Even though the fights may be behind Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s high ratings, producers may have had enough. TMZ reports that the show’s producers have decided to increase the security during shoots to not only protect the cast against each other, but from civilians as well.
There will allegedly be one security guard for each cast mate and apparently they hit the ground running keeping cast members Lil’ Scrappy and new cast member, Erica Pinkett from killing each other earlier this week. Pinkett allegedly threw wine in the rapper’s face during an argument.
One cast member commented on security’s performance saying:
“That s*** gets ratchet and now the bodyguards shutting that s*** down.”
Well as viewers familiar with the show probably already know, security will have plenty to keep them busy. In February, a free for all erupted when the cast attended an opening of a restaurant. The fight was said to be started by a girlfriend of fan favorite Joseline Hernandez and resulted in Karlie Redd being knocked out and Momma Dee being hit in the face with a bottle.
In a previous season of the show Lil’ Scrappy put them paws on Stevie J. after word spread that he disrespected the mother of his child, Erica Dixon.
There was an altercation between singer, K. Michelle and rapper, Rasheeda at one point in which a candle gets thrown at Rasheeda before security shuts the catfight down.
It makes us wonder: Will Love & Hop Atlanta be the same without drama and trash talk escalating into cliffhanger altercations? Or will the show actually focus on finding some solutions and more compromise between the cast members? Either way, it appears with security in full force, cast members may have to find other ways of working out their problems that don’t involve bruised knuckles, bloodshed and battered weave.
Do you think the show will be better without all of the fighting?