S2E2: Splits


[HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYS] SAGE: We got one
of the best krumpers
in the world here today! Do not embarrass yourself
in front of Tight Eyez! Do not embarrass me! Let’s go! [MUSIC PLAYING] [ALL GRUNT] [SHOUTING] [ALL GRUNTING] [SCREAMS] Whoa! Yo, yo, yo.
Good job, y’all.
That was raw. But let’s take it from
the three-part breakdown into the animal
style breathing. Make it raw.
Start from the slam. Grit your teeth! Get ugly!
I need to see it on your faces! Zo, take over. ZO: Aiight. [CLEARS THROAT]
Aiight, cue music.
Five, six, seven, eight! [MUSIC PLAYING] Yo! Hey, yo,
fix your elbows! You like a chicken
trying to fly away. Power! Krump is about power! Hey, great job
last week, ladies. NINE: Sage is going
to be thrilled to know that your boy is in. Yes. I will get you dates
next week. Okay. Hey. Hi. Sorry. Sage offered
your office out. The calls
are kind of sensitive. Yeah, no, of course.
I mean, look, we’ve shared more intimate
spaces than an office. Well, that seems
like a lifetime ago. Sort of was. But look, it’s actually
really good to see you. Actually? Yeah, I’m sorry. I just, you know,
I was caught off-guard. I hadn’t seen you
in like five years. Get used to it, because I’m going to be here until that album and this tour
are ready for the public. No problem. But I’d just caution
you, though. I know you love
to speak your mind, but that probably
won’t work with Sage. [LAUGHS] I work
with artists all the time. Yeah, but not Sage. See, if you want to get
any traction with him, you need to flatter him
and defer to him, treat him like the genius
that he knows he is. Then maybe once you’ve
earned his trust, you can start throwing out
suggestions just here or there. Whatever you say, Collette. I mean, you are the expert
on all things Sage. Oh, hey, Nine. If there’s anything you need, please don’t hesitate
to ask. [CHUCKLES] Oh, you don’t have
to worry about that. If I need anything,
I’ll ask Sage. [SIGHS] ZO: All right,
Dondre, I see you! You almost don’t make me
wanna throw up. But you do.
You just an open book, huh? Just a little mama’s boy
looking to be coddled
your whole life. That’s why when Tight Eyez
says that krump is a raw dance, you don’t know
what that shit means. ‘Cause the only thing
on your mind is getting home
to your mother. Ain’t that right? Mama’s boy. Zo! You doing too much. And you’re wrong,
by the way. No, actually, I’m right. No, you’re fucking wrong. And if my absolute
motherfucking authority is not enough
to convince you of the fact, Tight Eyez,
what you think? Look, old boy need work. But with work, Slim could
be one of the best in the crew. [SCOFFS] That’s ’cause you
ain’t seen me yet. Yeah, we don’t need to see you.
You’ve done enough for the day. Have a fucking seat.
We going back to the top. I can’t believe the fucking
cops tossed your house, man. I can’t believe they stole
your pop’s jewelry. Yeah, that’s
what they do. It’s just what Uncle Matty
said was gonna happen too. I can’t believe
you called that motherfucker. Marquise, look around, dog! Did the cops ever do this
to my dad? No. The cops were scared of my dad.
They’re not scared of us. All our money, gone!
All of it! Uncle Matty is gonna be the one
to help us too, watch. Uncle Matty ain’t
gonna help shit, man.
He just wants to take over. Maybe that’s
what Rigo needs. For someone that can
handle things to take over. Your dad never trusted him,
and I don’t either, man. All right, he trusted me
and for good reason too. Uncle Matty comes in
and he promises
all this shit, but I see through it. He just want the power, man! And once he gets
that power, you ain’t got
no protection, Rigo. Yeah, but this don’t
look like much
protection to me, man. Son of East-O, that’s a hell of
a trophy for a corner boy.
That’s all I’m trying to say. POPPY: Look, Rigo is gonna
do what he needs to do
for him. Okay? Hey, the reason your pops
is in the ground is
because of this drug shit. Look, you ain’t
gotta meet up with him. [CELL PHONE RINGS] Just don’t even communicate
with him until we…
Fuck is that? Shit. [CELL PHONE RINGING] It’s him. Do not answer that phone. Shut the fuck up, Marquise!
