'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' isn't returning now, Ryan Henry's last-minute shocker has fans asking if it's a joke?
There's a lot of unfinished business the show needs to take care of when it returns and fans are upset that the channel didn't announce sooner that they weren't returning until summer
VH1's 'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' was advertised as scheduled to return on May 6, Wednesday but just an hour before the show was to be aired, main cast member Ryan Henry announced on Instagram that the reality show will air new Season 6 episodes only in summer.
By the time mid-season finale happened, a few of the fractured friendships were mended - Charmaine Walker, Phor Brumfield and his brother Don were in a sticky situation where all the parties wanted to iron out their differences but couldn't move past from what caused them to split.
Although, when Charmaine lost her mother, Glenda, the brothers had arrived to comfort her. However, she never allowed them inside because she was grieving and also confused about how to take it forward with the two.
The show went on a break keeping fans wondering whether Charmaine and Van Johnson would ever become friends given their scandalous past. After there were rumors of them getting physically intimate with each other in Los Angeles, Charmaine distanced herself from him and focussed on her work. But that too didn't last for long because Ryan shut down the old 9mag shop and asked her to leave because he thought she didn't really contribute to the business.
In order to prove everyone wrong, she went on to co-find a tattoo parlor with Jessica, called it 2nd City Ink. She was doing something like this for the first time and therefore, there were bound to be glitches. Her shop wasn't licensed and she was neck-deep in trouble when Van offered to help. However, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
On the other hand, Ryan, who has gone out with Kitty Sovain, a couple of times was shown vacationing with ex-girlfriend Rachel Leigh and their son at a beach. But, they are yet to take a call on their relationship status.
In a nutshell, there's a lot of unfinished business the show needs to take care of when it returns. And fans are upset that the channel didn't announce sooner that they weren't returning until summer. Ryan's Instagram post drew some fierce reactions, and most share how they have felt heartbroken by the news.
"& y'all wait til the night of to tell us smh. I was looking forward to having something new to watch," a fan commented, while another wrote: "You wait til a hour before to tell us thus - tf."
"Breaking my heart but it’s ok I’ll watch your Instagram lmao," a viewer posted. "Bitch now whyyyyyyyyyyyyy would y’all do this," a fan asked, while another wrote: "Is this a joke?"