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“We Didn’t Give A Damn About Flav”: Shay “Buckeey” Johnson Talks Faking Her Feelings For Flavor Flav, And Trust Issues Caused By Lil Scrappy
If you’ve been engulfed in the foolery that is reality TV over the past few years (and we’re guilty of course of falling in the trap too), then I’m sure you know a lot about Shay “Buckeey” Johnson. She was introduced to us as one of many thirsty women vying for the “love” and attention of Flavor Flav on one of Vh1′s biggest reality shows, Flavor of Love 2. And since then, she’s found her way back on the reality TV scene by finding herself in a torrid love triangle with rapper Lil Scrappy and his on-again, off-again lady, Erica Dixon. In an interview with TheJasmineBrand, Johnson opened up about her time on Flavor of Love, where she admits to not really being into him at all, and how her up and down friendship/cuddle buddy/boo-ship with Scrappy has affected her. Here are the tidbits that had us talking:
About Her Time On Flavor of Love 2
“It was a show and when I was on the show Flavor Of Love, I was trying to win the title as the winner. Because we were told during the taping that the longer you’re on the show the more relevant you will be. So we didn’t give a damn about Flav. ‘Flav you’re cool peoples,’ but it wasn’t about that. It was a show and I’m a very competitive person and I was trying to win the title. That’s it. Not him.”
On The Relationship That Went To Hell With Lil Scrappy And How That Affected Her
“The way Scrappy did me, he did find a way to cause a lot of trust issues within me – and that’s on me. So I’m not too quick to jump into relationships at this point. But there is a little somebody that I kinda been seeing but I’m not willing to move fast. You just never know where it will go. I’m not going to mention his name but there is someone.”
On How Those Trust Issues Are Keeping Her From Jumping Back Into Dating
“Let me tell you what I like. I like tall men. I like articulate, intelligent men. I like men who don’t like to go out SO much. I don’t want to rush anything because I have trust issues because it’s unfair to bring my past into my future. But that’s exactly what I’m doing because I don’t trust anybody. From friends to cousin, manager…the relationship-wise, when you’ve been hurt by somebody you’ve put all of your trust into, it’s not easy to jump into something else. I’m either in or I’m out. I don’t half-step anything. I love and I love extremely hard and I don’t think anything is wrong with that, it’s just about finding somebody compatible with me.”
And What Her Thoughts Are On Erica Dixon, Who She Recently Had A Fight With
“I don’t hate her. I don’t know her. I don’t choose to know her at all. I think that she’s ignorant in certain situations, but that’s just who she is. But I don’t hate her at all – my life goes on.”
Well there you have it. From the video interview, Erica definitely seems to be a very smart young lady, just not when it comes with messing with folks like Scrappy. But then again, who hasn’t been there when they’ve been in love? What do you think of her comments?
Doesn’t it seem like Momma Dee is always meddling and up to no good? Her most recent demonstration of questionable behavior came in the form of an interview. The self-proclaimed “Queen of the South” sat down for an interview with Mara of 4UMF and let’s just say, she held nothing back. During the chat she claimed that Erica has been “abusive” to her son in the past and that she gave up her rights to take Scrappy to court for child support in exchange for a spot on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below.
On Erica’s BMM shoot:
“No [she hasn't seen it]. I really don’t care to see my granddaughter’s mother in any other light but being my granddaughter’s mother. When you got a person that wasn’t raised by their mama and don’t have no real values, they tend to wander like that, you know what I’m saying.”
On Erica being abusive to Scrappy:
“People don’t know that Erica is very physically abusive. She’s jumped on my son, and hit him and stuff. And what mother will like a woman that does that off camera? Then people want to point fingers ’cause the TV don’t show you that, and then say, ‘Momma Dee, why you don’t like Erica?’ Well, where’s your child and daughter? Wouldn’t you protect your child even if they were grown if your daughter came home and she was jumped on and had black eyes by a man? Wouldn’t you ladies and gentlemen get mad if your 25-year-old son or 29-year-old son had a wife or a girlfriend and he came home and his arm broke and face is all scratched up for nothing ’cause she having fits like ya’ll saw on TV? Would you like her? Would you accept her into the fold? No!”“Yes she is [physically abusive]. Ya’ll just keep watching the show, you going to see more, ’cause her and her mama shows out with their alley back ways.”