Damn! [CELL PHONE CONTINUES RINGING] Go. Hello? [DAVIS MOANS] Babe. Mmm-hmm? What are you doing? You want a round two? Mmm-hmm. Okay. What building
are your biology
classes in? The Rollins building. Correct. And what’s
Emory’s mascot? Dooley. Mmm-hmm. [MOANS] And where do we
brunch every Sunday? Wait, what? Brunch. It’s between breakfast
and lunch. No, I know what brunch is. I just… I didn’t
realize it was a verb. It’s a noun, a verb, and to people
like my parents,
a religion. Mmm. When they went to Emory,
they went to Murphy’s
every Sunday. Yeah… do I look
like I brunch? [LAUGHS]
Just trust me. If you get
the school stuff down, they’ll believe you
and they’ll get off my ass. Right, ’cause that ass
belongs to me. Not yet it doesn’t.
Brunch. Murphy’s. I get the French toast while milady favors
the eggs Benedict. Good. [MOANS] Last question. What’s my name, bitch? Ashley. Mmm-hmm. [MOANS] [RAP MUSIC PLAYING] What you grinning at? I’ve never seen anybody
put Gatorade on ice. It’s weird. I like a cold drink. Yeah, but it was
in the refrigerator. Refrigerator temperature
is 40 degrees. I prefer my drinks
three to five degrees colder. You got a problem
with that? No. No, nothing. It’s fine. Oh! Okay, I see
what’s going on here. Sage give you one little
compliment, and now
all of a sudden you think you can
just speak on anything. Well, I mean… [LAUGHS] No, actually… I don’t know what
his problem is, you know? But I don’t like
having beef with anybody. In fact, it’s kind of making
the whole Sage tour not fun for me. Well, that’s not Zo’s fault.
It’s Sage’s. Doing the same shit
over and over again could make anyone
into an asshole. Repetition is your friend. I don’t need
any more friends. This shit he got us in there
doing is straight up
the opposite of dance. Dancing isn’t about repetition
or following orders. It’s about feeling yourself
and letting the whole world
see that. Yeah, I get that.
But we’re backup dancers.
That’s our job. And we need to get away
from our job. Which is why I’m throwing
this Lit Luau tonight. So you’re doing the exact thing
that Sage told us to avoid? And why do you
think that is? So we don’t get hurt? So we don’t grow a brain. A thinking backup dancer
is Sage’s worst enemy. The last thing
he wants for us is to remember how good we are
when we can express ourselves. So you coming or not? I wasn’t going to. Come on, Tal.
Are you serious? There will be battles. A chance for you to really
express yourself for once. Yeah, but what
if Sage finds out? You serious right now? Yeah. What do you mean,
if Sage finds out? Just battle tonight.
Dudes like you can just
pop in and kill it. All tall and lean. I don’t know. Okay, you can roll with me.
I’ll pick you up. [LAUGHS] Uh… Come on! All right, fine. Fuck it. Cool. I’ll pick you up
at 8:00. [LAUGHS] Sorry. Is it good? Hi. Are you being
nice to Nine? Yes. Nice enough. Why? Because she’s a guest
in our home. And I’m a dope host. I need you to be
an equally dope hostess. Okay, yes,
I will be super nice. Yeah, sarcasm.
Not feeling it. I’m not messing
around, man.
Like, for real. Okay, it’s fine.
I got you.
Don’t worry. What are you
doing tonight? I don’t have any plans. You wanna come by the studio? I want you to lay ears
on something
I’m sending to SZA. Yeah, of course. Ten o’clock? Sounds good.
Is this like the old days? Something like that. See you then? Yeah, yes.
I will see you then. Luau, luau, luau… Hawaii’s in America, so… Yo. Big Al
let me in. Hey. Uh… Yeah? Nah… Hmm. It’s more safari than luau, but it’s better than that
Fourth of July situation. Fuck it. Come on,
put it on, let’s roll. We’re going now? Now. Your man woulda burned
that other shirt
if he saw you wearing it. My man? Oh. Mmm-hmm. Johnny-One.
