Oh Mona Scott Young. I love you, but don't treat me like I'm an idiot. Don't get me wrong, I often am an idiot, but I certainly understand what you're trying to do with the Love & Hip Hop franchise…and it's a ratchet equals rating scenario. Don't act like it's anything deeper!
In a recent interview with V103, Mona shares the phenomenon of the series, explaining, “You know, it’s so funny, people have this love/hate, LOVE/HATE relationship with Love & Hip Hop. They love the show, they love the drama; but then they’re mad at the drama and they don’t want to see the fighting. But then they want to see the fighting. It’s like a roller-coaster ride!” I hate to admit it, but she speaks the truth, doesn't she? Gah, Mona! You're killing me!
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It's a sad day for Yandy Smith, as it seems that fiance Mendeecees Harris isn't going to be coming home any time soon. While he managed to be cleared of the charges regarding sexual acts with a minor, he is sitting in jail awaiting trial for a drug trafficking conspiracy.
On this season's Love & Hip Hop, when Peter Gunz isn't playing every lady in life, Yandy is awaiting news of Mendeecees sentencing. I do hope for the sake of his kids that what I'm writing about is still just speculation, but it appears that Mendeecees' fate has been sealed. It's not good.
Welp, that break-up didn't last long. Just kidding, we all know that Love & Hip Hop is totally scripted, so Tahiry Jose taking Joe Budden to task over allowing a "female" friend wipe her face all over Tahiry's bedroom was just drama courtesy of Mona. I'm sure in "real life" the pair have a normal, healthy, stable relationship. No, I couldn't get through typing that without laughing…
The couple recently appeared on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan where they discussed current projects, the status of their relationship, and–what else?–selfies. Just so you're informed, Tahiry loves selfies of herself but thinks that guy selfies are "corny." Professor Budden opines, “Men can’t take selfies, ‘cause we’re men.” Brilliance in its truest form.
As for how they are keeping busy now that filming has wrapped, Joe shares that he's just finished his third studio album while Tahiry is the new owner of a club called Suite 135 in Harlem. Does this mean she can quit waiting tables? Make sure to check out the buzz and learn Joe's Rules for Selfies! #themoreyouknow
So, let's just dive right into last night's Love & Hip Hop, shall we? After all, that's what Mona wants us to do! The episode begins asPeter Gunz' two lady loves have been pulled apart, and Tara Wallace is still trying to figure out her next move as Amina Buddafly laughs hysterically in the corner. I'm so confused. Rich Dollaz calls Peter to warn him of the debacle. It's messy, and messy isn't good for the label. Yandy Smith puts Tara in a car after promising to support her friend. So, is Amina still going to be the label's rainmaker?
Saigon is having a birthday party Joe Budden style. He's gotten back the results of the DNA test, and he's waiting to open up the envelope. Erica Jean is giggling and falling all over Grill Master Saigon until he's ready to Maury Povich himself. For some reason Erica Jean is nervous, but once it's determined that he is the father, he's over the moon. Saigon isn't ready to commit to Erica Jean until he knows he's mature enough to be honest and faithful, but he's happy to date her until that day comes. He starts screaming "The Boy is Mine" all Brandi/Monica style to the entire birthday party. So much for keeping the DNA testing discreet!
Tara waits up all night for the coward Peter to come home. Of course, he waits to confront Tara in the daylight after she's put his shoe collection out on the sidewalk. He's sorry he messed, but he doesn't want to be embarrassed by having his shoes thrown at him. Peter thinks that Tara was wrong for hitting Amina, and Amina was wrong for telling Tara about their marriage. Is this guy for real? He hates that Tara found out that Amina is his wife because it pains him to see her hurting. Yeah, keeping the marriage a secret should have been the way to go…not, oh, you know, refraining from marrying your side chick!
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'sPeter 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…
We all know the folks of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will holla for a dolla, but did you know that this girl also hollers? But I save my whooping for Rich Dollaz. Geez, that was bad, wasn't it? It's no secret that the original Love & Hip Hop hasn't fared as well as it's Atlanta counterpart, but there is something so ridiculous about Rich that entertains me to no end. Mainly, I find it hilarious that he can praise Peter Gunz for bringing new life back into the once flailing franchise.
Actually, he's right. All Peter had to do was marry his side-chick behind the back of the woman with whom he has had a thirteen year relationship–and children–and put it all on VH1 for the world to see. And just like that, according to Rich, Peter is back at the top of his game. Sad but true!
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