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I’ll be real and say, I’m not a huge fan of Jim Jones…his music or his reality tv persona. He’s just always struck me as a jerk. And even though, he’s certainly not my fave, I can’t help but appreciate the way he seems to interact with his son in the new Chrissy and Mr. Jones Supertrailer. It’s quite heartwarming. And the most life I’ve seen from Jimmy, as Chrissy calls him, in a long time.
Aside from the adorable father son love, we watch as Chrissy and Jim go through their ups and downs. In the trailer, she says they’ve just come through a rough patch. Chrissy tries to establish her own business, though she seems to want to do so under the “Vampire Life” umbrella. And Mama Jones does a photo shoot for her new relationship book. Ya’ll know any and everybody is a relationship expert these days.
Looks like it’s going to be a hoot.
Watch the supertrailer below.
After watching the drama unfold between Rihanna and Teyana Taylor on Twitter this week, I learned two things: 1. Rihanna really likes to nitpick at people. 2. Teyana Taylor is extremely trill to be so tiny. While folks like Ciara, Karreuche Tran, and more have all cowered back in the corner when they’ve had to deal with the Bajan bad girl, Taylor held nothing back (though she did get a little too fired up). But I’m not really surprised. TT is from Harlem, and Uptown folks don’t play that. Don’t believe me? Check out these nine other Harlem-ites who are quick to put somebody in their place and maybe snatch a wig or two in the process.
Whenever a celebrity first gets on, they, naturally, always want to introduce the people around them to the life of luxury they’ll soon be accustomed to. Some people get a house, others get cars, but then there are some family members and friends who make freeloading a way of life once someone they know starts getting paid. You know, they stop working like they’re they ones bringing home the bacon. Here are some of the worst offenders.
Lamar Odom’s Father
Lamar Odom’s father should be ashamed. He hasn’t been a part of his son’s life for decades. But as soon as he realized what he’s been missing, he returns with his hands out. That’s very tasteless. This poor old man was begging on TV for tickets to the game and whatever else he could stiff Lamar on. Lamar is being played because as everyone says,” you only get one father”.
LOVE & HIP-HOP ATLANTA GETS HOT
“Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” has become one of the highest rated shows on VH1 because of all the ratchet ish that went down between the cast members. Steevie J, Joseline, and Mimi made this show what it is because of their confusing love triangle and some of the most unbelievable things happened right before our eyes that had nothing to do with love or hip-hop, just a group of people acting like they ain’t never been nowhere in front of the cameras. After watching just one episode, I can truly say I know how the saying “Where they do that at” came about. Welcome to Atlanta. Let’s do a quick recap to show you some of the craziest things that went down:
Here at Madame Noire, we’re split about our feelings for Chrissy and Jim Jones. I myself am #TeamChrissy and like her very frank take on the world. I love the way she goes from doting fiancé to super-righteous friend/frenemy. Anyone notice that she doesn’t take out any aggression on her boo Jim Jones? The other half of Madame Noire is none too pleased about how extreme she gets when she’s sticking to the other women of Love & Hip Hop. You either love her or you hate her apparently. Now that Chrissy and Jim Jones have the spotlight, it should be interesting to observe the fuller dynamics of their relationship. Lord knows that VH1 needs it now that Evelyn and Chad’s show has been halted.
Check out the full premiere episode above and let us know what you think in the comments!
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By now we have all seen the season finale of Love & Hip-Hop. Plus now that the reunion is set for Monday Feb 6th , I can’t help but recap the show’s most controversial moments. Chrissy, Emily, Yandy and Olivia may not be the best female role models but we can definitely learn from their continuous on-screen drama – good or bad…
Thanks to Vh1, the secret of Jim and Chrissy’s engagement is out. Now that they’re no longer contractually bound to keep it on the hush, the couple recently visited Hot 97 to talk about their wedding plans… or lack thereof.
This is a bit of what they had to say:
Hot 97: Have you set a date for the wedding?
Chrissy: Not yet.
Hot 97: Jimmy, the streets are watching. You can’t propose then do one of those 4-year engagements.
Jimmy: Oh, man…is this what we’re gonna go through? We’re going to figure it out. Let’s do one thing at a time.
Hmmm. Find out what else the couple had to say about their upcoming nuptials at Necole Bitchie.com.
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Mixed response would be an understatement to describe the public reaction to Lebron James popping the question to his long-time girlfriend, Savannah, over the weekend. For the most part, people were genuinely happy that two kids and ten years later, Bron was finally going to move Savannah from side kick to wife, but that didn’t stop a whole lot of “what took you so long” reactions, as well as comments that at 27, Lebron was too young and too sought after to make such a commitment.
