Hollywood socialite EJ Johnson took his mom, Cookie Johnson, shopping in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Monday. The 25-year-old 'Rich Kids' reality TV star wore a sheer top and black shorts paired with black thigh high boots and a red Alligator skin Hermès Birkin handbag ($50,000).

As a young boy, EJ was fond of playing in his mom's closet while his NBA superstar dad, Magic Johnson, was often away on long road trips. EJ cherished going shopping with his mom and helping her pick out her clothes.

Now that he's a reality star earning his own coins, he returns the favor.

Photos by Genghis / BACKGRID

  • Coy little wink

    That's Effie White don't be fooled y'all...

  • soujourn_erets

    ?????Embarrassing. They failed that kid.

  • Hair Lova ???

    Does EJ only wear black??

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I recall an interview where MOM shared she had to do a lot of praying regarding her son and his lifestyle choice (Not debating - so miss me).
    Was she such a BAD mother, that he would go out dressed like THAT to purposely hurt & embarrass her OR is she good NOW?

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Insane Taco Juice

    Shim loves those go go boots.

  • jayhawkpride

    The fact that she had to do a lot of praying, lets me know that she will never be "totally" good. Because it goes against her beliefs.

  • Cricket404

    Magic retired in 1996, EJ was a baby. So MJ was present while EJ grew into his femininity.

  • stav

    I'm so sick of him and the short , short outfits, the sheer , the sparkle. He has unlimited funds and access to the best, yet he insists on dressing like a 2$ whorre in designer clothes. This boy should be told that wearing less is not appealing. One can love their child without putting up with or being seen with this nonsense.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I wish I had the type of guts EJ has. I might be a damn powerful bytch right now

  • SunnyChi

    Wtf! Not cute at all.

  • Sid

    lol I cant with all that thigh meat hanging out

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Nah. You can be the best parent in the world, but you cant control your kids' choices. When they grow up they're going to make their own decisions about their lifestyle choices. If they end up turning left, that doesn't mean the parents failed them.

  • darealwifey

    Why he gotta dress like that for a regular shopping trip? EJ don't own a pair of jeans?

  • Soda

    I could understand a bag being 50K if it was made of dinosaur because they are extinct, but alligator? You can find them on golf courses and in people's yards.

  • soujourn_erets

    I hear you. There's merit to your statement. This particular "lifestyle" choice is based on the lifestyle they grew up in tho.

    And Magic, given the industry, that lifestyle, the HIV situation, and the tales, should be considered when looking at this young man.

    Just my opinion.

  • Mrs Mary

    he looks a hot mess. at least cover up in front of mom. i see he's gaining some of the weight back too...lmbo

  • Phillybruh

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7d975f6773de97ee2ca7c5042325a61675e1c97efeaf492cc4c4f50380a4128.jpg
    A grown man comfortable in his skin and a momma who loves him. There is really nothing to say here, besides I hope everyone is this fortunate.

  • Soda
  • soujourn_erets

    Yea.

  • Oh Tommie

    Slow news day huh...

  • Blak

    Oh my..I'm sorry but not my child

  • Coy little wink

    ???

  • Messenger

    Blaming this on the parents is another lie of the enemy. That is a demon spirit from the devil. Place blame where it belongs.

  • guest

    smdh....cookie so sweet.

  • Renee Bee
  • Renee Bee

    Bwahahahaha!

  • Soda

    He seems to be making his own way in the world, is not a thug, doesn't beat women, and is a law abiding citizen---which can't be said of a lot of celebrities. Who is he bothering?

  • Mbailey

    IT takes a lot of balls to walk down the street with that sexy bxtch.

  • soujourn_erets

    I didn't say he was bothering anyone or that he was doing the opposite of what you listed.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not as sweet as her son.
    Lordt have mercy *Medea voice*

  • Soda

    Then what's the embarrassment & failure?

  • datATLboi

    I........CAN'T.......I Won't........I QUIT

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The demon came from Magic.

    Is it a coincidence that both Magic and Isaiah Thomas both have gay sons?.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

  • Cie Be

    My question is - Did you say that purse cost $50,000? I could've let EJ borrow my gator purse, it looks way better than the Hermes Birkin he is carrying...and only cost me $290 (consignment)! EJ is not only delusional, but wastes his money foolishly! Cookie looks very exhausted too.....smh.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Earletha looks like a younger Aretha Franklin.