“One time he told me he woke up when Emoni was like in her months old, she’s 8 now. He woke up like 3 in the morning, and she was standing over him. I’m like, ‘Wow, really?’ I told him, ‘Please baby, please, just leave her.’ I told him to leave her alone then, and then when Diamond came into the picture, he left her alone for 4 years. And then when Diamond pulled that crazy mess with Soulja Boy, she snuck back in. When that mess happened with Diamond, Erica came over to Scrappy’s mansion, and I’m like, ‘So what’s up with this?’ ‘Ah, I’m just trying to have this back because he is the father of my daughter.’ But see the Beyotch was really trying to tip in to the kingdom. But see it’s just like God. You can’t go to him without going through the Son. You can’t come into the kingdom unless you come to the mama.”“Yeah [Scrappy waking up to Erica standing over him] ’cause he had been cheating on her, and I’m not justifying cheating ’cause I’m a woman, and I’ve been hurt. But what I’m saying, that’s evil. That made me think, what you doing? You finta’ stand over him with a knife or something? You crazy!”
“This season, she’s not watching, and I pray and hope that the people that are around my granddaughter, Princess Emoni, are not telling her anything. ‘Cause when she comes around me, she was around me a couple of days ago, all day at the poolside, and she’s just a loving, caring granddaughter.”
“When I hear her say stuff like that [that Scrappy's broke], it hurts me, because if it wasn’t for him, she wouldn’t be on a show. Because VH1 asked him, he could pick any woman. He chose her to help her. And you can quote me on this one, I’ll put my hand on the Bible – the understanding was that if he put her on the show, that she’d take him off child support. She signed the papers to get put on the show, to take him off child support. He said, ‘I’m only paying you $3500 a month, but you making plenty now gong on gigs and walk-throughs.’ So he did her a real good favor ’cause I got 2 kids by 2 different men, and they ain’t never put me on like that. So you see that she is not even grateful, to do him like that.”“He stopped [paying child support], but when they broke up, this engagement over, she talking about, ‘I’ll see you back in court.’ No Erica, you signed off for taking him off. You can’t go back baby. You see how the double-dipping? You see how evil she is? Just ’cause he don’t want to be with you no more, you want to make this man miserable. And the only reason why you on the show is because he said, ‘If I put you on, you sign taking me off because I’m paying you $3500, but you can make more.’ She signed the paperwork, and VH1 has a copy. So I’m telling you now, that’s double-dipping. You got to know, she’s money hungry, and she doesn’t care if she destroys my son.”
On the status of Scrappy and Shay’s relationship:
“Yes, he’s single, and he’s talked to Shay off camera and said this is me. She doesn’t like it, but however, her platform is to stay down and be that friend.”
Hot ghetto mess! In all my days, I’ve never witnessed the matriarch of a family rally behind her son’s side chick instead of her grandchild’s mother.
Check out the extended interview at 4UMF.
Scrappy Responds To Accusations That His Proposal Was For Publicity, ‘ I Spent A Lot Of Money On The Ring For God’s Sake!’
Erica Dixon walked away from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s season one reunion special on cloud nine. With a beautiful new engagement ring and her rapper baby daddy acting like he had some kind of sense, it really seemed like her hood fairytale was finally coming together. Unfortunately, the pre-marital bliss was short-lived and the entire engagement was called off only a handful of episodes into season two. The reality star recently opened up about her decision to call off the engagement and revealed that she strongly believes Scrappy only proposed to her to save his “image.”
“We’re co-parenting. I definitely called off the engagement. Clearly Scrappy wasn’t ready. I feel like the whole proposal at the end of the day was to save his image. It was all about how he looked to the people. So that’s why I believe he proposed at the end at the reunion because he was getting so much hate from fans and I think it was just too much for him to deal with. I feel like as time progressed, the truth came out about what his true iterations really were,” Erica confessed.
“It [the proposal] was definitely genuine, I spent a lot of moneyon the ring for God’s sake. All my hard work earned money and she had to spend nothing,” he said during a recent radio interview with Ryan Cameron of V-103.
