Black Dynasty creates ‘Mayhem’

Black Dynasty Modeling Troupe brought the student body back at Grambling State University to the “Mayhem” on Tuesday night.

Giving a five-scene show, the organization kept the crowd very entertained with not only their moves on the catwalk but with just knowing how to have a great time. 

The show quickly went from fashion show to a “Turn-Up” session.  

The Host of the show was well known senior Shelby Prout a mass communication major from LaPlace, Louisiana, Prout came to the stage and the crowd already knew what time it was. 

Before announcing the first scene he got local disk jockey, DJ Star a disk jockey with the GoDj’s organization, to play some of the music to liven the crowd.

After doing a roll call for classification, organizations and Greeks, Prout introduced the first scene.

Over the years Black Dynasty has held a reputation for putting on some “far out” shows, which usually seems dark and often taken as a mini story. 

The first scene was dedicated to Black Kings and Queens as models took to the runway wearing headpieces and body wraps. Most (if not all) of the pieces were put together hours leading to the show, so you can only imagine how hectic backstage was.

“We pulled it off!” said Heaven Jones a social work major from Los Angeles. “Even though it was hectic, we pulled off all the outfits and showed out!”

After the first scene was finished, the crowd was blessed with the presence of former Black Dynasty members as well as the mothers and family members of current members.  

The host took the stage to announce the next scene and from the screams and chants, the crowd seemed very pleased. Three ladies appeared on stage while Nicki Minaj’s 2010 “Roman Revenge” blared through the speakers.

The last model (so we thought) hit the runway and the crowd cheered her on. The song switched and so did the crowds attention to the right side of the stage. Miss Black Dynasty Kiara Williams, a social work major from Monroe, Louisiana, took the crowd’s attention with her opening act to the second part of the ladies scene. 

Playing the art of a very in love girlfriend/wife, she took over the auditorium and the run way running from men trying to catch her, all while the models were walking.

“The female scene was my favorite one!” said Pariz Richards a senior social work major from New Orleans. “Those girls really worked it with those heels on! I loved everything about it.”

Another very noted and enjoyed part of the show was the male scene. 

The auditorium went dark and after seeing a sudden light, everyone turned to see what was behind. 

The men of Black Dynasty began to walk in the auditorium in what from afar seemed to be a coffin. As they got closer is was revealed that it was a coffin that read “Strut LA,” a rival modeling troupe on campus.

After having a funeral service and the men took the runway, the president Laquann Wimberly came from behind the curtain with Strut LA sweatshirt on and was laid in the coffin.

The men also had a part two to their scene, which included them being shirtless and showing the ladies in the crowd major love. 

The show ended with the whole organization blessing the runway and doing a team pill off, giving their competition much to compete with.

Wimberly said he was really impressed with the turnout of the show.

“I think it went fantastic,” he said. “It was everything I imagined it to be and more! All I can see is be ready for spring as well as other shows.”

Strut LA will be hosting their show titled “Fools Gold” on tonight in T.H. Harris Auditorium.