just saying, I hope he built another fort.

3. Did Melvin go back to jail?

My bet is yes. He had two strikes, if you’ll remember. I ain’t saying Melvin was a terrible person, but he had kids he wasn’t taking care of “because of their mamas,” etc. It’s entirely believable that the dude who put Jody through a table could end up losing his temper again and ending up back in jail. Just sayin.

4. Did Sweet Pea become a preacher?

He had all the makings of a reformed thug turned preacherman who opens a storefront and cops some Malcolm X glasses and goes full zealot on anybody who will listen. He’s like the corny version of DMX’s charater in Belly.

5. How many more kids do Jody and Yvette have?

They already have three (their son and the one on the way, plus his kid with Peanut) when the movie ends, but you know niggas in the hood do not believe in vasectomies and they didn’t seem to believe in condoms. My money is on two more at least. And because I’m a betting man, I’d wager on him having another outside kid.

6.What does their marriage look like?

It’s implied at the end that Jody had some growing up moments. Yeah, okay. Poor Yvette is how I felt at the end of the movie. You love what you love and like what you like, but I felt like she definitely needed to be barking up another tree. Be that as it may, for their to be a sequel, they’d almost have to be together or else it would be an entire movie about baby mama drama.

7. Does Jody ACTUALLY grow up?

Let’s say that he does actually get some adult about himself, what does THAT look like? Is he a dude with a steady job – say at like the post office – and comes home and takes care of family? Seems like that might make for a short movie.

8. How’s Jody’s mama’s garden looking now?

That thang was looking mighty nutritious at the end of the movie. It must be a jungle back there now.

9. Who dies?

Look, I hate to be that dude, but this is a South Central love story, kind of. If they all made it to 15 years later I’d be surprised. SOMEBODY might don’t didn’t not make it all the way to the sequel. I might be disappointed if everybody does, to be honest. Shit, somebody dies in Best Man Holiday and that was the upper crust, good health insurance, ain’t in the hood crowd.

10. Does Jody ever learn how to properly apply the One Hitta Quitta?

Inquiring minds would like to know.

Panama Jackson

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  • Mary Burrell

    This doesn’t need to happen and I hope Taraji doesn’t consign this foolishness.

    • Val

      Lol @ his mediocre music.

    • miss t-lee

      Oh…Mary is back!

      • Mary Burrell

        Hello Miss T?

        • miss t-lee

          Hey girl!

    • Janelle Doe

      Taraji better not.
      And I am the only one that thinks she needs to be killed off Empire before it messes with her movie money?

      • Mary Burrell

        I am praying for this too. Empire needs to be vanquished.

    • tinycurls

      I wish he would sit down and shut his stupid co0n mouth forever.

      • Mary Burrell

        Yeah and can it ewith his janky advice to black women both him and Steve Harvey.

    • pls

      hold up. lately was covered by the songstress (anita baker) herself. He may be an idiot, but that boy can sang some r&b!

  • ????????

    Joe Joe: “I hate you”

    Rodney: “I hate you too little nicca, you ain’t my son.”

    As a defender of Baby boy. I am hype for this to happen.

    • Mary Burrell

      Why you want to make brown baby Jesus cry?

      • ????????

        lol Y’all know how I feel about the original so…

    • LadyDee

      Man, I loved that line. The level of ignance Snoop was able to relay in his performance was epic. Oscar worthy!
      ….. BUT i can’t co-sign a sequel. The straight foolery in the first one….i don’t think i can take much more.

      • ????????

        Agreed. Snoop and Omar are very underrated for how well acted their roles were.

        Messiness is something Black people do extremely well. I mean just peep the comment section. We need it for the culture!

    • cyanic

      The original is so bloated at ten minutes past two hours.

      • ????????

        There are gems all throughout the entire run time. A black man navigating masculinity, fatherhood, fiances, the dynamic between a man and the mother of his child…

        It has and will continue to age well.

