Moving on is the most rewarding and challenging thing to do, so please, do it.
On Saturday, April 7, 2018, Drake released a new BANGER entitled "Nice For What" and the world applauded. Even though I believe this was Drake's attempt at mentally seducing women back onto his team, I cannot deny that the song is amazing and it put me in a mood that I have not felt in a very long time.
Not only does he sample Lauryn Hill's, "Ex-Factor," but he adds his own Drakeish twist and features a handful of prominent women in the world in his music video. All of our most loved celebrities played a part in the video. It was beautiful. Gold, really! Who else could have gotten Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Misty Copeland, Letitia Wright, etc. into ONE VIDEO?
Anyways, the real reason that we are here, is THIS...
Although I do not believe that women should just stomp around the world, mad at men (as some of you have decided that this was Papi's overall message), I do believe that women must step up and take the world by storm. We need to start focusing more on ourselves than our men and realize that self love and self empowerment are not lost arts! Here is my personal story and testimony, narrated by Papi Drake (Please pardon his language for he knows not what he says):
I would have given the world for that man, but we were never right for each other. We were not destined to be. There was nothing in our cards that read, "You and Him." I thought that was the most beautiful thing about us though. We literally had to fight to make it, and for the most part, we gave our all to do so until all we had just wasn't good enough. He found somebody that made him happy. He found somebody that made him feel like more of a man. I was a little too strong... maybe even way too strong. I couldn't be gentle enough. I was too sure of myself and not sure enough about him. He changed for me. He really did, but he stayed with her... and that is okay.
Needless to say, he left too. I'm not going to get into the details of that situation, but just know that there's a psycho stalker, a dying love, an unkept secret and a regretful hurt involved. Truthfully, I can put my own business out there, but I can't blast anybody else's. It is what it is. And wherever he is these days, I pray that God is blessing him and keeping him safe. He played a role in my life that was deep and when we fell apart, I broke... It wasn't because he slept with my best friend or spit at me or anything crazy, but I had placed him on a pedestal and I knew in my heart that he would NEVER do anything to hurt me. Wow, was I wrong. Ultimately though. as strong a sour connection was, we brought out the worst in each other. He's a good guy, but he got caught up in the falsehoods of it all. I learned that sometimes there are obstacles that are not meant for us to overcome. Some barriers are not meant to be climbed over or gotten through. Sometimes God truly blocks things not to see how hard we are willing to work, but to keep us safe. We eventually stopped speaking for good and I haven't felt more free, ever in my life.
Drake says it best. I'm showing off, but it's alright. This is my life. It's a short life. I know dark days and hard times and I work my tail off for the things that I have. I work hard to make my life better and also make the world a better place for others. For a while, I had stopped believing in me, but I'm back and I'm better. I'm not stressing over men or their drama. Life goes on. I don't need a man to tell me that I got this, because I know I do. So, thanks Papi, for appreciating me and all of my hard work, long days, longer nights and bright ideas. We see you too.
To all my ladies, Be Bold. Be brave. Be You.
To all my fellas, don't let her slip away. She will glow up without you if you don't glow up with her.
Peace & Love,
To see who all was featured in "Nice For What," and why, check out High Snobiety's post.
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