  • Elevated Soul

    Fix it Jesus!!!!....Humankind is so out of order.

    I don't know who told E.J. he was fierce but that would be a no!

  • Miami8981

    To piggyback on what Elevated Soul said below...

    Fix it Jesus!!!!....Humankind is so out of order.

    I don't know who told E.J. he was fierce but that would be HELL no!

  • soujourn_erets

    It's an embarrassment for a man to be dressed in women's clothing. The failure is the homosexual lifestyle.

  • Miami8981

    That would be a HELL NO. You hit the nail on the head. Human kind is just lost.

  • Miami8981

    ...and both have gay daughters.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Its impossible to defend this sort of nonsense. Later in life, he'll really hate himself for going out in public while looking so ridiculous.

    I don't understand this half drag phenomena. You are willing to go around town with that big ole ashy bald head, freshly shaven man thighs, and husky shoulders while adorned in what appears to be almost a see through shear fabric. Really? Anyway...

    I'm gay but frankly, I would be appalled if my sons ever stepped out looking like this. Its absurd. And there's no point to it. Everybody knows you're gay, EJ--and they know you have money. Stop this attention whoring because you look like a complete jackass.

  • abby500

    And the bag isn't cute. I know it's Birkin, but that style is so dated, imitated and just not IT anymore....to me.

  • APeachLikeMe

    crickets... that's all I got when I saw this one...

  • TawnyDelux

    Y'all know EJ been extra...why are y'all so surprised?
    Anyway that's nice he's having a shopping day with his mama...she's so nice.

  • abby500

    My sentiments exactly on that bag. That look is so dated.

  • Elevated Soul

    Indeed!!!

  • MsPam

    The problem is he loves them too much, damn it's summer time!

  • SumthinSweeter

    as a woman (a real biological woman) I would not have ever worn something like this around my mom. then like literally, who in the daytime hours walks around and wears their club fits just to shop? I mean I guess it happens but......

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Insane Taco Juice

    Yep because L.A. is boiling already. I'm near the water and it's been low 90's.

  • Ro

    EJ Be who you are,but you don't have to dress like trash while doing it. YOU LOOK A MESS

  • SumthinSweeter

    lol! I had a nice giggle rw after reading your comment. I wouldn't walk to the mailbox with him looking like that! it's tooooo much!

  • SumthinSweeter

    LOL! Truth!

  • hottlanta

    Anybody see the dance show "So You Think You Can Dance" last night when they had this guy on there call Big Cheese. Big Cheese was a big ole mess. He had on red patent leather shoes, leopard coat, blonde wig and hat. He got on stage. He was so bad they had to show half of his body and cut his act. They let him get on stage, had they not they would have been accused of being homophobic. His leotard had me speechless and that takes a lot.

  • SumthinSweeter

    wonder if it's on youtube because you got m curious to see.

  • SumthinSweeter

    wonder if it's on youtube because you got m curious to see.

  • hottlanta

    You will be accused of being homophobic.

  • hottlanta

    You will be accused of being homophobic.

  • hottlanta

    Imma see can I find it. He was a hot azz mess. If you tell them they don't look good you get accused of being called homophobic. We can criticize real women when they don't look good but we can't criticize a person that is gay in their appearance..

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Do tell.

  • Quitedeliteful

    This sounds crazy!!! I hope it's on YouTube....

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tt

    I'm sorry..... That bag look cheap

  • Pamela

    Black accentuates his body and "slims" him down. Obviously black isn't working for him. He looks a hot mess.

  • Phillybruh

    lol they let them on stage for ratings purposes..they let all the crazies on stage.

  • Nathan Hastings

    Thigh hight boots? It was over 100 degrees in LA on Monday yesterday damn.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Your right when you say later in life he'll regret it. If you want to wear club clothes in the daytime ok but have a little respect for your mother. The least he could have done was put on a pair of pants...

  • Phillybruh

    But these types of gay men have always existed though it didn't start with EJ. I have to admit growing up I thought this is what gay men turned into because it was all that was ever shown.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's probably his mom's hand-me-down bag.