        • cyanic

          You only like it because of its good intentions. Its execution is sloppy and cartoonish.

  • Let sleeping dogs (subpar movies that are somehow classics even though they’re basic) lie!

    This includes Baby Boy and Love and Basketball.

    • panamajackson

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen Baby Boy and Love & Basketball placed in the same lane before.

      • Baby Boy sucks more, but L&B isn’t far behind.

        • Val

          Poetic Justice?

          • Kat

            Janet can’t act or sing. I said it.

            • Val

              She’s a great whisperer though.

              • cyanic

                And no one can out mumble her on wax.

                • Val

                  Whisper singing, mumbling, what’s not to love?

                  • cyanic

                    Best mumble was on You Want This.

              • Kat

                I’ll give her that. Barely.

            • miss t-lee

              We’ve known she couldn’t act since Good Times. I’m still confused how she gets roles.

              • Kat

                Ever. It’s that last name. Gotta be

                • miss t-lee

                  Yuppp.

          • I don’t think I’ve ever watched that from beginning to end. I just remember seeing Janet put hot sauce on popcorn and being like OH NO BABY, WHAT IS YOU DOING?!

            It wasn’t until college that my friend gave me popcorn with sugar and hot sauce that I was able to watch that movie again lol

          • Quirlygirly

            I appreciate seeing Tupac acting but Poetic Justice was awful..From drunk Regina King to corny a$$ Joe Torry. The only thing I found entertaining was when Tupac threw Joe Torry’s brush

    • Kas

      Agreed. Why do people like Love and Basketball?

      • Val

        Because Sanaa?

        • Kas

          I guess. She doesn’t do it for me on that level.

          • Val
            • Kas
              • Val

                Wow. I think you found her best photo ever. She looks amazing and I’m not a Nia stan.

                • Kas

                  I picked the hottest one I could find.

                  • Val

                    You done good, Grasshopper.

                  • Aintnuthinwrongwitcornbread

                    Had to look at my wedding ring and remember them vows after this pic…

                • KMN

                  You can really see how she and Sommore are sisters…they REALLY look alike IMO in this pic of her

                  • Val

                    Nia and Sommore are sisters? I had no idea.

                    • KMN

                      Yes ma’am…half sisters from what I understand
                      How you doing miss Val? We’ve FINALLY had a stretch of 70 plus degree weather…but I’m still keeping my sweaters available lol…hope you have a great weekend! : )

                    • Val

                      Interesting. Kind of like Da Brat and Lisa Raye.

                      We’re having a quintessential Northern California day here, about 65 degrees and mostly sunny, but it still gets blanket cool at night.

                      Thanks, you too! :-)

                    • KMN

                      Blanket cool is awesome…esp if its fresh out of the dryer OMG OMG lmao ….
                      And thank you!! I was telling t-lee I’m celebrating baby gir’s bday…me her and Wonder Woman all weekend lol

                    • Val

                      Oh my, Happy Birthday to your daughter! Enjoy!

                    • KMN

                      Thank you…I’m surprised I got her to 9 ROFL…9 more to go and i’ll feel accomplished roflol

                    • miss t-lee

                      Yep.

              • Freebird

                This pic makes me not want to be free.

              • BrothasKeeper

                Can’t………scroll………

            • Kat

              Fa real. Sanaa is good basic love ask Denzel.

              • Kas

                Runs to the internetz to google

                • Kat

                  I heard she was his mistress…heard. I don’t know neither.

                  • Kas

                    That is the rumor.

        • miss t-lee

          Have you seen her weird azz hands?

          • Val

            Lol No, T, but I’ve heard. I head the same about Megan Fox.

            • miss t-lee

              Yeah, they have the same affliction.

          • KMN

            The thumbs girl the thumbs lol…for her and Megan Fox @disqus_QGKOTi1oX5:disqus

          • Reemo

            Yoooo I’ve been trying to tell people that she has gnome hands. The response is mostly that I’m looking at the wrong thing.

