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

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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  • Tiebaby

    The generation that Baby Boy was created for has already learned the main lesson (hopefully)…Dont trust niccas named Jody aka how to recognize ain’t crap niccas. What else is left?

  • IDontKnowAnyMore

    So I like Baby Boy. I watched it for the first time in 2003, and it became my daily movie for the summer of 03. Literally. Everyday, my cousins and I would watch the movie. Melvin and his Arby’s voice gotta be locked up or dead. Jody’s mom doesn’t age. She still look like she can get on the floor with Kid n Play. I’m here for Peanut because, she was barely around. Anyway, the poster looks like a version of some urban book I would read when I was 17, so I’m here for it.

    • Val

      Lol @ Melvin and his Arby’s voice.

    • TCB

      Re Dancing:
      She and tisha Campbell were basically hired to do the original house party dance routine for one of Swizz beats most recent birthdays. It was a pajama jammy jam theme.

      • IDontKnowAnyMore

        Tisha still got it?

        • Quirlygirly

          Tisha out here singing and dancing at clubs. The last video I saw was her doing a rendition of Where Have You Been by Rihanna

          • IDontKnowAnyMore

            I know she came out with a weird song not too long ago.

        • TCB

          I think it was just a package deal….and nostalgia will make people do some otherwise illogical things.

    • miss t-lee

      Daily movie?
      Were you okay?

      • IDontKnowAnyMore

        Yes, we were okay. Just a crazy, no good summer.

        • miss t-lee

          Just had to ask.

          • IDontKnowAnyMore

            Yea, it was a crazy hood-rat summer so the movie kind of fit the theme

    • I’ve seen it so many times. Love Baby Boy…but a sequel is a big ole’ giant bag of Nopes.

  • Kat

    Snoop in that wife beater scared me for life. Probably helped turn me gay. I ain’t saying it’s true…jus saying it could be possible.

    I didn’t know they made chests that concave and tiny. I ate.

    • TCB

      That’s with the standard “the screen adds 10lbs” addage too.

      • Kat

        Exactly. In real life I would probably scream if he was naked in front of me. Scream and start frying chicken.

    • My 2-year old son chest look just like Snoop’s

      • Kat

        Better. He gonna grow. Snoop done. Which is sad.

      • Oscar Jimison

        Don’t say that about your son.

      • miss t-lee

        But, he’s 2. He’s gonna be fine…lol
        Snoop on the other hand…

    • Kas

      How you going to be a fierce gangsta weighing? a buck-twenty?

      • Kat

        105…with shoes on. Heavy shoes.

      • miss t-lee

        99 even.
        Them arms were scrawny as the f*ck.

      • BrothasKeeper

        The recoil from the 9mm that he had to use the car door to help him hold it up should’ve shattered his wrist.

    • NonyaB?

      *Cackles* See? This is another reason why I know I don’t ever need to see that movie!

    • miss t-lee

      “Snoop in that wife beater scared me for life. Probably helped turn me gay”

      You can’t have me laughing his hard at my desk girl…

      • Kat

        “It was at that moment that I knew”….lmao

        • miss t-lee

          *hollering*

    • Kylroy

      I think it was Training Day where Snoop played a big-talking guy in a wheelchair. “Put me in the front seat with him, I’ll kick his @ss!” I want to give the guy credit as an actor for playing roles that kinda undercut his street cred, but…he’s not a real gifted actor.

    • pls

      You know what they say about skinny dudes, dontcha? *smiles internally*

      • Kat

        That they hungry?

  • Val

    As I think about it , PJ, the only way for Baby Boy part deux to make sense is if their kid has grown up without Jody in his life and now is facing the same problems Jody had when Jody shows back up.

  • Abeg, another film succumbing to sequelitis?

    • Val

      Hollywood+ Greed + Unoriginality = sequel

      • miss t-lee

        I’m so sick of their sh*t.

        • Val

          Me too, that’s why I mostly watch foreign and indie films on Netflix.

          • miss t-lee

            If I do go to the movies these days it’s to the arthouse cinema. Although my girls and I kept our long running traditional of going to see the FF movies last month.
            I might go see Wonder Woman this weekend, but otherwise–nothing is out right that I feel like I just HAVE to see.

      • Quirlygirly

        or Remake..don’t for get remakes

  • catgee12

    Didnt particularly care for Baby Boy so definitely not interested in a part 2 — *hands over black card*

    • AKA The Sauce

      You not alone

    • Quirlygirly

      I didn’t either. I watched it because it was a black movie

    • BrothasKeeper

      You can keep your card. No holes will be punched.

  • Giantstepp

    8. “How’s Jody Mama’s garden looking now?”

