We’ve seen this act before, and frankly it’s played out. Two black entertainers pinned against each other all for the amusement, or lack there of from the public. What is it that makes them lash out at each other so publicly? Why do we continually tune in and egg on this behavior? What are we truly waiting for, violence to erupt? I doubt a hit song truly comes from a Soulja Boy/Chris brown feud as it so classically did with Drake and Meek Mill, so why is it so hard to look away, and even harder for them to merely stop?
Regardless of what fueled the flames and what is keeping it alive at one point, you have to look outside of yourself and the bigger picture of what is going on with the destruction of black men in America. This image of two brothers tearing each other down so recklessly is in no way making anything better. I might not have the answer to what will make it stop, but I do know without an audience there is no show, and without fuel there is no flame, so how about we simply stop watching.
Ashley Renee is a soul food enthusiast, sometimes vegetarian, spoken word poet, who doesn’t trust boxed macaroni or cats. keep up with her @ashleyreneepoet on twitter & instagram also check out her website.