Maybe next week . Idk tho cus that’s spring break and im not gonna be worrying about shit lol .
Maybe next week . Idk tho cus that’s spring break and im not gonna be worrying about shit lol .
The flashbacks thoooooooo 🙈🙈 lol . She handled that tho 😌 & hey man who knows 😏 yesss Spin and this daddy life lol . Yeah bout that lol SORRY but yes blame it on that #collegelife I’m trying to stick with y’all I really am lol
" well maybe if you were to TREAT me like your girl i wouldnt be complaining right now now would i , Mark ? " i asked as i angrily followed him to the bedroom .
" what do you mean ?! i do nice things for you every once in a while ! "
" keyword : once in a while . Mark the last time we went out someplace as a couple was a month and a half ago and you treated me to a simple $2 cup of ice cream what the hell "
" if you werent at work all the time or with you little friend Jason then maybe we would have time to do more ! "
" i work all day because of the fact that i have nothing to look forward to when i come home to .. to THIS ! "
another arguement once again . i swear this was like a daily thing between Mark and I . nothing new . it would probably just lead to make up sex like it did last night and a few nights before that .
i thought .
the thing about this arguement was that it kept getting more and more intense the longer we argued . so intense to the point where we were neck to neck . Usually Kareem would be home to stop the arguing after a certain point but not tonight cus he went out . there was no one to break this chaos cus we werent going to stop on our own .
the anger in Mark’s eyes were just as bad as the pain that was visible in mine . the heat between our breathes agitated us even more as i was pinned to the wall with no chance of breaking out of Marks’s buff arms pinning mine against the wall . the arguing still escalated as we were no more than 3 inches apart from each other . angry boiled through my body at a raging 100 miles per hour . or what it felt like atleast . since my arms were pinned on the wall i had no way to defend myself but with my words , but those could only do so much .
then finally i thought of something else besides my arms that would come to my aid .
i kicked him . kicked him right in the nuts since my legs were positioned in the right spot to do so .
" YOU BITCH ! " he shrieked in pain as he crouched down and went into fetal position .
seeing him in pain brought happiness to my eyes , but unfortunately that didnt last long .
before i knew it he was up in front of my face again , then there it was .
* smack ! *
that one slap sent me flying across the room hitting the dresser that just increased the pain i was in even more . i laid there in the position i naturally fell in as i covered my face where he hit me . once i looked up its like he was smacked across the face as well causing his attitude to chance cus he immediately had a face full of regret as he came to my aid .
" Trina im so so- "
" get the hell away from me ! " i yelled as i cried in pain . " get out ! get the fuck outta here and dont come back ! " i continued as i somehow built up the strength to get up and start pushing him out the house . he kept refusing but i used all my might to get him out of here . he kept telling me to stop and tried stopping me but it wasnt working . as soon as i got him out the house i locked the door , then ran back to the room to grab all his stuff . i didnt wanna open the door again so i went to the front patio and started throwing his things outside on the ground so he can get them himself . " get your shit and get the fuck outta here ! you wanna put hands on me ?! think again mothafucka ! get your shit and LEAVE MY APARTMENT ! " I yelled as i threw everything out . he was looking at me like i was crazy but i was nothing crazy . i was being smart and getting him the hell out of here .
once he quickly got all his shit together , he finally left my apartment .
left me to sit in pain . physical and mental pain as i sat there crying my eyes out .
the scene was at a restaurant right now and my character was on a date that Katrina had set Jason up for .
" & action ! "
" so whats your occupation ? " my date asked as i wondered off in thought . this date was okay , but not nearly as close as great . this lady just wasnt interesting .
" i work at a social work firm downtown . im a social worker . " i plainly answered , trying to seem like im into the conversation but i really wasnt .
" oh that sounds interesting . whats your concetration ? "
i felt like i was in a job interview this chick was so boring and bland .
outta nowhere i heard my phone ringing in my pocket as i felt the vibration .
" uh excuse me . " i politely said as i got up to walk away from the table to answer the call . i pulled out my phone , then read " Trin Trin " on the caller ID . " thank God for saving me with this call on this boring ass date . why would you set me up with a girl like this ? i know you’ve done way better . "
" then i guess it would be okay for you to come over here then . please J ? i need someone right now . " she said as she sniffled and tried to hold back tears .
" woah woah woah whats wrong ? "
" he hit me J . Mark hit me and we just broke up . i just need you to come over please . " she responded .
