“Thank you for the autographs, And the tears over the years You still found me, you didn’t doubt me I think you want some more I do more than sing I’m older now Actin’ now Cause I got my own movie now” Me and Aaliyah sang along with They Don’t Know in the car on our way to Zaria’s house. Yes my daughter knows and understands who she was named after. It’s cute when she sings the songs. And the fact that Chris did a song using Aaliyah’s vocals and had our daughter in the video just made it so much cuter. I can’t help but smile at that. For her to only be four she has a voice. A strong one too. It’s not really shocking, I mean hello look her at parents. But it’s still crazy to see.
“Mommy I got my name from her right?” She asked as if she didn’t already know the answer.
“Yeah you’re named after her. You like her right?”
“Yes, member you showed the picture of her when daddy made his video.”
“Yeah I remember baby girl.”
“Mommy when I get big can I be a singer like you and daddy.” She asked and I laughed.
“I don’t know. If you really want to then maybe. Talk to your daddy about that though.”
“I will. Why are we going to Titi Zari’s house?”
“Because your uncles and everybody is there.”
“They are?” She asked getting excited.”
“Yes, and you wanna see Abuela and Abuelo right?”
“Yes, I can’t wait.” She said and I laughed.
“Well we’re almost there.” I said and she clapped her hands.
“Is daddy coming?”
“Yeah he should be there already.” I drove to Zaria’s house and parked behind Chris’s car. “He’s here there goes his car.” I said and she squealed. Such a damn daddy’s girl. I got out of my car and took her out of her booster seat and she stopped.
“Mommy take my picture.” She said and I laughed. I pulled my phone out and took a picture of her then put it on instagram.
kaiisthelimit: my pretty girl
“Alright come on. Photo shoot over.” I grabbed her hand and we walked up to the door.
“Mommy, on my birthday can I have a princess party?”
“I thought you wanted Dora?” I asked.
“No she annoying. She always get lost. She need gps.” She said and I laughed. I rang the doorbell and waited a couple of seconds before it opened. When it did Heather was standing there smiling.
“Hey!” She said and I hugged her. “Liyah I can’t get love?”
“I’m sorry.” Liyah said hugging her.
“That’s better.” We walked inside and Liyah went to the living room.
“Daddy!” She yelled when she saw him. He turned around and smiled when she went running up to him.
“Hey baby girl.” He kissed her all over her face while she just giggled,
“Wassup niglets.” I said to everybody in the room. I hugged them and kissed Chris on the lips. “Where my mama?”
“In the kitchen with mines and Ms.Passion. Plus Zaria in there being crazy and shit.”
“Them damn hormones. Kai she cried because she didn’t have pepper.” Heather said and I laughed.
“Damn, yeah she buggin. Liyah come on.”
“Where we going?”
“To see your nana.” Chris said and she came and grabbed my hand. We walked into the kitchen and Liyah went straight to her grandmothers.
“There she go!” My mother said hugging her.
“Hi baby cakes.” Mama J said hugging her then kissing her cheek. “You look so pretty today.”
“Mommy did my hair.” Liyah said and I laughed hugging both of them.
“Where’s papi?” I asked my mother and she rolled her eyes. “Okay what’s wrong?” I asked and she shook her head.
“We’ll talk later. Right now is not the time.” She said and I nodded.
“Alright, I will remember.” I said just as Ms. Passion walked over to me. “Hey mama P.” I said hugging her.
“Hi baby. Well Ms. Aaliyah you are just the prettiest thing ever.”
“I know but thanks.” She said and I laughed.
“Z, what’s wrong?” I asked going over to her. She was just sitting at the table looking aggravated.
“My damn back hurt, my feet are killing me, and I want to stab my husband.”
“Kai.” All of the mothers said and I chuckled.
“My bad, but yeah wow Z. Why you want to stab Ty though?”
“Because I sent him to the store like twenty minutes ago. It don’t take twenty minutes to get pepper.”
“You know how Ty is. He probably just got more than he was supposed to.”
“And that’s aggravating.” She said and I laughed. I swear Zaria is the worst pregnant person ever.
“Just chill out.” I kissed her on the cheek and went back in the living room.
“Yo where Eli at?” I asked Jayden and Anthony.
“I don’t know. Probably somewhere with Honey.” Ant said and I laughed. I swear I love them two together. You can tell they really love each other but when they argue. The funniest shit you will ever see in your life.
“He should be on his way here. They better not be on that arguing shit.” Mijo said.
“You know how they are though. So don’t act shocked. Them niggas know they’re annoying. But where is my munchkin Heather.” I said and she laughed.
“With his father and Ty. They went to the store for something.”
“Zion with them?”
“Yeah, that’s probably why they taking so long.”
“Daddy, you got your charger?” My niece Talia came in the room.
“It’s in my car.” Ant said to her.
“Um excuse you little miss rudeness.” I said and she laughed.
