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Just yesterday, one of my coworkers said that she was over Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, that she’d outgrown their foolishness. I was happy for her growth but I’m so not ready to give up the outright train wreck that LHHATL is and that delicious ratchetness it’s brought to my life. Maybe I’ll get there one day but that night certainly wasn’t last night. And I’m glad about it. Check out some of the more ridiculous moments from the episode.
Shay’s Still Defending Scrappy And Their Relationship: ‘He’s Not Perfect At All And Neither Is Your Man. So Don’t Judge’
Wait, did Shay just take a page out of the Mimi handbook of excuses for staying with a foul man?
Remember when Mimi tried to tell everyone she wasn’t the only girl in the world whose man ever cheated on her (while ignoring the fact she’s the only one who stayed for 15 years)? Shay is sounding eerily similar defending the way Scrappy played her at the “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” reunion last season. WRUG Media group tried to get to the bottom of the ridiculous hold Scrappy seems to have on Shay’s life — even after he proposed to another woman right in front of her face — and all she had to say for herself and Scrappy is that he’s not perfect (stating the obvious) and he’ll always have a place in her life (but why?).
Check out the highlights:
The current status of her relationship with Scrappy
“Scrappy will always be apart of my life. I will tell you that. Like I said, it started from a friendship and we’ll always continue on. That’s something beautiful that we have. Sometimes I feel like we shouldn’t have stepped over that boundary of becoming more that just friends but it happened. I can’t take it back. It is what it is. And I have a genuine love for him. But he will always be apart of my life.”
What she’s attracted to in Scrappy
“Everything. He’s a great friend first of all. We’ve been friends for over 5 years. And I think in a relationship, you should become friends before you’re lovers. And that’s something that we had that was very special and that we still have. He’s a cutie pie and he’s genuine, and he’s sweet and he’s nice. He’s not perfect at all and neither is your man (points at camera). So don’t judge.”
If she was humiliated by Scrappy’s proposal
“Well of course I was. I think anybody in that situation would be. But I can’t give you everything because there’s a lot that’s happening on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta season two. Um, there is no marriage. I will tell you that. But that’s not my business. He’s my friend and that’s just it. Whatever happened happened. Sometimes you have to learn to move forward and leave the past the past. And like I said, he’s not perfect and neither are you. Neither am I. I’ve doing lots of things in my past that I will take to my grave you know what I mean? So it just is what it is. I’m a forgiving person and it just is what it is.”
On people thinking Momma Dee is manipulating her
“Um, I think opinions are just exactly what it is, it’s an opinion. And I respect everybody’s opinion. I don’t have to agree with you to respect it. I love Momma Dee to death and she loves me. And at the end of the day, I make my own decisions. Yes, Momma Dee wants Scrappy and I together for her own reasons, you’ll have to ask her. But she comfortable just knowing that we are [her and Scrappy] definitely friends. And you just never know what could happen in the future. We are just friends.”
I wonder what Erica thinks about Scrappy always being a part of Shay’s life…although after last night’s episode, maybe that’s no longer a concern of hers.
So who else partook in the foolery of last night’s Love and Hip Hop reunion (part I)? Don’t make us think we were the only ones! It was definitely the definition of messy. People’s incarcerated fiancés were having their private parts joked about, lie detector tests were administered, Olivia and Erica had a one-sided sing-off to determine who really needs to have the boring song “Where Do I Go From Here,” and Mona Scott-Young tried to prove she could be a good moderator by yelling at her employees like children. All in all, it was an entertaining hour to say the least. Here are a few things we took away from the 60 minutes of ratch — and if this isn’t enough, head here.
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:
You’ll have to excuse my grammar on that headline, but after what I witnessed on VH1 18 hours or so ago, it feels appropriate. Last night “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” premiered on VH1, and yes, I watched, and no, I’m not ashamed. Aside from the fact that there were points where I needed an interpreter or at least subtitles and Lil Scrappy’s mother (Momma Dee) being a former pimp and the embodiment of Frankie and Mama Jones rolled into one (they did have to use subtitles for her by the way), in my opinion the show wasn’t so much a detrimental exploitation of black women as it was a sad representation of naive, lovestruck women in general.
I tuned in maybe three or four minutes after the show started so it wasn’t until I’d sat through all of Stevie J, Mimi, and Joselin’s disturbing love triangle, that I caught the opening segment of the show on the 10 pm viewing and realized Stevie and Mimi had been messing around for 15 years. And messing around is exactly what he was doing last night and likely for the entire decade-plus that she’s been calling him her man because there’s no way a guy could suddenly be that bold when the cameras start rolling. And the fact that he was that obvious with High-Definition film capturing every moment tells me he just doesn’t give a damn. He came into the situation that way—and from the sounds of things, Mimi always knew it. I wanted to call them the Jim and Chrissy of the show, but even Jim wasn’t that bad and he managed to put a ring on it in about half the time that Stevie has—if he ever will. You could say he bought Mimi a house but it was clear that home was like hush money: Stay out here in the burbs with the baby while I do me in the apartment in the city.
Not far behind Mimi was Erica Dixon who admitted that rapper Lil Scrappy essentially left her as soon as he blew up. And then when we forgot about A-town stompin’ and the allure of Lil John went away, so did his fame and his replacement chick, Diamond, and surprise, surprise, he came back “home.” I’d like to point out that after 10 years with this woman, Scrappy made it clear last night he wasn’t 100 percent sold on the idea of being with the mother of his child, while she somehow thought she won the prize because this man eventually came back to her. No, hun. No one else wanted him.
What was bad was as I watched the show I wanted to say, women like this don’t really exist but they do. I’ve seen them. I’ve nearly been them, except it only took me three years of off-and on-ing with somebody to be like, oh, ok so you’re just never going to have your ish together, huh? Good to know. But I’ve seen the friends who have done seven years, had a kid that they think gives them top priority amongst a slew of other women who were smart enough not to let this man plant his seed, and thought they were top notch because he always came back. What’s a bigger shame on this show is women in their 30s and 40s don’t know any better and they don’t mind if millions of viewers know they don’t.
This is the point where signing up to be exploited comes in to play because this show isn’t really revealing anything to Mimi or Erica, they’ve known all along that the men in their lives weren’t even making half-a**ed efforts to be with them. And I’m sorry, it’s one thing for you to do me dirty and I find out, it’s another for you to embarrass me in front of my friends with your shenanigans, and it’s a whole other beast to sign up to be made a fool of on national TV. But really it all goes hand in hand. If you don’t think enough of yourself to not waste your time on a man who isn’t even trying to front like he’s monogamous, then you certainly won’t see a problem looking like a fool in front of the general public.
I was going to say I need one of these chicks to have an Emily B. epiphany like within two episodes but I forgot she backtracked down the Fabolous lane too. (Sigh RIP to that whole independent woman spiel.) Regardless, I’m going to need the Atlanta ladies to get a clue and some self-respect ASAP and realize the only love these men have for them is loving the fact that they can do what they want to do when they want to do it and they won’t go anywhere, i.e. no love.
Check out a few clips of the love, or lack thereof, below. What did you think of last night’s premiere?
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