Star (2016) s03e08 Episode Script

Roots and Wings

1 - Last time on Star - You are to be detained by U.
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
CARLOTTA: So I'm-a get me some therapy.
There's this retreat in Jamaica that Ayanna told me about.
Plenty of room for a kid, right? Jackson, - I want all three of us here.
- MONTERO: The Bankhead Crew is doing something out of that club.
Find a way to get closer to the action.
DEREK: I just came to holla at you about getting a job.
Come on by later, and we'll set you up.
I might have a job for you.
You gonna have to be a quick learner around here.
SIMONE: When you told me that I should imagine kissing someone that I cared about, I thought about you.
All right, whatever you need, bro, I - [GROANS] - Stay on the ground.
ALEXANDRA: I think Derek is cheating on me.
XANDER: I need you to run a little money through the club.
CASSIE: The cops been sniffing around Karma.
XANDER: I've been running drugs all up and down the coast.
If you take the fall, I can get you out.
I'm here to turn myself in.
[COUGHING] [HORN HONKS] - Mami, tengo frío.
- Shh.
Cállate la boca, mi hija.
Here.
Mucha gracia, señor.
[SHOUTING IN SPANISH] [ANGEL SHOUTS IN SPANISH] - Cállate! - She's cold, man! ["THERE FOR YOU" REMIX PLAYING] Y'all know me I was there for you bitches Baby, this is dope.
- It's gonna kill the charts.
- [SONG STOPS] - When's Tyga laying his verse down? - I don't know yet.
As long as he puts his verse on it by the festival, I'm gonna debut it as a remix.
I figured you'd be really busy, so I took it upon myself.
For the nursery, what do you think about Sunny Yellow? I hate it.
- Come on, baby.
- I hate 'em all.
You do not.
We're supposed to be doing the nursery together.
What are you doing? Well, I want to, but, like, - I figured you'd be busy, so - REBECCA: Jackson? Baby? [GASPS] Sorry.
- Door was unlocked.
I just came right in.
- Oh.
Get over here.
Who is this woman? Oh, baby! Ooh.
Look at these muscles.
- JACKSON: Stop.
- [CHUCKLES] Star, Rebecca.
Rebecca, Star.
- This is my mom.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- I was gonna get a hotel room, but I just No, you can stay with us.
Oh.
Mm Oh.
Mwah.
Okay.
[UPBEAT INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING] So, what do you think? I don't It's not giving me "solo project.
" It's very Take 3, and you want a Alex Crane moment.
No, but that's-that's what this is.
MISS BRUCE: No, you know music.
Your father's a music legend.
Look, I'm trying.
But between this album and Maurice getting at me for this festival, it's just it's a lot.
Maurice? Well, girl, that's the wrong person to listen to.
All he trying to do is take Carlotta's job at Gravity Records.
He is not to be trusted.
Well, I guess I'm just gonna have to take his shady ass out.
- Hey! - [GRUNTS] [LAUGHING] [SIGHS] Somebody got their groove back.
[LAUGHS]: Baby.
Come on.
- So, how are you? - I'm better.
I'm not perfect, but better's good enough for now.
- COTTON: Yeah.
- But what's this y'all talking about Maurice is at Gravity Records? That ain't nothing for you to be worried about.
They had some drama go down at Karma.
Was Cassie there with him? She got arrested last week.
- For what? - Damn, Cotton.
For money laundering, drugs.
Okay, they got her locked up in county, but we just didn't want to worry you with it.
Next time, why don't you just let your mama be better? - She needed to know.
- Here you go, really dampen her spirit, talking 'bout Cassie.
Welcome home.
MISS BRUCE: You a real mess.
I bring me Get mine, 'bout mine, go hard Looking for another like me Boy, stop I bring me Whose love is the tightest? - Whose kiss is the nicest? - Me Whose touch is the rightest? Me I bring me I bring, I bring me.
Batista.
What's going on? Unfortunately, your services are no longer needed.
