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  /  08.17.2022

REVOLT’s newest talk show, “Black Girl Stuff,” is back with its second episode of the season, and the hosts left no topic untouched as usual. From Irv Gotti’s controversial “Drink Champs” episode (another REVOLT series, might I add), to “P-Valley” star J. Alphonse Nicholson breaking down some of our favorite scenes, to the GOAT Serena Williams’ retirement announcement, no subject was off limits.

1. Irv Gotti and Ashanti  

In a recent episode of “Drink Champs,” Irv Gotti and Ja Rule were guests to promote their new docuseries about the rise and fall of Murder Inc. But instead of focusing on the show, Gotti used the majority of his time to speak about his past relationship with R&B superstar Ashanti, who was signed to his label at the time.

In light of Irv’s viral interview on “Drink Champs,” the girls talk about whether there’s anyone they regret sleeping with. Demetria Obilor was the first to make it very clear that she doesn’t appreciate it when men make their private affairs public, saying, “I don’t have any regrets about people I’ve been with in the past, but personally, I wouldn’t want any of them broadcasting my name, especially in a public fashion.”

In addition to sharing their own opinions on the label exec publicizing their relationship, the “Black Girl Stuff” hosts also spoke a bit about the age gap between Irv and Ashanti and the fact that Irv was very married at the time. The two have a 10-year age gap, and Irv was married to Debbie Lorenzo, and many commenters online are finding issues with both aspects of the situation.

2. J. Alphonse Nicholson

J. Alphonse Nicholson is the actor behind everyone’s favorite character on TV right now, Lil Murda from “P-Valley.” If you’re not in the loop, Nicholson plays a down-low trap rapper who is quietly falling for the openly gay, non-binary Uncle Clifford. And despite what social media may think due to his incredibly intimate and well-acted scenes in the show, Nicholson is married to a Black woman and is a father in real life. When asked about his wife’s reaction to his “P-Valley” character, he told the “Black Girl Stuff” ladies in part, “She caught me at the very beginning of my career, so we’ve been prepared for this, and then she was there every step of the way … I’m grateful to have her in my corner.” Well said! Nicholson added that finding a partner who is as strong as his wife is “rare.” If you haven’t caught the show already, you can stream “P-Valley” on Starz.

3. Matchmaker Shae Primus  

Shae Primus, better known as the “Middle-Class Matchmaker,” joined the girls to talk a bit about what she does, why she does it, and how you, too, can find your match made in heaven. Not only does she have a 90 percent success rate, but she also caters primarily to the middle class rather than the top one percent like other matchmakers. Census data shows that nearly half of Black women in the United States have never been married, and the stat is the same for Black men. That’s where Shae Primus comes in. She prioritizes compatibility over everything, and it’s why her business is so successful. All of her clients are evaluated by a trained therapist to ensure that they’re mentally and emotionally stable before she takes them on. She’s a member of the “Love Match Atlanta” cast on Bravo, and her success rate is one of the highest out of the entire cast.

4. Yung Joc

Yung Joc joined the girls to talk about his relationship with his son, as their growing pains were a pivotal part of his storyline on “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta.” He spoke about the intimate moment he had with his son just a month ago, the importance of transferring social DNA to your offspring, what he’s learned as a parent, his arrest in May, what to expect from him in the latest season of “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta,” and his new marriage to entrepreneur Kendra Robinson.

5. Serena Williams’ Retirement

In the September 2022 issue of Vogue magazine, tennis legend Serena Williams announced that she’d be retiring from the sport. The announcement came as a shock to many sports fans around the globe, even though Williams has been in the game for well over 20 years. Not only will she be retiring as the greatest tennis player of all time with 73 singles titles, 23 doubles titles, four Olympic gold medals, and 23 Grand Slam victories, she’ll be retiring as arguably the greatest athlete of all time, too. If anyone deserves a long, healthy and fulfilling retirement, it’s Serena Williams.

6. BG Boss of the Week

Jasmine Crowe is a philanthropist dedicated to solving the hunger and food waste crisis in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Accordingly, she founded a company by the name of Goodr. Goodr collects excess food from companies and directs it to underserved communities. Her foundation has donated over two million food products worldwide and has absolutely changed lives in the process. Jasmine Crowe is the definition of a BOSS!

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