Since the trends of rims have stepped into the forefront of style, they have become a status symbol with the unspoken impression of, “Look at what I can afford!”
The bigger and more fancier one’s rims, the more of a statement of your making.
In the recent years, I’ve seen rides with rims that were worth more than the car itself. I’ve also seen cars that weren’t worth half as much as their rims, or cars that just looked ridiculous with over sized rims…
Even though the sporting of rims behind impractical logic may come across as silly, the statement of rims has a way of speaking to women in general.
Sure, it’s impressive to have a nice ride and wheels to match, but should rims make as loud a statement as it does with Black women.
No, I don’t have spinners or 20inch rims on my ride, but I’m tempted to pimp my ride a little bit.
Then again, am I in pursuit of a woman who is more impressed in my rims than my personality and talent? I think not. Maybe I just have a rim-ride complex.
Nonetheless, it bothers me that our culture is caught up in the display of materialism and how it attracts the attention of our Black women for, all to often, the wrong reasons…