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‘Black Ink Crew’ Star Dutchess Claps Back at People Who Keep Coming for Her Lips

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Dutchess and Ceaser’s breakup was messy.

Black Ink Crew” star Dutchess had a dramatic departure from the show. After she had a nasty breakup with Ceaser, she didn’t have much support left at the shop. In fact, most of the gang actually sided with Cease. So they started coming for Dutchess on a regular basis.

So Dutchess decided it was time to walk away from the show. It wasn’t a hard decision to make since she was over fighting with the rest of the cast. Plus, she was also tired of being bashed by the viewers.

She opened up about this on “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” In fact, Dutchess broke down in tears and said her self-esteem took a hit. She didn’t believe she was beautiful. And the comments she read about herself on social media were really hurtful.

Dutchess encouraged her followers and responded to critics.

However, these days Dutchess is in a much better place. She still has her own tattoo shop in Charlotte, Pretty-N-Ink. And she started her own production company, too. Dutchess also got a gig on a radio station as well. So walking away from the show hasn’t hurt her career at all.

Interestingly enough, Dutchess had a lot to say about self-love recently. And she wanted to break down to her followers the importance of loving themselves.

Dutchess also had some strong words for people who keep coming for her lips, too.

Click next for the details. 

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  1. Natalie

    October 24, 2020 at 6:31 am

    I knew the REAL Dutchess would come out. She’s trying to have it 2 ways and failing miserably.
    Over here, she’s trying to encourage someone with positivity. It was kinda confusing to read but she talks like she writes. You’d think she was running for office.
    Then on that side, there’s the ‘coming-for-your-neck’ Dutchess. This is the one who sprouted after getting with Ceaser and whom he fell in love with and eventually asked to marry. WOO WEE! You talking about being blind by love 😎 that was Ceaser. I mean he became weaksauce! Eventually he got shook and went behind her back and did some thangs but she didn’t deserve that but it was clear to me that Dutchess was trying her best to become a city girl and failed miserably.
    The smartest thing to do was to return home and open her own shop. Now you would figure this would’ve chillaxed her. I see it hasn’t. A real boss would let the negative fly past like the bullets in the MATRIX. Remember that move Neo did?
    I’m not hating but she should be on some real grown woman ish by now.

    • Rae

      October 24, 2020 at 10:48 am

      Fffaaaaccctttsss!!! N she knows d-mn well them lips be chapped😂😂😂😂too many pics on the internet proving so😂😂😂

      • Shannon

        October 24, 2020 at 11:00 am

        Worry about your own lips and why you feel the need to be childish on the internet. What an embarrassing comment.

        • Fairfield

          October 24, 2020 at 1:40 pm

          We’re in a pandemic.yall haters worrying about her lips. Go find some where to sit down.

          • Keke

            October 24, 2020 at 2:14 pm

            Im weak
            Why yall keep coming for her
            Nobody worried about ceasar crusty lip a-s , she good , yall not stopping her money flow

        • Keke

          October 24, 2020 at 2:15 pm


        • Bee

          October 25, 2020 at 4:15 pm

          Girl thank you. This black woman has been dragged for years about her lips by mainly other black women. How sad is that?

      • Honey

        October 24, 2020 at 11:10 am

        A lot of you are walking around with chapped souls, chapped bank accounts, and chapped moral standards. That’s much worse. Quit worrying about this woman’s lips and get your life in order. She’s good.

        • Oprah’s Wig

          October 24, 2020 at 11:18 am

          Thank you.

        • Tealeaf620

          October 24, 2020 at 2:23 pm

          Yes Honey….chapped spirits and chapped hearts

        • Tea

          October 24, 2020 at 2:43 pm


        • Bklyn NY

          October 24, 2020 at 8:16 pm

          Love that one….Amen on those juicy a-s lips Dutchesssssssssss

        • Bee

          October 25, 2020 at 4:39 pm

          You’re right but let them tell it, Dutchess is the one who needs to grow for finally responding to the thing she’s been getting dragged over for years.

        • Tiara

          October 26, 2020 at 1:18 am

          👏👏 facts!! Forget her lips i feel like u talking about me now lol
          real sh-t tho. Ppl quick to judge the physical and same time be dealing with sh-t thats 100 times worst

      • Elizabeth

        October 24, 2020 at 11:49 am

        Let me guess, you’re one of the people who stay on her page typing stupid comments about her lips. When do you actually grow up?