How are things
with him anyway? Honestly, long-distance
is brutal. You know? It doesn’t feel like
a relationship, it’s like…
it’s work, you know? Yeah, I hear that. You, uh, you got any tips? You know me and the ladies,
we kickin’ it till we ain’t. [BOTH CHUCKLING] Yeah. Now you
look like someone
I can roll with. [DOOR OPENS] Tal, let’s go! Okay. [SOFT MUSIC PLAYING] Are you kidding me? I can feel
how tense you are. I’m sorry. It’s just… just all
this lying and parents… and I’m in
the freaking suburbs. I’m just a little
freaked out. Just breathe.
Going in there nervous is the worst thing
you could do. Plus, they’re nice people. And they’re
going to love you. It’s just a couple of cocktails
and then we can get out
and go to Dondre’s party. Promise? Yeah. [DOOR OPENS] Ashley! Mom! [KISSES] Mom, I thought you said
it was just gonna be us four. Oh, well, we had
this get-together
planned for a while. And you know how we love
a good consolidation. Plus, we get to roll out
the red carpet
for the future doctor. Pleasure to meet you,
Mrs. Duncan. Hey, sweetie. Hey, man. Hey. Come on in.
Let’s meet the guys. MAN: Davis, do you play
a sport at Emory? He played tennis at UGA. And game
recognizes game, right? Not in this case, sir. I actually spend
most of my time
in the Rollins building. The physics building? You know what?
It was physics, but it’s been renovated,
so it’s bio now. You know, Davis,
my son got rejected
from Emory. 3.8 GPA,
starting catcher
on varsity. I’m sorry to hear about that. Hey. Can I ask
you a question? Yeah. Go ahead. How does a guy like you feel
about affirmative action? A guy like what,
Gus? Come on. GUS: What’s the big deal? He’s obviously bright,
refined, worthy. I just want to hear his take.
So, educate me. I think your son
got screwed, sir. Yeah. [LAUGHS]
Me too. [VIDEO GAME SOUND EFFECTS] Man! Yo, what’s up? What’s up? Uh, what’s up
with yo clothes? You ain’t taking me
to no luau
dressed like that. I ain’t going
to no fuckin’ luau, shit. Well, shit.
If my boyfriend
would rather play fuckin’ video games than go to a Lit Ass
Luau with this, then we got a problem. Damn. Look, this is all so
complicated right now, aiight? I don’t feel comfortable
burning Marquise like that. Rigo, it’s the
only thing to do. Marquise just got
out of high school.
You’re an entertainer. Y’all two can’t just
partner up in some
fantasy version of thug life and think y’all
own these streets. You’ve got to take
your uncle’s deal
and get on with your life. Our life, remember? And delete that juvenile
ass Fortnite app, okay? Please. [CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS] Bye! [LAUGHTER] So we had this amazing
band at our wedding. They were the…
What were they? Los Cohetes. That’s right. Have you heard of them? Have I heard
of a Mexican wedding band? Yeah. No. Too bad, man.
They rock. WOMAN: They’re so good. [WHISPERS] I thought you
said this was just drinks. We can leave after dinner. I went down
to the border myself. It’s unbelievable what
they did to the people there. It is. Davis,
can you pass the cilantro? But what are you gonna do?
Clinton, Bush, Obama, they all tried
to stem the tide, but the onslaught
just keeps coming. So you’re in favor
of separating families? You know me, Nate.
I’m not a monster.
I hated it. But I hate lawbreakers too.
Davis, you’re the son
of immigrants, right? [CLEARS THROAT] Yep. GUS: And I’m sure
they came here through proper channels,
didn’t they? Why would you assume that? Because, I mean,
look at him. All right?
Good-looking guy,
well-spoken. He got into college,
he’s studying
to be a doctor. He obviously comes
from good stock. I… I mean that
as a compliment. Well, it’s not.
