[***ADMIN NOTE: Being on BET and more specifically TV was as crazy for me as it was to be seen on TV. We'll touch more on that during an upcoming podcast. But thanks for all the support. Champ, Liz, and I appreciate it.***]
While the current season of The Game on BET leaves most of us wanting more than Charlie Sheen at a custody hearing, the most recent episode brought to light an interesting quagmire that many men find themselves in: the no-win situation.
But before we get to that, some seven years ago the movie Crash came out in theaters. One scene in particular set the discussion boards and blog comments ablaze. The scene involves A Pimp Named WetWipe aka Terrence Howard, the Colored Girl Who Can Play A Ho and Housewife, Thandie Newton, and two LAPD offiicers. Wetwipe and Colored Girl get stopped by the police, at which point one of the police officers played by Matt Dillon proceeds to feel up Colored Girl in front of WetWipe, who does nothing. That one scene caused more debate and discussion than the Lincoln-Douglass Debates in the Black community.
Should he have done something? Should she have just kept her mouth shut? Should he have taken the impending arsewhooping and jail time to preserve the honor of his woman? Is it worse that he just let it happen no matter what the consequences could have been?
Shouldn’t he have done…something?
Opinions were split and households divided. Absentee fathers came home just so that they could leave their women again because of how some women felt Terrence Howard wasn’t a real man. Thing is, the entire situation was a no-win situation. Letting his woman get sexually assaulted by LAPD is a loss and a shot to his manhood and dignity, not to mention his woman was harassed and he couldn’t do anything because…had he done anything he would have gone to jail and his woman STILL would have been sexually assaulted. The potential beatdown Wetwipe would have taken would have had Rodney King (20 years ago last week…WOW) feeling sympathy. And even now I’m still unsure as to what the proper course of action was. I mean, it’s his wife. It’s his job to protect her.
Back to the lecture at hand.
In the most recent episode of The Game, Malik is now dating uber-banging supermodel actress chic Jenna (Tika Sumpter) and while he’s out of town for a game the wife of the owner (that he’d been banging, the wife that is) ends up in his hotel room ready for some of that Wright lovin’. She says she wants some of that good good, he says “I told you before, I’m done, I got a chick. I love her cuz she’s got her own.” She threatens rape and starts yelling and screaming and breaking sh*t in the hotel room in order to get what she wants. Now, Malik, being the oddly different and unlikeable character that he is on this season is conflicted.
He has a woman back home in San Diego (btw, is it more are there a whole lot of celebrities and random models and young rich people roaming the streets of The Game’s version of San Diego) that he just got finished jumping up and down on Mo’Nique’s couch which I’m sure is a big deal for people who read Jet Magazine for recent news. Point is, he has this crazy woman in front of him threatening to ruin his life unless he smangs her and a woman at home he loves who doesn’t appear to have vaseline all over her face like the woman in his hotel room. And word to the wise…keep your friends close, enemies closer and keep crazy broads in your sights at all times.
So what does he do? He smangs her. And the feels terrible about it later. And that makes total sense. But he was in a no-win situation. He couldn’t have just left the room. This crazy heffa was throwing things around and playing the rape card. He needs to be able to see her OUT of his hotel room. But he can’t. Crazy chicks do crazy chick things. So he does what he thinks is in his best interest. Smangage.
No-win situation. He lost on all accounts.
And you know what? His girl will never forgive him if he tells her. Which is what he wants to do. Women ALWAYS think there’s something he/we could have done to avert the situation. But is there? From where I’m sitting, short of just running out and praying she doesn’t pull any non-sense. But that’s one hell of a risk.
So I ask you, good people of VSB, what’s the way out? Ladies, what could Malik have gotten out of the situation? Help a brotha out. We don’t think we can win. Women think we should know better or could have done something different.
What’s the win?
Talk to me.
-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka TANGLE JIG P aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3