Quentin Hines is a wild guy for this one: He bought a stripper to a high school, and now he’s receiving heat for it.
The former Patriots running back set up an event at the Mount Clemens High School in suburban Detroit, Michigan, and he enlisted the services of some dancers at the event that he had.
Hines is the CEO of the Rivals Professional Football League, whose recruiting division, Rivals Recruiting Worldwide, rented out the gymnasium at his high school alma mater for an event last weekend to attract adult football players to the league. Now Hines is taking the blame for the blunder.
The event was called “Peezy’s Sweetie’s Day Bash” — which had no students in attendance — and Michigan rapper O.T. Rell performed while a young woman twerked in front of him, which is very common behavior in a hip-hop performance these days.
While Hines knew about the situation once it happened, he denies that the scantily dressed woman was a stripper, and instead she was an “underdressed” dancer. The woman was seen on Facebook live dancing with a shirtless Rell, who had a microphone in his hand as well. They were dancing to a song that reportedly had lyrics that said, “Twerk that P—y”, while she was dancing on him in a “suggestive” manner.
Stuff you see Cardi B do regularly and young girls emulate with reverence.
“I don’t think she was a stripper. She was one of the dancers that was underdressed, and it’s unfortunate,” Hines told local station Fox 2. “I did not know that someone would come that underdressed to dance with him.”
The blowback on the incident didn’t really hit the school, although it was bad publicity. According to the New York Post, the School wasn’t responsible for this incident as they did not sponsor the event, nor were there any students at the event.
Sounds like some folks are a bit out of touch with hip-hop. But everything isn’t for everybody.
Mount Clemens Community Schools Superintendent Monique Beels has banned Hines and the Rival League organization from using the facility in the future.
“There have been no prior issues of inappropriateness when this organization rented from our district in the past. There was no reason to believe the activities that took place at the event on October 15, 2022, would take place in our gym,” Beels said in a statement.
According to Detroit Fox, Hines has stated that he’s used that school ton of times before and nothing bad has ever happened in the past.
“I’ve rented the facilities at Mt. Clemens for 10 years about 100 times,” Hines said.
Guess that won’t be the case anymore if Beels has anything to do with it. But to top it off, State Superintendent Tricia Foster also chimed in on the events that unfolded at Mount Clemens.
“I’m writing to express our strong disapproval of the events that occurred over the weekend at Mount Clemens High School,” Foster said. “All of us, regardless of where we live or who we are, want the same things for our kids: a world-class education to excel in life and work. Our schools serve as the foundation of these goals and pillars of our communities, so it is important that every district presents an appropriate environment of learning that puts the best interest of students and parents first at all times. What has been reported from this weekend does not comport with these goals or values.”
“We are asking for the school district to conduct an immediate review to determine how such a large oversight or lapse in judgment was allowed to occur,” the statement. “We are further asking that you take action to hold the right people accountable for the events that unfolded. Lastly, we are encouraging the school district to implement policies, procedures, and safeguards to ensure this never happens again.”
Not sure about the outrage because as previously stated no students were present. When it comes to hip-hop and urban music, you’ll see forms of twerking at everything from a Beyoncé show to a Drake show down to a Miley Cyrus show.
All that aside, the video just looks ghetto. It’s clear this was either not well thought out by Hines or he had no idea what the content of the entertainment was. Either way, he failed as a business owner that day.
While Hines will try to keep his platform open, it will be hard to push his goals as far as he’d like after this situation.