'Black Ink Crew Chicago' Star Van is Ready to Expose the Rest of the Cast

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‘Black Ink Crew Chicago’ Star Van is Ready to Expose the Rest of the Cast

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Photo Credit: VH1

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

“Black Ink Crew Chicago” returns in December. The last season was pretty contentious for Ryan Henry. He decided that Phor and Don were the only ones he wanted working at his new shop. Van took the news pretty well, but Bella and Charmaine were very upset.

On top of Ryan firing multiple people, there was another major fallout. Charmaine was accused of cheating on Neek with Van. Don was the one who brought it to the others. And he later told producers that Van is the one who told him. Charmaine denied this vehemently. And she felt betrayed by the men on the show.

With a new season on the way, it appears as if now Van has some things he wants to get off his chest.

Click next for the details. 

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46 Comments

  1. Oprah's Wig

    November 18, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Was he fired? He wasn’t in the commercial.

    • Barbee

      November 18, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      I was wondering the same thing.

      • TANK

        November 18, 2019 at 7:39 pm

        Heeeeeeeee THATS TUFF HE BOUTTA GO CRAZY

      • Roy

        November 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm

        You see how can put Dem paws on Ryan I don’t think he want da smoke

      • Fionna

        November 18, 2019 at 10:28 pm

        Van is messey as Hell!! When all that stuff was going on with Ryan and Katt he was on Katt side.. Should have left and got a job with her

    • Anonymous

      November 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      Yes “Oprah wig” Van was fired everyone was fired except Phor & Don from the old shop.

      • Ellena Thames

        November 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm

        Only a punk kiss and tell when things don’t go there way

        • nakiancp412

          November 19, 2019 at 12:59 pm

          He is the male Sky

      • LT

        November 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm

        You can tell when they’re losing. Always ready to tell the true story about the lie they’ve been telling.

    • Lyn

      November 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      So… No neck is upset he couldn’t run the same out of control shop/employees that he dogged Ryan about. He should be embarrassed instead of bitter.

    • Marcus Burnett

      November 18, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      Wait to see if he in the opening sequence then he still on the show…if he ain’t so be it.

  2. Jordan's Memory

    November 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    I hope so because I can’t stand him and lily. Is she gone too? I will say I’m here for the tea tho! Lol

  3. Carrol

    November 18, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I need to have a sip on this for l have been up on this story

  4. Lisa

    November 18, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I think Van and Lily aren’t on the show anymore. Ryan said he isn’t firing people this season so hopefully the season will be good. But I don’t like it when people do this. If you’re going to spill tea, just do it. We don’t need a heads up.

    • Carolyn Williams

      November 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Yes, say what you’re going to say period. I don’t need nor want clues. I need the tea.

  5. Robin

    November 18, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Wow Van I thought you would walk away like a man , well here come the b-tchness you look bigger than that !

  6. Lane Demois

    November 18, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Looooooolllllll! Sorry Van, but you seem desperate at this point. It’s evident that he no longer works so he needs to stir commotion to stay in the light. If u wanted to really spill some tea, then u shoulda just came out and said, but now u look like a dirt bag that’s wants get even on any level. BYE Felicia!!!

    • Aerial Jones

      November 18, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      You obviously tapped on it to be noisy so you could hear the tea…then you want to call him names…people are so judgmental…

    • Nina

      November 18, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      Lol Van has a very successful shop. I’m sure this is just a plot. To get viewers and for them to continue to make money off of these shows

      • Kari

        November 18, 2019 at 11:57 pm

        Big facts!! Van has his own shop and clothing line…Van checking a bag!

      • F.Corey Godwell

        November 19, 2019 at 10:02 am

        You’re the only one Ina string of grammatically nightmarish comments to speak the truth. Can isn’t bitter. He’s under contract to stir up viewership and interest in a dying show full of manufactured plotlines.

        These shows may have started out half true at one time with staged meetings, poorly thought out parties full of enemies (i.e., Charmaine and Don’s lady), fake weddings and the obligatory stupid group trip. Now they have descended into desperation with concocted race issues (millions of Latinx people use that word in NYC because we use it), scripted shop splits, s-xual.accusatiins that aren’t even near true (Neek didn’t care because he’s in on it) and fake firings. What was once salaciously driven beefs for entertainment, has now become full on soap opera level writing.

        Exits like Kat Tat moving on to open her own shop are very real, as is Vans “firing” which is his very real exit over a year ago and remaining on the show as a plot device. Lily likely has a day job and was on only to stir the racial ploy as she was hired to do, but while the new shop is real, the ole shop merely functions as a set for the show, just as Black Ink 113th street store is never open for business anymore because it’s only for shooting the show.

        • Liz

          November 19, 2019 at 10:16 am

          You’re shading people for using bad grammar on here, yet you have multiple typos in your own comment. Anyway, the Lily situation was not a “concocted race issue.” Black people in NYC being okay with non-black people using the N word does not mean that black people throughout the country don’t have an issue with it. And we have every right to.