" he WHAT ? " " i asked and realized i got really loud in the restaurant . " he what ? " i asked as i whispered . " look i’ll be over in a little . ima end this date then head over right now . give me 30 . alright ? "
" alright . " she confirmed then i hung up .
i made sure i was straightened up before i went back to the table to end this date .
" hey , Lisa , tonight was a really nice night and youre a great woman but i gotta cut it short . an emergency happened to a close one and i gotta be there right now . im sorry . "
" oh .. " she said a little disappointed . " oh okay . i hope everything is okay . "
" thank you so much . im so sorry . hope to see you again . " i replied and rushed out the restaurant .
the way to Katrina’s house i kept making up scenarios in my head about if i were to see Mark again . there was always something i didnt like about that man . i always knew Katrina could do better . i dont know what she ever saw in him from the start .
as soon as i got to her house , i sloppily parked in the front of her apartment then ran up the steps and barged through her front door .
no words exchanged . just an automatic hug , comfort and love from my heart to hers .
after i made sure she was alright and comfortable and safe enough in my arms , i began asking her what happened .
" where to begin . " she said as she rollled her eyes , then started talking . like all her other arguements , it was the same old shit until she got to the part where he pinned her on the wall and all the physical shit happened . hearing the story just made my blood hot .
" i was just waiting on him to fuck up for me to have a reason to beat his ass . " i said then she looked at me crazy .
" J . " she said and laughed a little . " wheres this coming from ? "
" you know i never liked him . ever . since the beginning . "
" i kinda figured but didnt think it was this bad . " she said as she still laughed a little . " just please dont touch him ok ? "
" are you really telling me not to touch him after he laid his hands on you and slapped you in the face ? " i asked then actually examined her face . " leaving you a black eye holy shit . "
" its a black eye ?! "
" yeah its forming . " i said then looked at it some more . " here i gotchu . " i added , then went to get a towel to put some ice in it . " just chill and lay down . here i’ll put some tv on . " i said as she laid down on my lap .
she laid there as the ice was on her face and we watched TV .
" aaand cut ! good job ! "
" shit this ice is cold on my face for no damn reason . " Asia said and laughed as she got up off the couch .
" due to lack of resources we are not prepared to do the next scene we planned on doing so thats it for the night . see you all bright and early tmrw morning ! "
" oh ight then . sounds coo to me ." i said , happy knowing i can get some sleep .
once we had all of our belongings , Asia and I left the set and went back to our hotel so we can relax and get some sleep .
" what a long day . " Asia said as she yawned and plopped on the bed .
" who you telling . " i replied as i went right along with her and laid down .
" i need to relax tho . that jacuzzi tub works wonders . ima have to hop in that right now . "
" save me a spot cus I’m definitely in that . " i said .
as she set up the bath , i secretly set up the bedroom to make it into a romantic scene . Asia’s been working hard lately , she deserves to unwind and relax a bit with some candles and rose petals in addition to the bath .
once it was ready , we soaked together in the tub and relaxed as we let the warm water run through our bones and soothe us mentally and physically .
once we were out , she grabbed her towel to wrap around her body and i grabbed mine to wrap around my waist , then we went to the bedroom .
" you did this while i was setting up the tub ? " she asked , astonished .
" yup . "
" awww baby . " she said as she turned around and smiled . " you do so much just to make me happy . "
" this is nothing baby . " i smiled as she came my way to kiss me . i picked her up to cradle her like a baby as she laughed , then i walked over to the bed and gently laid her down as we kissed all in one motion . as she laid down , the towel that was wrapped around her had now untied and revelaed herself for me as i hovered over her . " well look at that . " i smirked as she lay there naked .
" yeah yeah yeah . " she laughed . " ima make sure i aint the only one naked tho . " she added then yanked the towel off of my waist .
" ight , we fair . " i joked then began kissing her again .
being inside Asia was like the key to a door . it aligned perfectly like a puzzle . her moans were like a lullaby to me .
the best sleep is the sleep you have after passioante sex .
" action ! "
" i dont know how much longer i could do with these dates Trina got me doing . its getting annoying . " i said to Anthony as we were playing a one on one game of basketball at the park .
