When it comes to dating, Rickey Smiley has a list of do’s and don’ts, but there is one that sticks out: If you can’t pay, don’t ask her out.
It’s true, there is nothing worse than going out on a date and being asked to either pay or for that matter, split a bill. Yes, it happens.
Smiley recently stopped by the HipHollywood loft to talk about his reality show Rickey Smiley For Real and while on the topic of his dating teenage sons, the radio host and comedian dished out some advice that many of ya’ll need to hear.
“If you can’t pay for a meal, you shouldn’t take nobody out on a date,” he told us.
Smiley then shared his thoughts on the new date night idea, “Netflix and chill.” “If you really interested in somebody, take her out for a nice dinner,” he explained. “Show her a good time”
Rickey joked, “‘Netfilx and chill’ is cheap … you probably doing ‘Netflix and chill’ at her place. You can’t even do ‘Netflix and chill’ at your place because you still live with your mama. He doin ‘Netflix and chili’ … Ya’ll watch a movie but your mama cooking some chili.”
Hey, if the chili is good, we can’t complain.
Tracee Ellis Ross Spills The Real Tea On ‘Black-ish’ Wage Demands + Deon Cole, Jenifer Lewis Weigh In
Tracee Ellis Ross is unveiling the truth behind recent reports that she was demanding more money for her time spent on ABC’s Black-ish.
Just last week, The Hollywood Reporter suggested Tracy was in negotiations and asking for more for not only going into her fourth season on the hit show, but because her male co-host, Anthony Anderson, makes significantly more than she does.
The report also claimed that if she didn’t make any headway, she might step away and consider guest starring on other shows.
Over the weekend, Ellis addressed the reports and didn’t exactly deny the claims. In a lengthy statement shared on social media, Ross said that she “was in renegotiation, like many actors find themselves in during the fourth season of a successful show.”
She continued, “I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is to be a fully realized black woman on TV.”
She did, however, confirm that claims there were threats are false. “I wish I could have been called by the reporter to confirm that,” she wrote.
Tracy’s statement falls right in line with what her co-stars, Deon Cole and Jenifer Lewis, explained to HipHollywood on Sunday night during the 2018 SAG Awards.
When asked about Ross’ desire to earn more money, Lewis said, “Tracee should have more money, you should have more money, every woman should have more money because we’ve been in the background too long. ”
Television’s favorite mom continued, “We’ve got grab her by the pussy in the White House and women are not standing for it anymore. Black-ish is a very important show, we are dealing with all the pressing issues of our time … This is the time to look it in the face and address it and come through the fire. Women are not taking it anymore.”
Deon also shut down rumors that Ross would be taking a back seat, telling us “There’s two sides to every story. Tracee is fine, everybody is fine, and everybody is getting paid. Everybody is eating. It’s all love I promise you.”
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