Your BFF Is Not A Good Look! Celebrities With Super Suspect Sidekicks

January 11, 2013  |  
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When it comes to celebrities, it’s sometimes hard to separate their real lives from what we see on TV. In the case of reality shows in particular, women that would never normally hang out together are thrust into situations where they have to pretend to be BFF’s, knowing they secretly hate each other. When it comes to the following pairs, the celebs on this list are actually choosing to hang out with these people because, well, they’re their friends in real life. The saying goes we should be careful of the company we keep, and these celebs should take a very close look at who their ratchet sidekicks are…unless of course they are two ratchet peas in a pod.


1. Evelyn Lozada & Nia Crooks

It was the slap heard around the (reality TV) world. Before Nia Crooks, (pronounced “Nya”) was Evelyn’s assistant, she was close friends with Jennifer Williams of Basketball Wives. However, the first time viewers really got to meet Nia was after her and Jennifer’s relationship turned sour – and now feeling betrayed by Jennifer, Nia quickly joined Team Evelyn. Evelyn already wanted to whoop Jen’s behind at this point in the season, so it didn’t take much prodding to get Nia to go H.A.M on her former friend. So…she slapped her when she simply couldn’t take anymore of Jen’s “Hollywood” attitude…and Evelyn promptly jumped across the table like an animal to get at Jen too. No wonder they’re friends…or boss-assistant…or whatever. They both have said they regretted the situation, so hopefully Iyanla won’t need to fix Nia’s life too.

2. Tiny (Tameka Cottle) & Shekinah Anderson

I’ll admit, it took a minute for me to get into T.I and Tiny: The Family Hustle – mainly because I need subtitles to get through an entire episode. I have no idea what these country folk are saying sometimes, and the worst offender is Shekinah Anderson…aka Tiny’s friend/hairdresser and resident hater. I honestly don’t see how Tiny has survived a friendship with Shekinah for as long as she has, especially since she lacks tact and taste, cusses like Samuel L. Jackson and has Tiny’s hair looking a hot mess in every episode. Shekinah appears to be jealous of Tiny’s success, and is worse than Gayle when it comes to being a hanger-on friend who shamelessly plugs herself to try and “get on” every chance she gets. I mean…I guess she’s getting HER hustle on and is milking her 15 minutes – but is she doing it at the expense of her friendship with Tiny? Who knows. Tiny seems to be fine with letting her friend share the spotlight, but Shekinah seems intent on embarrassing Tiny (and herself) as soon as the cameras start rolling.


3.  Stevie J & Joseline Hernandez

It’s hard to tell who the main character is, and who the sidekick is between these two. They seem to work the audience and each other pretty well, and as a result, they owned the first season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta as their love triangle (with Mimi Faust – Stevie J’s main chick? and daughter’s mother) was the primary focus of the successful series. Their antics as lovers, then enemies, then manager and artist and then lovers again (both on and off the screen) keep the chatter going on Twitter, blogs, radio shows and TMZ – so these two definitely know what they’re doing. While we don’t necessarily know if these two are booed up from one week to the next, their chemistry was like lightning in a bottle for VH1.

4. NeNe Leakes & Marlo Hampton

We already know NeNe is a “rich b&tch” and her fellow “talls” (former) cast member Marlo Hampton quickly befriended her on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Their fast friendship was a bit of a surprise to me at first, considering it was rumored that NeNe dated Marlo’s former boyfriend Charles Grant – which NeNe denies. But once they got that little bit of business out of the way, they began hanging out, praising each other’s shoe and bag collection and flaunting their baller status all over the A. But Marlo’s messy ways soon got her booted from the show, so who knows if their TV friendship has lasted since the cameras have since stopped following Marlo around. Either way, Marlo seemed to be one of those “friends” you keep close to the vest, or else she might just cut you. But NeNe is smart – and she only keeps friends around who can further her career. If Marlo can’t do anything for her, she might already be kicked to the curb.

5. Phaedra Parks & Dwight Eubanks

I don’t know if Dwight is a bad look for Phaedra, or if he’s just fun to look at. Phaedra Parks, the self-proclaimed southern belle of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, is best buddies with the eccentric Dwight Eubanks who, as her friend, client and elaborate event planner, gels perfectly with her over-the-top, “money is no object” personality. Whether it’s planning her wedding, a formal baby shower or her son’s “Sip & See” – Dwight goes all out, and spares no expense…no matter how tacky the event. He just seems to make it work. Sure he’s a bit petty, gossipy and meddling, but what drama “queen” isn’t. If Phaedra likes it, I love it.


6. Rihanna & Melissa Forde

I have no idea who this Melissa is, but Rihanna and her BFF need to go sit down somewhere. It’s one thing to not like your boyfriend’s ex…even though Rihanna herself could be considered one, but then again I don’t even know what RiRi and Breezy are calling themselves these days. But for Rihanna to cosign her friend tweeting narsty things about Karrueche is just immature. We all need a friend who sticks by our side, allows us to cry on their shoulder or just lets us to vent about that no-good dude who can’t seem to get right. But what we DON’T need is the type of friend who’d encourage us to do a quick drive-by and bust windows out of cars and slash tires and whatnot. I’m not saying that Melissa has done that, but you get my drift. Whether Melissa is the ring leader or just following Rihanna’s lead, the BEST kind of friend is one who builds you up and encourages you to move on, not one who bigs you up when she knows you’re acting simple and allows you to look like a petulant fool on Twitter. Get ya life…both of you.