" what , the girls arent your type or somehting ? "
" most of them are . some aint . Katrina knows my type . i aint stressing off that . its just that these are so damn time consuming . i feel like im wasting my time . "
" let her know that then . "
" she’ll be crushed . she really wants me to do this . "
" in the end this effects you , not her . let her know straight up . "
" iono bruh … "
" you scared of her or something ? "
" nah i aint scared of her . the fuck . "
" yes you are ! ha nigga you scared of your bestfriend ! "
" i aint scared bruh " i replied as i forcefully passed the ball to him .
" i dont blame you . Trina can get a little scary at times when shes mad . "
" ight ight calm it down ." i responded and laughed .
" J … have you ever thought about maybe Katrine being the one for you ? " he asked .
that thrw me all the way off guard , resulting in me shooting the ball totally away from the hoop .
" what ? "
" you know how they say the one thats for you has been in your face the whole time but youre just too blind to see ? what if thats the case with you and Trina ? yall too blind to see that you guys are meant for each other . her relationship isn’t working out with Mark and obviously youre getting nowhere with this dating thing . i mean shit it might just be . you 2 are bestfriends . yall know everyhting about each other . more than anyone else can even learn about each of yall . yall are each others soul mates and yall aint even know . “
" now you know youre talking crazy right ? " i asked and laughed at his thoughts .
" you know damn well im making sense right now . you just tryna avoid it . "
" i can never ruin the friendship me and Trina have . once this is ruined it would crush the both of us . theres no way . "
" see my point exactly . you two cant live without each other . "
" youre crazy bruh . " i said and scoffed as i shot the ball .
" you think m crazy now but wait until yall are madly in love with each other , you’ll think im a genius . "
" nahhh . " i said and laughed .
" you think Spin and Nic are up ? "
" you know they aint been getting no sleep with their baby being born now . you can try it tho . " Asia replied .
i pulled out my iPad and began calling Spin so we can facetime to see him , Nic and their son . Alexander .
" ohh ok look who’s up . " i said when he answered .
" wassup son ? where Asia at ? "
" here . " Asia said and i put the camera towards her .
" wheres my nephew Alex at ? "
" bruh is knocked out in the crib and he better not be getting up any time soon . "
" poor Spin . " Asia laughed . " try raising 3 babies at once . "
" i honestly applaud the both of you like crazy cus i dont know how the hell y’all doing that . this little man is enough for me . "
" i see . " i said and laughed . " Nic sleep ? "
" nah shes at the grocery store . "
" puttin on pounds or what ? "
" fuck outta here son . " he replied as i laughed . " how much longer yall filiming for ? "
" we have another 3 weeks out here . "
" damn . getting shit done or nah ? "
" of course . most of the movie is already done being filmed . "
" i feel it . thats wassup bruh . "
we lasted on Facetime with Spin for a little bit longer before he told us he wanted to get some sleep in while Alex was sleep .
everyones lives around me are just changing dramatically . its crazy .
Yassssss !! 🙌🙌😁😁
ever since Dig and i got the role for the mocue and word spread bout it , we’ve been getting all types of hype over it . eventually , the cast was finally formed and i must say this was a great ass cast - me and Dig as well as Jacob Latimore as the supporting actor , Kevin Hart , Chris Brown , Morris Chestnut , Tahj Mowry and Queen Latifah . it was an all star cast including cameos by other great actors . Jake was playing the role of Anthony , Jason’s best friend and other coworker . Morris and Queen Latifah were Jason’s parents while Kevin Hart was Joey Scarver , Jason and Katrina’s boss and Chris was Katrina’s brother Kareem that lives with her . lastly , Tahj was playing Katrina’s on and off boyfriend , Mark . learning all these characters and their roles made me that much more excited to start filiming . im not gonna lie , when i found out that Tahj would be playing the role of my boyfriend i got a little happy realizing we’d have to kiss sometime . nothing serious tho i promise .
the day we all came together as a cast was one of the funniest days ever i swear .
" can we get all these girls tested before they come on the set cus if they’re bout to be kissing my husband i dont want nothing spread to me . " i said as we were all reading over the script as a group .
" now why in the world would Jack hire someone who has a disease ? " Jake laughed .
" how would he know ? gotta think about these things Jake . " i joked as we all laughed .
" now Tahj ima tell you this one time and one time only … dont be getting all intimate with kissing my girl in these love scenes . "
" i gotchu Dig . " he laughed as we all joined him but Dig didnt .
