This Week in Black: Kimbella Instigates, Dr. Fletcher Pays the Bills, Star Gets Replaced

(Photo from left: Carin Baer/FOX, Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Latina, Annette Brown/BET)

This Week in Black: Kimbella Instigates, Dr. Fletcher Pays the Bills, Star Gets Replaced

Folks got the business during this week’s round-up on television.

Published February 10, 2017

Black television this week was beyond trill. Dr. Fletcher came out of her pocket to save The Quad while Star got traded in for a sneaky songstress. Check out all the drama and suspense that went down this week!

  1. Kimbella crashes a child’s birthday party with drama on 'LHHNY'
    SECAUCUS, NJ - JULY 18:  TV Personality Kimbella attends the Latina Beauty, Hair & Wellness Expo presented by Latina Media Ventures at Meadowlands Exposition Center on July 18, 2015 in Secaucus, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Latina)
    (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Latina)

    Kimbella, I have no words for you. Well, actually I have several. After several seasons on Love & Hip Hop, you already know that getting in other grown folks' business — especially baby mama drama — will only end up in total chaos. I watched, pearls clutched, when she rolled up on the birthday party of Samantha’s (one of Mendeeces’s baby mamas) kids to confront her on behalf of his “wife” Yandy. Seriously, you gonna bring the mess to a child’s birthday party? I can’t with you, girl. Yandy and you are besties (and clearly you all share a distaste for your bae’s exes), but why invade family time? The craziest part is that there was security at the front door of the party and you couldn’t even make it past the first step. Instead, we see Erica (another one of Mendeeces’s baby mamas) bucking through the window from inside of the party. So, so tough. Fortunately, things didn’t get physical before security intervened, but I’m going to need all of these drama queens to think of the children before they decided to pop off at their turn-ups.

  2. Dr. Fletcher out here paying $150,000 water bills on 'The Quad'
    "The Quad" pilot. Anika Noni Rose as Dr. Eva Fletcher. (Photo: Annette Brown/BET)
    (Photo: Annette Brown/BET)

    The real MVP of the week goes to Dr. Eva Fletcher. Anytime you’re willing to cash out $150,000 to pay your school’s water bill after being disrespected by sexist board members and folks trying to come for your position, you get serious respect. Eva had to go to a strip club in broad daylight to secure a fat check from an alum whose money was rejected in the past. Guess they thought they were too good for legit money from a strip club that would have helped them keep the water on non-stop. Well, Eva got $250,000 from the owner (who used to play Jason Pitts on The Game) and went on slaying. Moral of the story: make the money, don’t let the money make you.

  3. Star got a reality check by being replaced in her own girl group
    STAR: Jude Demorest in the "Next of Kin" episode of STAR airing Wednesday, Jan 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Carin Baer/FOX
    (Photo: Carin Baer/FOX)

    “Cause I bring, I bring, I bring, I bring me.” That’s the hook that opens Star each episode and I get my life. But I guess Star couldn’t bring herself on stage this episode as she was traded in for a Latina songstress who’s secretly trying to break in the industry and snatch some edges of her own. For starters, Star is a diva who has talent but thinks she can always skip rehearsals and arrive extra late (side-eyeing Mariah Carey). The girls were planned to perform at a Black Lives Matter demonstration and while Star was boo-loving with her rich white boyfriend, they needed backup. Fortunately (and also unfortunately) they encounter their manager’s “cousin” who just so-happens to vocally slay. When they performed at the protest, I’m not gonna lie, I was feeling it more than with Star (but don’t tell her that). When homegirl started singing the hook in Spanish, I was like, “Yasssssssss, you better stand up for Black lives while pissing Trump off!” Meanwhile, salty from the sidelines, Star arrived deep in her feelings. Girl, let this be a lesson for you in the future: show up on time or get shown up when you’re late.

Until next week, Black America, don’t crash children’s birthday parties (no matter how messy you are), legit stripper money is better than no money at all and don’t feel yourself so much that you find yourself feeling you alone!

Check out a clip from The Quad above.

Written by Ernest Owens

(Photo from left: Carin Baer/FOX, Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Latina, Annette Brown/BET)

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