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It's been a month since the Caprice court case was declared a mistrial

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It's been a month since the Caprice court case was declared a mistrial. It's also been a month since Magenta left for her retreat. In that time, Genesis has been focused on himself. That includes finalizing ending his management company with Kross, so he can move on to his next venture.

He's also been attending anger management weekly trying to get it done as part of his court stipulations. At first Gee didn't think he needed it. He felt like his anger is way more under control than it was in his younger days.

After a couple meetings he now realizes he does need it. It's helping. They get to the root of the anger and how you react to it. It's not just about making sure you're not given it as a court order again. It helps that Gee's open-minded to the process. He knows a few people who need it.

Gee speaks as a circle of men listen to him, "With women, especially your girl, sometimes you say, 'You're overreacting,' or 'You're too sensitive' when they have temper tantrums." A couple of them chuckle. "But sometimes, I wish I could be like that. I wish I could scream and cry at the smallest inconvenience. That I could have an emotional breakdown because someone hurt my feelings or was insensitive or shit, they didn't feed me. I wish I could overreact and it cost me nothing."

The anger management therapist nods and adds, "As a black man with a criminal record I think our overreacting looks different. We take it too far and end up here. We have to find others ways to let out our 'over reactions.' That's why you're here, even if it's not by choice." He looks at a 19-year-old who sits lazily slumped like he wants to be anywhere but here.

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