What? You said if I got you close to the Bankhead Crew, you would help me find out which one of them hurt my grandma.
Me and Montero have been busting our ass Maria was found murdered.
- What? - Two days ago.
I'm sorry.
She was a great cop and an even better mother.
Look, I know what this case means to you.
The work that you've done as an informant, that led us to a major criminal organization at Karma.
What about my grandma? Derek, this case has gone from rape to murder to a money laundering ring.
Now, I'm not asking you I am telling you let law enforcement handle it from here.
Yeah, yeah, I'm a warrior Back in second grade, they threw me in ESL - [GROANS] - [SHUTTER CLICKING] Shut the hell up.
Okay, okay.
Time-out, time-out, time-out.
Can we take a break? I don't want no beef, man Noah, Afro Rock Night at Karma is all about black unity and black excellence, but you look tired as hell.
- Kick it up a notch.
- I just need a minute.
We ain't got a minute.
I booked you this press - and this appearance so you - Okay, yeah, I get it, Maurice.
Damn.
Hey, kid.
We still on for lunch? Actually, no, he's got press now.
Live with Chloe.
He might have to do a rain check.
Even slaves had time to eat.
Pop, come on.
- Chloe, I got Noah for you.
- Hey, what's up? - Hey.
- Have a seat.
You ready? - Yeah.
- MAN: Quiet on the set.
- Going live.
- All right.
Ready, guys? Camera rolling.
So, the Rhythm and Bells Fest has a lot of hype around it.
[ECHOING]: I see you out here doing a lot of press for it.
- [GRUNT, THUD] - From MTV to Afro Rock.
I respect your hustle.
So, tell me about this new music you're gonna hit us with.
MAN: Shut the hell up or I'll blow your head off.
[HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] You okay? - [GROANS] - CHLOE: Noah? I'm sorry.
Um I'm not.
You know, I'm-I'm not okay.
Um, can we can we do this another time? Yeah, sure.
Let's cut it.
Hey.
Hey, what's wrong with you? [INDISTINCT CHATTER] I got robbed the other night, and, um some dude ran up on me and put a gun to my head.
Wait, who the hell pulled a gun on you? Listen, the police - I am talking to my son.
- Look, right now is make-or-break for his career.
And if you interrupt me again, we gonna have a problem.
Now, look, Noah, you take a sec, you man up, and let's get this.
Chloe, we're ready.
Pop, I'm good.
I'm good.
- [INDISTINCT CHATTER] - [EXHALES] I'm just worried that this Black Ivy trailer won't be done before Rhythm and Bells.
Baby, you got to blend that powder in.
You can't just sit that powder on her cheeks like that.
You Give us a minute, please.
- Thank you.
- [PHONE BUZZING] Here go the baby daddy, girl.
- I'll be back.
- Okay.
[PHONE RINGING] - Hello? - MAN: We have your husband, Angel Rivera, in America.
Excuse me? Wh-What are you talking about? My husband's in the Dominican Republic.
Who are you? ANGEL: Simone.
Angel? Angel, baby, are you okay? ANGEL: Listen to me, okay? I don't have long.
These smugglers brought me back into the States.
They-they say you got 24 hours to get $7,000 or else.
He's gonna call back with instructions.
What are you talking about? Angel.
Do you want me to call the police? If you call somebody, he-he'll kill me.
Not even Star, you hear me? Angel, what are you talking about? - [BEEPING] - A [LOCK BUZZES, DOOR OPENS] Oh.
Ch-Chill.
Damn.
Welcome back, sis.
[CHUCKLES] We got to stop meeting in institutions like this.
How you holding up? Ain't nothing.
I know what I got to do.
You know I ain't stupid, right? I know you're covering up for Xander.
Because he loves me more than anybody else, and we're getting married.
And he's bringing some lawyers down here, so I'm straight.
Mm-hmm.
You know, when I was in Jamaica, I was thinking about you.
I was thinking about the first time you met Xander's trifling ass.
