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“They Were Boring As Sh*t”: K. Michelle Says Benzino And Althea Eaton Deserved To Get Fired From “LHHATL,” He Responds
When everyone found out that Benzino and Althea Eaton got the boot from “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” I think we can all agree that it was somewhat of a shock. Okay, a little bit of a shock. A lot of wild things are done for storyline purposes on these shows, but considering the fact that Joseline Hernandez went buckwild on everyone at the “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion, and Benzino and Althea were a big part of Stevie and Joseline’s storyline, it seemed odd to cut them. Obviously, Benzino was pissed:
But surprisingly, one person who thinks the firing was justified is former “LHHATL” star, K. Michelle. She told Wet Paint why:
“If it’s your time to go, then it’s your time to go. I thought Benzino was wilding. I mean, they were boring as sh*t to me, so it is what it is.
I mean, there were other reasons they were let go that I’m not at liberty to say, and he deserved that, to be let go. It was a serious situation…I’m queen of “Love & Hip Hop.” And with Joseline and Stevie too, everybody else is replaceable. Bye! [laughs] I’m just being honest.”
A still testy Benzino was quick to respond, and took the time to do so on his website, Hip Hop Weekly:
“The thing with K Michelle is that you don’t want to get into a negative debate with a former cast member especially when the show did record numbers this past season after she left. I have had many successes in the industry for many years, so she has a long way to go before she can say anything about Zino. Bottom line is the facts are the facts; K Michelle came on the show in season one and made up a story about being beat up, which was a lie, which came out in her deposition in the case with her former boyfriend. When she left ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ after season 2 is when I stepped in and became a main character. I was intertwined with everyone’s storylines, so how is my storyline boring? And then from having Hip Hop Weekly on the show, to opening Sleazy & Zino’s, to my mom passing away and me getting shot, all of these were major parts of this past season. Also, I brought my fiancée Althea on the show, and she became a very important factor in the show’s storyline as well. We broke ratings records without K Michelle! If anything was boring, it was her involvement with the New York cast last season, you barely knew that she was even there. She better hope that her new show does better numbers than that VH1 special they did on her that basically flopped. She better hope it’s not a one and done like ‘Gossip Girls ‘, the Hot 97 show and ‘The New Atlanta.’ But once again, she is one of Mona Scott’s favorites–Mona manages her so of course I expected to hear K Michelle speak on their behalf. In my opinion it’s unprofessional to be the leader of a company and take sides and show favoritism, when it clearly was the whole cast, not just one person, that has made ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ so successful.”
But what do you think? Was Benzino and Althea’s storyline strong enough to keep them on the show? Do you think the couple being fired from the show was fair?
So it looks like another member of the “Love & Hip Hop” franchise may be in trouble with the law for attacking a cast member.
According to TMZ, Joseline Hernandez is wanted by the New York Police Department for her infamous reunion show brawl. Cast member Althea Eaton recently filed a police report with the department claiming that Joseline was the instigator of the fight. Investigators have since opened a case against the reality star regarding the incident. Because there is now an open case, if she is pulled over or spotted by officers while in New York, Joseline will be taken into custody for the alleged crime and may face charges.
Last August, Althea filed a lawsuit against Joseline over the fight. In her suit, she claims that several eyewitnesses saw Joseline smoking crack in her dressing room during the taping. She argues that because Joseline was high on drugs during the altercation, she should be the one to assume responsibility for the brawl.
It’s unclear exactly when the police report was filed with the NYPD, but there’s a good chance that it may have been after Althea and her fiancé, Benzino, learned that they had been fired by “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” producers over the reunion altercation.
Clearly, these two aren’t going down without a fight.
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If you were planning on tuning in to the new season of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” chances are you won’t be seeing Benzino and his fiancée, Althea Eaton.
According to TMZ, the couple was fired by the series’ producers. Sources close to production say that the pair was given the ax earlier today because they’re being blamed for the ridiculous fight that went down at the reunion show taping. Benzino and Althea; however, believe that this absurd.
TMZ claims that the couple believes they’ve been made into scapegoats for the explosive fight, which we kind of have to agree with. Anyone who witnessed the brawl can see that Joseline was clearly the aggressor. During part two of the reunion the entire cast, with the exception of Joseline and Stevie, sat around and basically expressed that Joseline has (and is) a huge problem. But it these firing reports are true, the production staff completely overlooked that part. Of course with Joseline being one of the show’s main stars, we highly doubt that Mona Scott-Young would willingly let her go.
VH1 reps have yet to comment on the reports, but we’ll continue to keep you posted as new details emerge.
Will you miss Althea and Benzino of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” if the rumors turn out to be true?
Benzino Says Stevie And Joseline Are In An Abusive Marriage: ‘We’ve Heard Stories Of Her Pulling Guns On Him’
Several months ago, there were reports that Joseline Hernandez was being abused by her “husband,” Stevie J. But according to Stevie’s ex-friend, Benzino, Stevie is actually the one being abused.