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    ?????

  • hottlanta

    Chile when he took that coat off and I saw his dangling particle I was rolling. Homeboy didn't even tuck it. I guess he wanted all of us to see it. I don't be looking for dyyks they always find me.

  • hottlanta

    That come from no matter what he wears people tell him he is "fierce". They even told him he was fierce when he was wearing my grandmother fringed sofa cover as a shawl when he had his weight on him. He twirling round and round like he was a spinning top. People needs to stop lying and call a spade a spade.

  • hottlanta

    My knockoffs look betta than that. I least he has a $50.000.00 bag and has $50,000.00 in the bank. Some of us are mortgaging our homes to get a bag like that.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I understand where you're coming from because most young, black gay men learn about being gay, initially, by being exposed to one of two extremes: severely closeted men, or over the top queens.

    EJ's problem, I think, is Hollywood. That place is terrible for kids--particularly wealthy black kids. EJ seems very lost to me. He needs mentoring.

    BTW, I think he wears nice stuff--it just looks wrong on him.

  • Li

    Well, I give him credit for still being a "he" and cross dressing and not going full transgender....altho I suspect that's going to happen any minute. He's lucky to be a trust fund baby....have a lot of money to fall back on.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!! Dangling particles -- and how could you not tuck it for TV????

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You're so right, as you so often are. I mean really. He's doing too much. The purse could have been a backpack; the cashmere, knee-high boots are just UNFORGIVABLE.

    The point of fashion and looking good is wearing something that actually MAKES you look good--and enhances the natural elements of your body.

    EJ is a big husky man who tries to wear clothes that his body cannot navigate. He looks like a big Ford truck wrapped in a garbage bag.

  • Li

    You bring up a good point about Hollyweird. Even Cher's daughter, Chastity had an identity problem. She was a lesbian, then she went transgender. Notice also that Cher is not seen with her children(2), and Cher was at her ex's funeral and not one child with her? I doubt she accepts what her children have turned to.

  • Li

    Do you think that's why Elon Musk is going to cultivate Mars....so that the normal people can live on Mars and the weirdos can inhabit earth?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    A lot of people don't understand the culture in Hollywood. Money, excess, temptation...

    Black folks in Hollywood often abandon their cultural identity to "fit in". Hollywood really sorta demands that, and many black folks give in to it.

  • 4RGSpot

    Gross!!!!!!!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    He doesn't pay for all of that stuff. EJ is a frequently-photographed individual who wears outlandish stuff and designers are keenly aware of it.

    Hermes Birkin knows the score. EJ gets tons of items from various designers who know that a famous, big, black, bald headed man wearing their garb is a much cheaper investment than print and digital advertising--and gets more mileage.

    The tragedy is the awful way he looks wearing it all.

  • Junkanoo

    This look is for the club or a party not for going shopping in the middle of the day with your mom

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Jesus would have to do a hands-on intervention with EJ.
    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Unless you want attention.

  • Junkanoo

    Your right

  • Fiona

    God have mercy. The problem is not that he is gay or that he likes to dress up as a woman, but that his taste in clothes is so horrible, no fashion sense whatsoever!

  • SpiceGirl

    UMMM....he looks like his mom...that's all I have...

  • hottlanta

    Them not being together has nothing to do with their sexuality it has a lot to them with them as a person. Parents/kids have problems all the time it has a lot to do with a attitude and not the sex and people quick to blame the sexuality as a problem if a child is transgender instead of their attitude.

  • BlahBlahBlah

    Taking a poll, if your sig other has the virus are you still having sex or nah?

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I adore Cookie, strong woman.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ????

  • Liah

    OK.....

  • Malcom Flex

    EJ is too insecure. Also it's clear he thinks he's a white supermodel.

  • guest

    They look like they are mad. Cookie looks so stressed

  • Ladyvil

    SMDH

  • hottlanta

    I remember when Cookie was promoting her book last year on how prayer saved her marriage. She was saying how she stayed in the closet purposely and listened to Magic's conversation he had with women when he discovered he had HIV. I was saying to myself are you freaking serious. You gotta be outta your mind to put yourself to that mental abuse. That is just me. Some things I don't wanna know. If I know you cheated on me, I ain't trying to find out with who/when/where and what positions yall was in when yall was screwing. Mentally knowing that you betrayed me during the relationship is enough for me without trying to complete the whole dang scenario. No thanks Cookie this woman doesn't need your relationship book. I am good. I got better things to do with my money.

