Thugs + The Women Who Love Them, well if that isn’t the story of my life. Okay, not really but I’ve always wanted to date a Tupac ie an intellectual thug. Unfortunately in the case of the men featured in bestselling author Wahida Clark’s musical, Thugs + The Women Who Love Them, they were definitely no Tupac Shakurs.’ My review inside.
On Sunday, I was given the opportunity to check out the hip-hop musical at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. I was uber excited to watch a handful of reality stars dabble in the fine arts. No, but to be serious for a moment, the cast included K. Michelle, Lyfe Jennings, Boosie Badazz and yes, Ray J…and his gut.
I’m telling you, Ray J’s new post-wedding weight was a character in itself. I loved it!
In case you’ve never read the book, the story is about four different gal pals who are stuck between loving their thugs and wanting a better life.
I absolutely loved this musical. From K. Michelle belting out her hits (and getting naked) to Lyfe Jennings telling his girl, Lisa, that he’s here for her “mentally, physically, spiritually and economically” you know, before he goes and shoots her other man.
The cast’ next stop is Detroit, MI on October 21-22nd. Remaining tour dates are below and can be purchased here.. I highly suggest checking this musical out if it’s in your town. If not, I have a feeling the book is a really good read.
Remaing Tour Dates:
Detroit, MI October 21-22 Fox Theatre
New Orleans, LA October 25-26 Mahilia Jackson Theater