By Tam Hardy:: EEW MAGAZINE REALITY BUZZ
First, it was Kierra Sheard versus herself in a dilemma about tattoos, which she personally sees as a biblical “gray area.” Now it’s the Sheard men sparring over whether “hell” should be deemed a cuss word.
During Bishop J. Drew Sr. and J. Drew II's debate, the conversation got hot as fire and brimstone.
So is hell a cuss word? If you ask the Sheard family patriarch, it absolutely is, and it’s one that no child of his will use in his presence—something viewers learned in the latest episode of BET’s The Sheards.
The uproar began with a gentle debate over who should produce Kierra sheard’s new music for maximum exposure: J. Drew or super producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jenkins, who has the industry credits and name recognition to possibly get the gospel singer more attention.
Bishop Sheard expressed his belief that going with the bigger name was the better choice. His son did not agree, however, and expressed his passionate view on the matter.
“Dad, they don’t market songs off of, oh yeah, so and so did this beat…they not concerned about who produced the stuff. A hit song is a hit song. Doesn’t matter who it come from,” he explained, fighting to maintain his space in his sister’s music career.
Then, after Bishop Sheard gave voice to his disagreement, desperate to be heard, J. Drew turned to his sister with his impassioned plea: “I’m just giving my opinion on what I know about the industry, now. What I know now and I’m referring to mainstream, and I know a h*ll of a lot.”
Oops. That’s when he stepped in it.
“When you start cussing?” his father demanded, frowning and exasperated.
Though J. Drew tried to explain that he wasn’t swearing, dear old dad would hear none of it.
“I’m through now,” the shocked reverend continued. “See there? That’s ridiculous. Why you gotta say that in front of me? That’s way out of line.”
Realizing his flub, the young producer told his father, “I don’t know what to say,” adding that he didn’t mean any “disrespect” by his poor word selection.
But by then, it was too late. The damage was done.
“I’m appalled that you did that,” said his fired up father, rising from his seat to give J. Drew a whipping leave the room.
“Don’t ever talk to me like that! Since when—” he abruptly paused mid-sentence and commanded the crew to “Cut them cameras. Stop the cameras,” before continuing his yelling tirade.
But the cameras kept on rolling just long enough to catch a little more of the heated exchange.
Since when you start talking to us like that? When you start talking to us like that? You way out of line boy!"
Did J. Drew cuss? Is there an appropriate and inappropriate way to use hell? Was this a genuine misunderstanding, or did J. Drew need to be popped in his potty mouth?