He was trying to get you to cut school one day, right? And then that one day turned into you dropping out of school so you could start helping him do his dirt.
Do you remember? Look, I don't need a walk down memory shame.
- A bitch already in jail.
- Cass, he is killing you.
He's killing every dream you ever hoped to have.
I worked my whole life to try to keep that from happening to you.
Guard.
Don't let him kill my sister.
Cass.
Cassie! [LOCK BUZZES] Man, I've been so stressed about this Take 3 album.
I don't know what I'll do if Carlotta doesn't like it.
She's gonna love it.
There's nothing not to like.
Simone, are you okay? - Yeah, I'm good.
I'm just waiting for a call.
- [PHONE CHIMES] I don't know what to do about Jackson.
- - We haven't even decorated the nursery yet, and now his mom is staying with us.
Oh, so y'all are doing parents now? - ALEXANDRA: Mm, okay, wifey.
- Not by choice.
So, how is she? Blonde, loud, - obnoxious.
- Oh, okay.
So, you in 20 years.
- Got it.
- [CHUCKLES] - Hey.
Sorry I'm late.
- Hey.
- It's okay.
[CHUCKLES] - Hey, Miss C.
Miss Carlotta.
- Hi, Mama.
- She's back! [CHUCKLES] I missed y'all.
- STAR: Missed you.
- What's up? You look good.
- Thank you.
[EXHALES] - ALEXANDRA: Okay, so what'd you think about our album? We feel like this will be a really dope way to say goodbye to our fans.
Hold up, goodbye? Miss C, we talked about this.
Yeah, we made a final decision.
Together.
[SIGHS] All right, I listened to the album, and I think it's missing something.
That defining song.
And Gravity's not gonna release it until it's done, and I say it's not done.
Okay, Miss C, I can't keep postponing - Black Ivy rehearsal.
- Yo, I've been trying to finish this remix of "There for You" for weeks, - and I can't if we - I still have to work on my set - for the Rhythm and Bells - Then I guess y'all better get back to work, then.
- You're serious? - Because, unlike y'all, I still care.
[SCOFFS] You recognize this woman? That's Tammy.
She works at Karma.
- Is she a cop? - She was a cop.
She was murdered.
She discovered money was being laundered through the club.
I'm sure you knew nothing about that either.
Don't you got some unarmed black dude to go shoot? I ain't answering no more of your questions until my entire legal team - walks through this piece.
- You listen closely.
You got a cop's blood on your hands.
I know what you're thinking, and I know what you're doing.
Now, you want to cooperate with me, I might cut you a deal.
Maybe even can get you home in time for BET After Dark.
Man, that show don't even come on no more, bitch.
[LOCK BUZZES] Wonder how you been I just don't like it.
My son would rather talk to Maurice about his problems than me? Maybe he feel like it's a little late for you to be showing up to be the man in his life.
Maybe he don't think of me as a man at all.
[SCOFFS] Please.
I'm just so grateful I got you.
- Really? - Yep.
I can't tell.
What? I'm just saying, Bobby, if you so grateful you got me, like, why I still feel like a closet freak to you? For real? Yeah.
For real.
Like, what are we doing, Bobby? I-I mean, it ain't like I'm ashamed.
It's I-I don't know how Noah's gonna react, that's all.
I-I don't want nothing else putting a distance between us.
I think you putting a distance between us.
I Got to get it together.
Ticktock.
Oh Give me a kiss.
You had my love, oh, love Why you go and mess it up? Why you go and mess it up? You go and mess it up? [PANTING] Yo.
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.
Whoa, whoa.
What's good? What's good? You all right? You all right? - I can't I can't breathe.
- Come on, come on, come on.
Come on, calm down.
Calm down.
Come here, come here, come here, come here.
I'm waiting I'm waiting on Star and Simone to finish this album.
I'm trying to finish my own solo album.
- Alex, breathe, breathe.
- And I need it to be perfect, - and it's not perfect.
- Breathe.