      • Gwendolyn Whitaker

        October 24, 2020 at 2:38 pm

        THANK YOU.. loop

        • Shannon

          October 25, 2020 at 11:12 am

          What was factual about tearing down a black woman while coddling a black man? Why are some of you like this? This thinking doesn’t serve you well. Educate yourself.

      • Anonymous

        October 24, 2020 at 4:15 pm

        I wish I would care about another person’s lips during a pandemic and crazy year like this. Some of you are truly pathetic.

      • S

        October 24, 2020 at 7:07 pm

        So Lame lol lost soul lol work on ya own flaws.

      • Leslie

        October 25, 2020 at 11:31 am

        If you paid attention to your own life as much you paid attention to this woman’s lips, you could be much further in life. I can’t stand you internet trolls.

      • Bee

        October 25, 2020 at 4:13 pm

        Is this truly all you have to offer the world? I hope you know that all the trash you pollute the blogs and social media with comes back to you tenfold. It’s always other black women bashing black women. I can’t stand y’all.

      • Erma j

        October 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm

        Why should it matter?

    • Shannon

      October 24, 2020 at 10:59 am

      You have higher expectations for Dutchess than you have for yourself. Then you’re speaking as if Ceaser was some victim of the relationship when he remained toxic well after Dutchess left the show. She is on grown woman ish which is why she’s thriving now with her own businesses and not staying on a toxic reality show for a check. And you also need to check yourself. Black women aren’t punching bags. Dutchess has every right to defend herself when people like you keep coming for her on her page because you can’t get over what happened on a fake reality show years ago.

    • Elizabeth

      October 24, 2020 at 11:46 am

      You are hating. It’s disgusting to see other women being harsher on other women but coddling toxic men like Ceaser.

    • Anonymous

      October 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm


    • Patricia

      October 24, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Natalie you said it all well spoken

      • Shannon

        October 25, 2020 at 11:10 am

        You’re another one that needs awakening. How is it well spoken to tear down a black woman for defending herself? She’s just supposed to take the emotional abuse on the internet because you said so? Why do black women need to suffer in silence? And why are y’all coddling Ceaser? Why are some of you like this? You people never have this kind of energy for black men.

      • Tracey

        October 25, 2020 at 4:01 pm

        Chillaxed is well spoken? How basic.

    • Marsha Arias

      October 25, 2020 at 10:55 am

      How did you manage to articulate such an accurately on point response to this post @ 6:30 in the morning, sis you have a gift that needs to shared!!

      • Shannon

        October 25, 2020 at 11:03 am

        The fact that you think Natalie said something profound and the fact that you think it takes a “gift” to tear down another black woman at 6:30am in the morning says a lot about you. Misogyny doesn’t need to be shared on the internet more than it already is. Some of you are truly hopeless. And it’s disturbing.

      • Tracey

        October 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm

        You are too old to be impressed by basic comments. I bet you’re the type to get taken advantage of by corrupt pastors.

    • No Longer Lurking

      October 25, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Natalie, I’m starting to wonder about you. You have a habit of getting on this blog and being super critical of black women. On the Royce Reed post, you blamed Royce for Dwight Howard being a deadbeat father. And now you’re going in on Dutchess for defending herself against hateful trolls that nearly drove her to suicide a few years ago? Black women like you are a problem. You also made excuses for Ryan sleeping with his best friend’s baby momma while he had cancer. In fact, you defended Ryan and blamed his behavior on Rachel. You sound like a straight up pick me on here. And anyone on here agreeing with you is foolish and problematic. Just like all black people ain’t kinfolk, all black women aren’t a part of the sisterhood. And that’s sad when you consider how much black men stick to together. Your comment sucks. The fact that you’re criticizing Dutchess and not the toxic people who bully her is straight up bullish-t.

    • Leslie

      October 25, 2020 at 11:34 am

      I think it’s unfortunate that you attempted and failed to break down the psyche of someone finally responding to years of internet abuse but didn’t didn’t have that energy for the abusers. Y’all stay telling black women to suffer with a smile. That’s not boss sh-t, it’s a lack of emotional intellect that you have Natalie.