“Everybody likes to point the finger. Anything I ever did to Erica….if she felt it was in a bad way or bad sense then I’m sorry. It ain’t nothing but love coming from over here. That’s the mother of my child and somebody I had a lot of history with.”
“I know what love is and I know who ain’t showing me love. So if my little mess ups say that I’m not genuine with it and I’m not showing love, then maybe we all need to rethink what love is.”
I’m honestly at a loss. I want to adequately describe that tragedy that is Erica Dixon’s recent Black Men Digital photo shoot, while not throwing too much shade. But in this situation, I don’t know if there really is a thing as too much.
In this spread, Erica, the Hempsted New York native who always had goals of being an actress/model strips down, covers her hot spots in what appears to be electric tape and then toots booty.
One thing about Atlanta is that it’s either hit or miss over there. Fashion is either fabulous or fuguly, hot or not. And unfortunately this photo shoot falls in that not, fugly, miss category. There’s nothing wrong with taking scantily clad/nude photos; but when you have a daughter who’s old enough to Google, these things should be done a bit more tastefully. The whole thing reeks of desperation.
Who would have thought the underdog of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, the most soft-spoken, go-to-work and raise my daughter cast member would be out here like this. It’s a bit surprising. Erica seemed to be the one cast member who had the most on the ball, even though her relationship with Scrappy was always on the verge of collapse.
But now I’m starting to see the logic behind Scrappy saying Erica used the show as a way to be put on.
Check out the rest of the flicks on the following pages and be sure to let us know how you’re feeling about these pictures.
Just like Erica Dixon’s mom, we had our doubts about whether or not Erica and Scrappy would ever get married. And sure enough, the second season revealed that these two just couldn’t get it together. We knew before the season even started, and Erica wasn’t wearing her engagement ring, that these two were no where near the alter.
Well, in a conversation, with Mouth to Ears, Erica Dixon provided additional context for why she snapped at that dinner and why she called off the engagement.
The Snap:“The reason for my snap…what they did cut out was the fact that she called me a Beyotch again and that’s what made me snap. Like blatantly in my face and they cut it out.”The status of the engagement:“We’re co-parenting. I definitely called off the engagement. Clearly Scrappy wasn’t ready. I feel like the whole proposal at the end of the day was to save his image. It was all about how he looked to the people. So that’s why I believe he proposed at the end at the reunion because he was getting so much hate from fans and I think it was just too much for him to deal with. I feel like as time progressed, the truth came out about what his true iterations really were.”
Surprise Pregnancies And The Insane Che Mack: 9 Ratch Things We Learned While Watching Love And Hip Hop Atlanta Last Night
Another week, another 60 minutes worth of foolery to discuss. Yesterday’s episode of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta was full of surprises. People we forgot about returned, somebody turned up pregnant, somebody else has a new man while another person’s relationship is on the rocks once again. If you missed the episode and want the rundown of what happened, we’ve got you covered!
Caption This Pic Of Momma Dee Supporting Lil Scrappy As He Turns Himself In For Tampering With His Urine Sample
If you thought the crazy couldn’t get any deeper when it comes to Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, you must not know about wine-sipping-out-of-a-straw Momma Dee.
While we were somewhere preparing to tune in to the premiere of the new season, Lil Scrappy was on his way to jail. Why you ask? According to TMZ, the rapper refused to take a urine test as part of his probation back in March after he allegedly tried to submit a sample of urine that was cold and appeared to have been tampered with. So basically, he had something in his system he didn’t want his probation officer to know about. In the end though, a warrant was issued for his arrest because of the incident and he coincidentally turned himself in the day his show was set to come back for a second season. Along with him was his fiancée Erica, the VH1 cameras (you know Mona wouldn’t miss a beat), and his mother of course, Momma Dee. Dressed up, she arrived to see her son off and after he was put in custody, she got in front of the few cameras there and whipped out a homemade tee to support her son that said, “FREE SCRAPPY-in that order….” Guess she felt like there was no better time than the present.
So now that you know the background, how would you caption this photo? Feel free to use some of her signature lines from the show because I know a few that could work right now…
Photo courtesy of TMZ/Prince Williams/ATLPics
Tonight’s the night that “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” returns for its second season and as we’ve seen from the super duper ratchet trailers there are more than a few changes this season when it comes to relationships. Despite having moved on from their suspect partners, Stevie J and Lil Scrappy, when we got the chance to catch up with Mimi and Erica we couldn’t help but ask them why they stayed so long with men who clearly weren’t about much — including them. That’s when the ladies told us they’re no different than any other “female” out there. Mmm’kay.
