Kerry Washington Mocks Lack of Black Women On ‘SNL’

Kerry Washington

‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington got the chance to play 2 famous black women when she guest starred on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. She mocked the long-running live TV comedy for its lack of diversity in the show’s casting. Washington, 36, played Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey in comedy sketches that called for her to show a bit more acting range than what you normally see on Scandal.

From Miss Expose:

When asked to exit the Oval Office to return as Beyonce by secret service (Taran Killam), a voiceover came on to make an announcement, along with text on the TV screen.

“The producers at Saturday Night Live would like to apologize to Kerry Washington for the number of black women she will be asked to play,” the statement read. “We make these requests because Ms. Washington is an actress of considerable range and talent – and also because SNL does not currently have a black woman on the cast. Mostly the latter.”

It continued: “We agree this is not an ideal situation and look forward to rectifying it in the near future, unless, of course, we fall in love with another white guy first.” As the sketch ended Rev. Al Sharpton then appeared with a message: “What have we learned from this sketch? As usual, nothing.”



 


97 Responses to “Kerry Washington Mocks Lack of Black Women On ‘SNL’”

  1. 1

    Am I the only one that don’t find SNL Funny at all :shrugs: I still like Kerry though and she is very pregnant :yes: getting thick

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    Caramel Rain says:

    It’s not just you, Jenie. I was tipsy when I watched it, that why I laughed by butt off. Now, it’s kinda lame. I used to like MadTV tho.

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    Yeah SNL is just not funny to me :no: corny but not funny

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    Smonae says:

    “Washington, 36, played Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey in comedy sketches that called for her to show a bit more acting range than what you normally see on Scandal.”

    Sandy u cant be serious, she does a good job on Scandal, you have to start with the 1st season

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    I enjoyed Kerry’s satire on the show. She has comedic range, which I would have never thought. She playes a great ratchet, BTW

    Maybe now they will hire a sista considering Keenan won’t do it anymore. My vote is for Tracee Ross- but she’s beginning to age, so they’d better hurry!

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    Morning Sandra!

    Morning Roses!

    Firstly, I never know what channel or what time SNL comes on, so I really don’t care much for the show. :shrug:

    Secondly, I don’t think they are so much lame, I think they are just lazy. No real effort to put into classic comedy.

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    Caramel Rain says:

    Maybe now they will hire a sista considering Keenan won’t do it anymore. My vote is for Tracee Ross- but she’s beginning to age, so they’d better hurry!

    *********

    I vote for Megan Good. She was great in Cousin Skeeter :yes:

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    Jenie, if you don’t follow politics, you may not find it funny. They poke fun at the government all the time! My favorite skit is when the two ex-porn starts do the commercials for high end designer labels.

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    Chile this lady at my job trying her best to keep up with me :no: even though I am flattered :shrugs: its best to just do you, I’m not even in the same playing field :no:

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    anw_rootbeer says:

    buttshake: Pop that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle! :buttshake: Shake that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle! says:

    Morning Sandra!

    Morning Roses!

    Firstly, I never know what channel or what time SNL comes on, so I really don’t care much for the show.

    Secondly, I don’t think they are so much lame, I think they are just lazy. No real effort to put into classic comedy
    —————————
    co sign

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    afineparadigm says:

    Jenie, if you don’t follow politics, you may not find it funny. They poke fun at the government all the time! My favorite skit is when the two ex-porn starts do the commercials for high end designer labels
    _____________

    I follow politics, it just not funny to me :shrugs: like at all

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    I thought the skit was borderline funny. I still don’t believe they (SNL) take it serious. Instead of making a joke about it how bout hire some women of color. We will see how they REALLY respond.

    Hell I don’t watch it anyway….just saying

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    Caramel Rain says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    Chile this lady at my job trying her best to keep up with me even though I am flattered its best to just do you, I’m not even in the same playing field
    *********

    I been through that before! is she an older lady? imitation is the highest form of flattery so you should be flattered :)

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    Salliemae's Boosh says:

    Washington, 36, played Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey in comedy sketches that called for her to show a bit more acting range than what you normally see on Scandal.
    ___________________________________________________________
    :rofl: :hi: Everyone

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    :warning: Where are the weaveologist??!!

