Former Basketball Wives star Draya Michele is currently the hot topic on social media after posting a note where she complained about having to sign off on her son Kniko’s homework assignment. The Instagram post was met with visceral reactions.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Draya claims that Kniko’s assignment was to memorize and recite a four-minute American history speech five times a day. The teacher required him to have a parent sign off to verify that he practices at home. After days of hearing the speech, Draya finally had enough and refused to continue doling out the signatures because she thought the teacher’s request was excessive. She then brought the issue to her followers and asked them to weigh in, which didn’t turn out as well as she hoped.
“I’m all for helping my child with his homework, but at this point, she has him harassing me with this speech,” she wrote. “I’m hearing it 2x a day for a month straight. I’m finna memorize it…Tell your teacher I’m done with this. It’s not my damn homework. But it feels like it. What ya’ll think?” She then responded to someone’s comment, clarifying that, “I’m not annoyed of signing. I’m annoyed of him feeling the need to read it to me everyday.”
Twitter caught wind of Draya’s post and immediately let her have it:
Draya really offered this information to the entire world with no shame. https://t.co/7171EUfGUk
— Small Freedia (@KidFury) December 8, 2017
draya son: “it just needs to be signed by tomorrow or i wont pa-“
— Haskins’ Intellect (@HPJArt) December 8, 2017
Son: Mom you gotta sign this paper again today so I can get my points tomorrow
— Charlee (@His_SmokingGun) December 8, 2017
Others were a little more empathetic towards the reality star, offering the perspective that her frustration towards her son’s school doesn’t automatically make her a bad parent.
Tbh Draya shared a real human mom moment with the internet that she should’ve shared with one of her homegirls. Because Twitter got mad judgmental quick like their mothers didn’t beat them for not “staying in a child’s place”..and they “turned out fine.” Chyle, bye.
— Francisco-Luis White (@FranciscoLWhite) December 8, 2017
How y’all mad at Draya for not wanting to repeatedly sign a paper daily… that’s excessive. Give me a paper to sign weekly or something… and on top of that I don’t wanna hear the same damn speech a million times when the teacher only gone have to hear I.t once. FOH pic.twitter.com/KJl0R4llRB
— Aesthetics (@BlackBecky_) December 8, 2017
Y’all laughing at Draya like yalls momma didn’t grab the belt when you weren’t understanding yo homework
…& that was WHEN she actually helped yo dumbass
— Ghetto Queen (@_zolarmoon) December 8, 2017
I don’t see how so many people judging Draya. Them test scores ain’t lying…y’all don’t help y’all kids with their homework either
— Shawn Corey (@Moeby_Slick) December 8, 2017
Since the moment she came into the public eye, Draya’s parenting has been called into question. Her cast members on her first season of Basketball Wives LA dug up old police reports that Draya claimed were falsely reported but she hasn’t been able to live it down.
While it’s not uncommon for parents to feel frustrated with their children’s school assignments on teachers, many feel Draya’s biggest misstep was revealing her innermost thoughts to millions of strangers on the internet. At the same time, people may have jumped the gun since Draya does share plenty of precious moments with her children online that suggest she plays an active role in their lives.
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