Chris' mom learns Manhattan High does not have a Music Department because of lack of money, she vows to throw a fundraiser at the Anderson home. When she learns of Jamal's musical talents, she invites him to headline the event. Chris, however, is jealous of the attention his mom pays Jamal. He tries to discredit Jamal by revealing Jamal's checkered school career. Chris and his mom argue at the fundraiser and he storms out of the house.