In order to know Solange Knowles, Sherri Shepherd or Michael Jace, you would have to be either fans of a certain type music, daytime TV or nighttime cable drama.
But thanks to personal family situations gone wrong they all three have probably reached the height of their fame, and I don’t think any of us would trade places with them.
Last week Solange’s physical attack of brother-in-law Jay-Z took fans of the super private Carter family to a place they never thought they’d be.
From the production of Blue Ivy to Beyonce’s latest album…Beyonce and Jay Z unabashedly answer to no one and do everything they do their way on their terms. And it all went to hell when Sister Solange came for Jay Z in a way that even the best PR experts could not spin in their favor.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta and other reality shows have primed us for watching these types of train wrecks, but Solange took it to the next level. At least with reality shows, you can say they’ve signed off on having their lives documented at its best and worse.
But this was just raw, in-your-face, can’t wait until we get to the house or inside the limo mess. If anything good comes from this fight, it’s that none of us will ever do so much as check our noses in the “privacy” of an elevator again.
Yikes! Shame on the security guard who sold the footage, shame on TMZ for not only buying it but for setting up a system for putting people’s private and personal business for sale, and shame on us for watching it over and over and over again.
Sherri Shepherd, a Black, female stand up comedian was up against the odd the moment she decided to pursue show business as a career. I’m personal friends with professional comedians male and female and have seen the sacrifices they have to make firsthand.
The money isn’t good, the nights are long, the travel is brutal and it takes a massive toll on families. The idea is to work hard enough to get that sitcom deal, or movie deal or talk show deal…anything that would allow them to practice their craft and make enough money to give their families the kind of life they dreamed of giving them.
Sherri got all that. Now all that she’s worked for is coming into question because her ex-husband and father of her son Jeffrey and her current and soon to be ex-husband and father of her unborn child of a surrogate, Lamar Sally are attacking her, her character, her parenting skills, etc. at the same time. Suddenly, it sucks to be Sherri.
Source: Black America Web | Nikki Woods, Senior Producer, The Tom Joyner Morning Show