            • miss t-lee

              LMAO
              Nah once you see em, you can’t not see em.

          • Kas

            Honestly, I couldn’t tell you if she has hands while looking at this picture https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0e8c41d261786bb512f33be27ab1cd2a79d0d828dd4c6d5bc2562a80191d4ff9.jpg

            • miss t-lee

              She hides them in photos the last few years, after folks have pointed them out. If you dig far enough in google images, you might find one.

              • Kas

                I was referring more to the side boob in this particular picture. Her hands are weird as you pointed out.

                • miss t-lee

                  IDK Kas. You and I look at women much differently, I’m sure.

              • pls

                A college roommate had those thumbs and I instantly thought of sanaa when I first saw them. It’s reassuring to my ego to know she isn’t perfect, though.

      • IDontKnowAnyMore

        It comes on a lot on VH1.

        • Val

          At least once a week, it seems.

      • TCB

        Some of my students tried to get me to let them watch it on their last day. It was then I understood why they weren’t performing up to their potential.

        • Kas

          It’s just not a good movie nor are the two main characters anyone to aspire to (“to whom to aspire” for the commenters who have issue with ending a sentence with a preposition).

      • cyanic

        Because it’s a girl’s movie told from the girl’s point of view.

      • IDontKnowAnyMore

        Because everyone wanted to lose their virginity while Maxwell is playing?

        • Quirlygirly

          snickers

      • siante

        it gives people good vibes & reminds them of their own coming of age moments.

    • MsCee

      The shade.

    • Kat

      Girl…watch ya back.

      • I got my gats ready, boo.

    • miss t-lee

      Amen.
      Let’s not forget Love Jones. Throw all of these into the Lake of Fire.

    • Quirlygirly

      I was watching SportsCenter with Michael and Jemele and they were interviewing Gina Prince Bythewood and Sanaa Lathan. Jemele asked if there would be a sequel to Love and Basketball. Gina said No..It was story and that is it..Q and Monica live happily ever after the end. I hollered.

  • Hugh Akston

    Nig ga, why?”

    Should have been the end of the article

  • Val

    “How’s Jody’s mama’s garden looking now?”

    I feel like that was a double entendre.

    • Courtney Wheeler

      She was insane about making Jody pull the weeds from the gardening manually. That’s just evil busy work.

    • TCB

      That lady is a vampire. Her age and frame exist outside of time.

      • Kas

        How you holding up Playboy?

        • TCB

          Man, just filed the papers today. Things getting worse between she and I and I had to take some actions she didn’t think that I would take. It moved from me trying to make it work to her becoming more disrespectful with her behavior and then a boatload of info was undocked and the disrespect was too much to come back from for me.

          But to put it shorter: bad

          • Kas

            Sorry it’s unfolding like this.

            • TCB

              It is what it is. I’m just here to protect my babies at this point. But thank you G

              • Kas

                All you can do.

          • Kat

            Stay strong

          • Freebird

            Why does it seem like the more considerate you try to be some folks will try to flex on you more?

            Hold you head brother. You are setting an example for us more petty folks. Stay as above it all as best you can.

            • TCB

              I think in my situation wants me to engage with her. I know she still wanted me to care about her because validation and acceptance are big to her. She wanted to still be free to act her true self (which is a whole ‘nother situation) but still know I was there to fall back with.
              Have you or anyone you know dealt with a cancer woman and can verify this behavior?

              • Kas

                I have dealt with cancerous woman but not a cancer woman.

              • miss t-lee
                • TCB

                  Not you Tee!!! Nah. I won’t put you under the general cancer umbrella…….until you show signs :/

                  • miss t-lee

                    Oh, but I am sir.
                    It’s all good. :)

              • siante

                pushing people away, but still wanting to know if they care?

                Sounds about right.

              • Freebird

                My ex is the exact same woman. Not unique behavior at all, just not discussed as much.

          • NonyaB?