- This festival's coming up.
- Come on, come on.
And I just broke up with Derek, and that was the only solid thing, and now it's gone.
[SOBBING] Maybe I'm the problem.
[SCOFFS] Alex, come on.
Maybe that's why me and you didn't work.
Listen, come on.
Alex.
We both know that it was me.
All right? Look, I never really said this, but I but I'm sorry for everything that happened.
Be honest with me, Noah.
[SIGHS] Okay, um you have a wall.
It's not easy being a black woman in, in this world.
you got to hold it all in.
Never let 'em see you cry.
Yeah.
Trust me, I understand.
Being a black man it's not easy.
Yeah.
I saw your interview with Chloe.
[EXHALES] Are you okay? I'm good.
I'm gonna make sure that never happens again.
Nobody's ever gonna run up on me like that.
You good? Yeah.
Look, I got to I got to hit it to this Afro Rock thing at Karma a little later.
You should come through.
[SIGHS] Maybe.
You think you maybe have a little time to listen to my music? After all the times you helped me, I owe you.
You do.
[BOTH LAUGH] [PHONE BUZZING] Hello.
I'll be there.
Thank you for the money.
I would have never let you do this by yourself.
Thank you.
[VEHICLE APPROACHING] Where is he? [SPEAKING SPANISH] Price just went up.
- Okay, let him out! - No, no, no.
It's okay.
I came prepared for this.
[SPEAKING SPANISH] [SPEAKING SPANISH] [WHISTLES] Out.
- Angel.
- [ENGINE STARTS] I thought I'd never see you again.
Are you okay? Did they hurt you? Are you okay? I got those divorce papers.
I swore I'd do anything to get back to you.
You did that for me? I love you, Simone Rivera.
I love you, too.
All rise.
Court is now in session.
Be seated.
Cass, I can get you a lawyer.
Why you bring the whole family into this? Because if Xander comes up in here, he needs to know we got you.
Not him.
Don't look like he about to show, anyway.
Does it? [DOOR OPENS] CASSIE: What was that that you were saying? There's my baby with my lawyer now.
- Hi, baby.
- Hey, girl.
How you doing? You still look good.
Watch it, Xander.
Brick been itching to whup your ass for the longest.
[KNUCKLES CRACK] Cassandra Augustine Brown.
- Your Honor.
- You're being charged with four counts of money laundering and drug trafficking.
How do you plead? Not guilty.
You'll be held in the Fulton County Jail until your trial date has been determined.
- Next case.
- Cassie.
You need to let me help you.
You need to make a choice now.
XANDER: Who, you and a bunch of goons? No, come on.
Cassie, I got the best lawyers in Atlanta.
We'll get you out in no time.
- I promise.
- Make a choice.
I am.
Xander.
I don't know how many times you two sisters are gonna have to learn I always win.
So my sister's the loser, huh? But that's your goal, isn't it? So that you can watch her drown in her own blood, - then you can swoop in and save the day - [SCOFFS] like the evil, selfish bitch you are.
What'd you call me? I'm-a send your ass to hell.
I'll save you a seat.
[ANGEL CHUCKLES] Oh, my God.
Man, this is amazing.
- Whoa! - [SIMONE LAUGHS] Are you kidding me right now? I'm just so glad you finally get to eat.
I got fresh clothes, a shower.
Your friend Nina hooked us up.
Well, actually, I wanted to talk to you about her, but Oh.
What is this? When we got to the States, we had to make a detour 'cause we had to avoid ICE.
They said they were gonna take us to a safe house, but, um but then they were just asking for more money.
And you didn't have it.
No, of course we didn't have it.
So they did this to you.
I'm so sorry.
- Oh! - Oh.
Mom, are you okay? Yeah, I'm fine.
I think someone slipped something in my Pinot Grigio.
Oh, they must have.
Has nothing to do with the fact that you drank two bottles.
I like her.
[SIGHS] So, Mom, what did you have to show us? Ta-da! What's this? I'm gonna decorate your nursery.