" im being serious tho . "
" babe calm down , its all acting ight " i said as i laughed .
" look at his face ! this is not a game people . " Kevin said and had us all laughing . even Dig broke out of his seriousness .
after this meeting and everything was read over carefully and established , Dig and I had went out to eat before we headed back home .
" so what are you gonna do about this tour youre putting together ? "
" ima have to push it back until after we’re done filiming . thats the only thing i can think of . "
" atleast you’ll have more time to paln it tho . "
" true , but i wanted to start it already . i cant wait to start performing again . "
" you right . everything happens for a reason tho . now you have more time to plan your set and everything . "
" yeeeeee . " i said and smiled at the thought of my set and how amazing its gonna be .
dinner tonight with Dig felt like a business meeting , but of course when we got home it was family time .
' mommy ! ” Ro exclaimed and came running to me when we walked through the door .
" hey pumpkin ! " i said and picked him up to give him kisses all over .
" daddy daddy daddy ! " Lani said as she ran to Dig . shes such a daddy’s girl i swear .
" princess ! " Dig said and picked her up and threw her in the air as she started to laugh .
" wheres Ja ? " i asked Ro and he shrugged his shoulders .
Dig and i walked in the kids area and found Ja sittig there with Nia as he ate his little snacks .
" of course hes here eating . that boy just loves food . " i laughed then picked up Ja as well . " how were they today ? "
" Ja and Ro kept getting into little fights today so thats why Ja’s sorta in a mellow mood but other than that today was smooth . " Nia answered .
" who kept starting the fights ? " Dig asked .
" the same culprit as all the other times . " she laughed and we all looked at Ja .
" youre gonna stop starting all these fights little boy . " i said to Ja and he just looked at me like he was innocent .
" this boy . " Dig said and laughed .
" well thank you , again , Nia . youre the bestest babysitter ever . " i said as she was gettting her purse .
" well its my job . " she said and laughed a little . " see you guys on wednesday ? "
" yess wednesday . " i confirmed .
" ok cool , see yall . "
" see ya . get home safely . " Dig said before she left .
" she even cleaned the kids play area . ugh , she is the absolute best . " i said when i noticed everything all neat .
" i dont understand how we got so lucky with her . "
" thats what im saying cus i was so convinced i was gonna be firing babysitters left and right . " i replied .
the first 2 months before we started filming for this movie , i was taking acting classes every day with my mentor . even if i got one of the lead roles in this movie doesnt mean im an acting God . gotta remember I’m a rookie at this . i still gotta take classes especially with all these great and experienced actors .
2 days before we started filming was when Dig and I flew out to DC because thats where the filming was going down at . we were gonna be out there for about a month and a half filiming everyday , so we both made sure we spent time with the kids before we were gone for that long .
" alright Nia i can trust you with this house right ? " i asked right before we were leaving the house to the hotel .
" i’ve been babysitting the kids for how long all the time ? your house is in safe hands Mrs. Simmons . " she said .
" alright now . i’ll be calling just about everyday to check in with the kids so try to make sure you keep your phone on you . "
" babe im sure she knows this . dont stress off it . " Dig responded .
" im just making sure she knows . " i replied to him . " alright come here and say bye to me babies . "
they all came over to me and Dig and we gave them all the love in the world to last them a month .
" be good ok ? " i said to them .
" good luck , have fun and all that good stuff . " Nia said as we were walking out to the car where our driver was waiting for us .
" thank you Nia . good luck with the kids . "
" i got it no worries . " she smiled .
our driver put our suitcases in the trunk as we got in the car , then drove away from our house .
5 AM . first day on set with some of the cast . we were doing the opening scenes today so everyone besides Queen Latifah and Morris had to be on set .
" you nervous sis ? " Chris said as he came and rubbed my shoulders while i was getting my hair teased . my first scene was me waking up late for work so i had to have bed hair . i personally didnt think i needed my hair to be teased tho . i just had to lay down for a while and bam i’d be good .
" nah im straight . dont make me nervous tho . " i said and laughed .
" its not bad tho . atleast this aint live . if that makes you feel any better . "
" it does actually tho i aint gonna lie . " i replied and laughed a little .
as i was getting my hair finished , Dig started filiming the first opening scene with him waking up late for work as well . they were using two apartments right next to each other but set it up to make the houses look completley different . it was crazy how much they did to decorate the sets .