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    Smonae says:

    “Washington, 36, played Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey in comedy sketches that called for her to show a bit more acting range than what you normally see on Scandal.”
    Sandy u cant be serious, she does a good job on Scandal, you have to start with the 1st season
    _______________________

    Kerry has never disappointed me in her acting :lol: Sandra just be talking lol!

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    I’ve always been a fan of Kerry Washington. I think she is a decent actress. It seems that once our stars reach a certain level we look for things to tear them down. As if that will diminish their talent. IDK i’m sensing a trend on this blog…

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    Caramel Rain says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:
    Chile this lady at my job trying her best to keep up with me even though I am flattered its best to just do you, I’m not even in the same playing field
    *********
    I been through that before! is she an older lady? imitation is the highest form of flattery so you should be flattered
    _______________

    Yes she is :yes: I am flattered, but it seems like she makes everything into a competition :sad: and its not hell you will should be retiring in about 8 yrs :shrugs: I like inspire, push, nudge, wish you best :shrugs: if you will….. I don’t want you concentrating on what’s my next move, or better yet, the only time you feel the need to better yourself in your job, is when you see me getting accolades ……. damn … starting to get annoying, because she makes everything into a competition….

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    Who Dat says:

    that called for her to show a bit more acting range than what you normally see on Scandal.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Last I checked Scandal is not a comedy.

    But she DOES have comedy in her background.

    She did smashing on SNL

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    :hug: Jenie, didn’t see downstairs. Do you wear weave maam?

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Kerri has come a long way. Not that she wasn’t cute before but her hair be layed :winky: now…

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    San ah make ya dance says:

    :hug: Jenie, didn’t see downstairs. Do you wear weave maam?
    ________________

    Yes, I do, but currently not right now :hug: I’m getting me a sew in next Friday :winky:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    if that will diminish their talent. IDK i’m sensing a trend on this blog…
    __________________
    What *clutches pearls* Not on this family a$$ blog :shock:
    Is that the pick you took with Brownskin at homecoming and cut her out the picture? :rofl: You were like I look good in the picture… too bad I don’t know the other person in there
    *crop :typing: cut and save*

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    Who Dat says:

    The folks ON SNL are NOT all that funny. Cosign…

    But certain guest hosts I DO tune in for. Justin Timberlake be funny as all get out each time he is up there.

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    Caramel Rain says:

    _______________

    Yes she is I am flattered, but it seems like she makes everything into a competition and its not hell you will should be retiring in about 8 yrs I like inspire, push, nudge, wish you best if you will….. I don’t want you concentrating on what’s my next move, or better yet, the only time you feel the need to better yourself in your job, is when you see me getting accolades ……. damn … starting to get annoying, because she makes everything into a competition….

    *************

    :hahaha: see what I mean about your font?! Yea, dont een worry about her. All that means is your doing something/everything right for her/anybody to put that much attention into you :wink: Keep doing ya

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    Yes, I do, but currently not right now :hug: I’m getting me a sew in next Friday :winky:

    —————
    Where do you get your weave? Online? In the process of trying to get a sewin and need some weave, not anything cheap but not crazy expensive. Tell me why the hell them lace closures a hunny bun :wtf: Gotta do what I gotta do tho

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    Caramel :hug: you so sweet !!

    San what’s ya question bout the weaves ? :thinking:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    San ah make ya dance says:

    Jenie, didn’t see downstairs. Do you wear weave maam?

    *********

    I do ocassionally. I did my weave this weekend that started out as bob like GA Girls but I cannot cut hair so it’s just shoulder length hair, like mines…

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    Anna says:

    therapist1911 says:

    I thought the skit was borderline funny. I still don’t believe they (SNL) take it serious. Instead of making a joke about it how bout hire some women of color. We will see how they REALLY respond.

    ~~~~~~~~
    Too easy to hire a woman of color. Why don’t they get the annoying Wayan’s sister?