It’s disgusting. NATE: Ashley. Look, let’s just change
the subject. ODALIE: What? The idea that
illegal immigrants are of lesser stock
is disgusting. I mean, do you have
any idea what goes on in places
outside of Buckhead? How dangerous it can be? Ashley, it’s okay. No, it’s not. His parents
weren’t legal. Okay? They fled horrific conditions, so that Davis could
just have a shot. And then, after working
their asses off for 15 years, they got deported
because of people like you. Hey, hey. Gus is our guest. Which is why he’s
living with me. Wait, what? Otherwise,
he’d be homeless… Homeless? And in constant fear
that his brother will get taken away from him. Ashley, please stop. You don’t gotta do this
right here, okay? No. She’s not stopping
until she tells me what she’s talking about. It’s not the biggest deal
in the world. Right, Nate? She fell for a boy
she met at college, they moved in together.
We did the same thing. Right? You two fell
for each other at Emory? He doesn’t go to Emory. Neither do I. What, you’re not fucking
going to college? Okay. [UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYS] [CHEERING] Yo, where do you
find the time to put
this kind of shit together? Don’t worry about that. Thank you. [CHEERING] Oh, my God. You look incredible. Thanks. No Rigo? Nah. Wasn’t feeling it. Good. That means
you’re dancing with me. Oh. Whoa. [MUSIC CONTINUES] Well, hello Zo. Oh, hell no. Okay, bitch! Didn’t expect
to see him here. You know what?
I’m gonna go say what’s up. Yeah. Be careful. Hey. Hey. What’s up? Hey, man,
I… I like your look. You look hot.
All right, look, man, I just want to apologize
for what happened today. I don’t know what’s happened.
Sage is singling me out. Or he’s singling you out,
I don’t know. Boy, I forgot about that shit
just as fast as I
forgot your name. Okay, well, it’s Tal. Tal, look. The shit that happens
in that studio,
I don’t take that personal. Sometimes you win
and sometimes you lose. And sometimes…
in your case, you get lucky. And there’s nothing wrong
with getting a little lucky. Fine. So any issue or whatever
between us is squashed?
We’re good? Squashed like a grape, baby. [SOFT MUSIC PLAYS] [TELEPHONE RINGS] SAGE: [ON PHONE]
Hey, gorgeous. I’m waiting.
[LAUGHS] Yeah.
I will be right there.♪ And the way you hold me
I just can’t stand it
♪ So I sit this one
all through
♪ Yeah, I’m laying
next to you ♪
[NEEDLE SCRATCHES ON RECORD] [DOOR SLAMS] Um, hi. Turn up the bass
and reverb in the chorus. KING: You know what?
I can actually make this sound like somebody’s
coming up from behind you. [MUSIC PLAYS] Yeah. I like that. Yeah? It kinda reminds me of
Ghostface Killers
by 21 Savage. Yeah. Well, that’s
great for 21 Savage, but I don’t really think that
that’s Sage’s vibe. [SCOFFS] Hey, Sage, um,
are you vibing to this? Yeah, I fuck with it.
Collette, you fuck with this? Mmm-hmm. Hard. Looks like Sage
has a new vibe. So why don’t you
just sit back, maybe pour me
a glass of that? Or did you not bring
enough for everyone? Oh, I’m sorry.
I thought you always
preferred white. Hmm. I did,
but, you know, these days,
I’m kind of down for whatever. All right, Sage.
You wanna lay
down your vocals? SAGE: Yeah.
Yeah, here we go. I think I’m a pretty
understanding father, actually. Understanding?
You don’t understand
me at all. There’s one thing that your
mother and I wanted for you, and that was
to graduate college. I don’t even
want to go to college! One thing, Ashley! Look, I have put up
with the dancing.
