Yap, yap, yap. Yada, yada, yada. Woh woh, woh woh (in my best Peanuts teacher voice). Lather, rinse, repeat. If we've heard it once, we've heard it a thousand times…except in this case, we actually have heard it a thousand times. Basketball Wives creator and star Shaunie O'Neal is sick of the violence, bullying, and all-around hateful tone the show has taken since…well, since its inception. She's wants to prove to fans that her ladies can conduct themselves with class and dignity. This should be good!
Speaking to The Grio, Shaunie wants viewers to know that the ladies are working hard to get away from past bad behavior. She tells the site, “For the most part, I think people were trying to do better, making an effort. I think that’s what’s most important. The effort is being made."
However, she does admit, “It’s not that we did a 360, that we’re coming in brand new and angels. Trust me, there are some moments." I don't doubt that for a minute. You can put lipstick on a pig, but…
Things certainly haven't been easy for Mob Wives star Renee Graziano, to say the least. In the last couple seasons of the VH1 hit, her husband helped send her father to jail in exchange for a more lenient sentence, her temper was off the charts, and she admitted she was an addict.
Battling depression and prescription pill addiction, Renee knew she needed to get clean for the sake of her son A.J. She went to rehab, and reveals that it has helped her get back her life…even if her temper is still frightening and she's paranoid about everything. She may be learning how to live clean and sober, but I doubt she'll ever learn how to be drama-free!
It's time for another installment of everyone's favorite Peach State telenovela! Last night's Love & Hip Hop Atlanta did not disappoint. I found love with the kind hearted Poppa J. who makes Stevie's grossness and disgusting misogynistic actions even more of a mystery to me.
Rasheeda comes to Mimi Faust's apartment to vent about husband Kirk Frost's behavior at the lake with Benzino. She reveals that, yes, she did tell Kirk to do him, so she can't be totally shocked by his trysts. Um, no. She told Kirk to do him, she didn't tell Kirk to do video vixens in a hot tub. A teary Rasheeda remembers the Kirk she met as a teenager and cries that she didn't get married to get divorced…especially pregnant with his child.
Lil' Scrappy decides to do the right thing and redo his pee test. Unfortunately, he's been smizz-ni-oking the marijuizzlefashizzle, and he's hoping the judge will be lenient with him. Scrap's attorney has also given him the name of a good drug counselor who can help him get to the bottom of why he needs to get high. One look at Momma Dee raving about how Erica Dixon is a farm animal in the pastures of her palace and I have his answer…free of charge.
Well, I can't say I'm shocked to hear that Rasheeda and Kirk Frost won't be trying to work things out after his televised menage a trois. I honestly thought that it was scripted for Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta drama, but even so, it was incredibly, INCREDIBLY inappropriate.
Not surprisingly, I'm not the only one who thinks Kirk is a big ol' ball of jackhole. Rapper Nicki Minaj, who is a huge fan of the show, wasn't very happy with Kirk's behavior…and she did what any normal celebrity would do–she took to Twitter to air her disdain for the married reality star.
I'll give it to the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta…they are willing to share the spotlight and the drama! One week, it's all about Stevie J. and his love rhombus, and the next week, Benzino's mountain weekend takes center stage. It's compromise at its most pure form…
Kirk Frost's actual threesome is happening on camera. Whatever happened to the subtle innuendo of a man walking two hoochies into his bedroom and America knowing what was getting ready to happen? Did we really need to see the naked backs and the massages? Gahhhh. The following morning, Kirk knows he's got a lot of things to fix, but he hasn't had so much fun since the late 90's. Benzino thinks that his friend has made a major marriage error, and he questions Kirk as to whether a threesome with video vixens was "the pass" Rasheeda had given him. Kirk couldn't care less. He had a hot tub and some biznizzles…it was meant to be. Please forgive me for trying to get my inner Scrappy on, but it's so much fun!
It's no secret that one of my guilty pleasures is the cray-cray drama of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. But, if I'm going to be totally honest, trying to figure out Lil' Scrappy's secret language is something I look forward to each Monday. I honestly think that if I could get Shay to go away (man, she bugs!), Scrappy and I would be the best of friends.
Sure, he may not be in the running for Father of the Year, but there is something about Scrappy that is so endearing. Now, he's won my heart over even more as he's planning to start preaching sobriety and clean living to teens. Don't even try to tell me it's PR. I don't care. I lov-is-nigh-ee it!
It was the slap heard 'round VH1, and it preceded the bare-footed table jumping that will surely be an event at the next summer Olympics if Evelyn Lozada has her way. At the very least, it should be some new Derby parlor game!