Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Is Rev. Run Being Real?

Last night MTV televised the "Run's House" episode in which JoJo Simmons was arrested on marijuana possession charges a few months ago. A very good and honest episode, but perhaps Rev. Run needs to realize that he created this reality for his children in terms of opportunities and extravagance. None of the trappings of the Simmons family are real in the average African American young adult's life.

Yes JoJo made a mistake, but Run being more concerned with the family name is a bit disconcerting when he admittedly "smoked" like a chimney as his brother Russell had to remind him. Russell simply told JoJo, that pot smoking makes you "slow and stupid" and asked him if he wanted to be that way. JoJo is in a family with nothing but success around him. Hopefully he finds his niche and is comfortable with who he is and what the Simmons name represents.

1 comment:

Citizen Ojo said...

Jo Jo Smoking Weed? Wow! I didn't see that one coming. I thought that would be something lil russey would do.