But perhaps that’s the very thing that kept him waiting for 10 years, as so many common men do as well—with women who let them. To be honest, I didn’t give much thought to Lebron’s proposal, other than feeling happy that Savannah was finally getting something I’m sure she’d been wishing for for some time. But watching Jim Jones give Chrissy a ring on “Love and Hip hop” last night did cause me to feel some sort of way, and it wasn’t exactly joy. I think part of it had to do with the fact that Jim didn’t even get down on one knee—which I didn’t notice until my third time watching (don’t judge). But then I remembered he was the one who had been proposed to so I guess it was OK for him to just pull out the box like he did. I was more so annoyed that it took Chrissy saying she needed a break from him and actually leaving, albeit for a weekend trip to Miami, for Jim to get it.
It’s safe to say Jim Jones and Lebron James probably don’t have a whole lot in common, but they do have access to a lot of money and a lot of women, which doesn’t make the prospect of settling down with just one lady particularly desirable. But something else they seem to share with each other, and tons of men in the general population, is a need for a woman to prove her loyalty, and even “wifeability” (made that up) by sticking with him through thick and thin for inordinate stretches of time.
It’s no secret men and women operate on different time tables, and that’s especially true when it comes to relationships. Men are more willing to let a good thing ride while women are constantly wondering when things are going to move to the next level, and the question that becomes hard for women to answer is how long should they wait for their man to be ready? I don’t think there’s any concrete number you can stamp on any relationship, although personally I think if we’re at the five-year mark we need to figure out what we’re doing in the long-run. Chrissy surpassed that mark by a year or two and Lebron and Savannah doubled that—while making babies in the process. Some would take that as a sign of building a family but it could’ve just as easily been the result of a faulty prophylactic. I don’t agree with those who say if Lebron is old enough to make babies, he’s old enough to get married. Fifteen-year-olds can have babies. But if you’re man enough to decide to create babies with someone intentionally, you ought to be man enough to marry her—if that’s what you both want. Creating children without a family structure is not OK, especially if you don’t know that the person mothering your children is someone you want around for the rest of your life.
But there’s a fine, and sometimes painful line, between waiting for a man to be ready and wasting your time. I thought Chrissy was doing the latter, but it seems there’s no better reality check for a man like the threat of being left that gets those engagement wheels in motion. Despite waiting a long time to give her a ring, Jim’s love for Chrissy never seemed to be in question, it was just a matter of them being on the same page about their future. Still, the smack upside the head that’s needed to make a man realize it’s time to step up seems far too common for men in long-term relationships. Perhaps the women have already stayed around too long without demanding more of a commitment that the men see no immediate need to progress but there also seems to be a need for men to feel totally supported before they agree to walk down the aisle.
When a friend of mine talked about the reason he married his wife, he said that she was the only one who stuck with him through all of his “BS.” While my first inclination was to ask, why did you put her through that BS in the first place, his narrative is a similar one I’ve heard from many men. They want to be assured that the woman they are with will be down for them no matter what, and after six to 10 years, I imagine you would’ve seen your man at his ultimate low. The question is, do you want to stand beside someone through all of that when you haven’t even made a marital commitment to them or would you rather find someone who doesn’t feel the need to make you prove just how long-suffering love is to get him to say “I Do.” And more importantly, while you’re proving your loyalty to him what does his hesitation to step up say about his commitment to you?
Every relationship has its own issues, and Chrissy, Savannah, (and let’s give T.I.’s wife, Tiny, an honorable mention here) definitely win the gold medals for sticking it out. In the end, these women appear to have gotten what they’ve spent many years waiting for, but only time will tell if the wait was worth it.
How long do you think a woman should wait for her man to be ready to marry her? What do you think are the signs that a man just isn’t ready versus he’s not the one?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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The VH1 show “Love and Hip Hop” is returning to Monday nights at 9pm on Nov. 14, and in Season 2 the episodes will be an hour long.
The Dipset presence on the series is expanding as two new cast members join Chrissy, Somaya, Olivia, and Emily this season. Newbie Kimbella Vanderhee is the mother of rapper Juelz Santana’s son and a model on the verge of launching a pop music career. The second addition, Yandy Smith, is the long time manager of rapper Jim Jones.
According to VH1’s blog, in Season 2, Chrissy is still waiting for her wedding after popping the question to Jones; Olivia is battling setbacks with relaunching her solo career; Emily is starting over without F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S, and Somaya is still determined to launch her rap career. We’ll have to see how the new ladies fit in with the crew.
Check out the trailer below. Will you be watching?
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VH1 is putting even more black women on televison in their new upcoming reality series “Love and Hip Hop.” The show will feature the first lady of the rap group G-Unit, Olivia, Jim Jones’ woman, Chrissy, Fabolous’ girlfriend and mother of his child, Emily and Swizz Beatz’ ex wife Mashonda.
Check out the trailer for the show below:
While we don’t know how these women will be portrayed, a writer at Black Voices doesn’t think it’s promising.
Do you think does VH1’s programming perpetuates stereotypes within the black community?