You don’t know me. I’m just a concerned mom who seems to have a special place for you in my heart.
I’ve been watching your most recent antics and, frankly, I’m embarrassed for YOUR mom.
I’m not down with what your generation considers dope. Heck, I’m not even sure if dope is a word you still use to describe something that’s amazing. But, I can tell you that what you are doing is not dope. Your choices will come back to haunt you.
Seeing as you were born in 1994 and are just now hitting your early adult years, I can appreciate how the area below your belt controls a lot of your thinking these days.
Please remember: the girls who are literally throwing themselves at you are both highly impressionable and in awe of you.
I knew this time was coming. You and your sound have matured over the years.
“Baby” was replaced by “Boyfriend” — both, by the way, are great songs.
Photos of you flashing a peace sign were replaced by you flashing your backside.
And, your friends… Don’t even get me started on them.
It’s natural for a guy to flock to his bromance buddies after he breaks up/makes up/breaks up with his girlfriend.
But, THESE GUYS? I’ve read enough about Maejor Ali’s brag track, “Lolly,” in which you’re featured along with Juicy J, to know that you are better than that.
You don’t have to stay a kid forever. But you also don’t need to experiment with smoking pot or look for opportunities to flash your abs to impress us.
Your voice, your talent, and your ability to stay grounded are what impresses us.
I’m really no one in terms of celebrity status. I can’t relate to what you go through on a daily basis. I’m sure you have pressures that I can’t begin to wrap my mind around.
But I also know you have experienced how powerful it feels to influence people who look up to you.
One of my kids used to look up to you (even when some of his friends teased him). Give him a reason to continue.
Heidi Woodard is married with three children. Read her Thursdays on momaha.com
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