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    if that will diminish their talent. IDK i’m sensing a trend on this blog…
    __________________
    What *clutches pearls* Not on this family a$$ blog :shock:
    Is that the pick you took with Brownskin at homecoming and cut her out the picture? :rofl: You were like I look good in the picture… too bad I don’t know the other person in there
    *crop :typing: cut and save*
    ****************************************

    LOL you ain’t shyt. It is a pic from homecoming tho. But not my boo Brownskin. lol

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    The Master Beta :D says:

    OMG I am so tired of my coworkers complaining about Insurance everyday shyt don’t make any sense ugh :angry:

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    @Caramel :lol: So you installed it? I’ve done mines once before, but want a professional now since I want a full sewin. No hair left out, but not wiggy

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Caramel Moore :lol: at last name use. I will stop it after this to protect your identity..
    As for B&B. UGH. I am like literally SEW disgusted (Kourtney K voice) with Brooke and Bill. They have like no chemistry. For two people who are supposed to be sex stallions all Brooke does is cry one tear and he pets her hair like a dog. Ridge used to do the same thing. Maybe she is intoxicating :thinking:
    As for Liam, Hope, Wyatt. As much as I used to cheer for Hope she seems real dumb messing with Liam’s brother when she went off about Steffy. Pot meet kettle. And to be fair neither one of them are a catch. Quinn needs to be dropped kicked in the throat. Don’t like her. And Mya got engaged to Carter all quick and now feels salty. Too bad black chick. Now he is with Caroline and to be honest they seems to fit better. Eh… nobody on the show in impressing me right now.

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    San I get my hair from Jace Beauty , and its expensive…. I also have hair from my hair salon, its good…. but I love my Jace Chile :nun: I don’t wear closures, because I usually get a partial sewin. Most of my hair is left out because I need to be able to wash my hair and get in between the crooks and crevices :yes: Not sure where you can get a closure.

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    LOL you ain’t shyt. It is a pic from homecoming tho. But not my boo Brownskin. lol
    __________________
    I ain’t? I was so trying to be :lol:

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    San ah make ya dance says:

    @Caramel :lol: So you installed it? I’ve done mines once before, but want a professional now since I want a full sewin. No hair left out, but not wiggy
    __________________

    San are you in ATL :thinking: cause you need to hit my salon, you will not be disappointed, no over charged :yes:

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    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington's E-boo) says:

    What *clutches pearls* Not on this family a$$ blog
    Is that the pick you took with Brownskin at homecoming and cut her out the picture? You were like I look good in the picture… too bad I don’t know the other person in there
    *crop cut and save*
    _________________________________

    Here you go!!!! :lol: Hey Taken And Therapist :waves:

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    deedeegirl says:

    Well then damn, get a black woman on the cast. That sh!t ain’t funny.

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    @Jenie, Ill check em out anyway. If I’m gonna be spending money, I better be able to wear HER again :yes: Yea I cant do the partial. My natural hair not gonna act right :no:

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    EyesofScorpio says:

    dragged from from downstairs-

    @Caramel Rain – congrats and :cheers:

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    Jenie, no I’m not :( I’m near Chicago tho, so I’m going there

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    Who Dat says:

    @Jenie you need a 1/2 bundle or whole…since you leave most your hair out?

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    San Studio 4 has the hair and the closures :yes: studio4hairatl dot com :thumbsup:

  47. 47

    San Studio 4 has the hair and the closures :yes: studio4hairatl dot com :thumbsup:
    ————–
    :thankyou:

  48. 48
    Ty says:

    Morning Roses & Thorns :wave:

    Jenie, Dubb City, Brown, Taken, Beta, Razzle, Kenya :happy:

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    Oh I was checking out Porsha Stewarts line last night, but I’s scared. I like her hair but they just be tryna make a buck anyway, while they rocking that good ish

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    Who Dat says:

    Ty

    :2dance:

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    @Ty, see #27. You’re the one that put me up on Lace Closures Right?

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    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington's E-boo) says:

    Hey Ty :hi:

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    Who Dat says:

    @Jenie you need a 1/2 bundle or whole…since you leave most your hair out?
    ________________

    My stylist squeeze 3 in my head :yes: my natural hair is extremly thick so he makes sure he puts 3 in there to level it out…. Derrick love full hair :yes: but depending on how thin your hair is, he want put that many in, if your hair is thin, he only puts like a bundle in a half, because he wants your hair to look as natural as possible….

