The latest drama series from Starz, BMF (Black Family Mafia), is making many waves and gaining traction. It is a story of how two brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest” Flenory, joined hands together to create one of the biggest crime syndicates in the country. Starting from being small drug peddlers in the 1980s to building the most prominent drug empire in the country. This surely must take a lot of guts and drama. A new character is introduced in the series BMF, of which 50 Cents is the executive producer. Lamar in BMF presented a challenge to the authority of Big Meech and Southwest.
In this article, we will talk about why fans are angry with Lamar. We will also examine the character of Lamar in BMF. Why is he causing a lot of questions to be asked. In reality, there was no one known as Lamar; it was a creation by the directors. The intent was to create a character like Lamar, who was in opposition to the BMF brothers. There are exciting twists to the story, as shown in the latest episode of the BMF series.
Is the BMF Even Real?
Many fans, who saw some episodes of the series on the Starz TV network, have asked if the whole BMF drama is based on incidents that happened in real life. The answer to this question is, while the series try to make fit for TV screening, the scenarios, and incidents around drugs. Everything occurred during the reign of Big Meech and Southwest as drug lords, some of them happened. BMF is a creation of Demetrius Flenory and Terry Flenory, both of which are currently serving jail terms in real life. With permission from the Flenory family, the series chronicled the life of the Flenory brothers. Speaking to Urban Hollywood 411, Randy Huggins, the creator of the show, says, “I took some liberties, but everything there is based on a story, obviously, you can’t have people’s names in there. Obviously, some of the places may have changed.”
Speaking further, Huggins claims that he may have tweaked some of the characters to make them pop more. But, he said, “I don’t think there’s a character in there that I hadn’t heard of,” he said. “I may have to take a creative liberty to make an art pop a little bit more. I may have to take a creative license to make a scene funnier than it may have been, but that’s just part of telling a story. This is not a documentary.”
It is noteworthy that while the show needed to have tweaks here and there to look like a real show, it is based on a story – a real-life story.
Who Played The Character of Lamar in BMF Series?
Erik Kofi–Abrefa played Lamar in BMF, and his character portrayal has been praised by fans, while some still resent the fact that he stabbed a young boy in the series. However, it is all part of the attempt to make him ruthless since he is considered opposition to Big Meech and Southwest. In the series, Lamar has a mental illness. He was released from a mental ward after then-president Ronald Reagan closed state-run mental health facilities. With nowhere to go, Lamar resorted to drug trafficking and became a composite character who would challenge the authority of the Flenory brothers.
Did Lamar in BMF Shoot Southwest’s Face?
Watching the series and the particular scene where Southwest was attacked, many thought they saw Lamar’s boots. This thought made many fans believe that Lamar may have been responsible for shooting Southwest’s face coming out of his girlfriend’s house. With the shot requiring surgery, Southwest lost one of his eyes. This has made fans convinced that Lamar may have been behind it. Lamar and his cohorts were at war with the Flenorys and 50 Boyz in the series. It was easy to point fingers at Lamar. Also, another incident that may have pointed Lamar to the shooting of Southwest is, he showed that he was angry that Big Meech was in a romantic relationship with Monique, played by Arkeisha Knight. Though the scene did not show the shooter’s face, the boots Lamar wears, revealed as the shooter’s.
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The Character of Lamar is Based on A Combination of People During the Rise of BMF
Like we mentioned earlier, Lamar in BMF is a character that was conjured. It is based on the people present in the early years of BMF. In the real sense, while the story behind the series is based on real-life events. There was no one named Lamar in the reign of the drug empire. However, Lamar represents some of the people who were around Big Meech and his drug empire. The character of Lamar has raised questions about whether the series has drifted from the promise of telling a true-life story. As a result, fans are questioning the reality of BMF. However, the show’s creator, Randy Huggins, has come out to say the show is not a documentary. He said he and other creators used many creative licenses to accentuate the characters.
Fans Loved The Portrayal of Lamar in BMF
While the series may be questioned as regards the authenticity, the character of Lamar has received praise for his acting. It is true that some fans may not agree with his methods. But the manner with which he executes his plans and his overall acting is popular with fans.
With the last episode leaving fans seeking a lot of answers, the next episode is definitely what many fans can’t wait to see.
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Lamar in BMF is one character fans have come to like, primarily because of his directness. Hopefully, fans get to see more of him in subsequent episodes.