Black Ink Crew Chicago’s Ryan Henry Expresses Regret Over Reality Show
It looks like Ryan Henry, of Black Ink Crew Chicago fame is having some regrets over the show’s success so far. The 30 year old was inspired to post up a photo of Chance The Rapper and poured out his feelings of himself and his own contribution to his city. It seems like the father and owner of 9 Mag was sincerely having a moment of truth with his followers. Take a look:
Yesterday… Please don’t confuse what I feel personally with what you feel as a whole. I owe my city more. For that I apologize. My goals to interact with the youth, the homeless, the less fortunate, and the aspiring artists, I owe them/you all more. I started 9mag with a goal of uplifting everyone around me selflessly. Watched it go to shit. I started a show with the intent to grow everyone I was around and stay united forever. That died. Took on a platform of BS to change views of my city to outsiders and do natives here justice, now it’s become coonery based on failure, lies and faults. Which I want no part of further underlying emasculating of myself and other black men LEADERS as weak, abusive, disrespectful, etc, outside of humanly mistakes. Purposed doings with intent. So I apologize. And I will do better. My actions, my foundations, my time and energy donated Where it should be. This pictute let’s me know I’m not doing enough for my ppl to not have even known about it let alone invited to it if I was on my shit. And I’m not. So here I come. Salute!
The post has since been deleted. Do you think Ryan and the rest of the cast of Black Ink do a bang up job repping for their city or is he being too hard on himself?