- No, you're not.
- What? You can't decorate my house.
Okay.
I was just trying to help.
I mean, I figured with your lifestyle What's my lifestyle? Well, Jackson told me that you're not gonna be home much.
I mean, I assume you'll be recording and partying, so I think I can handle - decorating a nursery.
- I said she'd be working.
Jackson told me about your mama.
- Mom! - My mama? What are you trying to say? I'm just telling it like it is, sweetie.
- Mom.
- You need to get her before I do.
Oh, you want to start with me, sugar? - Mom.
Stop, please.
- [CHUCKLES] I got cousins who are white trash.
I know your type.
- Okay.
That's enough.
Mom, come on.
- What? - We're going to bed.
- I'm not doing anything wrong.
- Mom.
Please don't do this.
Stop.
- Fine.
- What are you ? - Fine.
- What are you doing? - I'm just trying to help.
JACKSON: You're not helping.
This doesn't help.
It never did.
- [SIGHS] Baby.
- Oh, no.
- Baby, I'm Please, just - No, no, no, no.
- No, I've done this before.
- Baby.
We not doing this.
BOBBY: Oh, boy.
That better not be what I think it is.
Man, chill out, Pop.
Hey, the cemetery is full of fools who got talked into carrying a gun.
Ain't nobody talk me into anything.
Yeah, no, you're just being stupid all on your own.
What am I supposed to do, Pop? Wait for another person to take a shot at me? A man ain't supposed to run from his problems, but what would you know about that? What I know? I know you've been carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders ever since you was young, way too young, son.
I know you tired of feeling like you got to grow up faster, be stronger, work harder.
But, yo, that's the black tax - we got to pay.
- I'm tired, Pop! I'm I'm tired, man.
["READY FOR WAR" PLAYING] When I turn back around When I was young and innocent Life yet to begun My love for life was like the rising sun Yeah Was took away like leaves in a hurricane But, no, I'm not done And it's not over, the hate we still face But I fight for a good future That's what we count on I'm ready for war Ah You won't bring me down I'm still around I fight for what's mine That's how freedom is found I'm ready for war Yeah, yeah I'm ready for war.
No.
Hey, hey, yeah, come again Hey, yeah, uh I feel like I'm Goku [DISTORTED CHATTER AND MUSIC] Hey, yeah, feel like I'm, feel like I'm Goku Hey, my credit card didn't go through - [GRUNTS] - I feel like I'm Goku Noah! Ballin', I feel like I'm Goku Hey, my credit card didn't go through I'm ballin', I feel like I'm Goku Ooh, ballin', I feel like I'm Goku Oh! Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ballin', I feel like I'm Goku, Goku, Goku Yo, yo.
I'll be up in a minute.
Ooh, ooh, ballin', I feel like I'm Goku Sorry, sir, thanks.
She just wants happy, happy, happy, happy endings - Yo, yo, yo.
- Yo, I need a word with my son! No, what you need to do is keep your hands off me.
Yo, you keep pushing Noah like this, he gonna wind up back on that roof.
What the hell you talking about? You know, I see you.
I know what you trying to do.
Look, Noah, you might want to talk some sense into your father before he gets himself hurt.
- No, wait, wait, wait.
Come on, come on.
- No, get your Come on, come on, come on, come on.
Pop.
I got him.
Pop, go home already.
- Just go home, man.
- No.
- Please.
- Yup.
You washed up and want to be famous All the MSFTS, they been waiting I'm 'bout to play this on the stages Alex, we're gonna finish the Take 3 album, all right? Damn.
That sounded fun.
Listen, I just wanted to apologize for the other night with my mom.
Well, she's not gonna disrespect me in my own house.
What's the deal with her? She's crying and all over the place.
Listen, she's gone, okay? I told her to leave, and she did.
Can you please just drop it? SIMONE: I really want to thank you for what you did for me and Angel today.
- Are you okay? - I just, uh I saw how you and Angel looked at each other.
