Shekinah Tearfully Says She’s Intelligent, Not Of The Hood, And Is Tired Of Being Put Down.

Posted on Mar 3 2017 - 12:55pm by Funky Dineva

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I’m not even going to like. I am all kinds of confused right now…

Shekinah, Tiny Harris’s infamous “ghetto friend” doesn’t really enjoy being put down and associated with every negative stigma that comes along with being hood. I mean, who would??? Though I find it kind of strange that Shekinah has graced our tv screens for for the last 5-7 years and has done nothing but glorify hood behaviors and a hood mentality. Now I love me some Shekinah, but honestly, what does she expect? Perception is reality. I can remember times on television where Shekinah herself has said things along the lines of “chile that’s too boujee, I’m too hood for that…” If Michelle Obama is the gradient for classy and Khia is the gradient for hood, then which one of these women does Shekinah most closely resemble? No shade, just calling a “thing” a “thing”. Y’all can call it respectability politics all day long, but if you don’t want all the negative stigmas associated with being hood, poor, projectic, or ghetto, then stop acting that way… Correct me when I’m wrong and acknowledge me when I’m right.

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Here is the last point I’d like to make. Shekinah says she “knows both sides.” Well if that is truly the case, then why does she only showcase one? The beautiful thing about this situation is that Shekinah has acknowledged that she doesn’t like being received by the masses the way she is, thus it’s probably motivation enough for her to make some personality and image adjustments. Just a few simple tweaks to her personality and Shekinah can be well on her way to being a rich white woman. For instance, stop being loud and saying off the wall sh!t at the wrong time. Stop hanging out with hood people. Highlight some of the more refined sides of your personality. I love me some Shekinah and i’m routing for her! We’re all rooting for her!


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  1. kita March 7, 2017 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    what I hate is why should she have to hide that side? this lil white girl running around here getting all types of rewards for being an unintelligent ghetto hood rat but black women, like Shekinah, get bashed. Eff all that. she can be who she wants to be

  2. Damian J. March 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    What’d she say?!

  3. Loving This Site March 6, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

    She was very much proud of her hood antics. That show where here and Tiny did a road trip was nothing but her living up to every ghetto stereotype. All she has ever displayed was being a crass, loud mouth, ghetto individual and now she mad people are calling a spade a spade? Oh Please, no one cares about those tears.

  4. Blackkat569 March 6, 2017 at 9:06 am - Reply

    You can’t criticize her for the “character” she plays on tv. Her character being friends with Tiny was used to take her to the next level. She’s no different from these housewives and hip hop characters on tv. Why disrespect her hustle, but applaud the hustle of those who have instagram businesses or sell knock off purses?

  5. SheilaDiva March 4, 2017 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Shekinah is ghetto as shit. She has portrayed that from day one along with more than a tad bit of unintelligence regardless of her southern drawl. She seemed to have turned it up a quite a few notches to be ‘noticed’ on television even more on someone else’s show. Shekinah was hilarious to a certain degree but in my opinion, that shit became annoying as hell. I can remember a few episodes where I would have a screw face on because of the shit that chick would say. She needs to remember that this is what she gave times 10 to get noticed. Nothing wrong with polishing up your act while staying true to yourself. Hell, if Joseline from LHHATL can get roles (was recently on an episode of Fox 5’s new show Star) with her illiterate ass Shekinah shouldn’t have a problem either.

  6. Amina Brooks Wright March 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Well I mean let’s be real she portrays herself as ignorant & loud ijs

    • Nae March 4, 2017 at 12:48 am - Reply

      Exactly! How do you brand yourself as hood and then get mad when you realize that no one in the real world actually respects that life.

      • SheilaDiva March 4, 2017 at 6:07 am - Reply


  7. Reign London March 3, 2017 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    She is very intellectual.

  8. Nicole Candies March 3, 2017 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I concur…you can’t have anything in life both ways….choose ye this day…..ijs

  9. Cass Crenshaw Butler March 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Funky Dineva why is Shekinah equating “Hood” with lack of intelligence? I do feel that she definitely has gained a reputation for being a “Hood Chic” just as you, I find that if that was not her intent why did it take her 5,6,7 years to FIGURE out that was her image that she was portraying? NOW lack of intelligence I wouldn’t dare say. Intelligence is not gained nor lost by your zip code. One of the “Hoodest” people she knows is QUITE intelligent and that is T.I. so don’t fall victim to stereotypes.

