A Play by Marquez

CHARACTERS:

Blood Diamond:  A red Lamborghini with fire paint job and 28” rims.  23 years old.
Niki Minaj:  A candy-painted  purple Lamborghini with 26” rims.  23 years old.

SETTING:

San Francisco, in Fillmore, Eddy Street and Laguna.

TIME: Year, 2010.  11:00am in the morning.
AT RISE:

Blood Diamond wakes up and go to the carwash in the backyard, wash-up. 


Blood Diamond

I got a problem with my girlfriend lyin’ about she was pregnant.  I really want to have kids.  I wanted my kids to have my last name, keep on goin’ and goin’.  I know that she wants to go to college first and get her own record label.  I want to get a record label too, but she thinks that kids will hold her back from getting a record label.  I want to have kids because anything can happen, driving to college we could get into a crash and go to the junkyard.  It’s important to me because kids is all I live for and my girlfriend.  I get like this weird feeling that they’ll make me live longer; they’ll keep my battery pumpin’.  And they will keep me happy every day I live.   I’ll be proud of them.  Just thinkin’ about them makes me happy.
(Calling Niki on her car phone.)   I’m comin’ over – (He hangs up.)
                                                           
Niki Minaj
(Look at the phone) . . . What the heck? 
(She starts getting ready.  She go to the carwash.)
Cassie!  Blood Diamond comin’ over – Tell me when he comes!
(To herself)  I got a problem with my boyfriend.  He want to have kids, but I want to have kids, but not right now…I want to go to school first an’ get a record label first – then get a big house with four garages, so we can have all of it set up before we have kids.  I don’t want to have kids and don’t be able to support our kids.  An’ he stop me from getting’ a house for us.  I know lied about bein’ pregnant, but I have to make him happy.
                                                           
Diamond
(To his brother – offstage)Chris, I’m going to Niki Minaj’ house.  I’ll be back . . . (Diamond on his way over.  He drives up to her house, past a Lexus coupe with 24” rims.)(To himself)  Ooh, she got a lot of junk in that trunk!(Diamond gets to Niki’s house.  Going into the house he sees Cassie watching T.V.)
Shh!  Don’t say nuthin’ – I’m just goin’ to go to her bedroom. (At the bedroom) Wassup?
                                                           
Niki
(Mumbles) I thought I told that girl to tell me when he was comin’. 
(To Diamond)  Hi, Daddy- Watchu doin?
                                                           
Diamond
Nuthin’ – Thinkin’ ‘bout havin’ them kids . . .  Watchu doin’ ?
                                                           
Niki
 Oh, nuthin’.  I was getting’  ready to sign up for college for both of us.  You don’t remember?  We were supposed to sign up today?
                                                           
Diamond
Hell no!  I never said nuthin’ like that!  Stop playin’ with me!
                                                           
Niki
 (Mumbles)  Here we go with this kid stuff . . .
                                                           
Diamond
Man, can we just talk about this without arguin’ about it, baby?
                                                           
Niki
OK – But we goin’ to college first.  We goin’ to college so we can get the record deal – so we could have money to support the kids.
                                                           
Diamond
My brother got money!  He can help us, and I can get a job.  You ain’t gotta do nuthin’!
                                                           
Niki
Man, I don’t know.  I think we oughta go to college first – Can we go for a ride around the track and talk about it?
                                                           
Diamond
Awright – Hurry up and get dry.
(On the track)
                                                           
Diamond
Why you don’t wanna just have kids?  You always talkin’ about you wanna make me happy and stuff.
                                                           
Niki
I do!  But I just wanna have money so we can support the kids.  We don’t gotta worry about nobody else – Like your brother –
                                                           
Diamond
(Yelling) I know but I just wanna have kids because what if when we drivin’ to college one of us crashes and goes to the junkyard?!
                                                           
Niki
 (Yelling)  Man, I know that happen, but you ain’t gotta think that way!  But we need the money so we could have our own house, and we ain’t gotta be livin’ with anyone.  And we get the record label we could have a big house like your brother –
                                                           
Diamond
(Mad)  Who the hell you think you yellin’ at?  So what that my brother got a big house!  We just need a small apartment with three bedrooms where the kids can sleep at! An’ we could sleep at and if we had another kid they could sleep in the other room!
                                                           
Niki
 (Yelling)  Man, I don’t wanna be on welfare, puttin’ clothes on hold, not be able to borrow nuthin’, no diapers, no milk – You know I don’t like wearin’ knock-off stuff!  Ain’t you know that I’m spoiled?
                                                           
Diamond
See, that’s what’s wrong witchu – You never ‘bout otherwise.  All you think ‘bout is clothes.  Think about the future!  Like food – at least we going have money for food and some kinda clothes to put on our back –
                                                           
Niki
To buy clothes and food, we need money – to get money just get the record label –   You know how to rap, I know how to rap.  So we might as well go to college and get the record label –
                                                           
Diamond
OK – So watchu want me to do?!  Go back to stealin’ rims?  I could make a LOT a’ money in one or two days – I could make like $4,000!  So – do you …
(Niki takes off down the track and starts crying.)

Diamond

(To himself)  I knew I shouldn’t say that – she told me don’t never steal rims again!
(He catches up to her.)
Stop cryin’, baby – You remember that time we went to the movies with Chris and Cassie?  And we had a lot of fun?

Niki
Thank you, baby!  You always know how to make me happy!  I think we should go ahead and have a baby, so I can make you happy, but we goin’ to school together, so be ready to go –
                                                           
                                                           
Diamond
OK – At least we gonna have a baby.  That’s all I really wanted.  And you can get your big house after we get our record label –
(Niki bumps Diamond playfully)

THE END

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