Tashay D. Edwards, shot to Internet stardom on Wednesday for beating @O_oYouJusMad while her friend captured the beating on video and posted on WorldStarHipHop (WSHH) According to the Chronicle-Telegram newspaper in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria, “Tashay D. Edwards, 19, 100 block Spring St., [was] arrested and charged with assault and violation of a temporary protection order. A woman, who said she has had ongoing problems with Edwards, said Edwards repeatedly punched her and ripped her shirt off.”
So here’s the thing, it’s bad enough that we handle our disputes like animals, but why do we post this stuff on the net? As disgusting as WSHH can be, videos posted there have been used a number of times to help solve crimes. Is it our attempt to gain 15 minutes of fame? So many of us are captivated by the antics of our favorite reality stars. We boast about being Team Evelyn, Team Tammy, Team Chrissy,Team Drita. If need be we defend our team with the claim that “Nobody would watch it if it didn’t have drama.”
Now we can hardly blame Reality TV for every act of violence, but we would be fooling ourselves if we didn’t acknowledge it’s factor on our behavior. So here’s the BIG question, why does drama have to be hoodrat ratchedness? Here at 3GM we have plenty of drama in our lives and none of it stems from Twitter Beef, Beatdowns (well there was that one time we got jumped in the club) calling each other “bitch”, fighting sans panties et al. Maybe we would watch shows like a day in the life of Michelle Obama or Beyonce At Home… And then all of that ratchedness would become quote, “A non motherfucking factor.”
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