- There's so much love there.
- Yeah.
I mean, he moved heaven and earth just to make it back to me.
You know, I still can't believe it.
I can.
I think anyone would want a shot at something real with you.
Simone I got to try.
You're the first person that's seen me in a really long time.
I mean, you mean a lot to me.
I care a lot about you, too, but [DOOR OPENS] Angel, I can You got to go.
- [DOOR CLOSES] - Angel, I I see why you want a divorce.
- [DOOR OPENS, CLOSES] - [SIGHS] Maybe you should let the girls explore some of their own projects.
C? You hear nothing I just said? - Sorry.
- [SIGHS] I got a lot of, um, family stuff on my mind.
They say therapy'll do that to you.
You've been doing the most lately.
What, you coming at me, too? I ain't coming at you, but I'm just concerned.
Between Cassie and Take 3, I ain't took no time to think about my own damn life.
There's still some things I'm trying to process from that trip.
Cassie a grown-ass woman.
Let her make her own mistakes.
Whatever bed Cassie make for herself, - she gonna have to lay in.
- Look, I just don't want to see nobody else get hurt.
You can't control that, C.
And I know you don't want to hear this, but Star, Simone, and Alex are not babies anymore.
They're artists.
They're young women.
You gave them their roots.
Now you got to give 'em their wings.
So, who made you so wise? A fierce bitch with fierce wigs named Big C.
[CHUCKLES] [DOOR OPENS, CLOSES] You got energy, but you ain't gonna use it Uh-huh You got so much time, but you ain't gonna use it Uh-huh You got so much space, but you ain't gonna use it Uh-huh You got a great big mind, but you ain't gonna use it [BOTH LAUGHING] I really needed this.
Yeah, me, too.
Work it.
- Do the spin, go ahead.
- Oh.
- Oh, oh.
- The spin.
Oh.
[BOTH LAUGHING] Other side to your brain, but you ain't tryin' to use it - Uh-huh - You got an extra eye But you ain't tryin' to use it Uh-huh Alex.
[SIGHS] Alex, I'm sorry.
I - Yeah.
- I-I got a girl now.
No, I'm I'm just still trying to figure everything out who I am, where I want to be and I'm-I'm-I'm sorry.
No, look, listen.
We're good, all right? As much as we've both been through, I ain't got no place to judge.
- But you ain't gonna use it - Uh-huh ALEXANDRA: Just look at everybody here, man, being free and authentic and doing whatever they want to do.
That's that's what I want to do, but I feel like I can't.
You can.
You hear me? You can.
But you ain't gonna use it.
Hey.
Hey.
You realize if anybody understands messed-up relationships with their parents, it's me, right? So let it all out.
Tell me.
What's the deal? It was hard for her raising me as a single parent.
[SIGHS] It was even harder because she's bipolar.
[SIGHS] Growing up, there were so many highs and lows.
On any given day, I had no idea what I was gonna get.
I'm sorry.
How come you didn't tell me about any of this before she came? I guess you're not the only one that has problems opening up.
We're in this together.
You know I'm watching I'm watching, girl I don't care if you can't dance Just focus and you lock it - Yo, let me talk to you! - Hey, hey.
[GRUNTS] You got guns now? - Oh, my God, man.
- Use it! No, listen, you can't be running up on me like that, man.
I almost - almost shot you, man.
- If you're 'bout it 'bout it, then be 'bout it 'bout it then, boy.
All right, you done had a little bit too much to drink.
- Calm down, Derek.
- Every little chance you get, you start sniffing around my girl.
Last I checked, she's not your girl.
All right? And she kissed me.
I didn't kiss her back.
Nothing happened.
I want to talk to her and let her know whatever Look, man, Alex needs some more time, man.
You broke her heart, all right? Now take it from me.
You don't want to make it no more worse that it already is.
[SIGHS] [INDISTINCT CHATTER] You back twice in one day? I must be special.