“It’s funny because a few months ago somebody put some pictures out and said that Stevie was abusing her, but the truth is it’s the other way around,” Benzino told Vlad TV. “She abuses him.”
“When you see Stevie and Joseline episodes from season one, it’s just always about her disrespecting him whether it’s her punching on him,” he continued. “I think she ripped his ear off where he had to get stitches. There’s pictures of him being abused by her.”
Benzino went on to say that things have gotten so bad, Joseline has pulled out guns on his former friend.
“We’ve heard stories of her pulling guns on him and all kind of stuff. Hitting him in the head with a red bottom while he was sleeping. I mean he’s taking abuse from her,” Benzino said. “I didn’t see it. This is what he was saying. One time it was a shotgun around and she pulled it out, pointed it at him and it was no bullets in it….supposedly. She’s nuts. The girl is crazy.”
I mean, we’ve witnessed Joseline pop off on Stevie multiple times, so these allegations certainly aren’t far fetched. But do you think Benzino is exaggerating due to his falling-out with Stevie?
As we told you earlier this week, things got extremely ugly at the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion show taping. In addition to fighting with Benzino’s fianceé, Althea, Joseline has been accused of biting a VH1 security guard.Cast members have banned together and are asking that Joseline be cut from the cast behind her behavior. But it appears that this is not going to happen, as Mona reportedly went to Mr. Chows for dinner with the self-proclaimed Puerto Rican Princess after the taping. Now, Benzino is calling her out.
His caption reads:
“THIS WAS THE PIC THAT WAS TAKEN RIGHT AFTER THE REUNION! THIS WAS IRRESPONSIBLE ON MONA’S BEHALF! STEVEIE POSTED IT THEN ONCE MONA CALLED AND TOLD HIM TO TAKE IT DOWN HE DID! AFTER JOSE RUINED THE REUNION, THE ENTIRE CAST SAT ALL AGREED 100 PERCENT THAT JOSELINE NEEDS TO BE STOPPED AND SHE STARTED EVERYTHING!!
EVERYONE UP THERE DEFENDED ME AND ALTHEA AND SAID THEY DO NOT WANT TO SHOOT WITH JOSELINE, MONA NEVER CALLED ME, ALTHEA OR EVEN MIMI TO FIND OUT IF WE WERE OK! But she went TO MR CHOWS AND HAD DINNER WITH THE ANIMAL SMILING RIGHT AFTER THE REUNION!
SMFH, SOMETHING AINT RIGHT AND THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT.. #lhhatl #thisaintover HOW CAN 40 SECURITY GUARDS ALLOW JOSE TO RUN WILD AND NOT CONTAIN HER! I HAD ABOUT 7 ON ME ALONE!! ALTHEA NEVER ONCE THREATEND ANYBODY, IT SEEMS LIKE THE WHOLE THING WAS A SET UP, BUT TRUST, THEY F—ED UP.”
He also dedicated an entire post to airing out his disgust for Joseline.
“This is sad on so many levels, there are YOUNG girls who look up to this PROSTITUTE/JUNKIE and the powers that be ARE COSIGNING HER. she TRIED to attack damn near the whole cast but got LUMPED UP, ANYBODY WHO DEFENDS THIS ANIMAL, SHOWS WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU REPRESENT.
THIS DRUG ADDICT THREATENED TO BEAT UP ALTHEA IN 6 EPISODES PLUS POSTED IT ON HER IG THAT SHE WAS GOING TO TO WHAT SHE TRIED TO DO AT THE REUNION, ME AND ALTHEA NEVER GOT UP FROM THE COUCH WHEN THIS CRACK WHORE RAN OVE AND JUMPED ON ALTHEA.
IT WAS PREMEDITATED AND MONA AND VH1 SHOULD HAVE STEPPED IN LONG TIME AGO AND PREVENTED THIS BUT INSTEAD THEY LET HER RUN WILD, #thisaintover.”
We’re wondering what this means for Benzino’s future on the show.
During this season of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” multiple cast members claimed to have dirt on Benzino’s new fiancée, Althea Heart. Now, it appears that several skeletons from her closet are taking center stage. Yesterday, we told you that Stevie J leaked a photo of a nude Althea posing in a bathtub apparently preparing to give a man, who she later identified as Benzino, fellatio. Shortly after releasing the photos, Stevie expressed that there would be more photos to come. He even mentioned Benzino on Instagram, saying:
“Just chill bro. I’m going to show you a p—y soon. #patience.”
Althea took a screenshot of an exchange between Benzino and Stevie, where he accused Joseline of sleeping with several other men, and posted it to Instagram in response to the photo leak.
However, if she’s planning on lashing out each time a new image leaks, then she her work cut out for her. Baller Alert recently received some photos from an “anonymous” source and things aren’t looking so good for Althea. In one photo, she can be seen posing completely nude while bent over a kitchen counter.
And then, there’s the sex tape. The sender was sure to specify that the man in the video is not her current fiancé, Benzino. It’s currently unclear if Stevie is behind the video leak, but we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that he’s the culprit. As you may recall, Benzino took to social media to defend Althea against fans who were blasting her for her alleged promiscuous past. It’ll be interesting to see if he continues to stand by her with these recent developments.
