hip hop peter gunz

If you had to guess who the most hated man in hip hop was at the moment, who would you choose?  I have a feeling that many of you would cast your vote for Love & Hip Hop's Peter Gunz. Am I right?

Of course, while I totally fault the guy for his horrific behavior, I must admit that he's made a usually blah franchise more fun to watch–at the expense of his baby mama/live-in girlfriend and side-chick/wife.  Follow that? He has certainly aired his dirty laundry for the world to see, and he doesn't seem all that remorseful about it either.  I suppose if you're getting paid to act a fool…


The rapper turned reality star isn't very good at juggling the ladies, but he's doing just fine at garnering ratings for VH1. Peter recently spoke with Giant Life where he discusses the haterade he's been receiving since the show began airing as well as the famous friend who urged him not to go on the show.  Check out an excerpt of the interview below!  

So Peter, how are you handling all this attention?

Better! Much better. I don’t see the episodes until the public sees the episodes and it’s like someone put a mirror up to my life. I actually hid in the house for two days. Mona Scott, my mom, a lot people calling me telling me it’s going to be alright because  I was getting so much hate. I pride myself on being loved so to be hated like this is uncomfortable. But I’m better.

Do people think you sold your soul?

I gave you what it is. I didn’t put on blackface and tap dance. This is my everyday life. In a way, doing Love & Hip-Hop might’ve helped me because now I know I don’t want to live like this anymore.

Did anyone warn you or try and stop you before agreeing to do the show?

I met with Busta and he said ‘Don’t do it!’ [LAUGHS]  You cheated on your girl, married the side joint and you putting that out there for the world to see, you’re a black man! That ain’t cool. We don’t do that.

You seem remorseful. How are Amina and Tara?

Both families on both sides, Tara, Amina they hate my guts. This season is killing me. Tara didn’t deserve to find out on national television that I married my girlfriend.

You’ve been in the industry for a while, what’s the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?

The best advice probably came from LL. He told me to never comprise and at the time I was doing a lot of compromising. I did a version of “Uptown Baby” where I added different states and he was mad at me for altering the song and he said I should’ve just left it the way it was. Columbia told me if I did those versions, we would go from gold to platinum. What he was saying was bigger than was don’t alter who you are.

Gracious. Well, I'm glad to hear that both Tara and Amina have seen the light, and I'm glad to know that Busta Rhymes doles out some pretty spot on advice. As for Peter saying he doesn't want to live like this anymore, I think only time will tell!


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