I’ve put up with the lying. I’ll even put up with your
homeless boyfriend. Nate! But dropping
out of college is where I draw
the goddamn line, Ashley! It’s Odalie. What? My name is Odalie. And I’m old enough
to make my own decisions. And if you don’t like that,
you can fuck off! NATE: Wow. You know what, Odalie? You fuck off. What? I’m selling my damn soul
six ways to Sunday
in there for you, and you can’t keep your mouth
shut till it’s over? I mean, you… You’re gonna talk to me
about immigration and homelessness? I had to say something. No, Odalie, you didn’t. Jesus. Don’t you realize it
was your apartment that convinced Child Services
to let Justin stay with me in the first place? Once your dad
gives us the boot,
we’re totally fucked. Sorry. I can reverse it
with a phone call. [LAUGHS] Yeah. But you never gonna stop
making me feel like a prop. What? It’s all so clear to me now. I’m just your act
of rebellion at home. Your passport to the hood
at High Water. Is there anywhere in there
where I’m just your boyfriend? I just chose you
over my parents. If that’s not enough,
I don’t know what to say. No, no, ’cause you
already said it best. Okay? You can reverse it
with one phone call. You’re always gonna
have this safety net, but here I am,
with a hundred bucks
to my name. Then just get a job, Davis!
Any job! It can’t be that hard! Are you kidding me? You know
how fucking hard it is to try to get a job
with no experience? Even this minimum
wage bullshit, they laugh me
right out the damn door. God, you make me just… We just have
such different realities. Maybe that’s where
it should stay. Pull over. Why? What did I do? I’ve reorganized
my entire life
to take care of you. And Justin. Just pull over, please.
I need to be alone right now. For the night? Odalie, pull the car over! [HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYS] Ladies and gentlemen! Y’all came here
to see a battle, right? [CHEERING] You can get
a little louder than that.
I said, y’all came here to see some battles, right? [LOUD CHEERING] Yeah! All right!
Then let’s battle in
this motherfucker then! Tonight, we got some
of the hottest dancers
in all of the A-T-L. The first competitor
on the floor is a legit
Sage Odom dancer. CROWD: Oh! Oh! Not me,
not me, calm down. Give it up for my man, Tal! [CHEERING] Who’s gonna get up here
and give my boy a challenge? Uh-oh! Looks like we got
ourselves a brave one! Thank you, brother.
A hundred to enter, big man. What? It’s easy money.
You’ll get it right back. Dude, I don’t
have a hundred bucks. All right,
don’t worry about it.
I’ll spot you. All right! Y’all ready? Yo! 250 on white hat. 250 on white hat.
A lot of money coming in
on my man in the white hat, which means a lot of y’all
are about to get
your money taken. [CROWD BOOS] What, you’re not feeling me? Y’all will after this.
All, right, DJ! [MUSIC PLAYS] Ah, shit! Who gonna throw
the first punch? [MOUTHS] Let’s go! [HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYS] Nah, nah, ain’t nothing
new in the whole shit! Wait, wait. What was that? Ain’t nothing new
in the whole shit. He doing the same move! [CROWD BOOS] Tal, let ’em know what’s up. [MUSIC CONTINUES] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah! Ooh! Ooh! Word! Whoa, whoa! All right, my man
in the white hat! Time to go!
Time to go!
Let’s go! [GRUNTS] CROWD: Ooh! Go ahead, Tal! Yeah, ride the beat. Yeah! [CHEERING] Oh, shit! Oh, shit! Tal, you did it! DONDRE: Oh! Oh, shit! Huh? What’d I tell you?
What’d I tell you?
What’d I tell you? Yo, Ohio! My boy… Dondre, put me
on the list, bro. You ready right now?
I’m about to start up
another circle. DAVIS: Yeah, man. Is that enough? You got yourself a battle. All right, everybody.
The night’s not over. Can you loop the hook? You already did. Check this out. NINE: [LAUGHS] Okay. Yeah, you’re not just
an engineer, are you? Nah. These are my beats. Well, damn. It is a rare pleasure to work
with someone who actually knows
what the fuck they’re doing. Hey. Sage, that was fire. Oh, no, that shit is about
to be a smash. I just wish we could
get the girl part recorded. We could send the shit
to SZA in the morning. NINE: [SIGHS] I know. I’ll do it. Yeah? Yeah. You… Shit.
By all means. All right. [HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYS] DONDRE: I got
real money up here. Who want it?
Show me something. Hey! Let’s go! Come on! [SHOUTS] Who you got money on? MAN: My boy, Davis. I need some more money!
I need some more bets! [HIP-HOP PLAYS] He won! You’re barking up
the wrong tree! [CHEERING] Put another one
on the board for Davis! You had a good run.