Dig’s opening scene was super easy cus he really didnt have any lines to recite besides cussing under his breath and stuff due to the fact that his character was single living alone as opposed to my character that had her brother living with her and her boyfriend spending the night .
my scene started off with Katrina and Mark asleep in their bed . Katrina wakes up peacefully with Mark’s arms wrapped around her , then she suddenly realizes that shes late for work when she glances at the clock .
" action ! " was all i heard for me to begin acting .
i awoke to being cuddled on in bed and smiled once i saw my ’ boyfriend ’ next to me . peacefulness didnt last long tho once i realized what time it was .
" goddammit Mark did you turn off my alarm again ?! " i asked as i threw his arms off of me and hopped out of bed .
" what the hell nah i didnt " he groggily said as he turned the other way and covered his face with the blankets .
" you used my phone last and you always do that shit on so called accident ! " i responded and i rushed to the bathroom .i quickly brushed my teeth and washed my face , unfortunately not having time to take a shower .
thankfully i had put out my work suit last night , so all i did was throw my clothes and shoes on then threw my hair in a nice ponytail .
" you were up and didn’t even wake me up ?! "i asked Kareem as i saw him eating breakfast in the living room .
" was i supposed to ? " he asked , dumbfounded .
" you know my hours . the least you could have done was wake me up on time when you realized i wasnt in here at the normal hour ."
" oh , my bad ." he replied as he childishly drank his milk from his cereal bowl .
" ugh . " i said in disgust as i grabbed a granola bar from the drawer . " see you later . "
" see ya . " he replied with a mouthful of food .
i just stopped in my tracks at the door to look back and his and give him a look of disgust before i kept it moving .
i took my car keys out my purse , then hopped in the car so i can rush to work .
" cut ! " was yelled outside as i was in the car . " yes i loved it ! " Jack said once the scene was wrapped up .
" really ? " i happily said as i was proud of myself for nailing the first scene all in one take .
" yes you did that ! " he replied then gave me a high five .
" youre better than i thought . them acting classes really helped . "
" you thought i was gonna suck or what ? " i asked Dig as i shoved him .
" nah not like that ." he laughed . " you just surprised me . "
since today was the only day we were filming in order of scenes , we all went down to the place where we would be filming the work scenes at the social work firm . this scene would be starting off with Katrina and Jason pulling up to park at work at the same time .
" late too ? " J asked as we both got out of our cars and walked towards the door .
" of course . i see youre in the same predicament . " i replied as we fast paced to the door . " your collar is uncuffed . "
" thanks . " he said and quickly fixed it . " granola bar for breakfast ? "
" how you know ? "
" crumb central . " he laughed and pointed to my chest .
" oh crap good looking . " i responded and wiped it off .
we walked in the office together and went straight to our desks , but in order to get to our desks we had to pass our bosses office .
" late again " he said as we tried to slick walk past Mr. Scarver’s office .
" caught . " i quietly said and walked backwards to go back to his office .
" sorr- "
" i dont wanna hear it just get to work . " he responded and with that we went to our offices .
" do you know of the work on time ? " Anthony joked as he peeped his head in J’s office .
" shut up . " he mumbled as Anthony walked away laughing .
” i’ll be back ! ” he replied .
the whole day was such a great first day . this scene plus more taught me more even if i was actually working now . i can see this acting job becoming a permanent thing .
This is the absolute busiest week for me so don’t be surprised if I don’t post on Thursday either lol ima try tho !
And a filmer 😏😏😏😏😏 she got life set lol .
Okay yeah do that please lmao thanks !
Anyone else can help too ! Feel free to send your ideas !
Yassss thank you lol !! 🙌
You wrong ✋😂😂😂😂😂 & yassssss but idk yet I didn’t think about it yet 😔 honestly tho … She was confused as shit 😩😂 but you know kendrick a genius bruh ain’t nothing new 😌😏
" Justin what do you want and why the hell are you in jail ? " i asked as i tried not to get too loud with the boy .
" i got another DUI , then i resisted arrest and ended up hitting the cop . "
" you HIT the cop ? Justin youre doing some time and theres no way out of this one now . thats defintely a 2-5 year sentence right there . & no im not helping you with your bail again cus i know thats what youre calling for . "
" Asia if you could just help me out this one last time i promise you wont ever have to help me again . "
" you said that the last time Justin . no i cant . i have othe priorities to be paying for this time now . i cant be spending thousands of dollars towards someones bail . Justin i helped paid for your bail last time and i’ve been helping you with your counseling and rehab for a minute now . theres only so much i can do and i’ve done enough . im sorry Justin i cant . & why am i the one youre caling at 3 in the morning ? wheres Selena ? "
" shes done with me . shes basically saying the same thing youre saying . "
" hmph i wonder why . " i responded and he just sighed .