    Example, medium thick hair (2 bundles) if your hair is thick as hell down ya back already he always sews 3 in …… chile :phew:

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    Example, medium thick hair (2 bundles) if your hair is thick as hell down ya back already he always sews 3 in …… chile :phew:
    ————-
    Yea I’m banking on the 3 for mine. I don’t want no worries

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    I went to the website like :typing: realized I don’t even wear weaves. I am doing like that lady at Jenie’s job. Trying to fit in and be down :hahaha: ole lurking tendencies…

  56. 56

    He did Tweets hair :yes: her hair is very thick and long, but she wears a sew in all the time google a recent pic of her :yes: that’s 3 bundles in her head…… her hair is thick and down her back

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    Ty says:

    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington’s E-boo) says:

    What *clutches pearls* Not on this family a$$ blog
    Is that the pick you took with Brownskin at homecoming and cut her out the picture? You were like I look good in the picture… too bad I don’t know the other person in there
    *crop cut and save*
    _________________________________

    Here you go!!!! :lol: Hey Taken And Therapist
    __________
    Brown don’t let them Met Gala u hun :Rofl:

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    Anna says:

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Caramel Moore at last name use. I will stop it after this to protect your identity..
    As for B&B. UGH. I am like literally SEW disgusted (Kourtney K voice) with Brooke and Bill. They have like no chemistry. For two people who are supposed to be sex stallions all Brooke does is cry one tear and he pets her hair like a dog. Ridge used to do the same thing. Maybe she is intoxicating
    As for Liam, Hope, Wyatt. As much as I used to cheer for Hope she seems real dumb messing with Liam’s brother when she went off about Steffy. Pot meet kettle. And to be fair neither one of them are a catch. Quinn needs to be dropped kicked in the throat. Don’t like her. And Mya got engaged to Carter all quick and now feels salty. Too bad black chick. Now he is with Caroline and to be honest they seems to fit better. Eh… nobody on the show in impressing me right now.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    I too can’t stand the lack of chemistry w/Bill & Brooke.
    They are brining Ridge back, not Ron Moss but Zach from All My Children.

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    lovezoe says:

    Morning :waves:

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    Her real hair is down her back as well I mean, but in order to give that realistic look, 3 bundles :yes: medium thick hair 2 hey maybe even 3…

    I always have a lil hair left over :tea:

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    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington's E-boo) says:

    Brown don’t let them Met Gala u hun
    _______________________

    Et tu, Ty?!!!! :hahaha:

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    He did Tweets hair :yes: her hair is very thick and long, but she wears a sew in all the time google a recent pic of her :yes: that’s 3 bundles in her head…… her hair is thick and down her back

    ————-
    :whistle: Smoking Cigarettes Tonight… That use to be my CD

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    Who Dat says:

    Example, medium thick hair (2 bundles)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This is me.

    I had went to Jace before a few months back…and they sell those 1/2 bundles. But I got all flustered and clicked off lmao. So I would need 4 halves to make 2 wholes…

    GOT IT SIS :hug:

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    The Master Beta :D says:

    Ty :hi:

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    San ah make ya dance says:

    He did Tweets hair :yes: her hair is very thick and long, but she wears a sew in all the time google a recent pic of her :yes: that’s 3 bundles in her head…… her hair is thick and down her back
    ————-
    :whistle: Smoking Cigarettes Tonight… That use to be my CD
    _______________

    Still in rotation :nun: <<< Tweets hair chile

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    lovezoe says:

    San- you ever thought about Getting a upart? You can buy the hair and make a upart. I had someone name mine. Real nice. I used three bundles.

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    Who Dat says:

    Example, medium thick hair (2 bundles)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This is me.
    I had went to Jace before a few months back…and they sell those 1/2 bundles. But I got all flustered and clicked off lmao. So I would need 4 halves to make 2 wholes…
    GOT IT SIS
    ____________________

    Keep in mind Jace Beauty hair is very full :yes: Love that hair , 2 bundles with Jace should be more that enough…..

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    @Lovezoe, I thought about it, cause I’ve seen some bad ones on youtube. But I want something that can be pulled a lil bit :lol: IDK

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    Now which Is better, that Brazilian, Malaysian or that other. Shid I need to get in the weave biz :think:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Brown don’t let them Met Gala u hun :Rofl:
    by Ty on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:16 am
    ————–
    :ghost: Therapist Anna Wintoured her right out of homecoming history :hahaha:
    Let me stop playing with brown :hugs:

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    Ty says:

    San ah make ya dance says:

    @Ty, see #27. You’re the one that put me up on Lace Closures Right?
    __________
    *pulls out flashlight to check your SR card* :rofl

    yeah I think so :shrug:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    They are brining Ridge back, not Ron Moss but Zach from All My Children.
    ———-
    Really? Don’t nobody wanna see two men fighting over grandma Sabre tooth tiger Coochie :no:
    That’s terrible. As much as I want Katie to “win” you can’t take your man back after he slept with you sister. That’s nasty :nono:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    *pulls out flashlight to check your SR card
    ———–
    :chase: HILARIOUS!!!!!!

