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This past Friday, a fatal shooting occurred outside of the Dan Foley Park Cultural Center in Vallejo, California, where “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Lil’ Scrappy was performing. According to CBS SF Bay Area, two women were injured during the shooting. When police arrived on the scene, both women were transported to a nearby hospital. One victim died from her wound, the other was treated and released. No further information about the deceased victim has been released, except that she was 34 years old. Investigators believe that neither of the victims were the intended targets in the shooting, and that they simply got caught in between the crossfire during a gun fight involving multiple shooters.
Scrappy’s team released a statement to Mara the Hip Hop Socialite regarding the shooting and vowed to assist with costs relating to the unfortunate event.
“It is disgusting what happened Friday night at the Dan Foley Park concert, wrote Chinga Chang Records CEO, Dan Herman. “On behalf of Lil Scrappy, we at Chinga Chang Records will be assisting with costs related to the shooting. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim who lost her life to such a senseless and heinous crime and hope for immediate justice to these terrorists,” he continued.
So far, no suspects have been apprehended. Motive for the tragic shooting remains a mystery as well. Our prayers go out to those affected by this senseless crime.
From The Grio
To take inspiration from Beyoncé‘s hit song, “If I Were a Boy” — if I were a man, I would be spitting mad about how my black maleness is being presented on the Love & Hip Hop franchises.
Seriously, week after week, and over the span of three years, six seasons and two series (with plans of expanding the franchise by two more series), we have watched black men routinely embarrass and flat out dishonor themselves by engaging in some the worse representation of black manhood to be witnessed on television.
And yet it is black men who have been the least likely to stand up and speak out against these unflattering caricatures of their collective image.
The proof speaks for itself
Think I’m exaggerating? Well, let’s take inventory of the “men” who have thus far graced the sleazy showcases of both the Love & Hip Hop New York City and Atlanta franchises. Here are their main stats:
- Peter Gunz: Living with the mother of his two children for over 13 year; has a history of infidelity; keeps his marriage a secret while continuing a live-in relationship with the mother of his kids.
- Lil Scrappy: A self-proclaimed mamma’s boy, with a long criminal rap sheet; did a stint in rehab for marijuana addiction in order to avoid jail time for failing to pass a drug test while out on probation; a womanizer, who regularly cheated on his fiance and mother of his son; had on-air violent fight with fellow Love & Hip Hop Atlanta cast member Stevie J.
- Stevie J: Nicknamed “Sleaze-O” for his inability to stop his womanizing and scheming on women; cheated on his long term girlfriend and mother of his daughter with an exotic dancer, whom he ended up getting pregnant and then goading into an abortion; once used money given to him by his fiance to buy the silence of his baby’s mother; proposed to both his fiance and mother of his children at the same time, which resulted in a huge fight.
- Consequence: Believes that “white is right,” yet even with his white woman has controlling issues to the point that he doesn’t allow his Christian white baby’s mom to attend family function of of respect to his own personal Islamic beliefs; is tight-fisted with money, but doesn’t want his partner to work; is notorious for having several on-air violent fights with fellow Love & Hip Hop NY cast member Joe Budden.
- Joe Budden: A womanizer; was accused of domestic abuse by two of his former cast members, including current girlfriend and co-star Tahiry; a drug addict; was involved in several physical altercations including with fellow cast member Consequence.
Read more at TheGrio.com
We know we’re not the only ones who saw Lil Scrappy and “Basketball Wives’” reality star Bambi together and thought, what the hell is this all about?
Ever since Erica and Scrappy called it quits, he’s been since prancing around the A with this new arm candy from a fellow VH1 show, prompting everyone to assume their relationship was just that — a show. But when we talked to Bambi before the BET Hip-Hop Awards last week, she told us that’s absolutely not the case.
“We’re together, we’ve been friends for a couple years,” she said. “When I first moved to Atlanta I met Scrap and we were friends and when his relationship ended ours started — whoever it was he was with, it was multiple people so when he was done with everybody he was dealing with, we started.”
About those multiple people…We’ve seen on “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” how Scrappy likes to keep one lady by his side and another in his back pocket, which is why we don’t understand a woman getting involved with the ATL rapper and somehow expecting him to be all about them. But when we asked Bambi whether she’s worried about Scrappy cheating on her like he did his exes, she said she’s not worried at all because “she knows him well.”
So you think.
Check out the full interview below and all of Bambi’s other naive musings on her new boo. What do you think about their relationship?
