This week we learn that T.I. and Tiny have very different experiences when it comes to doing business with their friends…First, let’s discuss Tiny’s hair-raising situation. Hair-brained scheme? Whatever!
Put Shekinah in the Shark Tank, because this lady has quite the invention! When Tiny drops by her salon, Shekinah shows her a new innovation in hair drying that she’s come up with (ignore for the moment that it involves straws and duct tape), but it’s a method of hair drying that will shave hours off of drying time. “It’s an invention a ghetto b*tch came up with!” Shekinah says.
Tiny totally wants in on this new invention and tells Shekinah to make a better prototype, like, one without duct tape and straws. Not a moment later, hell breaks loose when Shekinah cuts her hand open with a pair of scissors. A now-bloody pair of scissors.
The ladies mend her hand as best they can. but that still doesn’t stop her from screaming bloody murder.
It’s bad enough that she asks the women to call her an ambulance, but she frets that her injured hand will mean her work will suffer.
When the paramedics arrive, we finally see her injury, which they tell her is not that bad at all.
Nope, it’s not life-threatening. “That girl had us thinking, like, she was gonna have her finger cut off. What is wrong with her?” Tameka says when the paramedic tells Shekinah she’s good as new and can go back to work immediately.
They do a test to see if the invention works, and while the dryer is in action, Tameka talks business for a second. If she’s putting up the money for the investment, she’d like a 60% cut, which Shekinah is not having.
They scream and they scream until someone realizes that the girl sitting under Shekinah’s newly invented dryer is done. They pause just long enough to do a group hair-feel and freak out at the realization that this inventions actually works.
Tameka asks her family for advice about whether or not she should go into business with Shekinah in spite of their tumultuous friendship. Niq Niq, Tip, and Major all say no. Major and his lollipop steal the scene though (although I wonder how that red candy made it past the guards of the White Room).
The best way to handle the situation is by visiting a mediator who can hep them figure out the business side of their partnership.
While their bickering was funny at first,
it escalates more and more
and even the mediator can’t mediate when these two are going at it.
To put less stress on his eardrums, the mediator brings Shekinah to the break room to fix her some coffee, and all of a sudden this show becomes a Keurig commercial.
After they mediate the flavor of coffee Shekinah wants, he soothes her a little bit and asks her what kind of agreement would make her happy. She agrees to a 56/44 split, and they bring the number back to Tiny, and she agrees to it.
“I’ve been doing this for twelve years,” the mediator says, “and I don’t think I’ve heard that much profanity in 2000 mediations.” Well that’s because you never mediated Shekinah before.
Tiny and Shekinah found their collaboration full of drama and hurdles. But Tip also finds himself in collaboration mode this week, with his old friend Usher, and their pairing couldn’t be more perfect.
Tip fully expects the record they’re working on to be a smash. “It’s like if Tupac were able to do something with R. Kelly,” Tip says.
Snake is like, “If you say so!”
On second though, he’s actually just confused that there are spinach leaves on the dip tray. Doesn’t matter though, the important thing is not about what vegetables are on the dip tray, it’s that all those vegetables can work together in peace and harmony. And that’s one to grow on.
Next week: King becomes a movie star!! Maybe!