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90 Day Fiancé's Bilal lies about his finances in a risky prank

Bilal on 90 Day Fiancé season 9
Bilal on 90 Day Fiancé season 9 (Image credit: TLC)

After an entertaining 90 Day Fiancé season 9 premiere, one can’t stop talking about the new people that have been added to the 90 Day family. Although much can be said about Jibri’s mom wanting Miona to dress more conservatively while staying in her home and Emily reigniting the debate about breastfeeding "etiquette" (her son is adorable by the way), Bilal has managed to stand out for his test of true love. 

Bilal made it quite clear he started from humble beginnings but is now doing quite well for himself financially as a real estate agent and investor. However, in the process of getting to know his fiancé Shaeeda, he hasn’t exactly been honest about his money. He even goes so far as to have Facetime calls with her while sitting in front of a plain white wall in his house, so she can’t make any real assumptions about his assets. Bilal’s choice of background for these calls hasn’t gone unnoticed by Shaeeda either, who thinks she’ll figure out what he’s been hiding upon her arrival in Kansas City, Mo. 

Bilal and Shaeeda 90 Day fiance

Bilal and Shaeeda (Image credit: Lauren Pusateri)

It looks like she won’t be seeing what he’s been hiding immediately after she arrives because he’s planned a "prank." Bilal has decided not to pick Shaeeda up from the airport in his luxury vehicle, but instead in a work van. Taking it a step further, he doesn’t intend to take her to his actual house right away. He thought it would be a great idea to have them spend her first night in Missouri at his childhood family home, which definitely doesn’t look like it has gone through any renovations recently. 

Bilal thinks this will be a good "prank" to pull on Shaeeda, but he’s really testing her to see if she wants to be with him for him and not for his money. Both he and his sister mention him being hurt in love before and he’s really just wanting to see if the bond between him and his fiancé is real. Again, the man Facetimes her in front of a plain white wall, so he’s definitely assessing her love. 

His actions beg the question, is he wrong? Given he’s only physically spent seven days with Shaeeda, he hasn’t been around her in two years because of COVID-19 and he has to invest a lot of time and money into the K-1 visa process and possible marriage, shouldn’t he want to be as sure as possible that she’s with him for love? Or is he perhaps going too far and making Shaeeda look bad in the process? 

We as viewers will have to see how this alleged prank turns out on the next episode of 90 Day Fiancé season 9.  

Fans react to Bilal on 90 Day Fiancé episode 1

Fans don't seem to think Bilal is being smart in his prank. He's received a lot of pushback from those who feel he's doing too much. 

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Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.