            Sorry to hear it but look at it as a step forward. Unfortunately, there’ll be lots of ugly before the calm.

            • TCB

              People have told me this and I can’t imagine how much uglier it can be, but at the same time it wouldn’t surprise me. She already called me a wyt woman.

              • NonyaB?

                WHAT? *Sigh* The unexpected bright side is that things like this will keep you forging ahead when you feel yourself faltering because you know there’s a better existence than being where you get such crap hurled at you.

                • TCB

                  It’s button pushing 101. You try to say the most hurtful things you can. That was like the mild attack, she said some truly wiyald shyt but i recognize it’s because she’s hurting behind the facade of being ok with all this.
                  Either way I’ve seen enough and know enough that regardless of our history and it’s high marks I can’t stay. Shorty needs help and wholeness and I can’t do a thing about either except support. And I choose to do that without being present.

                  • Janelle Doe

                    As hard as it can be in these situations. In the long run you do well to choose you and your sanity.
                    (Sorry for the hard bits in the meantime)

          • LMNOP

            I’m really sorry you’re dealing with all that, but it sounds like you’re doing what you need to do, and I hope things start getting better soon.

            • TCB

              It’s all gotta be about positivity, right? A promising future regardless of current circumstance. I trust in that and trust in God more than anything else.

          • miss t-lee

            Dang.
            Hang in there, man.

          • Quirlygirly

            Sorry to hear things are going so rough. I know it is hard but try to keep your cool and remain positive.

          • ????????

            Its an odd sight to watch the woman you love slowly become someone else entirely.

            • Looking4Treble

              I feel you, but in my experience, the person who you think they are ‘becoming’ was always there. Sometimes we just don’t want to see it. Been there several times myself. Trust your gut, note those red flags, don’t justify bad behavior and thank God that sometimes you don’t get what you want(ed) at the time.

              • ????????

                This is some A1 advice.

                I love hard, treble. So I’m cautious, reluctant even. To jump into any situation that can become serious.

                A womans love is a battery pack of sorts to me. It’s like catching the star in Mario. Im great as is on my own, but she makes me feel invincible.

                But that also means that if we fall out. It takes me quite some time to get back to any semblance of normalcy.

                Hence the source of a lot of my…well everything.

                • Looking4Treble

                  I feel you on the “I love hard” front. I pray for you to find someone, someday, worthy of that depth of love, and for you to be the best version of yourself when she appears. Hang in, bro. It gets better.

                • Blueberry01

                  Nothing makes a man feel better than a woman.

                  Nothing hurts a man more than a woman.

                  • ????????

                    These words are truer than women realize. Plenty of men have been in a state of Brad Pitt. That’s why I easily empathize with men in various stages of heartbreak.

                    • Blueberry01

                      The converse is also true. Typically when a woman has unhealthy relationships with men, it can be traced to the unhealthy relationship that she had with her first “man” in her life – her father.

                      #AllFactsNoFiction
                      #WeNeedEachOther

          • Janelle Doe

            Hugs.
            *when people show you who they are (Ms. Maya Angelou voice)

            • TCB

              All facts

              • Looking4Treble

                Hang in there, TCB. Your VSB fam has got you.

          • BrothasKeeper

            God is moving her out of your life for a reason.

            • TCB

              This I believe whole heartedly BK

          • Stay up!! ?

      • cyanic

        Melanin is the fountain of youth. Pretty chocolate shade. Been young since School Daze.

        • TCB

          You lay that melanin on those features you’re going to win 9 times outta 10

          • Janelle Doe

            That other 1 time?

            • See Raven-Symone

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        • Oscar Jimison

          Preach!!

    • MsCee

      ***Points to ‘Jody’ tattoo***

    • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

      Interesting Point.