You Can’t Fire The Prince Of The South! Scrappy Slams Claims That He’s Been Replaced By Waka Flocka On LHHATL
Industry whispers have been indicating that rapper Waka Flocka and his fiancée, Tammy Rivera, are the latest couple to be added to the ever-changing cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Immediately following those reports, word also began circulating that Lil’ Scrappy had been axed from the show and Waka— whose real name is Juaquin Malphurs— is actually being brought in to replace him. While the thought of Mona cutting Scrappy from the show around the same time both he and his on-again, off-again boo, Erica Dixon, began new relationships seemed like a bit of a long shot, stranger things have happened. Scrappy recently stopped by 97.9 The Beat and addressed the rumors.
While he couldn’t confirm whether or not Waka, Deb and Tammy have been added to the cast, he did reveal that he will be a part of season three.
“Just to clear something up… just to put some real stuff in your ear, your boy finna be on TV again. I don’t know why they put bad rumors out like I ain’t gon’ be out there no more. I don’t know why they wanna see me in a bad predicament man,” he said.
“I don’t know if Waka gon’ be on there or not because they don’t tell us who gon’ be on there, but we will see,” he continued.
He also addressed recently being arrested for getting into a physical altercation at a gas station.
“Somebody I know just got real disrespectful and irritated the shizanyee out of me. I had to ask him like 50 times to calm down ‘cuz I’m on probation and I can’t be doing all of that. He said the wrong thing to me a couple of times. He looked at my lady friend I had with me and said something to her. I was like, ‘chill out,’ then he tried to you know, buck up on me.”
Check out his interview on page two.
Celebrities are known for saying funny phrases and coming up with some of the most ratchet sayings. And as crazy as they are, we love them so much that we start using them ourselves. Here are some of the funniest and catchiest one-liners these entertainers have introduced into our everyday lingo — and some I’m sure more than a few people are sick of hearing.
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Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Erica Dixon has been through her share of drama with her daughter’s father Lil Scrappy and his friend with benefits, Shay Buckeey Johnson. And according to Shay, the drama will not end with the show’s season finale because things got even more heated during the show’s reunion show taping. The former Flavor of Love 2 contestant recently dropped by Power 105.1 for an interview with the Breakfast Club. During the interview, she claimed we are about to witness some shocking revelations that were made about her sworn enemy when the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta reunion show airs in a couple of weeks.
“Looks can be deceiving on TV when they edit you a certain way. They edit me as the side-piece, they edit her [Erica] as the happy homemaker. But as you can see, yesterday Scrappy made an announcement at the reunion and I can’t wait for y’all to hear it. [He said] she [Erica] was messing around with a married man and got pregnant by him. That’s what he said on the reunion yesterday,” Shay confidently boasted to the Breakfast Club hosts.
“She pregnant right now?” Charlemagne asked.
“No, this is something that happened not too long ago,” Shay replied.
“You can’t be giving all of the information away now,” Charlemagne warned.
“I don’t care. I wanted to release that. I couldn’t wait to get that out,” Shay said.
I’m not too sure about this one. It seems like Shay would do or say anything to drag Erica’s name through the mud and get a little shine. Once you hear the full interview, you’ll notice that about 98% of it is about Erica. As for Scrappy, I suppose we’ll have to wait and see what happens when the reunion show airs.
Turn the page to watch Shay’s full interview. Thoughts?
Last night’s episode was a doozy! Everybody had an interesting story line. So you know there is much to discuss. Buckle up and let’s do this [like Brutus.]
“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.
Lil Scrappy has finally decided to “try” to get himself together after hitting quite a stumbling block in court.
After failing a recent court ordered drug test at a hearing in Atlanta, TMZ learned that he has decided to check into a rehab program. According to his lawyer, Mawuli Mel Davis, Scrappy has admitted to being addicted to marijuana.
If you watched the first season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, you’ve probably heard Scrappy mention he’s on probation (particularly around the time he got into a fight with Stevie J). Since testing positive for any drug is an automatic violation, his parole could be revoked and Scrappy, real name Darryl Richardson, could wind up back in jail rather quickly.
Davis says Scrappy checked in late Thursday evening and plans to stay there to work on his problem until June 16th when he faces a judge again on the violation charge. The hope is that the judge will see he’s working on breaking this addiction and will show him a little mercy.
One could say that this is just a way for Lil Scrappy to stay out of jail, and you might be right, but there is a chance that he’s legitimately addicted to “the chief.” There’s a fine line between really enjoying something and becoming addicted to it. We’ll see if Scrappy can break his “habit.”
What are your bad habits? Are you working on trying to break them?