We are able to all agree that Monet Tejada is the worst mom of all time, proper? 

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Mary J. Blige attends the 2022 TIME100 Gala on June 08, 2022 in New York Metropolis. (Picture by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Photographs for TIME)

Mary J. Blige attends the 2022 TIME100 Gala on June 08, 2022 in New York Metropolis. (Picture by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Photographs for TIME)

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Like many individuals in African America, I’m an enormous fan of the Energy Cinematic Universe. I watched each season of “Energy” and cheered when James St. Patrick was shot by — spoiler alert — his son, Tariq St. Patrick, whom I hated with my entire coronary heart. I, like many, hated Tommy Egan throughout the first season of “Energy,” however by the present’s finish, he was my favourite anti-hero and oddly the crew’s ethical compass. I used to be invested. I watched (and can watch when it returns) “Energy E book IV: Pressure” regardless of it not being superb, and I’m all in on “Energy E book III: Elevating Kanan,” in all probability the very best spinoff collection.

However most significantly, I watch “Energy E book II: Ghost,” the place Tariq goes to Ivy League-esque Stansfield and is someway broke whereas sporting $1,000 outfits each single day. And I say “most significantly” as a result of “Ghost” introduces us to the Tejada household, that includes husband Lorenzo Tejada, mom Monet Tejada and children Cane, Dru and Diana. There’s additionally cousin/son Zeke however we’ll get to him in a minute. The Tejadas are the pinnacle of a Queens, N.Y., drug empire. The explanation I’m excited to have been launched to the Tejadas is that Monet, performed by Mary J. Blige, is the precise worst mom of all time. Whew, chile, is she horrible. Enable me to color an image. 

Oh … all the spoilers. 

Monet — who’s married to Lorenzo, who she has killed (we’ll get to that as nicely) — has a secret child, Zeke, whom she had when she was like 16 years outdated however despatched to stay along with her sister or anyone down South. Lorenzo doesn’t know this, by the way in which, therefore the key. 

Zeke turns into an NBA prospect, and he or she brings him as much as go to Stansfield College as a result of she views Zeke as a manner out of the sport for the household. As a result of Zeke is meant to be a shoo-in for the league, hundreds of thousands await them. So Monet brings her son whom all people thinks is their cousin to New York Metropolis to make use of him to make hundreds of thousands however principally finally ends up getting him killed when Zeke’s daddy exhibits again up and Monet begins enjoying in his face like she actually needs that outdated thang again. How does she get Zeke killed? By making her husband, Lorenzo, jealous sufficient to attempt to observe down Monet’s outdated boo, Mecca, who comes again to New York from wherever he was to say his household. Lorenzo kills each Mecca and Zeke in what’s principally a match of rage. So Monet will get her son killed. That’s unhealthy sufficient. She ALSO kills her son’s inappropriate girlfriend, Professor Cari Milgram. She straight up hangs her. Oh, that is earlier than she obtained her son Zeke killed. 

So she brings her secret son to New York, finally ends up killing his boo after which finally ends up getting him killed. Certain, there’s some nuance right here and methods we are able to simply blame different folks like Tariq, however the fact is Monet is the issue. Let’s dig deeper.

Monet and Lorenzo have three different children. She finds out that Lorenzo by accident killed Zeke and manipulates her son Dru’s boyfriend, Gordo, into killing Lorenzo. Lorenzo had Gordo’s father Frank killed as a result of he was a snitch. Anyway, Monet will get Gordo to kill Lorenzo. So she has her OTHER kids’s FATHER KILLED. By the way in which, the children really LOVED their father. However not solely that, Dru finds out that Monet principally had Gordo kill his father after which Dru kills Gordo. MONET HAD DRU KILL THE MAN HE LOVES. When you’re holding observe, Monet has been accountable for the deaths of her son, her son’s girlfriend, her different son’s boyfriend, and her husband and has put the items all in play to make these items occur. 

When her kids confront her about what they know, SHE TRIES TO FIGHT THEM. Diana, her daughter who severely was born into the incorrect household, is pissed at her mom for her varied manipulations and will get instructed by Monet that she will catch a beatdown. Monet is able to beat Diana down. WHAT?!?!?!

That is simply the primary stuff, of us. Monet is horrible for a lot of different causes, however she has actually ruined all of her children’ lives. Cane is the one one who isn’t completely phased however he’s additionally form of a psychopath and constructed for the drug-and-violence sport. It’s, for that reason, I don’t even know who would possibly belong on this checklist of potential worst TV/film moms of all time, however one factor I’m certain of, Monet is on the high of that checklist. 

Monet Tejada is the worst mom of all time. 

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