    • anon anon

      October 25, 2020 at 11:43 am

      A real boss does what? You internet therapists/critics stay making up the silliest definitions of things you know nothing about. A boss creates and owns businesses. Dutchess is a real boss and she doesn’t have to meet your meaningless standards. She can respond to whatever she wants to. Truth is y’all hate black women who defend themselves.

    • Darkanlovely

      October 25, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      Am happy for you keep your head up God bless the child who has it’s own 👍👍😄💞

    • Moon Child

      October 25, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      @Natalie The audacity of you saying what Dutchess needs to do when sis left a toxic situation to become a successful businesswoman with multiple businesses. How many businesses do you own?

    • Erica

      October 25, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      “Chillaxed” luv this

    • Tracey

      October 25, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      Oh please. She was very “chillaxed” at a spa while telling you trolls to leave her alone. And who even says chillaxed anymore? How corny. Y’all are always high and mighty when people clap back but silent when people are trolled. You’re probably a troll yourself.

    • Bee

      October 25, 2020 at 4:11 pm

      Some of you male identified black women are exhausting. You still hate Dutchess and she hasn’t been on the show in YEARS. Y’all spent years hating her for saying the TRUTH about Ceaser even though you saw how terrible he was well after she left. And of course you blame Ceaser’s actions on Dutchess because that’s all y’all know how to do. I truly can’t stand y’all. The hatred y’all have for this woman is insane. She isn’t even allowed to respond to something she’s been dragged over for YEARS because you must be critical of black women at all costs. Again, I really can’t stand y’all.

    • mizzt

      October 25, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      But I’m not hating…. oh ok 👌

    • Karen C

      October 25, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      Dutchess has had a lot of growth. If she didn’t, she’d still be selling her soul for a check. She left and started her own shop because it’s always been her dream. I’m not sure why you’re acting as if it was the last resort like starting a business is easy. Newsflash, it’s not. At the end of the day, Dutchess is still human. She’ll have her moments when she may respond to foolishness. One day she’ll reach full spiritual growth and stop responding to foolishness because she’ll value her energy and time more. Just like one day you and the rest of us will grow more spiritually and value our time more and stop commenting so confidently on strangers. We’re not making the best use of our time either so why be so hypocritical? We all need to do better.

    • Erma j

      October 25, 2020 at 7:57 pm

      And the immature people who speak about her lips should shut it down. A person do get tired of the same old crap. As far as Cease goes, we all get our heart broken at some point. Nobody wants to be cheated on.

    • Sueoleb

      October 25, 2020 at 10:37 pm

      Well spoken 💪🏿

    • Ms. Jackson

      October 25, 2020 at 10:44 pm

      Well-spoken my a-s. Y’all really try to sound deep and woke on here when you really just get wet from dragging a black woman you don’t like for some petty sh-t. Shout out to all the smart people who can see through bullsh-t. They called you out on your sh-t and I’m glad. You ain’t deep. You’re the typical negative person who visits multiple corners of the internet to talk sh-t like everyone else. And then you delude yourself into thinking you have some kind of moral superiority you don’t actually have. Get over yourself. Y’all and these fake a-s morals. If y’all actually had the morals y’all pretend to have, you’d be more offended by people ganging up on a woman about her lips. That’s some sick sh-t but you’re more offended by Dutchess responding. Stop with the bullsh-t.

    • Savannah

      October 25, 2020 at 11:11 pm

      I’m literally confused as to why some of these people had the nerve to say your comment was so great, Natalie. The truth is you literally downplayed bullying. Actually, you flat out ignored it. And instead of you holding people accountable for using the internet to put someone through emotional abuse, you saved all your criticism for Dutchess, the victim of bullying. Dutchess is not going on these people’s pages and harassing them and saying horrible things to them. That’s what they are doing to her. It’s wrong. How are you a grown woman and completely ignorant to the fact that people literally commit suicide over people bullying them online and constantly saying horrible things? I’m not seeing the so called wisdom of your comment. I actually think you’re part of the problem. Good on Dutchess for standing up for herself.

    • Merica

      October 25, 2020 at 11:23 pm

      Oh hating is all you did in this comment. You think it’s okay for people to talk sh-t to Dutchess, but she’s supposed to say nothing in return because in your biased opinion, that’s what “real bosses” do. Girl bye. I can see why the ratings are so bad for this show. The real ones stopped watching when Dutchess left. And who wants to engage this toxic a-s fanbase? I’m mad I even read the dusty comments on here. Thank goodness everyone doesn’t think like you though.