Sorry, brother.
Your luck run out. You’re up 800.
Might be a good time
to take this home. No, man. Just set up
the next one. Bruh, it’s getting
hot out here.
You already made good money. It’s not enough, Dondre.
I need more. All right. My boy Davis is embarrassing
you fools out here. Who’s gonna get up here
and give him a real challenge? Any takers? [CHEERING] Oh, floral shirt. DAVIS: No, no.
Fuck that, bro. We been going double
or nothing all night. Eight hundred
if you wanna battle me. You heard the man. I usually make that
in about an hour, today I’m gonna make it
in three minutes. CROWD: Oh! Let’s go. It’s real. DJ! [HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYS] Whoo-hoo-hoo! He’s styling on you, Davis. Oh! Look at the angles. Whoo! What you gonna do?
What you gonna do, Davis? What you gonna do? [CROWD GROANS] Fuck! Gimme my money!
Gimme my money! Smells so good, and I don’t
even need this shit! I’m gonna wipe my ass
with this one! Fuck you! Hey, hey,
what you doing? You lost. Hey. You lost. Okay? Go get some air. Go ahead.
Keep the party going. You’re doing
the right thing, Rigo. For you,
for your friends. Doing the right thing
for your career. I’m just happy you see it. Yeah, that’s why I’m here. Uncle Matty,
we family, right? Of course. And family looks out
for each other, right? No doubt. All right, look.
I’m in, all right? I’m down with you
with everything. But… look,
I can’t burn Marquise. Aiight? That dude is family. That dude is a liability. You keep hanging
around with him, you may as well pick out
a plot next to your pops. You don’t understand, man! I do. That Marquise is crazy.
This is non-negotiable. It’s your last chance. I’m gonna do everything
for you I said I was, starting with this. I need an answer. Now. All right. I’m in. We’ll take care of Marquise
on our own time, okay? Mmm-hmm. If you need anything,
you know who to call. Okay, y’all. Can’t nobody
take down the champ? Is it really time
to retire Tal’s number? ZO: Not yet. What was that? I said not yet.
‘Cause I got next. Oh, he said he got next. No, no. He’s gonna crush me! You keep talkin’ like that,
fuck yeah, he will. So what do I do? Remember, this is a battle. Don’t be afraid to lay
some of that hot ass shit
I taught you on his black ass. Right. Yes. Hot ass shit. Think about how good
it would fucking feel to tell everybody at High Water
how you destroyed Zo. Huh? You got this. Oh! I can’t wait for this. Tal versus Zo.
Zo versus Tal. A battle for the ages. [LAUGHS]
Let’s get this
shit going. Drop this motherfucker. DJ. [HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYS] Oh, Tal, he says no friends
on the dance floor. Whoa! Let’s go, Tal. What you got?
What you got? What you got for me?
Keep going, keep going. Yeah! Oh! I see you and I raise you. I like your musicality, boy. Oh, shit! Yeah! In his face,
in his space. All up in his face! Yeah! This is the battle! Whoo! Oh, my God! Tal, let’s go! Yeah! What you gonna do, Zo? What you got, Zo? This is a seasoned
dancer, y’all. Now we get into this. Whoo! That was nasty! [CHEERING] DONDRE: All right, all right.
Calm down, calm down. Calm down. [ALL CHANTING] Zo! Zo! Yes, yes, yes.
Tal, you had a killer run, but it looks like
we got a new champ. Give it up for Zo. [CHEERING] Uh-uh.
You ain’t done yet. Who wanna see me battle Zo? [CHEERING] You can’t be done yet. Because you ain’t
battled the king. I’m good.
I’mma take the cash
and your boy’s shirt. Like I said,
sometimes you win and sometimes you lose
and sometimes you get lucky. Your luck just ran out.♪ We ain’t gotta
Waste no more time
♪ We ain’t putting feelings
On the line
♪ Anybody ask
You ain’t gotta lie
♪ Ain’t nobody business
But you and I ♪
SAGE: Sexy shit, ‘Lette. Good. Give it to me
one more time. Okay. Yeah? All right, same spot. [BEATS TICKING]♪ We ain’t gotta
Waste no more time
♪ We ain’t putting feelings
On the line
♪ Anybody ask
You ain’t gotta lie
♪ Ain’t nobody business
But you and I ♪
Yep. That was great. Really? Yeah, yeah,
come on out. Okay. Dope as fuck.
