1.2 Female Rapper: Dream Deferred
Tony began to play the song back for Alexandria to hear. As the music blasted through the speakers everyone began to bob their heads.
“Man that shit go hard.” Tony’s friend Cali said. “I didn’t know your girl could rap.” He added.
Tony didn’t say a word he just started rolling another blunt. “Are you going to do a verse on it?” Alexandria asked Tony excited.
“Nah I don’t like it, I’m about to make another beat.” Tony replied as he stopped the music.
“Oh okay.” Alexandria said disappointed.
Sadly Alexandria went into the kitchen and grabbed a beer. As she popped the can open she heard everyone start to leave. Alexandria was secretly happy everyone had left because she wanted to finish her song. She quietly stood in the kitchen until she heard the last person leave.
“Everybody left?” she asked as she walked out of the kitchen.
“Yeah.” Tony said as he lit his blunt.
“Do you feel like helping me finish my song?” Alexandria asked.
“No I’m tired maybe another day.” He answered.
“You always say that.” Alexandria pouted. “You have time you record all your friends but every time I ask you are too tired.” She argued.
“Look I don’t feel like arguing, I just want to smoke this blunt and relax.” He said. “You should be watching me when I do this stuff so you can do it for yourself.” Tony said.
“Do I say that that when you need help?” Alexandria asked. “No I didn’t I helped you shoot all your videos and made your website.” She said.
“I don’t need you!” Tony yelled. “I could get anyone to do what you do.” He said.
“Not for free! Do you know how much someone would charge you for all the shit I do?” Alexandria yelled.
“And I appreciate that I tell you thank you all the time, don’t i?” Tony said as he pulled Alexandria over onto his lap.
“I thought you didn’t need me?” She asked calmly as she sat in his lap.
“I don’t need you but I want you.” He said as he kissed her neck. “You help me out a lot and I promise I’ll help you with your song just not tonight.” He added. “Okay?” he asked.
“Okay.” Alexandria replied. Tony hit the blunt then passed it to Alexandria. Alexandria sighed and hit the blunt then passed it back. “I’m about to take a shower.” She said as she stood up.
“You hungry?” Tony asked.
“Yeah, do you want to go get something to eat?” Alexandria asked.
“Yeah.” Tony replied.
“Okay just let me take a shower first.” Alexandria said.
“What do you want I’ll just go get it?” Tony said.
“I’ll just be a minute in the shower.” Alexandria argued.
“I’m starving and I don’t feel like waiting.” Tony said.
“Okay just get me a plain burger with nothing but bacon with a fry and a strawberry milkshake.” She answered.
“You got some money?” he asked.
“Don’t you have money?” Alexandria asked annoyed.
“I had to re-up today.” He said.
“Look in my purse.” Alexandria said as she rolled her eyes.
Alexandria was growing tired of Tony. All he did was spend her money and tell her what to do. He wouldn’t even help her with her music. She had spent so much time helping him out that she hadn’t done anything for herself. As she stepped into the shower and the warm water ran over her body she had an epiphany. If Tony wasn’t going to help her she was going to have to help herself.
Tony was right instead of waiting on him she should learn how to work the recording equipment herself. It was obvious that only person Tony was interested in helping was himself, so if Alexandria wanted to make it she was going to have to follow suit.
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