    Hilarious–but a very good question. Mama was serious about that garden where she drank wine and found her peace. I need answers!

    Oh, and Ice Cube confirmed that “Last Friday” is a real thing now. Stay tuned.

    • cyanic

      Friday never needed to become a franchise. I often forget how effective the original was because of its low rent and unnecessary sequels.

      • Kas

        Once they got rid of DJ Pooh as a writer it went to shiiit. Insert all sequels

        • Giantstepp

          Blasphemy! Friday after next is my joint and I won’t tolerate any slander towards it.

          • Kat

            It sucked

            • Giantstepp

              Give me your twitter just so I can block you.

          • Kas

            Squints and wonders why yo people don’t care enough to tell you better.

            • Val

              Lol

          • ????????

            Agreed. Friday after next is better than the second one. Maybe even the first.

            But I know how niccas love nostalgia so…

            • cyanic

              A Friday Christmas was really that special to you two niqqas?

              • ????????

                Katt Williams, Mike Epps, Don Curry, Clifton Powell, not to mention Sommore and K.D. Aubert were looking hella edible.

                I mean even Ricky Smiley was funny in this one.

              • miss t-lee

                This tells me whose movie opinions I can trust, and whose I can’t.

                • Kas

                  Seriously!!!

            • Quirlygirly

              I will give you better than the second..not better than the first tho. I think the first is so widely known and people like to wear things in to the ground but Friday was a good movie

            • Giantstepp

              The second one did suck. 1 and 3 were good to go.

          • Mr. Mooggyy

            *daps*

            What these fools smokin?!

      • miss t-lee

        LISTENNNNN

    • miss t-lee

      I’m good on that sequel too.

    • I’m more interested to know how Jody mama is doing and if she’s single again

      http://derekrundgren.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Shaq.jpg

  • PDL….HE still working on me

    I have yet to see Baby Boy. Funny this is the topic, my brother asked me last week or I should say wanted to jnclude me in a discussion about a particular scene from the movie and disappointedly, I had to tell him “never watched it.” He was soooo stunned and asked me in a falsetto pitch about 4 times “you ain’t seen Baby Boy?” About the forth time I wondered if I should have changed my answer. Needless to say that brought the discussion to a screeching halt. Everyone in the group was looking at me like

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/935d97c3f867789d78f2c9f46e487f99ca48c126613aedda1807e8869bbdb5c2.gif

    • NonyaB?

      Neither have I, so, you’re not the only one. The thought of voluntarily seeing Ashy Tyrese for X hrs onscreen also makes me that much less curious.

      • PDL….HE still working on me

        FR, taint calling me. I doubt I’ll ever see it.

    • Kat

      I stopped watching black movies after 2006. No reason.

      • Val

        You haven’t seen Pariah?

        • Kat

          I interviewed Dee Rees for my podcast Sipping On Ink before it was revamped and a new ending added. So add that one. Though I consider that more gay than black, it’s obviously both.

          • Val

            Is your podcast on iTunes? I’d love to listen to it.

            • Kat
            • Kat

              Years old, when podcasting was all the rage. The first year, the shows were 2hrs, dropped down to 60 minutes when common sense entered.

            • Kat

              I would list favs but…the walls have ears..lol

              Marvin K White-great writer-poet
              Selly Thiam-film maker

              Are two that pop out, but all are goid, some great.

      • PDL….HE still working on me

        I’m with you. I watched Hidden Figures but I can’t recall too many in the last 10 years.

        • Kat

          That and Moonlight. That’s it. Women and gays. Yep. My life in totality.

          • PDL….HE still working on me

            I didn’t watch Moonlight. It wasn’t calling me.

            • Kat

              Watched it twice. It’s slow and plods along. You good on missing it, everythang ain’t for everyone.

              • PDL….HE still working on me

                So true, so so true

    • Oscar Jimison

      Years ago I had a similar conversation about deep fried turkey. “YOU AIN’T NEVER HAD NO DEEP FRIED TURKEY?!?!?!”

      • Kas

        I have and I remain unimpressed by both the movie and deep fried turkey

        • Oscar Jimison

          Deep fried dark meat = good
          breast meat and baby boy= meh

        • miss t-lee

          Fried turkey is awesome.

      • PDL….HE still working on me

        That would be about right. LOL. That’s exactly the reaction. What, SHOULD I be eating fried turkey? SHOULD I have watched Baby Boy? Tee hee hee

    • Val

      “falsetto pitch”

      Lol High talking.