I've been thinking a lot about when Mama told me I was gonna have a little sister.
She said, "It it's your job to protect her no matter what may come her way," and I promised her I would protect you no matter what came.
You remember those, um, car rides that Daddy used to take me on without you? Yeah, you got to ride in the Caddy every Sunday.
He used to do things to me when we were alone.
Things that weren't right, and I hated it, and I hated him.
But it didn't matter.
As long as he didn't touch you, it was okay.
That was my cross to bear.
Daddy never loved me more.
He loved nobody.
There was nothing but darkness in him.
And I see that same darkness in Xander.
But that ain't my monster to kill.
[SIGHS] I freaked out.
I'm sorry.
I guess I just didn't think you were gonna move on so fast.
No.
Angel, look, I'm sorry.
You know, everything just happened so fast between us, and when I left the D.
R.
, I realized I still had a lot of things I had to figure out, you know? What I wanted, who I wanted.
And I realized that I only want to be with you.
And I think that we have something really special, and I don't want to lose that.
And I love you very much.
I love you, too.
But you know that.
You remember that song we were working on in the D.
R.
? I finished it.
Here.
I wake myself up in the morning Count my own stacks in the evening So what makes you think that I need anything from you? Buying all the drinks on the weekend You're not the only one that's tryin' to creep in So what makes you think that I got any time for you? You should know by now We've all got a history Yeah A history, yeah You should know It's all or nothing To be with me, yeah So if you can't take it all Then Don't you look at me Don't you even think about it, baby If you ain't, if you ain't Ready for it Don't you look at me Don't you even think about it, baby If you ain't, if you ain't Ready for it all I've been independent for so long Who the hell are you to just come along? Oh, what makes you think that You can change my ways? You wanna see me bare in the morning You wanna show you care in the evening Baby, I just don't think that you got what it takes You should know by now We all got a history A history, yeah You should know It's all or nothing To be with me So if you can't take it all Don't you look at me Don't you even think about it, baby If you ain't, if you ain't Ready for it Don't you look at me Don't you even think about it, baby If you ain't, if you ain't Ready for it all.
What the hell? Don't nobody knock around this bitch no more? You know what kind of neighborhood this is.
I just realized, since I got here, I haven't even spent a day on my own.
Well, you ran away from that fancy lifestyle of yours in New York, came down here, got in a girl group, done got all booed up.
You did all that before you even laid your head on a pillow in Atlanta.
Haven't had time to figure out myself, I guess.
Well, you better figure yourself out quick, fast, in a hurry, if you want any type of happiness.
Trust me, I've been there.
I ain't know if I was a him, her, a he, she [CHUCKLES] But I know I ain't like living by nobody rules, and so I made my own.
I want to make my own rules, too.
What if we, uh why don't we go blonde? Noah.
Hey, son, I came to, uh, say Can you get rid of these for me? I can.
Yeah.
Look, I was on the edge, man, and I almost shot a kid I know.
I don't want to kill nobody, Pop.
I-I don't want that kind of power.
- I know.
I know.
- Look, I'm sorry, man.
I messed up.
- I wa I was scared, man.
- No.
No, no.
Hey, hey, yo, hey, I-I ain't never gonna blame you for having no gun.
That's on me, man.
All those damn rules about, like, what it means to be a man, I put that on you.
Yo, you remember that that snot-nose kid, what's Ricky? Used to try to punk you on the playground.
- What'd I tell you to do, right? - You showed me a right hook and told me to go shut his ass up.
[LAUGHS]: You know, I used used to tell you real men, they don't sit next to each other in no movie theater.
They don't ride in the car listening to slow music, either.
Right, man.
They don't laugh, they don't cry.
They don't feel.
Nah, man, that Hey, look, look.
That was all wrong.
It was all wrong.
Pop, you can only teach me what you know.
I'm sorry.
[SIGHS] - All right? - Yeah.
Let me get this out.
- Hey, um - What's up? You still got an ear for hits? Last time I checked.