      • Kimberly Hanson

        November 20, 2019 at 5:18 am

        Thank You!! Wake up people.. it’s called frenemies and publicity

  7. Your moms cat

    November 18, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    He always got something to tell…like a gossipin old woman

  8. Mrs. Powell

    November 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    He must’ve gotten fired by production possibly big fish productions and he’s ready to let the cat out the bag. If he no longer under contract then he can say all he needs to say. I’ll be with my tea cup ready for the tea hunny umkay. But then again it’s he credible cause he claimed Charmaine proceeded to sodomise him by performing felatio on him (and yes oral s-x is sodomy look it up I read the dictionary umkay) and we don’t even know if that’s true. However we also know that none of the shows are real so we don’t really know what’s real and what ain’t real. Hell people fake a whole life for a check and have a completely different world and spouse.

    • William Jackson

      November 18, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Ooooohhhhhh u messy

  9. Karen S James

    November 18, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Van you petty move on.

  10. Chelly

    November 18, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    It seems like he as fired from the show, not just the shop.

  11. Brittany Robinson

    November 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Van been should’ve left he disrespectful and Ryan gave him the chance to run a shop but he wanted to drink Henny with the Bros instead of handling business like he should’ve it’s hard enough being a black business owner and it’s mfs like him that give black businesses a bad name. Cursing out females not getting business he should’ve been left. The mf need anger Management.

  12. Tyrone Ambrose

    November 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Good evening, 11/18/2019. How are you guys doing, I would like to know and that is, What business of any body else is, So let me get this straight you guys go all the way to Ohio just to say to them that there 🔥, But you didn’t have to the Guts to say it to them when y’all was in Bklyn. Now u. Know that whack like Kojack on wax too. Sincerely yours Tyrone Ambrose.

  13. Linda Petties

    November 18, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    I hope that all this is for TV and that you are still friends with Ryan seeing you were the one who inspired him to do this type of work! Unless that part was scripted also, money ànd fame broke up friends, but if it’s real than I think it All went to your Head and that’s your fault

  14. wanda williams

    November 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    It was A long time coming that last tatoo he did was a mess

  15. Stacey

    November 18, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    If van has tea to spill then I wanna sip.while everyone is saying just spill this negro tryna get paid,why should he give it away for free,he knows what he’s doing he threw it out there so that people get nice and thirsty and then he’ll sell the tea to the highest bidder.trust you’ll soon see one of those blog site with a van exclusive.

  16. Se

    November 18, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    How convenient every year just prior to start of season there’s some bombshell story that must be told for each of these shows. They are all so very scripted.

  17. Deirdre

    November 18, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I Love all of these shows. Van should Stop talking about everyone else and speak of himself. What about you and your “girlfriend “. Spill that TEA…imma continue to watch tho.

  18. Lady T

    November 18, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Bye Van!!!!

    • Lillian

      November 18, 2019 at 11:01 pm

      Van should have been fired a long time ago. He was always disrespectful to Ryan. Most of the cast was disrespectful. All they wanted to do was party and go on trips. There was hardly ever any tattoo going on. Ryan gave him an opportunity to manage a business, but he couldn’t take care of business
      They were all disrespectful to Ryan.It doesn’t matter how long they worked for him they are the Employees and Ryan the Employer.

  19. Dashawna Hardin

    November 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    This dude has been mad on every season like bro just find a new job.

  20. Anonymous

    November 18, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Head & shoulder(Van)have several seats U most likely had more money going out instead of coming in the shop with that mess up tattoo u did.

  21. DeVereaux Dee

    November 19, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    This is Ceaser & Puma ALL OVER AGAIN. Why is NO ONE seeing this? SIMILAR STORYLINES. Rachel is Duchess, Don is Teddy, Phor is Walter, Charmaine is a bit of Donna & Sky, Lily is Young Bae. Van is Puma & Ryan is Ceaser.. Danielle is Kitty, Kat (is/was) Tati.

  22. JaguarDoll

    November 19, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Wow. My deepest condolences to Charmaine on the passing of her mother. I don’t have social media and rely on the blogs to get all the tea.

  23. Tiffani Young

    November 19, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Van your work doesn’t look too hot. Ryan was about to FIRE you so how you going to shade the cast? Look at your OWN skeletons in YOUR closet before you come for anyone else.

  24. Vera Cheeks

    December 5, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    First off..Love and condolences to Charmaine on the lost of her sweet mother. Much success to her new shop 2nd city. I love you Ryan get the respect that you deserve. Van please stop being a big fat p-ssy, if this is not fake. So glad not to see You and Lillies dumb a-ses..Van just be a man about it, show your daughter how to be the bigger person. Maybe if you were about your bizness, you wouldn’t have to act like a b-tch..

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