The first ladies of Purple City will not be relegated to the sidelines during their pregnancies. Not by the displaced chocolate chip on Chrissy’s face. And not by your standards.
In recent weeks, ‘Love & Hip Hop’ castmates Kimbella and Yandy Smith have been going about business as usual, traveling to cities across the country for nights at the most prestige of SBCs (Sweaty Black Clubs). Hair done, nails done, everything big.
“It does sound sort of bad when you say it, but if you think about it . . it’s not like they’re on the dance floor busting it wide open,” writes In Flex We Trust contributor Marisa Mendez. “They’re getting paid to be there, they’re sat safely in the VIP with security and should any kind of fight break out . . . they can quickly be escorted out of harms way.”
Last year, eight months pregnant Michelle Lee was asked by a bouncer to leave a Chicago area bar soon after her arrival because the business could be held liable if she were injured.
“He said to me, ‘I have a personal question to ask you, are you pregnant?’ I said yes. Then he said, ‘I’m going to have to ask you to leave,’” Lee told ABC News.
As Lee worried that maybe there was an ordinance against pregnant women being in the bar (turns out there wasn’t), she also considered contacting a lawyer because she was humiliated by the incident.
“There are certain things for which you are not able to discriminate against someone, and one is their gender,” Ed Yohnka, an American Civil Liberties Union spokesman, told the Chicago Tribune. “And only women can have babies. You can’t discriminate against a pregnant person.”
Erykah Badu would say kiss her placenta and order another round of wheat germ juice. What about you?