You can sing
your ass off. Thank you. We all know this. Ain’t nobody
take that from you. Thank you. But… I feel… Nine, you wanna try one? You just said
it was great. And it was. It was. I just wanna get a different
take on it, that’s all. Yeah, I’ll do it.
If that’s what you want, Sage. That is what I want. All right. From the same spot. Okay. SAGE:
All right, same spot.
Here we go. [BEATS TICKING]♪ We ain’t gotta
Waste no more time
♪ We ain’t putting feelings
On the line
♪ Anybody ask
You ain’t gotta lie
♪ Ain’t nobody business
But you and I ♪
Cut, cut. Yeah. Come on out. Yeah? Change the color
on that one. Quality. Yeah. Yeah? I mean, listen,
it doesn’t have
the theatrics of Collette’s, but it’s a scratch track
that’s not gonna scare off SZA. Listen, simple,
to the point, perfect. [SCOFFS] Just what I needed.
In one take, too, good shit. What in the actual fuck
is going on? SAGE: All right, ‘Lette,
what is this about? Nothing. I’m fucking good. You are clearly
not fucking good.
I hate it when girls do that. You ask what’s wrong,
they say, “I’m fucking good.” When you are clearly
not fucking good. Will you talk to me, please? Are you kidding me? Hmm?
You can’t figure this out? What, you don’t like Nine? It’s not about Nine. It’s about you. I thought
I earned your respect. Look at what we’ve
built together. Look. And then it’s like
she just comes in, and it’s like… It’s like you’d
rather I just leave. ‘Lette, you know
that ain’t the case. Not to mention, we can’t even
talk anymore,
me and you. [SIGHS] We have spent
the majority of our
adult lives together, we do not have to hash
all that shit out right now. Then when? Ever? I don’t know. I gotta be honest,
that’s not at the forefront of my mind right now. Look at me. There is nobody that I trust
or respect more than you,
you gotta know that. Okay. Okay, a dimple popped out.
Is that a smile trying
to break through? A little something? Yeah. That was
a nice thing to say. It’s a true thing to say. But this is also true. This next album and tour
have to be fucking monstrous. And Nine is who the label
sent to make that happen. So what I need you to do is make sure that
she has what she needs to make this shit
the blazing success
it has to be. Because if it ain’t, stock in Sage Odom
goes to zero, and that’s no good
for me or good for you or good for High Water. Right? Yeah. Mmm-hmm. So you and Miss Jones?
History, huh? [CHUCKLES]
Volumes of it. Mmm. You knew? Hell, yeah. Who at High Water
don’t know about Skyntite? Come on. Oh, great. At least Collette
could actually sing.
I was kind of the Posh Spice. But do not judge me
based on some one-hit
wonder girl group that I was in
when I was a teenager. One hit? Which one?Who Am I To You?,
Run, Mascara, Run?
Stop.Pleather?Come on. I’m sorry, were you on the
mailing list or something? I was… I was a fan.
Most guys my age were. So… that was your work
onBig,wasn’t it? Nah. Nah? You don’t think that I can
hear your fingerprints
all over that thing? I don’t know.
Most execs can’t. Yeah, well,
I’m not most exec types. When I hear something great,
I know it, I clock it, and I don’t forget it. And then I have to know
why it’s great before YouTube
or Spotify tells me. Then I spend every
waking hour making the great into the irresistible. Hmm. Sound more like a producer. What did you think?
I was just some A&R chick? [LAUGHS] Okay, yeah.Big,that was me. No shit. [LAUGHS] But you didn’t get any props
for that either, did you? Uh… nah, not really. Yeah, well,
you know what? As long as I’m here,
that’ll never happen again. Well, I guess tonight
was a success. Unless you’re Tal. Or Davis. Or you, which you are. I guess it ain’t
a bad day to be me. [LAUGHS] Hey. POPPY: Hey. I was looking
for you guys. You opened up
a lot of eyes tonight.
