Yesterday, Nene was posting on Instagram that she was “out here in these Chicago Streetz like WHAT?” with photos of her in her usual Hanes undershirt and a jean jacket. The people of Chicago seemed to have strong reactions to her post for some reason. Many people told to be very careful and watch her back out there and pointed out that she was not in the best neighborhood. One commenter seemed to be very aggressive and confrontational. I found the comment rather disturbing but I can’t seem to locate it again now. I am Instagram impaired so…who knows.
Less than 24 hours later TMZ is reporting that Brentt was robbed at her comedy show while selling her merch in the lobby. Apparently, someone was not happy with the quality of whatever crap they are selling and wanted a refund. When Brentt refused to give him one he took off with Brentt’s backpack that had his laptop and wallet in it.
My first reaction to that story Brentt is still not in school. He’s 17 now so I suppose he doesn’t legally have to go anymore.
The second thing I wondered about is how he is going to be able to board a plane to get home. He lost his driver’s license in the wallet. When I travel, I take multiple copies of my passport and put one in my luggage and one in my handbag. I don’t know what you would do if you lost your wallet while out of state. I’m sure it happens a lot, but I would have no idea what to do. So I just Googled. Apparently kids under 18 don’t have to have an ID when traveling with a companion. And adults can usually speak with a TSA agent who will attempt to confirm their identity much like banks sometimes do for online banking. They will pull your residential history and cars ownership and such and ask you a bunch of questions. I am notoriously bad at these tests. I failed one several times last time I was in Paris trying to get a new pin for a debit card. They asked things like old phone numbers from twelve years ago or street addresses or apartment numbers I had long since forgotten.
So in retrospect, the Instagram post was a bit of foreshadowing. One the plus side, no one was hurt.
But she could be getting paid to be in Hawaii right now…