Tell It Tuesday: What Slim Thug Gets Wrong About Ciara Leveling Up

Slim Thug & The Wilson's 
By Ta-ning Connai

We haven't heard from Slim Thug since he spit rhymes on Beyonce's “Check On It” way back in 2006. And based on the rapper’s recent backlash he’s incurred, he’s probably wishing we weren't hearing from him now.

During a radio interview last week, the Houston native was asked if he thought a girl could date a good guy after having dated bad boys for a while. And that's when he decided, for no reason at all, to drag Ciara and her husband ‘cross the living room floor! He basically said that Ciara had a thing for street dudes and since she ended up with Russell Wilson, it must be all about the dough. He called Wilson corny, a square, lame and not cool...meanwhile, he just bought a pair of Russell's Nike shoes! Yo Slim, you had the nerve to tell the world you’re an undercover fan? But the worst part was when Slim said Ciara ain't changed and can’t adapt to a good man 😲.

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Now, first of all, why is it ALWAYS the broke guys worried about rich guys and their money? Have you ever noticed that you never hear true ballers ever trippin’ off stuff like that? And who wouldn't change after being burnt out by a purple drankin,’ percocet poppin,’ FIVE baby mama havin,’ sleeping with other men’s wives kinda dude like Future??? It's not fair to haul words like square at guys that treat women right, but reserve cool and swag for guys that are a bunch of ratchet jerks. I don't know about you, but I’m all the way done glamorizing it’s “about that life." It’s a mighty good time we redefine what a REAL TRUE MAN looks like.

Slim Thug did apologize, IF you can even call it that. All he did was shift the blame, as if the editing was the cause for his effect. He attempted to drastically rephrase his words, with the “what I was trying to say was…” bit, but believe it or not, go listen for yourself, he ended up saying the SAME thing.

It's amazing how many people will deny Ciara’s growth and remain silent about her ex’s decline. When will we accept, some people wanna change? And since Future did not...Ciara leveled up!

There was this one lady looking for a change. (John 4:4-42) Samaritans were the most despised people in the land and since she also had too many exes and a live-in at the crib, she rarely showed her face in the morning. But what do you do when you're dying of thirst and the well is in the middle of town? You do like she did, go on the down low, and pray no one comes around. So that was her plan this one afternoon, expecting everybody to be at work. But there was Jesus, just chillin’ in the cut, but she kept doin’ what she came to do. He yells out, “Hey ma, gimme a drink,” and she had to do a double take. She goes, “What are you doing talking to me, don't you know that's against the rules?” She was surprised He even looked in her eyes, ‘cause no one ever did that; most Jews won't even dare take that route, just to avoid the people that they hate.

Now I know it sounds like Jesus was playing Big Boss, getting this lady to serve him and what not. But what He was actually doing was showing and proving that she was valued and deserved His attention. This woman had been shamed and overlooked to the point she couldn't hardly come outside, but Jesus was like, “I see you girl, so come on, you ain't gotta hide.”

Jesus kept on chatting it up with this lady by the well, and as time went by He said some things as if He knew her. He knew she desperately wanted to change, but she felt she already blew it, and then He revealed He was the Son of God and she was like, “OMG, I KNEW IT!” Just being in His presence and feeling so loved by the way He sought her out, she shook off her past and ran real fast to tell errbody the Messiah was in town! Many people's lives changed by the testimony that she spoke and this once disgraced woman became the first female Evangelist the world has ever known!

Let's stop shaming the goodie-two-shoes, especially the ones that came late on that train. People are not born into who they'll become, it takes change to end up that way. So listen up sis, I'm talking to you, don't let anybody tell you who you can be. No matter what you did or what you didn't do, God can help you change if you really want to.

Do you think it's fair to say that people don't change? Aren't we supposed to #levelup?
TA-NING is a former model and clothing designer who one day got the "call" to leave the fab world of fashion behind. While in Bible College, she discovered her knack for mixing her quirky style of writing with her gift to teach. TA-NING'S TELL IT TUESDAY is a weekly column that uses doses of pop culture to tear down the walls of churchy tradition, change the face of Christianity, and present it's message in a lively way. Ta-ning resides in Santa Monica (by way of BK), is obsessed with dogs, and is an old school Hip-Hop junkie!

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