      • PDL….HE still working on me

        I had to paint the picture as dramatic as it happened. I thought he was going to pop something. Like, it’s not a must see

        • pls

          Not according to VH1! They showing all our secret classics to the wypipo. *annoyed*

    • miss t-lee

      Word?
      I remember being on a date with a dude I later found out was bi, and we went to watch it opening weekend.

      • PDL….HE still working on me

        Yep, tis true. Was it worth it? Back then? in retrospect?

        • miss t-lee

          No. You’re not missing a thing.

          • PDL….HE still working on me

            I didn’t think so. I wondered if you thought it was good when it debuted versus looking back. LOL

            • miss t-lee

              Nah. I remember even leaving the theatre like…”I’ll never watch that sh*t again.”

              • PDL….HE still working on me

                *Cackles*

    • Brown Rose

      Yeah. I haven’t seen it either. The last good black movie I made an effort to see (on video) saw was Daughters of the Dust.

      • PDL….HE still working on me

        Never heard of it. I’m going to look for it. Might be a good flick to watch while working. I will watch a black movie if it’s good.

        • Brown Rose

          Its by Julie Dash. Its not very well known but was well regarded when it came out. .

          • PDL….HE still working on me

            Kewl, thanks for the suggestion. I found it annnd it’s got pretty good reviews. Got it on my list for next week

    • AzucarNegra

      You are not alone.

    • Jae Starz

      Ok cool. So I was scared to say this at first. But like I’ve seen it but I haven’t really “seen” it. I’m not sure if I “remember” certain scenes because I actually remember it or because folks just talked about them so much it feels like I have seen it.

      • PDL….HE still working on me

        I can promise most folks are where you (having watched) you are on this. LOL

  • AKA The Sauce

    Yea…….not looking forward to this trash movie being done again…have fun with that.

  • miss t-lee

    I just wanna know –who greenlit this trash azz sequel so I can punch them square in the throat.

    • KMN

      the cackle and eye roll that just went on around my facial area LMAO

      • miss t-lee

        Glad I could help. :)

        • KMN

          Listen surrounding this 2nd day of closing I’m going thru it helped GREATLY lmao…
          And it’s prepping me to celebrate my baby’s LAST single digit year of life…she’s turning 9 and I don’t know how to deal right now lmao

          • miss t-lee

            Plus I had a margarita at lunch, so I’m pretty much coasting for the next 3 hours…lol
            Awwww. Happy early bday to your little one! :)

            • KMN

              Hey nah!! I hope you had a sip for me lmao…and thank you!! I’m trying to surprise her at school on Monday with a fruit and cheese tray for her classroom (they don’t want us bringing sweets or cupcakes and rather fruit and cheese…so I’m buying a watermelon, some grapes, cheap cheese, crackers and summer sausage and fix the babies a tray for her bday and sit with the little crazy people for a few hours lol

              • miss t-lee

                That sounds fun!! :) I always missed bringing in treats for the class because of my summer birthday. I know she’ll enjoy that.

                • KMN

                  OMG she’s gonna have a FIT…she has a serious flair for the dramatics lmao I can see her fake falling out…
                  This is gonna be great for her because she has ANOTHER leg surgery this year and I think we’re going to have her legs surgically broken this year…so I want to make sure she has an awesome birthday :) I love that dramatic true Gemini brat lol…that’s my baby

                  • miss t-lee

                    Awwwww. Well if she’s like her Mama I know she’s a trooper and she’s gonna kick azz with her surgery!

                    • KMN

                      Girl I’m a punk and am constantly looking for the morphine button ROFL…I wanna grow up to be like HER. SHe’s been dealing with this for the last 7 years…and she just excels and grows so much after each surgery (danggit I’m about to cry roflol) …I’ve been so blessed to see her walk for the ‘first time’ several times after each surgery…she’s so strong…babies are like that…

                    • miss t-lee

                      They definitely are much stronger than us.

                    • cedriclathan

                      Wow! That’s some real siht right there.

            • Janelle Doe

              I would have said something about your lunch time beverage and your comments but I been knowing you on these e-streets too long so I know this is your 24/7 stance.

              Happy friday though!

              • miss t-lee

                HAHAHAH.

          • LMNOP

            Happy Birthday to your daughter!!

            Mine just finished elementary school yesterday, I understand that “my baby’s growing up” feeling.

            • KMN

              Thank you and congrats to lowercase lmnop finishing school!! This has been a long year…but can I say that I am SO HAPPY that her public school is going to uniforms…the money I just saved this year rofl

            • Val

              Aww, congratulations, L. Did she have a graduation?

              • LMNOP

                She did, it was cute. And she won awards.

                • Val

                  That’s so cool. Awards are fun, especially at that age.

            • AzucarNegra

              Grats ellemenno. Now feed her carrot sticks as a reward

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