Back in February we told you about a new reality show that would be making its VH1 debut entitled, The Gossip Game. Produced by Love & Hip Hop visionary, Mona Scott-Young, The Gossip Game promised to offer a first-hand look into the lives of media personalities and journalists working in the hip hop industry. Most assumed that drama was to be expected judging by the show’s lineup, since this is a fairly competitive industry and a few of the women on the show are actually rivals. But some also expected a level of professionalism, as these are women with thriving careers, as opposed to the wives and girlfriends of celebrities. The initial trailer to be released by the network seemed fairly calm, with only a minor implication that there would be some sort of beef between two of the cast members, but the recently released extended trailer reveals that was only the tip of the iceberg.
Twenty-three seconds into the trailer bloggers Vivian Billings and Ms. Drama are going at each other’s throats. But of course, those aren’t the only ladies who can’t see eye-to-eye. Known rivals Angela Yee and K.Foxx can also be seen throwing shots at each other. During what appears to be a lunch outing, Yee tells K.Foxx that she believes she’s “a little brainwashed,” not to mention JasFly boldly stating, “Ms. Drama is an a**hole.”
Interestingly, The Source Magazine’s EIC opens up a bit about the lawsuit that she filed against Benzino, Dave Mays and The Source back in the day; a suit in which she is said to have been awarded $8 million.
“I’m Kim Osorio and I should know. Lawsuits, rap disses, sex scandals, I’ve survived it all,” Osorio says during the trailer.
I, for one, would love to hear Kim discuss how she overcame all of that. It also appears that JasFly will at some point or another discuss what it’s like to work in a male-dominated industry and the role that sex appeal plays in the careers of female hip hop journalists.
“The more f**kable you look, the better your career will be,” she says.
There’s certainly a whole lot going on, but what would a reality show be without drama? The Gossip Game is slated to premiere on April 1st.
Check out the supertrailer on the next page and let us know what you think.