A recent debate has surfaced online as it pertains to the role and responsibilities of the man in relationships, thanks to an interview that featured former “Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood” cast member Masika Kalysha.
On the August 17th episode of “This Is 50’s” IGTV show, Hynaken (one of the hosts) asked Kalysha if she would be willing to split the bills with her significant other. Her response? Nah. “I don’t split sh*t with a ni**a,” Masika confidently retorted. “That’s called being the head of the household. That’s your job.” Other host, E.S.S.O. attempts to cut in amidst laughing with, “A lotta hypocrisy Masika, a lot of hypocrisy going on Masika.”
The “Growing Up Hip Hip: Atlanta” star went on to explain herself as to why she’s unwilling to participate in such activities with her partner. Flipping the view on her camera, she gives a visual of her current view to demonstrate to the hosts her explanation.
“It is not whatsoever. Absolutely not,” Masika said. “Here’s the thing. When you come up this hill. You see this fortress? Over there that’s Hollywood, up there that’s Calabasas, there’s some mountains this way, you see this estate that I live in, okay? When you come down here you see this gate, okay? You can’t get past this gate, it’s another half mile to the motherf***in’ street. This is my motherfu***in’ house. This is my multi-million dollar house that I pay for. I do not need a man to provide for me, but my man needs to provide for me. Everything I require, I also provide and have, so what the f— do I need you for if we splitting some sh*t? I would rather pay it by my motherf***in self.”
Some folks came under the comment section in agreement with her logic, while others disagreed with her for not being a team player in a relationship. Comments like, “yessss! This right here! You don’t NEED it but why split it if you can do it on your own?!? What is he really there for? Anything you want you should get. You already doin good! U need somebody u can do better with,” cheered her on. Others continued to chime in as well with supportive comments like “Real men are not going to allow a woman to pay bills!” and “I will definitely agree with the sister, that’s facts 💯👏”
There were those that did not see it her way, however, as some chimed in on the fact that she seemingly can’t keep a man and that this may be one of the reasons. “She got [her] own yes …but it seem as if only intentions use the man and suck him dry ..while stack her money or waste it..then kick him to the curve once is money gets f**ked up 😂😂😂..what benefit she’ll be to the man ? both parties should be working together thats love,” wrote one, while another man gave his viewpoint.
“I guess I’m lost. I thought relationships were also supposed to be partnerships. Partnerships are supposed to grow. I want my relationship to grow financially and emotionally. If only one person is paying the bills, the financial wealth is unequally growing. One person is stacking papers at a greater rate than the other. If the relationship/partnership is to grow and last it has to be on a level playing field. It is selfish for either partner to expect the other to not. Just like this woman says she had her own, so why should she enter a relationship if he can’t do it all. Men like myself say we have our own, so why enter into a relationship that is just a give and no take. Again it’s all about growth as a couple not a single entity.”
Check below for the full interview with ThisIs50.Com