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    *pulls out flashlight to check your SR card* :rofl

    yeah I think so :shrug:
    —————–
    :eek: Nevermind

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    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington's E-boo) says:

    Therapist Anna Wintoured her right out of homecoming history
    Let me stop playing with brown
    ____________________________________

    You’re fine Taken!!!! :hahaha: Even if you are crazy!

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    San ah make ya dance says:

    Now which Is better, that Brazilian, Malaysian or that other. Shid I need to get in the weave biz
    __________________

    I had some Malaysian and chile that hair was theee devil :nono: the texture matched on point, but that hair tangled madded up a storm :phew: never again…. Brazilian is good, a lot of people get the body way because it holds a curl better :yes:

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    Ty says:

    San ah make ya dance says:

    *pulls out flashlight to check your SR card* :rofl

    yeah I think so :shrug:
    —————–
    :eek: Nevermind
    _________________
    :rofl: whats up San ___/

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    I had some Malaysian and chile that hair was theee devil the texture matched on point, but that hair tangled madded up a storm never again…. Brazilian is good, a lot of people get the body way because it holds a curl better

    ———–
    :thankyou: I think I know what imma do, You are so helpful unlike some ppl

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    lovezoe says:

    light Yaki is good for relaxed textures.

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    @TY you aint no help, I’m in a weave crisis here :P

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    FuturedocDonte says:

    I watched this… I hollered :lol:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    You’re fine Taken!!!! Even if you are crazy!
    by Brownskin Cutie (Carrington’s E-boo) on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:35 am
    —————
    I think everybody should be a little crazy in order to be sane :blink:

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    Your welcome San :hug: Best of luck weave shopping :waves:

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    My font white huh? Ok. :tea:

    I gotta go do paper work and see a man about a dog anyway…

    :nun:

    :lol:

    BYE!

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    San Studio 4 has the hair and the closures studio4hairatl dot com
    ___________________________________________________________________

    Jenie :hug:

    It’s on I’m about to book my appt pronto :pc: I want some puervian hair. I just want to make sure its of good quality.. And I want my ends dyed ombred a light brown..

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    Salliemae's Boosh says:

    :newpost:

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    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington's E-boo) says:

    I think everybody should be a little crazy in order to be sane
    ____________________________________

    I bet you are fun to hang around!

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    Tylicious :kiss:

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    San Studio 4 has the hair and the closures studio4hairatl dot com
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Jenie :hug:
    It’s on I’m about to book my appt pronto :pc: I want some puervian hair. I just want to make sure its of good quality.. And I want my ends dyed ombred a light brown..
    _______________

    You will not be disappointed chile :thinking: I never had the peruvian hair , from what I understand, peruvian has a more fine texture ……. chile your hair will be dyed to thee heavens, keep in mind, most of the stylist in the salon are from Detroit :yes: they even go back there to compete there chile :yes: Them Detroit natives can slay some hair

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    Ty says:

    San ah make ya dance says:

    @TY you aint no help, I’m in a weave crisis here
    _____________
    Jenie gave you some good advice :yes: I usually do full sew ins though with a lace closure/frontal so I can have a natural looking part where ever I want or put it in a ponytail and so I don’t have to burn my hair out in the front to keep it blended.

    I have a vendor in India that I buy my hair from directly. Its expensive but its worth it. I’ve had this hair for over a year but the more I condition it the prettier it gets. There is another local vendor that you can order from true glory . net. I usually buy my closure/frontals from them and I’ve used their hair a few times.

    As far as hair, all that shyt comes from India with different chemical treatments even though its supposed to be virgin. Always buy the so called Brazilian hair though. I use body wave.

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    Crickett says:

    Kerry has range, she was excellent in Life is Hot in Cracktown where she played a transsexual male prostitute heroin addict.

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