" look Asia you know i’ll pay you back . "
" in 5 years after youre done with your sentence ? yeah i dont think so . i love you and you know youre always in my heart but i just cannot right now . i can help you with counseling and rehab when youre released but as far as paying … im sorry Justin . "
in the background , i heard an officer tell him that his time was up .
" keep your head high Justin and please stay out of trouble in jail . " i quickly got out before he had to hang up . "
" thanks anyways . " he said right before the call clicked .
i sat down on the couch feeling so terrible and guilty for not helping him out this time but enough is enough . he needs to learn the hard way and stop taking the short cuts to life . maybe once he learns he’ll stop with all this nonsense .
after a few minutes , i went back upstairs to the room to go back to sleep .
" who was that ? " Dig whispered as he turned towards me .
" Justin . "
" what he want calling this late ? "
" bail money . "
" hes back in jail ? he aint ever gonna learn . "
" im sayin tho . " i agreed then got under the covers to go back to bed .
" hey babe , are you gonna be working on another anytime soon ? " Dig asked me as we were cleaning the house .
" no probly not . why ? "
" just asking cus i know you cant go long without working on new music . "
" yeah i think ima just put more of my time on Anaya and trying to get her recognized . "
" you flying her back out here soon ? "
" yeah i was thinking like next week or so so we can work on her music . are you gonna be using the studio ? "
" no I’m good . its all yours . "
" ok cool . " i replied . " you like Anaya ? "
" shes a sweet and charismatic girl . i love that shes so nonchalant about life . her music and voice fits her personality . "
" im talking like music wise . "
" oh , she does have an amazing voice . one thing is , i dont think shes ready to be a star yet . you know ? likes shes not ready for fame yet . "
" THANK YOU . Thats why i havent brought her around anyone but you yet . & thats why i didnt bring her to the BET Awards . i can see that shes not ready for fame yet . im glad im not the only one who realizes that . i know she’s thinking bout why she aint met no one famous yet . "
" let her know that you dont think shes ready then . "
" no because i want her to mature and get ready on her own not because she wants to meet famous people already . i want it to naturally grow on her . "
" true . youre gonna be a good mentor for her . "
" thanks . " i smiled .
" you think someones gonna pick her up tho ? "
" once she gets the exposure she needs then labels will eventually come around . might take some time but it will happen . maybe time is what she needs . "
" why dont you just own your own label then ? "
" i don’t think i want that responsibility . im good at helping people . helping people is what i do , but having their whole career in my hands ? i dont know about all that . thats a big job . "
" raising 3 kids is a big job as well but youre doing that perfectly . whats the difference ? "
" i popped those kids out myself , thats the difference . i didnt pop Anaya out . " i said and laughed .
" im looking at it job wise . you’re doing just about the same jobs , just a little more with Anaya . "
" i guess , but still . thats huge . "
" i think you should think about it . youre great at spotting out new talent . "
" maybe . " i mumbled .
speaking of music , a few days later Kendrick had called me into the studio cus he had something hot he was working on that he wanted me to work on with .
" The Royal Comeback album hosted by me . "
" The Royal Comeback album hosted by you ? " i asked , confused at what exactly he was talking about .
" yup . nothing but greats on this mixtape . "
" greats as in …. "
" the greatest in the industry from 2003 to 2014 . the people that were poppin in that whole time period . im not sayin thats when the most poppin artists were out but thats when the ones that are alive now had their most fame and are now either legends or great til this day . "
" & you want me on this .. ? "
" yes nigga . youre great arent you ? " he asked and laughed .
" yeah i guess . " i also laughed .
" youre the youngest person involved on this , you know that right ? "
" word ? so you saying i just barely made the cut ? " i joked .
" you just barely made the cut bruh . " he laughed .
" who else made it ? "
" i got the list right here . " he responded then flipped to the page in his notebook and handed it to me .
