Jeannie Mai explains her comments about “submitting” to Jeezy in marriage.
Jeannie Mai was very clear initially when she admitted that she wants to “submit” to Jeezy in marriage. She explained her definition of “submission” and claimed that, because she’s such a hustler on her own, owning her brand and starting off as her own manager, publicist, lawyer, and more, that she wants to come home and know that her husband is running things for them as a unit.
Despite her communicating that pretty well on The Real, she still faced some backlash from people who were unsure about her “submissive” comment and, thus, she’s been forced to explain in a follow-up interview with Tamron Hall.
“Well, for me, submit does not mean that you are lower or less important [than] your man,” she explains again. “Of course Jay and I respect each other very equally. What I mean is, in my work life, I own my businesses, I run my team, I make all the decisions and I lead entirely. So, in my home, I want my man to lead. I want him to take in what I would like, what my wishes are, and what my dreams are, and then incorporate it to making the overall decision that’s best for our vision together.”
She went on to explain her reaction to the pushback she got over the comments.
“Girl, I am 41. I don’t care what kind of pushback I get from other women out there,” said Jeannie. “This is my life and, coming out of divorce and also making a major decision to marry again after being blessed to fall in love and finding such a beautiful person, I want to be very clear and open about how our life can be so that we make sure that our vision is aligned and that we both are empathetic to each other and know that this is the structure we’re going into. I think the biggest mistake that you can make is not communicating what you want and not setting it up for a win. Jay is my king so I want him to understand what I look forward to.”
I agree with Jeannie Mai…. I want a submissive marriage.. being a dominate female you crave a man who leads so you can be totally soft and play your role as a woman.
— The Lash Plug 🔌 (@_cocaaaa) October 8, 2020
Earlier episodes of The Real showed Jeannie Mai walking all over her then, YT husband. Now that she has the dark meat as an entree instead of on the side as she so eloquently expressed was her preference now she talmbout submission. pic.twitter.com/H0CeirgJTM
— Elektra Wintour (@chaantriceB) October 8, 2020
Jeannie Mai finna have y’all talking about being submissive to men for the next 3 days, gross.
— Mikaíyellll Méyeëers (@MurderGeeWrote) October 9, 2020
a woman like Jeannie Mai is what I been talkin about I need. she can handle everythang herself when I’m not around but when I am around she trust me to be on point w/ everythang. submissive but not dependent.
— zenmaster🧘🏽♂️ (@qerspective) October 9, 2020
Of course there r some women who disagree and/or just missed the entire point of what Jeannie Mai was sayin but forget allat I’m actually quite surprised at the large amount of women who admitted that they wanna be submissive but just haven’t found a man deserving of it
— LoLo✨ (@lXsland_) October 9, 2020
i understand what jeannie mai was saying completely. but a lot of men aren't worth being submissive to.. so, there's that.
— slim hndrxx. (@ayoolightskinn) October 9, 2020
While we can all agree with what Jeannie Mai said, don’t get confused. You cannot be submissive to a man who does not lead. Because what are you submitting to?
— Lyrica ✨ (@Lyrica_xo) October 9, 2020
Do you understand what she means?