    • Loving This Site March 6, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

      I know that when she is on my screen and she is arguing with Tiny, the closed caption says “indistinct talking” . She chooses to display herself as an ignorant hood.

  10. Deja R. Sconiers March 3, 2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

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  11. Gabrielle Nelson March 3, 2017 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Fake News

  12. Jenness Jones March 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    You can barely understand what she’s saying

  13. LaQueliosha Jenkins March 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Shid I’m a little hood and probably borderline ratchet, yet carry two degrees, working on a third, own my home have a good career, can hold an intelligent conversation and cuss a little but that’s my life no complaints.

    • makini t.tate March 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      u are definitely my kinda folks, my qualities mirror yours, I am educated but comfortably hood!!

  14. Aerial Shalisse Knowles Hawkins March 3, 2017 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    But she’s acts s certain way I’m confused

  15. Shelita Jones March 3, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Then act like it

  16. Neka Williams March 3, 2017 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    On the show Tiny had her to go to etiquette class and had someone try to teach her to be professional. Because she didn’t know how to act at business meetings.

  17. Santeyonne Powell March 3, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    It”s funny how the white girl on Dr. Phil is making money based on how she acts. Ms. Cash Me Outside in rewarded for having a particular behavior. Black women act the same way are they are called hood or ghetto. We can’t win either way. If we are “proper” we’re acing white. If we act “hood” we’re ghetto.

  18. Shamara MsCocoa Washington March 3, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Well if all you give out is Ghetto & Hood don’t expect different in return #IjsTho

  19. Dana Rann March 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    she act hood so why wouldn’t ppl think​ she is hood?

  20. Jennifer Stockman Smith March 3, 2017 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Tenika Hansberry

  21. Donita Ballard March 3, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Why is she crying about this now? She capitalized off of that whole ghetto persona on T.I. and Tiny ‘ s show for about 3 seasons.

  22. Antonio Ferrer-Tancredi March 3, 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    poor lil tink

  23. Dionne Chanel March 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Then she need to stop slurring her words and hanging with ghetto people

  24. Cinnamon Jones March 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I like her but it’s how she presents herself sometimes tho. It’s a and place for everything!

  25. Dara D Landry March 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    well she should have never cooned it up for the cameras. So thirsty to get on, now you sad. choices.

  26. Leah Memi Harris March 3, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Well its ALL ABOUT PRESENTATION. And whenever she was on her or Tiny’s reality show. She talked very hood. So what does she expect really.

  27. H Lamont Watson March 3, 2017 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I opened this link and got a computer virus. Beware…

  28. Roy Richardson March 3, 2017 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Everybody have feelings everybody stopped hurting everybody feelings when you realize it you would not want nobody to hurt your feelings nobody is not perfect everybody can say everything bad about these reality stars but when they say something bad about you you want to get mad and you want people to do something about it stop hurting her feelings give her a break everybody makes mistakes no one is perfect no one can not judge no one Only God can judge you leave her alone

  29. Joan Brown March 3, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    maybe speech therapy will be helpful

  30. Tawana Wiley March 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    The first impressions last forever. You never get a second chance to make first impression!!!!

  31. Tisha Lynn March 3, 2017 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Oh my dear, but actions speak louder than words. Let your actions reflect who you are, and not your mouth.

  32. Court Evans March 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    But girl…okay, nevermind.

  33. Jadis Hornsby March 3, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Lol thats the character she plays tho

  34. Lisa Truetoatlanta Flagg March 3, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Exactly season 1, you was doing hair in your apt in the hood, duh

  35. VoiceofReason March 3, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    One question: what is hood behavior and mentality? Can someone please enlighten me?

  36. Kelly Richardson March 3, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    You’re hood honey

  37. Aimee Camillo March 3, 2017 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Girl BYE

  38. VoiceofReason March 3, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Hood? I thought she was just being the country person that she is. Had she been too refined, no one would have related to her and she would not have garnered such popularity. Now, here is the other edge of that double-edged sword … branding wise and getting product deals is what is hampering her. However, she had some very good ideas with respect to hair care and the straws in the dryers to dry weaves all the way was ingenious. If you are not that “hood” person then who you are is who we should see all the time and not some caricature of some hood stereotype. Not everyone is going to like you but they will respect you because you are true to yourself.

  39. Regena Meals-Hammock March 3, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    You are what you are

  40. Mymica Murray March 3, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    She seems to be intelligent but at a certain age you have to stop talking that hood shit.

