On the Black Ink Crew: Chicago episode “Neek and You Shall Find,” Charmaine and Neek meet each other’s parents for the first time — and at the same time, at a Japanese hibachi restaurant. When Charmaine introduces Neek to her parents, her mother says “it’s nice to meet you” but with a dig, “since you guys have been dating for two years.” Charmaine’s mother tells Neek, “We actually thought you were hiding from us.” Neek smiles but doesn’t say anything. Charmaine explains that “Neek was out of town for a long time.” Charmaine’s father jokes (with his sunglasses on): “You could have a whole another family somewhere else” and “with five kids” says Charmaine’s mother laughing. Neek joins in the laughter, “No, no kids. I’ve got two dogs, and that’s about it.”
When Neek’s mother arrives, she asks who Charmaine is and insists that Neek sit between them. Neek’s mother is quick to disapprove of Charmaine’s outfit (a tight strapless top which reveals a lot of cleavage). “That’s too much skin out,” Neek’s mother says with her Haitian accent. “It’s like you’re missing a part of the clothes.” Neek’s mama doesn’t pussyfoot around. When Charmaine tells her what she does for a living, Neek’s mother says, “I expect more than that.” But wait until Neek’s mother discovers that Charmaine and Neek have been living together for two years out of wedlock. Charmaine doesn’t know which is worse: That Neek didn’t tell his mother or that Neek didn’t tell her he didn’t tell her! Black Ink Crew: Chicago airs Wednesdays at 8pm on VH1.