  2. Shayla

    October 24, 2020 at 9:19 am

    She’s beautiful and I’m glad she walked away from the show when she did. She needs to ignore all negativity. Everything doesn’t require a response.

    • Shannon

      October 24, 2020 at 11:07 am

      Black women are not punching bags. We don’t have to take emotional abuse on the internet. Dutchess has every right to respond if she wants to.

    • Athena Duncan

      October 24, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Facts!! I really like her and im proud of her. Do you Dutchess!!

  3. Larensa

    October 24, 2020 at 9:51 am

    I would love 2 kiss and suck on them lips and have em kiss all over me

  4. Queen

    October 24, 2020 at 11:05 am

    I wish people would leave this woman alone. She hasn’t been on that show in years. Move on. If you spend your time leaving negative comments on someone’s IG page, something is seriously wrong with you. You shouldn’t even be following people you don’t like.

  5. IamTerrific

    October 24, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Dutchess f-ck what dem h-es be saying. Look at your life and look at theirs. They are wishing to be you. The only thing they pick on is your lips and that’s because you have always responded to that comment they are vultures and honed in on what would bother you. Your u are gorgeous successful business woman and its a shame that they won’t focus on that but we all know why they have a case of the green-eyed monsters. One more thing I don’t see what they are talking about never doing did your lips are perfectly fine to me.

  6. I don't know

    October 24, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    There’s real problems in the world and it ain’t her got d-mn lips either. Like the Dodgers for instance. They’ve been to the world series 4 times ahead haven’t won yet. I hope they win this time. And the got d-mn election. They want every one to vote but don’t want to give them money to keep a roof over their head to avoid the cold winter and covid-19. And how about the whole thing with electric cars. Not everybody wanna own a Tesla. Imagine getting car hacked to only get car jacked 🤣. Ijs there’s more important things going on besides her got d-mn lip.

  7. Tealeaf620

    October 24, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Its sad that us as Queens feel it necessary to bash one another. Fenty would love those lips!!! #RIRI#REALBEAUTY #FENTYCOSMETICS #DUTCHESSISBEAUTIFUL #LIPSROCK

  8. Jennifer

    October 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Continue doing you love and reaching for the star! You’re a beautiful woman with goals and dreams! Don’t let no woman or man Distract you from your goals!

  9. Robin Walton

    October 24, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Im dead yall doing to much why yall coming for her she getting her money up

  10. Mk

    October 24, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Duchess Who? I forgotten all about her now until now.I don’t believe people are still talking about her chapped lips and stank attitude but I do believe people will say anything to stay relevant

    • Anonymous

      October 24, 2020 at 4:18 pm

      You forgot all about her and she’s not relevant yet you took time out of your day to discuss her. And yes hateful people like yourself spend time on her page insulting her all these years later. That’s because you can’t move on from a fake reality show. Thank goodness all the hate from people like you hasn’t stopped her from being successful without the show.

    • Savannah

      October 25, 2020 at 11:14 pm

      Dutchess didn’t make anything up for attention. Before she made this video, someone came on her post and dragged her about her lips. It was a very nasty comment. And I couldn’t believe people are that bold. This is her response to that. She is allowed to respond.

  11. Arkansas Born Raised

    October 24, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    I think Duchess is a beautiful woman. I have always liked her. She is in defense mode and I don’t blame her. People just keep coming for her. Sad and ridiculous – really! Who cares about looks anyway?

  12. Annese Denise Deet

    October 24, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    I don’t see anything wrong with her lips period I am glad you got off the drama black ink you’re doing great keep the good work going some people’s will forever judge you no matter what just keep living and loving your self ❤

  13. Jessica

    October 25, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    You can tell by the comments on here who likes to say rude crap to strangers on IG. And happy people don’t troll. Dutchess was well within her right to say something. Most of you criticizing her would break down if people came for you constantly the same way. This especially goes for you Miss Natalie. Take the sanctimonious crap somewhere else please.

  14. Karen C

    October 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Social media is a place for adults to continue their toxic and bullying behavior from middle school. You are not emotionally stable if you get on social media to tear people down.

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