A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series highlights the various struggles of women who choose to live their lives connected to the rap music industry and underscores some of the sexist expectations that define this culture.
Positive Role Models
Some of the women define themselves according to their husband's career; others hide themselves and their children from the spotlight so as not to ruin their partner's womanizing image.
Violence & Scariness
The women are often shown arguing and/or screaming at their partners or at each other. Bikini-clad women are shown boxing.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of references to looking sexy. A rapper advises a cast member to use her looks and sexuality as much as possible to market and promote her music. One cast member has images of her bikini-clad body online.
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Words like "ass" are audible, while curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Labels for alcoholic beverages like Llord's gin are sometimes visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of drinking (champagne, hard liquor, cocktails), which sometimes leads to inappropriate behavior among the women.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series -- featuring women connected to the rap industry -- sends mixed messages about the relationship between sexism and female empowerment. Cast members use some strong language ("bitch," "ass"; "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped), lots of drinking (champagne, hard liquor), frequent images of scantily dressed women, and lots of references to being sexy.
Is It Any Good?
This docudrama attempts to show the flip side of the luxurious, high profile world of rap by featuring women who are struggling to build the careers and secure the relationships they want in a male-dominated industry that markets womanizing bachelorhood and female objectification. Unfortunately, the significance of this message gets lost in the endless catty arguments and trashy behavior exhibited by some of the cast.
The women featured here are choosing to be part of the rapper lifestyle, but some don't appear to be very happy with these choices. Meanwhile, the fact that some of them are defining themselves and their lives according to the needs and goals of their rapping romantic partners and business associates makes them less than ideal role models for young women. It's hard to figure out exactly what it is that you're supposed to take away from this series, but ultimately, the message it sends to women isn't very empowering.
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