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‘Black Ink Crew Chicago’ Star Charmaine Addresses Those Who Say She Can’t Run a Business

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Charmaine begins her journey as a businesswoman.

Black Ink Crew Chicago” star Charmaine was hurt when Ryan fired her from 9Mag. He made the move after Van struggled to make things work at the original shop. So Ryan cut ties with multiple people professionally, including Van and Bella. He then put his focus into his newer shop.

After all the drama that went down with the old crew, Ryan was happy to have a fresh start. And he would only take Phor, Don, and eventually Bella with him.

So Charmaine decided that it would be best to open her own tattoo shop, 2nd City Ink.  She called on her associate Jessica to help her do this. While Charmaine was supposed to focus on the business side of things, Jess focused on managing the artists.

But things would only get messy when Miss Kitty started working at the shop. And of course, Kitty and Jessica clashed something serious.

Jessica’s biggest issue was Charmaine hired Kitty without talking to her first. She felt this was wrong because they were supposed to be business partners. So Jessica left, and Draya, another 2nd City artist, would go on to 9Mag.

Charmaine responds to her critics.

Jessica would eventually return, forcing another showdown with Kitty. With all the drama going down at the shop., and Charmaine’s failure to secure registration for the shop at the beginning, fans have been critical on social media. Some have said that Charmaine doesn’t know how to properly run a business. They feel the decisions she’s been making mostly just lead to drama. So they believe Charmaine needs to make some changes to her leadership skills

Interestingly enough, Charmaine recently clapped back at people who feel this way.

On Instagram, she wrote, “Everyone saying idk how to run a business, well I have a very successful one. Lol shop Bey Moss.”

Bey Moss is Charmaine and her husband Neek’s business. They sell organic products made from purple sea moss.


Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.



  1. Anonymous

    July 18, 2020 at 8:58 am

    People don’t understand this show is fake still?

    • Jamaica941

      July 18, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      Exactly none of The black inks are a business.. none of them NY, CHi and LA is all fake.

      • Hello

        July 19, 2020 at 8:38 am

        They actually are businesses, they just aren’t called Black Ink. People need to realize Reality take some real situations and twist into other things. All story lines aren’t fake but a lot of them are embellished.

  2. Viv

    July 18, 2020 at 10:28 am

    She did make bad decisions but she can grow and do better. So there’s no need to drag her.

  3. Dee

    July 18, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    During COVID 19, we need encouragement. It’s her business so she can do whatever she wants. She is a new mom that wishes her mom was here. Stop with bull shot. She need words of encouragement from strong woman not negative comment. Yall can be so devilish. Charmaine you are doing a great job. Look up to the sky and remember your mom is with you always.

  4. Periodttt

    July 19, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Correction: Her husband is running the business!!

    • Kay Star

      July 19, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      Exactly! If her clownish, loud self was running it, it would not exist.

      • Vanessa

        July 19, 2020 at 12:36 pm

        Are you serious? Why are you tearing down this black woman like this? Charmaine went to Howard University. She has a successful radio career and she created this business from the ground up with her husband. If you can’t separate what you see on a fake reality show from real life, there’s a much bigger issue.

    • Vanessa

      July 19, 2020 at 12:33 pm

      Wait, are you a black woman talking about another black woman like this? In this climate? Wow.

      • Israel Medina

        July 19, 2020 at 1:20 pm

        Ask the real question is she even a business owner talking sh-t

  5. Beverly Ramirez

    July 21, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Charmaine can be a little too much(but that’s who’s she’s always been) so except her as she is! Jess is straight business without the drama and talented! Then there’s Kitty, who has to have the attention of everyone and brings drama wherever she goes,she hid her true colors for a long time and going to Chicago to mess with another owner, she’s just trying to come up with her looks and body, but she’s fake! Charmaine and Jess, stick together as women and support each other, Kitty doesn’t have your best interest in her heart, she only cares about her own, you can do w/o Kitty,not Jess!I believe in strong woman power and having each other’s backs and I see Jess would strengthen your company, Kitty brings too much baggage and drama, You’re young black women and I really want to see you make it, Jess is the one that can help bring your company reputable, not Kitty, she’s seriously fake and will stab you in the back, just like she did the girls in New York! Congratulations on baby Nola, May God Bless You and May God give you the knowledge that you need Jess to run the company and trust her when you need time with your beautiful daughter, Kitty’s not the one! You’re breaking your promise to Jess too, you 2 were partners and you have to communicate to your partner on hiring someone who can take their power away, that just wasn’t cool! I want you and Jess show that Black Women are strong and can start a business and show professionalism, Jess has those qualities, Kitty’s going to hold you back and make you look bad! I really wish you and Jess much luck and no more drama! Power to real women! You’re a role model, you must act like one for others that you pave the way for!

  6. Sonia

    July 21, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Beverly Ramarirez
    What exactly did kitty do to backstab anyone?? And how you feel by tearing down kitty which is also a black women that you know nothing about outside of this stupid a-s show, that she is this attention seeking backstabbing person?come on we gotta do better. you going to judge someone off a ?️ FAKE A-S TV SHOW.

  7. Pretty Rose

    July 24, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    These are ALL black women y’all putting down …..this is why we can’t progress as a race because we hate each other ….what makes other races want to respect us if we don’t even respect each other ……it’s just a show ……just entertainment …..why tear down any of these women smh ??‍♀️ I have never commented on anything I’ve ever seen on the internet but in these times we need to stick together not just as a race but as humans ….wtf this world is so filled with hate anger and jealousy……. it makes me sick ?

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