By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
I usually steer clear of anything remotely connected to Hollywood when I am trying to write opinion pieces but sometimes, I do it regardless.
However, while I am writing these Hollywood related pieces, I tell myself it is because it sometimes relates to us here too. That it is something we also can learn from in this country and in every Industry (not just the entertainment Industry).
You may know Tyga, no not the four-legged animal, the guy who is undeniably talented, young and who moved from getting engaged to a stripper to hooking up with a minor.
The guy who is currently being accused of ‘sliding’ into the DMs of a minor and who is now doing everything to do damage control. The guy whose last album did not make money and who could not make any reasonable sales even though he gave some copies out for free.
The guy whose career has now veered off the highway of success and is now headed towards the way of washed-up Rappers (he never even got “washed in” in the first place).
But you ask, how did this guy come to enter this wahala?
Well, first thing you need to know, the Kardashians are not to be blamed for his mess. Tyga got himself here all by himself. In fact, he did not walk into the current crisis he is in, he flew into it like a bird with very strong wings. And he did it quickly too, quicker than it takes a Nollywood film to be produced.
What he did:
He hooked up with a (white) minor – not like her color matters, a minor is a minor, but in a seemingly racist America, when you commit a crime as a black man against a white man, then your case is considered worse than when it is against your own race. So basically, Tyga raced into another race and his musical race started getting cut short from that moment. And he did all of these in about a year. Whoever told y’all Lewis Hamilton was the king of racing?
He couldn’t handle his shit – When Tyga’s ex Fiancee and famous ex stripper Blac Chyna broke up, they had a kid already. Now, somehow their drama entered Twitter and they gave everyone film to watch for free. They both aired their dirty laundry like a movie on the big screen and gave fans too much information. And if your fans have your personal drama to watch, why would they be interested in your career? :/ Your talent would definitely pale in comparison to your drama. Davido, you’re taking notes or what?
He should never have dated Kylie Jenner – At least not while she was a minor because now, whether or not he was trying to get with his most current accuser (who is a minor), everyone would keep thinking of how he and Kylie Jenner began.
He forgot the public always matter – the most successful Artistes are the ones who have constantly remembered how much the public matters. You cannot act with reckless abandon, behave like a hood rat and expect everyone to be Stevie Wonder to your actions. No. You cannot rant on social media and throw a few cuss words around after behaving badly and expect things to remain the same. No. It would come back and bite you in the ass. You taking notes, Olamide?
He became a cast on Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Is Tyga an extra on keeping up with the kadashians? that neega has no speaking role, big teeth modafucka
— Michael Blackson (@MichaelBlackson) January 4, 2016
Believe me, I do not hate the Kardashians. And it might interest you to know one of my favorite quotes is from Kim Kardashian herself (no, it has nothing to do with placing a cup on my naked ass. Don’t even have an ass that big). But, Americans don’t seem to like the Kardashians and after Tyga’s career seemed to have packed up, Oga now went and started getting on the show. Looks like it can only get worse from there.
Someone wants to give Tyga TB Joshua’s number? So he can at least say Hello from the other side and discuss his troubles?