It’s that time of year again: graduation and prom season. Despite slight controversy surrounding the choosing of P. Diddy as the Keynote speaker at Howard University's graduation; the choice of a mom to breastfeed her daughter while at graduation, it can be agreed upon that this is an exciting time of year for all graduating seniors of all academic levels. The same excitement I am also certain Instagram user Mello Maejor felt when video vixen, Deelishis accepted his prom invite.
Chandra Davis, better known as Deelishis bounced her way onto the scene as one of the love interests of Public Enemy's Flavor Flav on VH1's Flavor of Love. After winning the heart of the clocking bearing hype man, she did what most reality stars do to extend their 15 minutes of fame: host parties and appear in urban magazines. So it comes as no surprise that a hormone raging teenager, who perhaps have her photos as his screensaver on his laptop would want the #walkaway queen as his date.
Deelishis, dressed as if she were a blushing bride donned a white Cinderella ballroom gown, looked beautiful. She posed for photos in a black Bentley and alongside Mello Maejor. In one of the photos, captioned LUCKY GUY, Deelishis is pouting her lips near his cheek. Innocent much. Until other photos began to surface of the two together on several occasions beside that of the prom.
This isn't the first time a celebrity has accepted an invite to a social gathering from a fan. Evelyn Lozada attended prom with senior, Anthony Nelson last year (though some questioned her choice of attire). Dwyane Wade made a surprise appearance after Nicole Muxo of Archbishop Coleman Carroll made a YouTube video asking the three time NBA champion to be her date. Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden made the dreams of Ohio teenager, Joyce Grendel come true and was her date two years ago. So there is nothing out of the ordinary with celebrity displaying gratitude for support and doing it in ways they see fit.
What's the main difference between the photos of Deelishis and her prom date and the aforementioned there was a platonic distance between the two parties as well as the one time encounter.
It is to be duly noted that there is absolutely no proof that Deelishis that there is an inappropriate relationship between Deelishis and Mello Maejor.
However, what is to be noted, is that something is amiss here. With photos of his hand cradling her hips, giving her a piggyback ride, his hands in her lap in settings that aren’t prom related, and captions that reads “good laughs with bae today" and her responding with "awwwwww love you bae," it can be understood why those from the outside looking in would perceive their friendship/relationship to be anything but innocent. Perception is reality and of all people, Deelishis should know this, especially when people judged her motives when she was a contestant on VH1 and her profession.
So this why I need for her to be a lot more smarter.
Deelishis is the true adult here and while she lambasted blogs and the naysayer who are misconstruing the photos for something else, has to realize it is she who is in control of her image. She is walking a fine line where people can question whether or not if there is an illicit relationship going on between the two. The blogs have gathered its evidence with posting of family day outings (his daughter and her daughter), lovey dovey emojis between the two. The same way prosecutors and law enforcement personnel gather evidence against teachers who are involved with their students. Continue reading and you’ll see what I mean.
Pennsylvania special education teacher, Stephanie Amato posed for photos with her students, posting them on Facebook and was then arrested for an illicit relationship with one of her students. In another instance, New York teacher Joy Morsi was recently arrested for allegedly having an affair with a student after text messages were used as evidence against her.
Texas teacher, Felicia Smith, 42, succumbed to peer pressure and gave her middle school student a full contact lap dance in front of other students, where he admitted to being aroused by the dance. She allegedly said "I love you" when it was over and didn’t think it was a big deal. You know, the same innocent, "I love you bae," Deelishis is posting on Instagram.
The ‘hottest’ teacher as described by students of Waiakea High School in Hawaii, Nancy Ballo, was placed on administrative leave after rumors ran rampant throughout campus that an affair was going on between her and a student. Kalyn Thompson, an Oklahoma English teacher allegedly passed a flunking student after engaging in a sexual relationship. Ellen Wermeling is on paid leave as it was alleged that she engaged in inappropriate behavior after chatting up a student on Instagram, and cops have screenshots of the conversation between the two. These examples are just within the last three months.
Though these are all allegations that has yet to see its time in court, the way others were reading the relationship between student and authoritative figure led to suspicion. Photos from Facebook, text messages and chats on Instagram, were perhaps viewed innocent on the teacher’s end, and just wanted said students as Deelishis would say to be "the big man in the room” or on campus. And that’s absolutely ludicrous.
Deelishis can post all the response videos she’d like with a caption that reads:
"THE SHADE BE SO REAL!!!! YES THERE ARE A MILLION AND ONE LIL LOVE BUCKETS WHO HAVE CRUSHES ON ME & SOME OF THEM I COMMENT BACK TO ON THE PICS AND PAGES TO MAKE THEM FEEL "LIKE THE MAN"! I TAKE KISSY FACE PICS WITH THEM & I EVEN CALL THEM MY BOO…ITS A TERM OF ENDEARMENT & IT MAKES THEM LOOK LIKE "THE BIG MAN IN THE ROOM" TO THEIR FRIENDS & PEERS!!! A FEW HAVE EVEN BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO TAKE ME TO THEIR PROMS OR SCHOLASTIC FUNCTIONS!!! BUT DONT EVER IN YOUR F*CKING LIFE GET IT TWISTED, I DONT DATE KIDS!!!! SO BEFORE MEDIATAKEOUT, BOSSIP, CONCRETELOOP, ETC START TO FOLLOW THIS BULLSH*T AS RUMOR MADE BY A BITCHASS BLOG WITH NO COMMON FUCKING SENSE, YOU HEARD IT LOUD AND CLEAR FROM THE HORSES MOUTH! @mellomaejor IS NOT & HAS NEVER EVER BEEN MY MAN, MATE, LOVER, COMPANION ETC!!!! DUMB F*CKS LOVE TO TAKE FUN & ENJOYMENT AND TURN IT INTO SCANDAL!!! UGHHHH"
It makes no difference until she takes control of her image and not allow a young teenage boy to “feel like the man” on social media as he continues to express his intense love for the Detroit mother of two.
I am pretty sure she wouldn't wanna trade in her fitted outfits for orange because she wants to boost the egos and esteem of young men. Or leave her children based off he said-she said nonsense. That said, be the reality you’d be comfortable in displaying, Deelishis for your expense and not at your expense.