Cast changes continue on “Black Ink Crew Chicago.”
“Black Ink Crew Chicago” is in the middle of its seventh season. And there have been a lot of cast changes over the last few years. Kat was the first to go. She and Ryan clashed after it was revealed they hooked up despite Ryan being in a relationship with Rachel. To no surprise, the drama caused a lot of tension at 9 Mag. So Ryan decided that it wasn’t a way that Kat could continue to work at the shop. After Kat left, she started her own tattoo shop in Beverly Hills called Enigma. And she’s now a part of the “Black Ink Crew Compton” cast to show the inner workings of her successful business.
Another major departure of an OG is Van’s. His friendship with Ryan fizzled out after Ryan decided to close down the original 9 Mag shop. Before making this decision, he hired Van to be the manager. But the drama between staff members made Ryan realize it would be best to focus on his new shop. Plus, Ryan also was upset that a past tattoo Van did on a client resulted in a hefty lawsuit that he had to pay because Van didn’t.
Charmaine is the latest OG cast member to make her exit from the show. Before announcing her departure, she accused Ryan of talking trash to producers behind her back. Ryan denied this. And he said that he and Charmaine’s friendship started to take a turn once Neek got too involved. So he didn’t have much sympathy when one of Charmaine’s employees said they believed backlash from fans of the show became too much for her after her father passed away from cancer.
Regardless, Charmaine said the real reason she quit was that Draya accused her of colorism. And she wasn’t about to accept that narrative.
Well, some “Black Ink Crew Chicago” fans have been complaining about the show. And Ryan actually responded when someone said the show is now boring.
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