Especially mine. Not mine.
I knew you had all that. Thanks, guys. Shit, I just wish
I didn’t lose to Zo. Ooh, I gotta speak on that.
He did all that shit in heels. In heels? Okay, clearly,
I need more girl friends. Anyway,
you wanna get outta here? I wanna go, man. I’mma hang back
with Poppy for a minute. There’s some shit
I have to talk to him about.
Is that cool? You can handle finding
your way home, right? Uh… Yeah. Sure. I guess. Catch you guys later. What’s up, man? How you doing, brother? You looked great
out there, man. You killed it. [LAUGHS] I, uh… I don’t suppose you have
a ride home, do you? No, but I was actually gonna
ask you the same exact thing. Shit. Odalie can’t
give you a ride back? You mean Ashley? Hmm? Nothing, man, forget it. Odalie and I,
we had a rough night. Right. So I’m just
kinda killing time. Well, I mean,
seeing as we’re both broke and got no ride,
I’m about to start walking. You wanna chill? Hey, bro,
these wings fair game? TAL: Uh, yeah. Bring em out. So I don’t see you
at High Water anymore. That’s ’cause I’m not
currently going to High Water. I mean,
when are you coming back? Don’t think I am, man. I think maybe my dance journey
is coming to an end. What? Come on, Davis.
You’re so good, man. I mean, dude, you even
got on Sage’s tour! I only got it ’cause Odalie
showed me the steps. What? Yeah, man. I cheated. I’m sorry. No, it’s… it’s cool. No, it’s not.
I woulda taken your spot. Just know
you made it, not me. Besides, I got other things
I’m thinking about. Oh, yeah? Like what? Mmm. I’ve been working
on this new app for the iPhone, of course. Oh, for real? You are so gullible, dog. [LAUGHS] An app. [LAUGHS] Thank God. Coffee. There are some mugs
right there. Look, I want to apologize for trying
to tell you what to do, and my little outburst. I just didn’t
understand what I was
supposed to do in there. Yeah, you thought
it was a try-out, huh? Yeah, I guess I did. But your try-out days
are over, aren’t they? [LAUGHS] Okay. Look, Nine. I really want
to be friends, okay? But you’re giving me
nothing but attitude. Look, Collette,
I’m here for one reason, and that’s to solve a problem. Sage’s tour went
on sale on Tuesday
and the numbers are weak. So I have to turn
that around fast, which
means I don’t have time to rekindle
an old relationship or worry about
how you’re feeling. I don’t even have time
to think about you right now. So I just need you
to stay out of my way,
so there’s not more problems. ‘Cause the last thing I need
right now is another problem. Got it? Oh, yeah. I got it. [SIGHS] I’m just worried,
that’s all. I wouldn’t worry
about Rigo. He’s been in and out
of shit his whole life and he always
lands on his feet. I know, but this
isn’t normal Rigo shit. It’s East-O shit. Well, he’s gonna have to deal
with what his father left him, good and bad, sooner or later. You know, maybe
he’ll hit a rough patch
here and there. Who knows? Ain’t much
we can do about it, people gonna be who
they’re gonna be. Like, Rigo always gonna
get in trouble. Just like how you,
even when you’re worrying, you’re still gonna be shinin’. So how about you? Me? I ain’t never
gonna stop doin’ me. Now, I know that’s true. [BOTH CHUCKLING] [TURNS UP MUSIC] Like right now. I just can’t stop
feelin’ myself. [LAUGHS] Oh! Yeah! [MUSIC PLAYS] Where you going?
Don’t leave me! Dre! Dre, get back in the car!
You are embarrassing me! Ain’t nobody watchin’. Let’s just leave
all that pressure
and shit behind and be us. [MUSIC CONTINUES] We can’t do this. Yeah. It wouldn’t be right. I’m gonna go inside. See you at rehearsal. Yeah. MARQUISE: Yo! What’s up?
What’s going on? You was right. About what? Matty. We can’t trust him, dog. He was the one
who tossed the crib. He was the one
who robbed us. How you know? He’s wearing my dad’s watch
right now.

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