'Cause I've been looking for one for some time now, and, um [CHUCKLES SOFTLY] as you can see, I'm in need of a manager.
Yo, is you asking me to be your manager? [LAUGHS SOFTLY] Man, only if you're saying yes.
Yeah.
Yes.
Me and you.
Who are you, Lord? Who are you, Lord? We breaking news again, Billboard abuse again SIMONE: Well, hello there, Miss C.
We're just putting the finishing touches on our album.
- It's a bop.
- [CHUCKLES] Car dipped in candy paint Oh, yeah, that's a hit.
- [CHUCKLING] - Wow.
- [SONG STOPS] - Can you believe we're finally finishing it? ALEXANDRA: You did not make it easy for us, - I'll tell you that.
- I know I was hard on y'all, but it's not like you're just some artists at a label.
Y'all like my daughters, and it's kind of hard to watch you leave the nest.
But as a good friend reminded me, you're grown-ass women.
You can make your own choices.
So just go out there and be great.
- You have my blessing.
- Who would've thought a couple girls that met on IG would make it this far? I did.
- [LAUGHS] - Man, y'all heifers gonna make me cry, okay? STAR: But you know what? We couldn't have done not one thing without you, Miss Carlotta.
You've been our ride-or-die since day one.
And you always will be.
And we'll never forget that.
ALEXANDRA: You know what? I think this album is missing something.
Oh, no.
What? Um you.
- Me? - [CHUCKLES]: Yes.
- Come on.
What? - You got to go in the booth - and lay down a verse.
You have to.
- STAR: Before there was Take 3, - there was Mixed Harmony.
- ALEXANDRA: Boom.
I mean, I guess.
- You know you want to.
- If you really want a hit record, - I could go in there and, like, maybe - MISS BRUCE: Yes.
Oh.
- Come on.
Slap your throat three times.
- [ALEXANDRA LAUGHING] - I'm gonna have to give 'em retirement rates.
- [LAUGHS] [LOCK BUZZES, DOOR OPENS] [DOOR CLOSES] [XANDER SIGHS] Hey, sugar.
How you holding up? I'm tired X.
I know.
But do not let this case wear you down.
You got this.
It ain't the case.
Look, I've worked so hard.
I've worked to matter, to be loved, and to be seen more than just the average bitch from the hood.
And all the work I put in just for you to love me, you know what I realized? Cassie, where are you going with this? You don't deserve my love.
And my sister is the only person that ever held me down, period.
Baby, now, you know that's not true.
Save that.
[CHUCKLES] You don't want to do this, Cassie.
Oh, I'm doing it.
I'm not your baby no more.
But I'm-a see your ass outside, though.
Yeah, you are just some average girl from the hood.
We'll see if you make it out alive.
[BIRDS CHIRPING] [DOG BARKING IN DISTANCE] [INHALES DEEPLY] [SIGHS] - Is that my baby girl? - Daddy.
- Hey.
Come on in.
Come on - Nah.
I'm-a stay here.
What's going on? You remember when I was, uh, when I was little, you know, those Sundays you would take me for ice cream in the park? Yes.
I felt like the most special little girl.
'Cause you are special.
[CHUCKLES] You're my little girl.
You remember you would, um, scoop me up sometimes, - 'cause I'd be too tired to walk? - Yeah.
And you would carry me all the way home.
Well, that's my job.
I'm your daddy.
[SCOFFS] Yeah, you are my daddy.
It was your job to carry me.
I trusted you to carry me, and you took advantage of me.
- My innocence.
- What? You know, I can never get that back.
Wait, what are you talking about? - What am I talking about? - Yes.
You know, I'm not gonna stay silent about this no more.
I'm not holding this in no more.
I'm not letting it hurt me no more.
You broke my trust, but you didn't break my strength.
Oh, Lottie, look You know what, I've been walking around with your sins on my back.
You.
So I'm-a leave all of that, right here, with you.
I hope you can carry that.
L-Lottie, I L-Lottie.