" Tune …. T.I ok … defintely Jay …. of course Eminem … yes RiRi … oooh youre bringing back NAS ? lets fucking go ! " i said as i read the list . " Bey of course , oh look my husband made the list good shit … Drake of course .. yes to Andre 3 stacks , of course my bro Breezy on it , Ice Cube , Dr Dre , August , Ab , Q , Pharrell , Snoop , E40 , Cole , Ross , Pusha , Sean , Nips , Dom , Problem , Trey , Sage , Meek , T Pain . you got a good ass list here ! hella people , but yeah i can agree that throughout those years they were amazing and had an impact on music . defintely a list of greats . "
" now just cus theyre on this list dont mean theyre gonna be on the album . its up to them if they wanna do it and up to the OG’s if they wanna give me a verse cus you know they aint spit in a minute . "
" especially like Dre , Snoop . 40 and them . them niggas is like almost 60 and shit now . " i laughed . " theres gonna be a lot of tracks on this album then . "
" nah it aint gonna be that much . everyones gonna be on this , regardless if they only have the chorus or the bridge or whatever . whoever agrees is gonna get recognized . "
" i feel it . " i agreed . " & what do you want me on ? "
" i want you on this one beat ya boy Trizzy did for me a while back . now .. ima have you record a verse but that dont mean the whole thing gonna be on it cus im still deciding on who gonna be on what and shit feel me so dont get mad if like half your verse get cut or some shit . "
" Trizzy did this ? ok ok . " i proudly said as i smiled . " but nah i’ll be straight . lemme hear the beat . " i replied then he played it for me . " i see … " i said as i was vibing to it . " keep it rollin . " i added as i took out my notebook and pen to start writing .
any beat of Troy’s just flows with me so perfectly so going with this beat was good for me . since i was first one to have dibs on the beat , i set up the platform for the topic of this song . i named it What If because i based it on a past relationship . basically what if we wouldve worked out or what if i never met you type of shit . once i got in the booth i swear a sense of warmness over came me and i felt so at home . i havent recorded anything myself since i found out i was pregnant which has been like 2 years now .
" & you still dont consider yourself one of the greatest .. shakin my head . " he joked after i finished recording , but stayed in the booth . " im the same way tho so i cant talk . "
" i was just about to say that , the fuck . " i laughed . i listened over the verse and made a few corrections to it then once i was satisfied with it i came out the booth . " Nas’ flow on this would be A1 . "
" it would wouldnt it … " Kendrick replied as he thought about it . " what about Dom ? "
" yeah him too . definitely him . " i agreed .
i listened to some of the beats he had and put some artists on some beats , but i doubt thats how it was gonna permanently be . after a while i was done working , but stayed around to chat a little .
" what do you think about me starting a label ? "
" you got the ear for talent , you got the money and brain to start it so i think its a good investment . you thinking bout starting one ? "
" its just sorta in the back of my mind . Dig was kinda talking me into it the other day cus you know im wokring with that one girl Anaya . "
" yeah i remember you tellin me bout her . "
" yeah i would do it mainly for her because i really want her to get signed on a label but i feel like she wouldnt be the same working under someone other than me , you know ? shes grown too attached to me . shes like my baby right under my wing . her best comes out with me around . "
" aw shit she done got attached to Mama Asia . " he joked . " but yeah honestly i think you’d do good at that . as long as youre putting in the time to invest in that you gon be straight . "
" you right .. " i said .
he was right , but i needed more motivation to do so . the next day i found myself calling Uncle Russell and talking to him about it . i knew he’d talk my ear off about it so i embraced myself for a long ass conversation .
" so you think i should do it ? "
" go for it . youre a bright young woman . you can do something this big . "
today me and Dig were going to an audition for this role in a move he got a call about . i was coming with him to support and because i’ve never actually been to an audition like this before so i wanted to come and check it out .
" i should just wear a shirt thats says ’ Im Here For Diggy ’ on it so everyone knows . " i joked .
" babe stop . " he laughed as we walked into the building . " uh hello , auditioning for The Right One with Jack De Sousa " Dig said as he went to the front desk .
" we were expecting you Mr. Simmons . " she smiled . " just wait in here and he’ll be out here shortly . "
" thank you so much . " he responded and we took a seat .
we literally waited like 5 minutes before a guy came out one of the rooms with a female .
" now come back when you have some more talent . " he kinda irritated as the girl just walked away pissed off .
i looked over at Dig with a scared expression on my face and he looked back with the same one .