You can find the NSFW video and the uncensored photos here.
Both Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez have been accused of doing some pretty hard drugs in the past. While their drug use has never been confirmed, it appears to be a sore subject for the troubled couple. According to TMZ, Benzino made a joke about the duo using drugs at the recently taped “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion and a massive fight broke out.
Witnesses are saying that Stevie jumped in Benzino’s face immediately after the joke was made, but security quickly intervened. While all of the attention was focused on the former friends, Joseline reportedly snuck up on Benzino’s fiancée, Althea Heart, and attacked her. That wasn’t the only brawl though. We also hear that there was an altercation involving Wacka Flocka’s fiancée, Tammy Rivera, and his mother, Debra Antney. Witnesses did not specify who Tammy and Deb were beefing with, but we’re guessing that it was probably Joseline, who seems to be fighting with just about everyone this season. Mimi Faust also reportedly got in on some of the violent action and sources claim that a security guard was also hit in the face during all of the fighting.
Police officers and paramedics were eventually called to the scene and at least three people were treated, witnesses say. Of course, the entire altercation was reportedly captured by VH1 cameras. However, we’ll likely only see a snippet of it when the reunion airs. Yesterday, we predicted that the reunion would be rather explosive after Stevie shared a nude photo of Althea on Twitter.
Watch a brief clip from the brawl below.
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Stevie J took his feud with Benzino and his fiancee, Althea Heart, a step further last night when he shared a nude photo of Althea on Twitter. In the photo, a nude Althea can be seen in a bathtub leaning over the edge and looking up at a man who is standing in front of her.
“Lettuce anyone?” Stevie wrote in the tweet.
Lettuce anyone?? pic.twitter.com/zU8TB4CSUO
— Stevie J. (@hitmansteviej) July 15, 2014
While Stevie tried to lead folks to believe that the man in the photo was him, Althea quickly responded stating that it’s actually Benzino who is in the photo.
“That’s me and Zino. What you want tickets??” the singer questioned.
“No, I already been to the zoo,” Stevie responded.
The real question should be how did the photo find it’s way to the Internet and end up in Stevie’s possession. We can only imagine what the reunion show will be like.
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Well, some drama has definitely been played out on a public platform today, as Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez just had a public spat on Twitter. Earlier this week there was speculation that they had split, as their Love and Hip Hop Atlanta co-star, Benzino, put Hernandez on blast for doing his friend dirty. He said this yesterday in an Instagram post that he went on to delete:
“So the @baddestputa1 is still threatening #thi and still clowning me on #lhhatl but I noticed she was not at the awards with sleaze hmmmmm I wonder what happened, she S**TS ON EVERYBODY and tries to EXPOSE them WELL GUESS WHAT it’s her time to be EXPOSED stay tuned #lhhatl.
“I noticed @hitmanstevieJ_1 erased all pics of him and @thebaddestputa in Cali #betawards weekend hmmmm I wonder what LIL MISS INNOCENT DID? #staytuned #lhhatl.”
Benzino reportedly also jumped in the comment section of one of Hernandez’s posts to name off different men she cheated on Stevie J with, including Kevin Durant of all people. As for what Stevie J had to say about all this, on Twitter, he spoke as though he was a little heartbroken:
And just this morning the producer put his lady on blast:
Hernandez remained pretty quiet through all this, but this morning she decided to spaz out on Twitter. She posted messages talking about all the men she claimed to have had relations with, with while with Stevie, including Nelly and Drake (yeah right), and posted text messages between herself and the likes of Kevin Durant and Rick Ross. She also claimed to have slept with their driver, NBA star James Harden, given cunnilingus to women at the strip club (there were pictures) and had sex with some of Stevie’s friends. A lot of the messages (especially the images) were a little too explicit to share here, but she hasn’t taken them down yet from her Twitter page. And what is PG (I guess) that I can share is this:
Seeing as how Benzino and Stevie J keep saying “stay tuned,” I’m thinking this is all a big stunt for the reality show, and in a way, I also think Hernandez is just joking about this list of men she’s been with, and just talking crazy out of spite. But then again, it wouldn’t be the first time these people did the absolute most for VH1. But what do you think?
The year 1994 marked the beginning of Hot 97’s epic annual Summer Jam concert. Twenty years later, the concert featuring the biggest names in hip-hop and r&b is still going strong and continues to showcase the biggest names in music. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable moments from Summer Jam.
The Notorious B.I.G.’s Only Performance At Summer Jam
The year was 1995 and Bigge Smalls was the king of New York rap. The year before he released his debut single Juicy and then followed that up with the platinum-selling album, Ready To Die. When he descended onto the Summer Jam stage in ‘95 as the headliner, the crowd went wild. Dressed like a dapper don in a three-piece suit, Big had the crowd on its feet for his entire set. That would be the first and last time the Brooklyn rapper would perform for the radio station’s mega concert. He was shot and killed nearly two years later.