Social media is not truly highly effective sufficient to break a wedding, but it surely did not assist Jeezy and Jeannie Mai’s bond. All through their relationship, social media periodically referenced Mai’s previous racially insensitive feedback about courting versus marrying Black males. Throughout Mai’s first marriage, on an episode of “The Real,” she as soon as quipped that, whereas she “cherished Black guys,” she most well-liked to this point them “on the aspect.” “For me, darkish meat on the aspect, however White retains me imply and lean,” mentioned Mai. Though Mai tried to make clear her feedback, the web has by no means let her dwell it down.
In 2020, Jeezy revealed that he and Mai mentioned her previous feedback earlier than they bought collectively. “Earlier than we even began courting, we had that dialog,” shared Jeezy on “The Morning Hustle” radio present (by way of BET). “Very first thing, after we actually talked, she sat me down. She mentioned, ‘Pay attention, it was one thing I mentioned, and it may need gotten taken out of context, and I would like you to take heed to it in its entirety.’ I did.” After talking briefly about how issues can get misconstrued, Jeezy continued, “I do know her folks. I do know her household. I ain’t by no means felt no sense of racism.”
After Jeezy filed for divorce, lots of Mai’s detractors banded collectively to have a good time the tip of the wedding. “Jeannie Mai as soon as referred to black males as ‘darkish meat on the aspect’ and followers query why Jeezy married her to start with,” tweeted one person.