  • Latisaj

    Seems like she was directing her prayers to the wrong situation. Instead of worrying about "Magic I got the package/I don't got the package Johnson" she should have been praying and watching over her son!

  • BeUtFullSoul

    FIRST and foremost, you would NOT be going ANYWHERE with me dressed like that...carry on...not my child..let me mind my business.

  • Messenger

    It's still the devil. The devil is working hard all over the world. He does not discriminate. He's in the NBA arena as well. It ALL comes from Lucifer.

  • hottlanta

    He stood her up at the altar 3 times. One time is enough for me. I still can't get over how he tried to sound all romantic and loving when he would tell women I will sex you in my bed but you can't spend the night. Cookie was the only women who could spend the night that was reserved for her. Wow!!!!

  • kelz

    Is this the social norm? yikes..

  • Quitedeliteful

    True... and every time we see this boy it looks like he has on nothing but a blouse and his dark, dank crotch on display. As big as he is with the money and access to stylists that he has, EJ should be looking fierce....

  • hottlanta

    If you told your son to pull his pants up you are being a good parent. If you tell your son to take his high heel boots off you are being homophobic. Can't win for losing.

  • Vegas1989

    And they are swade boots at that....I know he's calves, ankles and feet are seating...SMH...It was hot erry where on the West

  • IamAllnatural

    A woman who stands by a cheating man is not a strong woman!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Is that you Redeemed?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Twiggy?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You.are.killing.me.today.
    *take me to the king*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ba wa wa wa!!!
    You just said that EJ is just a$$ed out six ways to Sunday.

  • hottlanta

    That's the truth and you know it.

  • Latisaj

    What kind of malarkey?? Please, and magic ain't never been hitting on anything money or not!

  • BRuhman_Vista

    I'm guessing after this wonderful shopping spree with mom that Magic and EJ went down to the local rec center for a few games of 3 on 3. #fathersontime

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Just because she stuck by who she loved don't make her any less stronger to ME, worrying about herself and possibly carrying a child with HIV and enduring all that with grace makes her strong in my book.

  • eldwdubu

    You gotta kinda feel sorry for the parents.... Money can't buy out disappointment.

  • Kirenee

    Yeah, okay... right!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    LOL...I loved EVERYTHING you wrote. The "dank crotch" was especially funny. LOL.

    EJ is an absurdity. And he's definitely tired. I just think when you are forcing a UPS truck shaped body into flimsy apparel, the results aren't gonna be good.

    And EJ ain't cute either so that further complicates things.

    I feel sorry for his mother because deep down inside, this has got to be humiliating.

  • mila king

    Truth

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Magic is PAYING for his "sins," honey! If I were Cookie, I would have preferred giving birth to Rosemary's baby! Anything but this mess!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Not even all the therapy in world!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuup... Nobody said don't be your authentic self -- we know you like to dress in a feminine way but damn can't he keep it classy??? His mother looks better than him and she's not even dressed up...

  • Solstice

    "he was wearing my grandmother fringed sofa cover as a shawl"
    ^^^That part!!??
    Woo I just fell over!!?? Lawd I'm hollering ???

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Cookie was on Oprah and said after Magic told her he had HIV he had to call the women he slept with...Oprah said , jokingly, I think...that must have taken a couple of days...Cookie said, yeah it did!

  • hottlanta

    You saw that to. She probably had a cot in there. Somethings I will just not be proud of.

  • hottlanta

    EJ Johnson twirling wearing my grandmamma sofa cover with fringe on Wendy Williams. Click and see for yourself. Yall thought I was making it up and she was calling him fierce. She should have been run outta town.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xEJYi2UU_s

  • hottlanta

    Hellooooo!!! Betta say it. Makes her a stupid woman.

  • PrettyBrown28

    If he was an average dude...she would of left. Damn 3 times.

  • Benjamin

    He's comfortable in his skin..and as long as he's happy.