“Hi tia.” She hugged me and I kissed her on the cheek.
“Yeah hi. Where were you at?”
“In the backyard on that damn phone. Better not be talking to no nigga either.” Ant said and she sighed.
“Here he go. Papi I’m 14.” She said to him and he shrugged.
“What’s your point? Talia don’t get beside yourself and get somebody son fucked up.”
“Keep doing that shit and watch what happens.” He said and I laughed.
“Yo I swear you sound just like papi right now. It’s actually kind of scary.” I said and he rolled his eyes.
“Talk to your brother please.” Talia said to me and I nodded.
“I got you. But we gon talk later. Just me and you aight.”
“Alright. Can I have your keys so I can get your charger?” She asked him and he went in his pocket and gave them to her. “Thank you.” She said before walking out of the room.
“You just like your damn father I swear.” I said and he shrugged.
“So, obviously he did something right. Look at you.”
“True. But still. Speaking of him what’s up with him and mommy.”
“I don’t know. I know they been arguing a lot lately. I mean like more than the usual bantering and shit.”
“Why though?” I asked and he shrugged.
“I don’t know. She aint tell me nothing.”
“Where is he anyway?”
“He aint coming. I went to pick her up and they were arguing again. I don’t know what’s going with them.”
“Jayden you know?” I asked and he shook his head.
“Nah, I’m just as confused as you two.” He said and I sighed. I don’t know what’s up with my parents but it’s something if they arguing. I mean they go back and forth like any other couple but not this much. They would bicker then be good five minutes later so what’s going on I do not know and it’s bothering the hell out of me.
I was knocked out of my thoughts by hearing the doorbell ring. I got up and went to answer it. When I did Honey and my brother were standing there arguing,
“All I’m saying is you were staring too fucking hard.” Honey spat at him.
“I wasn’t even looking at that bitch. You trippin.”
“I’m trippin? Elijah you almost ran into the fucking wall but I’m trippin? Okay I’ll be trippin later on tonight too.”
“See why you always got to go there? Trying to hold out and shit.”
“I aint trying to do shit. I am gon do it fuck you mean bro.”
“I’m bro now?”
“Yes because your dumb ass is pissing me the fuck off.”
“Wow, y’all some crazy muthafuckas.” I said getting their attention.
“He a fucking idiot.” She said giving me a hug.
“No your little ass annoying as hell.” He mushed her in the head and hugged me. “Wassup?”
“Nothing I’m watching y’all go at it like you been married for ten years.”
“Oh please.” Honey said walking away and I just laughed.
“Why you pissing her off?” I closed the door.
“She stretching it. I aint thinking about her attitude right now. Where pops at?” He asked and I shrugged.
“Home I guess. Ant said he went to pick mommy up and they were arguing. Like really going at it more than usual arguing.”
“I don’t know. But it’s bothering me. I wanna know what’s going on.”
“It’s probably not that deep chill out.”
“I hope not.” I said walking back to the living room. When I did Chris pulled me on his lap.
“Nothing, I just wanna know what’s going on with my parents.”
“I’m sure it aint that deep. Chill aight.” He said with his lips against my neck. I just nodded and he kissed my cheek. I sat there for a minute when Zion ran into the room.
“Lil Z! “ I yelled and he came over to me.
“Hi titi.” He said when I hugged him.
“I missed you.” I said kissing his cheek.
“Daddy bought me candy see.” He held up a bag and I laughed.
“That’s good. Liyah in the kitchen.”
“She is?” He said and I nodded. When I did he ran out.
“Wassup Kai.” Ty said when he walked in.
“Wassup. Z ready to kill yo ass.” I said and he sighed.
“She always ready to kill me. What I do now?”
“Why don’t you go ask her that?” I said laughing. He shook his head and walked out and to the kitchen. After a couple of seconds we heard Zaria yelling.
“SO THE FUCK WHAT! IT TAKE 30 MINUTES TO GET SOME DAMN PEPPER!” She screamed and I cracked up. I told that nigga he was in trouble.
While everybody was getting ready to go I pulled my mother to the side.
“What’s going on with you and daddy?”
“A lot. Too much right now.”
“We’re just not seeing eye to eye.”
“Ma, y’all been together for over 25 years. Of course you don’t see eye to eye. Y’all never did.”
“Yes you’re right but it’s something different now. I don’t know what’s going on.”
“I’ll talk to him.” I said and she laughed.
“Why? Look Kai don’t stress yourself about what’s going on with us alright. Everything will be okay.”
“Ma you say that but I can tell just by the way you sound it’s something different.”
“Well I’ll handle it. I’m strong. Where you think you got it from?”
“I know where I got it from. And being that I am a reflection of you, you should know I’m going to talk to papi anyway.” I said and she laughed.
“You never did listen.”
“I know but you love me anyway.” I hugged her and kissed her on the cheek.
“Of course.” She said and we laughed. I’m talking to my father asap. I need to know what the fuck is going on.