  41. Jamille N. George March 3, 2017 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Out of her own mouth she claimed the hood. Now she wants to deny it?

  42. Dionna Young- Lee March 3, 2017 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Your exactly right!

  43. Nikki Jackson March 3, 2017 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    I love her for who she is!!! ❤

  44. M Joy Cone March 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I agree with your article-actions certainly speak louder in most cases. If she did not spend time on reality TV showing others one particular side then people would not label her as such.

  45. Kathy Smith March 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with being people being a little hood but the problem is some people just don’t know how to turn it off because to be honest sometimes you need to pull that hood card out in some situations and when you don’t have that typical hood look and you pull that card people clutch them pearls when you turn up on that ass lol

  46. Ashley Fraiser March 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    There’s nothing wrong with being hood though. You can be both educated and hood at the same time

  47. Freddie Greer March 3, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    I get it…But this is how she presented herself to TV….

  48. Marilyn Latrice March 3, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    You get what you give.

  49. A'Lillian Grady Fuller March 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    She don’t act like it. You’re a tv personality. If you’re constantly ratchet on tv and social media what do you think ppl will think? This is a lesson I teach my 9 year old, it’s not rocket science.

  50. Enola Evans March 3, 2017 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I know its hard to leave that hood mentality behind but she’s trying. I see you sha!!!

  51. Keeta Thomas March 3, 2017 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    We must stop letting white society tell us who we are. I can be hood but I can also show off that college degree. Ghetto and Hood is a mentality not a skin color. Donald Trump is trailer park trash and now he’s being called potus. #IJS! #GTFOH! that little white girl that said “cash me outside” she’s cashing in for being “HOOD!”

  52. Angelia Tolbert March 3, 2017 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    So why do you continually act that way?

  53. Sheata Southern March 3, 2017 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Kenya Brown

  54. Paula Payne-Stokes March 3, 2017 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Here’s my thought about being “hood”, where it proudly. There are things that are ghetto specific/ related whatever and being hood is one of them. Clearly she’s intelligent enough to be an entrepreneur. Who cares what people think Shekinah be YOU.

  55. LadyDi Maldonado March 3, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Funky Dineva you right…if she keeps showing something different the perception will change.

  56. Michael Bond Jr. March 3, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    If she quit actually like she ratchet it wouldn’t happen

  57. Melanie Godisfaithful Jones March 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Nothing wrong with being hood.

  58. Alisha Bailey March 3, 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    You are what you are whether you come from money or not.Ratchet and ghetto is a state of mind. Money cant buy class and its hard for me to feel bad for her because she always has an opinion about other people as well.She,Tiny,Kandi,and the whole crew are ghetto but paid.Just own it and fuck what people say.

  59. Candy Yams March 3, 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    She is

  60. Tyesha Mason March 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    I like her. I can relate, people try to be cute with me because of how country I am not knowing I can talk circles around them and leave them lost! That’s why it’s never good to assume or just go by what you think you know.

  61. Sherae Danielle March 3, 2017 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Perception begets reality.

  62. Kathy Smith March 3, 2017 at 6:14 pm - Reply


  63. Isaiah Williams March 3, 2017 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Ppl like this are ashamed of growing up poor and from the hood. You don’t Gotta live in the projects and share a room to be from the hood. Let’s keep it 100. Be grateful where you come from and where you are today boo. Nothing to be ashamed of.

  64. Precious Hilton March 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I love Shekinah Jo! ❤

  65. Andrenita Steele March 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Fuck people.. I like her loud ass.. Its character that matters..

  66. Pretty Steele March 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Just here to read the comments of those who justify judging her…

  67. Ebonye Render March 3, 2017 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Well presentation is everything Shekinah!

  68. Tinicka Whitaker Smith March 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Hood doesn’t equal unintelligent ! I love her but she is def hood lol

  69. Carita Jones March 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    uh ok then!!

  70. Kendyl Mccall March 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Perception is reality

  71. Tameka Crawford March 3, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    it is what it is….

  72. Jasmin Smith March 3, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    “I work hard bitch!”

  73. Shawn Johnson March 3, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    If you know both sides just show both sides and watch the company you keep

  74. Marshell Sanders March 3, 2017 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Act like you got some sense then goofy ass lady

  75. Dominique Sanders March 3, 2017 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Chile I guess

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