It’s been over a decade since the tragedy which claimed multiple members of Jennifer Hudson’s family, and after she had appeared to find real love with wrestler David Otunga, he body slammed all of her hopes and dreams by being a complete deadbeat. To make matters worse, their ongoing custody battle made both of them look like they were playing a nasty game of Tug-O-War with their son David Jr. as the rope. So naturally, JHud has resorted to all types of ways to make herself feel better. And one of her vices, diamond bracelets, is now being referred to as her “slavery scars” by none other than Jennifer herself.
I’m not sure what kind of slavery Jennifer read about in school, but I can guarantee you their scars ain’t come from damn diamonds. But recently in an Instagram post to commemorate her 38th birthday on Thursday, Page Six Style reports that JHud showed off eight sparkling diamond bracelets adorning her wrist. Then, instead of providing a cheesy hashtag like #BlingBling or #LayAwayJewels, she decided to get all the way deep with it. Or at least she attempted to get deep, but her words confused me more than when I saw her in the Cats trailer looking like an overly pixelated Thundercat.
“In the world I live in to some it’s a lot and to some it’s not much at all but for me these are what I call my slavery scars,” she explained in the caption for the shot.
Jennifer went on to further explain that for each struggle she has endured she’s treated herself to a little piece of jewelry to celebrate herself.
“Each one of these is a representation of how hard I’ve worked,” the “American Idol” alum continued. “Every time I wrapped on another thing I went and rewarded myself. There’s so much more work to do. So there will be so much more and this is a good start cuz honoring myself is what my 38 is all about. The line that has always stuck with me from Dreamgirls. ‘Wake up baby, a star is a slave.’“
She has since deleted that particular post, probably because she realized she sounds crazy. However, she did share another post where she wanted to remind everyone that sometimes it’s OK to treat yo’ self!
Oh, Jhud. I know you haven’t been poor for quite some time, but let me just reassure you that you need to rename your expensive jewelry immediately. Because calling them “slavery scars” is out of touch with reality. That is unless you performed every movie on a plantation in the blazing heat where the only coffee break was called emancipation. Even then, it’s a NO from all of us, Jennifer.