I know you are all waiting with bated breath for Mob Wives: New Blood. The season premieres on VH1 this Thursday, December 5 (how is it already December?!?!) at 10 PM, and yours truly will be watching and recapping the madness!
As we get ready for the return of Drita D'avanzo, Renee Graziano, Big Ang, and crew, Renee's sister and show creator Jennifer Graziano is making the rounds to promote the revamped series. She recently dished on her family's feelings regarding the show as well as what inspired her to tell the story of Mob Wives.
It was another drama fueled evening on last night's Love & Hip Hop. The men showed what true class acts they are with Saigon being physically restrained from going after his child's mother and Peter Gunz vowing to do whatever it takes to make sure he keeps both his wife and his girlfriend in his back pocket. At least Rich Dollaz remains his normal doormat self. Thank goodness for small favors!
To get out her aggression, Tara Wallace turns to boxing with Yandy Smith at her cousin's gym. Let's hope he doesn't take any Instagrams of the ladies like last season! Tara shares her own Instagram gold mine where she found Amina Buddafly's videos of Peter. Three glasses of wine later and she's cutting up all of his belongings. Three glasses? I would have only needed three sips to wreak havoc on Peter's gross behind. Tara asks Yandy about the management situation with Amina, and she seems to understand that it's just business. If Yandy wants to sign Amina, Tara knows that it is what it is. However, Yandy doesn't want the mess that signing Amina brings, and she assures her friend that Amina will not be a part of her label.
Saigon wants to get to know Erica Jean better since, oh, you know, they have a CHILD together. He takes her on a painting date to learn more about his baby mama on a deeper level. They chat about how great being parents is, and I have to applaud them for remembering their lines because this is the most fake conversation ever. Paging Jane Seymour–these two are poised to be the next spokespeople for Kaye's Open Hearts Collection. Their kiss seems about as forced as their small talk.
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!
I'm not going to say, "I told you so," but only because VH1 doesn't seem to listen to what I have to say. After all, it brought back the original Love & Hip Hop, didn't it? It seems the network is hell bent on reviving Basketball Wives: LA with new ladies and new drama. Shocking, I know.
The new crew, along with some veteran cast members, are currently filming the upcoming season, and things among the ladies hasn't been all "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens" if you get my drift. Now, gossip is swirling that the oftensometimes slightly more even-keeled than the rest Draya Michele may have peaced out before the season concluded.
Well, what do you know? Promises were kept on last night's Love & Hip Hop…although said promises caused some major blow-ups. Peter Gunz assured Amina Buddafly that he'd tell Tara Wallace about their relationship, and he does. Nya wants to keep her word to help out Erica Mena. Of course, that will certainly end well–everything with Erica always does!
After thwarting Amina's plans to tell Tara about her wedding to Peter, ol' Petey boy calls up Rich Dollaz for advice. They are having a meeting of the creeps, but just because Peter is a creep doesn't mean he's a bad person. He's just indecisive as to who he wants to have sex with on a regular basis. Speaking of creeps, Joe Budden is meeting with Nya at the strip club. They've developed a true friendship as only a stripper and hookah smoking patron can be. Professor Budden tries to dissuade Nya from collaborating with Erica Mena, but I am totally distracted by the dancer in the background whose arse is literally about to eat some gentleman's face. Thanks for the nightmares, VH1. Thanks a lot.
Peter stays true to his word for once and keeps his "tomorrow" promise to tell Tara about Amina. He invites her to come by the studio and halfway tells her that he's been diddling his artist for a little while. When she gets upset about the fact that he's cheating (yet again), he says she may need to shoulder some of the responsibility since the pair hasn't been getting along. Is he serious? She's slapping him every which way to Sunday before throwing his guitar and storming out of the studio. Tara feels so stupid for thinking that Peter had changed his cheating ways…as she should!