Ladies! Fellas! How was it the first time you met your significant other’s parents?
Neek’s mom is like Haitian Haitian and she has no problem telling Charmaine how a woman is supposed to carry herself. We got a quick look at their first in this Black Ink Crew: Chicago sneak peek, and Neek’s mom is unimpressed by Charmaine’s wardrobe and career. Off rip, Neek’s mom takes one look at Char- the girlfriend she forgot Neek had- then tells her son in Creole, “You need to talk to her. She needs to lift up her shirt. She has too much cleavage showing.” (I translated that as politely as possible.) “Neek’s mom is an extremely traditional, no-nonsense Haitian woman” and Charmaine is unsure if she could measure up. After listing her career achievements, Neek’s mom responds by telling Charmaine she “expects better than that,” and is SHOCKED to learn that the new couple have been living together for two years.
Neek’s mother knew her son was in love, but to hear that they share the same roof- “No, no, no, no, no.” The cultural difference may be apparent, but all parents agree that there needs to be marriage on the table or something if they are cohabitating. If Neek felt pressure from Charmaine to propose before, then he’s definitely feeling the heat now from the other leading lady in his life. Mama Neek don’t play.
Now that is a “W’ap Konn Jòj,” “pa jwe avèk mwen,” “li menm ale nan legliz,” belle Queen Ayisien. Ask a friend to translate for you. Zoes know. Don’t miss an all new Black Ink Crew: Chicago, next Wednesday at 8/7!