" ah , Daniel nice to see you again . " he happily said and switched up his attitude in the quickness as he walked over to us to give Dig a handshake .
" nice to see you too Jack . this is my wife Asia . Asia this is Jack . "
" beautiful wife you have . " he smiled as he kissed my hand .
" nice to meet you sir . " i smiled as i accepted the kiss .
" this way . " he said as he guided us in the room . we walked into the room where it was blank walls and i desk some feet away from the center of the room . " heres the script and your characters name is Jason . i’ll give you some time to read over the script then you’ll perform it for me . "
" got it . " Dig replied then Jack walked out the room .
Dig stood there as he flipped through the script , then slowly went through to read it line for line as i sat there quietly not tryna fuck up his focus or anything like that . Jack came back in the room 10 minutes later and sat in the desk in front of Dig so he could watch him audition . ” & action ! “
i stood there as i watched Dig act out this Jason character and i tell you , acting is Dig’s second passion cus he really put on a performance for Jack . i love watching Dig act . i watched every movie he acted in atleast 5 times . each movie . and theres about 6 of those .
" nailed it ! " Jack happily said as he clapped his hands . " i knew i called you in here for a reason ! i just knew you wouldnt fail me . "
" thank you . " Dig said as he smiled .
" now only if finding a female was this damn easy . i swear every female that has walked in my office and auditioned has not been what i’ve been looking for . "
" it cant be THAT hard . pass me the script . " i said to Jack , just talking out my ass knowing i hardly have a lick of acting experience .
" trust me honey its not that easy , but here you go . "
i looked over the script and found out what character i would be acting out . her name was Katrina and she was the role of Jason’s coworker and bestfriend . they worked for the same company as social workers and had known each other since college because they had the same major and they were friends ever since having the same interests . i also learned about more of this Jason character . he was a big time social worker that all the ladies loved and wanted but he hadnt found love in years because of this one girl that broke his heart and because he never really had time to date , so Katrina being his bestfriend tries to set him up on dates and stuff untill he finds the right one . the scene that Jack wanted me to act out was Katrina talking to Jason and trying to persuade him into agreeing to be set up for dates . this was a romantic comedy so this would be fun to act out .
" alright , anddd action ! "
" do NOT tell me you’re refusing to do this because of Chantel . the Chantel in college that slept around with just about every football player . the same Chantel that almost had sex with Professor Armstrong to pass that english class . the SAME Chantel that had 3 abortions our junior year of college … you mean to tell me you’re stuck on that haunted ass pussy ! J come onnnn get over that girl ! i dont know what in the world you saw in her ! " i said as i was talking to ‘Jason’ and acted out the whole scene . Dig also acted out some of his lines in that scene so it could flow together . i liked this scene cus it really tested my acting skills . i was irritated at one point , then i had to switch up my attitude to happy but in a sarcastic way then switched it up to being pissed off . when the scene was over , we looked over at Jack and he was just staring at me .
" do one more scene . here . " he said and handed me another script . i read over it like last time , then i acted it out . " my God . " he said and just stared . i didnt know how to accept that . " my God ! " he happily said and stood up to clap his hands . " wh- … why couldnt any other female make those easy transitions with the attitude like you did ? why ? you got the part . both of you guys got the part . congratulations !! " he said as he excitedly shook the both of our hands .
" alright ! " Dig happily said as i stood there happy but shocked .
" did i really do that good ? "
" did you ?? of course ! i dont know if its the connection that you 2 already have or what but you nailed it ! "
" oh wow . okay thanks . " i said and smiled .
" we will be giving you 2 a call as soon as we get the rest of the cast settled in and everything , okay ? "
" okay got it . thank you so much again . " Dig said as we walked out of his room and out the building .
the whole way to the car i had a confused expression on my face .
" wait wait wait … " i said as i held his arm and stopped him from starting up the car . " what the fuck just happened ? "
" youre an actress now thats what the hell just happened ! " he excitedly said . " congrats babe ! " he added then kissed me on the cheek .
" holy shit did i really just nail that audition ? " i asked and laughed cus of how shocked i was .
" yeah you did and you did that shit well ! who knew you could act ? "
" no one because i dont act . " i laughed .
" welp , now you do . " he smiled and shrugged his shoulder .
actress . something else to add to my title.
i didnt think i’d find it but I FOUND IT ! :D