    • Wise Old Owl

      She looks wonderful and could win a few fitness contests…first movie my wife then girlfriend saw together in 2001…we still watch the 6 hour version on BET every time we can…got to support Black Actors and Black Love…

    • CozyVon

      As a plant lover, her garden was always LIFE to me! Just all lush & Eden-like…

  • HouseOfBonnets

    Just popped in to say that if Tyrese “If it’s magic” Gibson is reading this I just want you to know that WE DON’T WANT THIS ISH! Please keep it and stick to the fast and furious problematic lakes that you’re used to.

    Thanks management
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e223d2269f7fa30bb2903ba02542b49c0c634578a51bfb60c8e94b0a532dd78a.gif

    • Simms~

      Why did I cackle in my cube @ “problematic lakes”?

  • Msdebbs

    Baby Boy 2 is unnecessary

  • Freebird

    I want Menace II Society 2: O Dog Comes Home.

    • Kas

      Now that I would pay to see.

    • ????????

      Has he given up his destructive lifestyle?
      Is he now a muslim?
      Who has the shop footage?

      #QTNA

    • MsCee

      I want Caine to be a hood ghost. Picture Snoop Dog in Bones.

      • Freebird

        I can see it!

    • Kat

      I thought O got killed to..a few months later.

      • Kas

        I think you are thinking of dough boy from Boyz n the Hood

        • Kat

          I just watched it like…one day in the last year. Didn’t they say O-Dog got killed in the subtitle ending?

          • Kas

            I don’t remember that, which means nothing because my memory is horrible.

          • trillyholiday

            That was Boyz n the Hood. At the end of Menace II Society, it showed O-Dog getting placed in the back of a police car. I’m guessing Chauncey did in fact snitch to the cops about that murder/robbery.

            • Kat

              See…I mighta been tipsy.

  • MsCee

    Ahhhhh, the Great Baby Boy debate arrives again…once again, I’m just here to One Hitta Quitta all those who dare disagree that Baby Boy is a Black classic.

    • Kas

      It’s a something for sure.

    • cyanic

      Singleton intended for it to be a classic. But like Showgirls for all the unintended reasons.

      • Kat

        I liked Showgirls…Gina Gershon. That is all.

        • KMN

          OMG Yes…she’s one of 3 girl crushes I have…her, Angelina Jolie…and my #1 GC Rihanna…I swear fo GAWD if Rihanna asked me to do ANYTHING I would set aside my chexuality and GLAD do what she asked me to ROFL

          • Kat

            You gotta have a list for both sides of the road! Angelina to skinty, I like’em thick and hardy.

            • KMN

              Danggit I dv’ed you by mistake…I hope my uv makes up for it
              But I never really thought that much about a definitive list…but I’ve ALWAYS known that Rihanna is on that list…all sides of the road and the middle too ROFL

              • Kat

                You good luv!

        • Val

          Elizabeth Berkley

          • Kat

            No. Just…no

            • Val

              Lol What? She’s hot. I always felt like she might be like 1/8 Black.

              • Kat

                Yea she got something in her…to bad it ain’t talent.

    • miss t-lee

      Pull up.

      • Quirlygirly

        *stands behind Miss T-lee throwing jabs

      • MsCee

        I hate it had to come to this t-lee.

        • miss t-lee

          IKR?

  • MsCee

    “That is a fact. Like, I went to see Best Man Holiday but did it really need a sequel?” I feel like this answers 99% of these questions. Do we need it? No. Will we all go see it? Of course. Ain’t nobody risking their Black card by not being able to chime in on the “Formally Baby Boy, Now Grown a&& mayne” movie discussions. In my head, that’ll be the title.

    • TCB

      I’d be interested in it based on that title only to see how they define being a grown a s s man with the way the lines have blurred on masculinity. Does Jody just become a man that embraces the role of being husband/dad and filling in the pieces to make a whole family picture or does he again get stuck in a “I provide, you do woman things” mindset.

      • MsCee

        I’m gonna say he’s gone full hotep.

        • TCB

          When life imitates art. I get it.

        • pls

          loooool!!!

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