7. Chief Keef & Lil Reese

I don’t really keep up with Chicago rap cliques, but after viewing a video that had gone viral of a man beating a woman, I soon discovered who Lil Reese was. Lil Reese, Chief Keef’s partner in crime, was caught on video arguing with a woman, which then turned physical. After their exchange, Lil Reese backed the woman into a corner and started beating her, throwing punch after punch, and then kicking her as she slumped to the ground while her friends screamed in horror in the background. Not that I expect much from rappers, but what I expect from men in general is to not put their hands on a woman unless they’re doing so in self-defense – which didn’t seem like the case in this instance. And only a dirt bag would take to Twitter and try to justify his actions, saying “haters” leaked the video in order to keep him down. If you don’t give haters anything to videotape, then you won’t have to worry about them leaking footage of you being a woman beater. But if Breezy can rebound from giving a woman a beat down, maybe he can too. Weak.


8. Chrissy Lampkin & Emily Bustamante

Is it me, or does Emily B. seem like she’s afraid of Chrissy? After Chrissy emerged as a bully who was full of self-importance for being nothing other than Jim Jones’ woman in the first season of Love & Hip Hop, it’s easy to see how Emily B. (or any of the other cast members) could cower in her presence. While neither returned to the original series for another season, both ladies returned to reality TV in Chrissy’s spinoff – Chrissy & Mr. Jones, where Emily B. continued to be a bootlicker to the perpetually confused, “I’m hoping this relationship can get better” Chrissy. It’s no wonder that she’d latch onto Chrissy though, as she seems to be confused and deluded about her relationship as well with rapper Fabolous. Both of these women need to just be still and find themselves. Or at least keep their relationships off of TV until they figure it out. But I guess that wouldn’t make for good TV now would it?

Source: WENN

9. CoCo & Soulgee

Technically he’s her personal assistant, but these two rock heavy together whether for work or play. He makes sure she keeps her affairs in order, and she teaches this grown man how to drive. They just seem to click, even if it IS in a silly, airhead, token queen sort of way. I just think having an “assistant” is a person’s way of keeping their best friends on payroll, and I’m not mad at it. How else would they get their 15 minutes of fame? If all I had to do was walk CoCo’s dogs, tell her how fabulous she looks in a booty outfit and party with her, I’d be CoCo’s “assistant” too….for a nice little fee and some airtime. Soulgee is Coco’s gay husband, and it would be wise to keep him around if for no other reason than to keep her picture-taking behind out of trouble with her REAL husband.

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  • rozkeith

    Gayle is Oprah’s friend. She shares in her life because she can be trusted. Gayle has a career and family of her own. If you had a true friend you would recognize it.

  • royaltee

    @Jazmine this is a forum for people to express how they feel about the piece..stop telling people to lighten up. If they feel some type of way ok whatever it’s none of your business. and the author of this piece has her own personal bias toward some of the people n this list so thats why people say this article is trash…because it is. But everyone is entitled to their opinion even if it is trash…you lighten up!

  • Staci B

    Bad gal RIri’s (notice the sarcasm) friend needs to sit RIhanna down somewhere & tell her the truth about Chris Brown, seriously!

  • Coco black

    Melissa and Rhi Rhi are cousins……

  • Cha Cha

    What is up with that blonde hair, blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick that Nene is wearing… ?

  • Lorajei

    Well for starters, I don’ know how the headline ‘Your BFF is not a good look’ fits in with stories and pictures of celebrities who have good relationsips with their friends …i.e. Coco and Soulgee. I also dont understand how a writer could contradict themselves so quick. How do you say nohing is wrong with people hiring their friends and getting their 15mins of fame when the first few articles you bashed Gayle.. (who been working behind the scenes and had money before Oprah expanded her career) and you bashed Shekinah- who can be a lil “too much” and a big “hater” but obviously someone who Tiny values as a friend who she could be trying to help her get her 15mins of fame. As for the Lil Reese article, I dont know why you have the picture to the left of “Jo-Jo” a 19 year old from Chicago who was alledgedly killed by someone of Chief Keef entourage where his death is also under inverstigaion from having a youtube video of Lil Reese saying he’s going to kill him.

    • Jazmine

      Again, it’s all for fun. Lighten up. Why do people get so mad over blogs/articles that are clearly written in jest. Find a different cause to get all up in arms about. Geesh!

  • Nikki

    Uh… what’s wrong with being “country?”

  • Nikki

    Uh… what’s wrong with being “country?”

    • MM82

      Thank you, I said the same thing . Funny thing is everyone says the same thing about my friend from New York. They think she talks fast.

    • MM82

      Thank you, I said the same thing . Funny thing is everyone says the same thing about my friend from New York. They think she talks fast.

  • danni

    All I want to know is who put the bright pink lipstick on NeNe that looks a mess!

  • jade nicole

    I got tired of clicking I stopped at 6. BFF implies then being friends for a long time and hanging with each other outside of the cameras. Why is Nene and Marlo on here along with Stevie J and Joseline? Also I think Tiny hair alway looks nice except for those tacky braids she had in her hair.

  • Chief Keef & Lil Reese are two peas in a pod… and I think the boy on the left in that photo is Lil JoJo, the boy who was killed and Chief Keef and Lil Reese were on Twitter laughing about it

    • Kaori

      I read recently that a guy wearing a Lil JoJo memorial shirt was gunned down.

  • Yvette

    This list is hilarious especially Emily and Chrissy. I too have always thought that Emily is afraid of Chrissy.

  • Brian2234

    Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

  • Fifi

    Brooke; you are the one that needs to sit down. This whole piece has been nothing but malicious with no facts or substantive points to back up your ‘so called’ work! Clearly it was a slow day at the MM office, with no editoral supervision.

    • Jazmine

      Give me a break, it’s all for fun and jokes. Some folks are so serious sometimes. Lighten up.

    • Suchalady

      Thank you.