  • http://www.Samanthagwrites.com Samantha G.

    Ej's still dressing like a ho, I see. Putting all the goodies on the auction block per usual. Leaving not a single thigh meat to the imagination. I said it ?????.

  • Lisa daniels

    You forgot HIV positive man.

  • Lisa daniels

    You say he got a starter bag? ?

  • Nessa

    Shameful

  • Nessa

    You think he's athletic?

  • Nessa

    Well Cookie's hair looks very healthy at least!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    He is the anti EVERYTHING!! WTF is the point of a 50k purse?? OH PULEASE!! Looking like some big phagg

  • NIA

    SMH.... GOD had nothing to do with this.... he looks horrible.

  • Athena Panagakos

    Well said.

  • Athena Panagakos

    Yes it does. Looks like he got that thing from a car trunk parked in a back alley somewhere.? 50 grand wasted.

  • Jussjess25

    Auntie how much is he earning that he can afford fifthy thousand dollar bags? I doubt his dad is giving him that kinda money?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I still don't understand his look, what is it that he's trying to do!?!? Does he wanna be a woman or a man!?!? I say be one way or another, you can't straddle the fence.

  • nikkijamaica

    thank you! the first thing they should've done is buy him a pair of pants, put em on in the dressing room and walked straight to the cashier for her to pop the tags >_<

  • nikkijamaica

    nope. sex shouldn't be that important to put your life in danger. I always say be with someone for personality over sex appeal because the aim should be to last into your golden years and when body parts stop working for both of you, you need to be able to sit on the porch swing and hold conversations...

  • BeUtFullSoul

    EXACTLY!

  • Moon Lee

    Stop the madness, that's not cute....

  • DeeFromLA

    Damn, He even dresses like a hoe when he is out with his mom. Save it for the clubs EJ, save it for the clubs.

  • Felicia Kelley

    NERP!!! He wouldn't and COULDN'T of did that with me!!!!????

  • Felicia Kelley

    I am starting to think he's mentally ill!!

  • Felicia Kelley

    ??????OBVIOUSLY, you can!!!??????????!!
    PERFECT DESCRIPTION: "straddling the fence"

  • red

    Is he not Rosemary's baby? lol...omg I'd have some issues with this situation.

  • kennedy campbell

    lol what gets confusing...is that as a man..he can show skin like that and not be a hoe...but as a woman he can't dress like that...well i'm not saying that but society would..interesting though..

  • kennedy campbell

    he's a man though.. remember men are allowed to show skin and not be a hoe..lol...just kidding. society is crazy on what is/isn't allowed.. i commented above though about the same thing...

  • kennedy campbell

    best comment! he should be allowed to do whatever he wants...i understand people have their opinions but some feel like their opinions are facts or is what should be followed

  • kennedy campbell

    you think they are disappointed? i mean..for ME as long as my child can walk, talk, read, get a job, be comfortable, and hopefully help take care of me when I'm too old to take care of myself (hopefully not in some dirty ass nursing home) i wouldn't be disappointed

  • kennedy campbell

    well high heels were originally invented for men to wear as a status symbol well before you and i were born. i'm just saying.

  • kennedy campbell

    was she trying to stay in it because of the bible and divorce?

  • thesecretary

    Right! I wouldn't let my daughter out of the house like that.

  • https://www.pinterest.com/gvahstyles/ gvah_styles_you

    ........even the LORD has his limits, we just use that as an excuse to stay...... Matthew 19:9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, EXCEPT FOR sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” Divorce
    5:31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, EXCEPT FOR SEXUAL immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Looks like he's trying to be Rosemary!

  • angiedavis

    I would not have went anywhere with him in that outfit he shouldn't wanna go nowhere in that ?

  • Benjamin

    Well said, I agree.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I guess your right gurl *shrug*

  • BlahBlahBlah

    so u gonna put your physical desires on hold? u a lie!

  • Harpie Elitist

    e.js faggot ass yall have the fund his cosmetic reassignments tits for starters hes done the gastric wats the hold up legally classified as a she or another pro cis friendly term the trump vs mona tweet r u a girl is breakin the internet so sad

  • nikkijamaica

    not hard. not the end pf the world if you don't. been there done that. no reason to lie