Check out the full interview above and let us know what you think about Mimi and Erica’s progress — or lack thereof — since last season.
Did They Or Didn’t They? Reps Offer Conflicting Reports About The Alleged Showdown Between LHHATL’s Erica Dixon And Shay Johnson
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 2 has yet to debut its first episode, but tons of dramafied tidbits about the cast are being spilled on the regular. The latest insanity to hit the circuit is a rumored fight that is said to have occurred between Erica Dixon and Shay Johnson. While the rumors weren’t really shocking, as any LHHATL head knows that the two are certainly not fans of one another, the outcome of the fight seemed a bit odd.
According to gossip blogger Funkey Dineva, both ladies made an appearance at a salon where their co-star Karlie Redd was hosting a launch party for her new hair weave line. The event was called “Redd Champagne and Weave” (no, that isn’t a joke) and after an exchange of words, the two women got into a physical altercation.
Media Takeout also reported on the fight, claiming that Erica pulled out a blade and slashed Shay in her face. Reps from both camps agree that this never happened. Erica also took to her Instagram account, expressing that she doesn’t need weapons to fight with Shay because her hands are sufficient.
Sources tell Dineva that Erica didn’t pull out a blade on Shay, but they did claim that Shay walked away from the fight bloody and disheveled. They’re also saying that the former Flavor of Love star “lost” the fight and stayed in the bathroom for a long time as the salon’s stylist attempted to salvage what was left of her ruined hairstyle.
Shay and her reps have come forward claiming that no one ruined her face and that the majority of claims circulating about the altercation are actually false. A rep told Hip Hop Gossip Site that the two reality stars did exchange words, but security stepped in before things got out of hand.
On the other hand, Erica’s reps seem to be saying that there was physical altercation and Erica simply did what she had to do.
“Ms. Dixon did defend herself as she was provoked but there were no such things as a blade or other materials that you may have heard [were] involved,” Erica’s reps told RumorFix.
Shay has since released photos of her face in an effort to prove that no harm was done to her.
Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Scrappy was busy rounding up Twitter followers for his pals. *Side-eye*
Chances are Love & Hip Hop:Atlanta cameramen were lurking around when the confrontation occurred, so we’ll more than likely see it all go down in the coming episodes.
Sleazy Steebie, Joseline Hernandez And ‘Molly The Maid’ Are Back! VH1 Releases ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ Teaser
The Love & Hip Hop season finale aired last night and while some may have been a little sad to see Joe, Tahiry and the gang go, the good news is that they’re likely to return next season. The even better news is that their departure means that the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’s Season 2 debut will be airing soon! Monday, April 22nd at 8/7c to be exact!
The network recently dropped a trailer for the new season, and if your Olivia Pope gut instincts told you that we’re in for one hell of a ride, you were 100% correct! The trailer opens with a half-dressed Joseline Hernandez strutting into a home that I’m guessing belongs to Stevie. She quickly finds her way to the kitchen where
Molly Mimi and Stevie are seated.
“I see you got on your maid outfit like you always do,” Joseline says to Mimi, looking her up and down.
You can probably guess that all hell broke loose after that. The clip quickly cuts to Mimi spazzing on Stevie in a bathroom.
“This b***h wanna call me and maid and you not gonna say nothing?” Mimi angrily yells at Stevie before throwing a cup of what appears to be water in his face.
Meanwhile on the other side of town, it appears that Shay is still running around Atlanta all teary-eyed over Scrappy going back to Erica (although it seemed obvious that she knew she was the other women to begin with. Go figure). During a scene that shows the former Flavor of Love reality star holding back tears,
the Queen Momma Dee attempts to console her.
“Just watch out. Change is coming,” Momma Dee assures her.
I’m not really sure what change Momma Dee was referring to, but I’m sure it won’t be long before we all find out. Right after the video clip ended, all I could hear in my head was Kevin Hart saying, “It’s about to go down.”
Turn the page to see the madness for yourself. Will you be tuning in this season?