Posted on: July 11, 2018 Posted by: Upscale Comments: 0

You ever look at someone’s Instagram and find yourself enamored with the illusion of what someone’s life is like? 

While you are at work hustling the 9-5 scene, there are girls who have made a life for themselves and secured generational wealth from the men they surround themselves with. 

Evelyn Lozada never has to work a 9-5 another day in her life. Neither does Blac Chyna. Amber Rose. Masika. Emily Bustamante. Or Draya. 

All these women have used their proximity to rich and affluent men to leverage wealth and fame. But at what cost? 

Remember when Chad beat Evelyn after she accused him of cheating? Blac Chyna also has come forward with her own abuse claims against Rob Kardashian. Do you really think Amber’s relationship with Kanye was all roses? Masika had a whole baby by a man with more baby mamas than hit records. Just recently Fabolous was seen acting irate towards Emily, threatening to kill her. It’s also alleged he knocked her teeth out during a domestic dispute. Poor Draya had a baby, wants to be a wife, but isn’t. 

Instagram doesn’t show the scars. It doesn’t show the sacrifices and the compromises women make in order to maintain a lifestyle. Looking at their cars, jewelry, bags, red bottoms, and vacations makes a girl wonder if I should use these degrees or double D’s to get where I want to be.

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