First Date: Lil Wayne Protege Shanell Goes Shoe Shopping

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By Steven Roberts

‘First Date’s’ been on a bit of a hiatus lately. I want to say that my co-worker Rya Backer and myself (creators of ‘First Date’) have struggled to find dates, but mostly it’s been me. Rya hasn’t had any shortage of request (Pill, Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa and if her Twitter direct message inbox could talk….), but I haven’t had any similar luck despite my boyish good looks.

Thankfully, though I stumbled upon Lil Wayne protégé and Young Money recording artist Shanell.

She was kind enough to accept my gentlemanly offer and agreed to go out on a date with me.

Our ‘First Date’ was a bit unconventional compared to the others, though, because Rya suggested I take Shanell to the Manolo Blahnik store in Manhattan.

Needless to say, I sat in a chair to whole time and let her shop (that’s really the best thing to do in a situation like that, fellas; shoes > men.) , while I played on my iPhone.

How’d I do? Hmm. Things might just be picking up for the kid.

Watch the clip above and let me know what you think.


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