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Yesterday, we reported Love And Hip Hop Atlanta DJ Traci Steele will join the cast of Atlanta Exes. Unfortunately since Steele joined the cast, another cast member has reportedly decided to not be featured on the show.
According to Rolling Out, Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond will no longer star in “Atlanta Exes” because while Raymond and Steele were filming this past Saturday, the two got into a heated argument at Raymond’s Estelle boutique. Apparently Raymond was hosting an event in honor of her son Kile who passed away two years ago when Steele approached Raymond to ask why she doesn’t get along with Steele’s friend and Kevin Hart’s ex-wife, Torrei Hart.
Michelle Brown from StraightFromTheA reported:
“With camera’s rolling, Steele immediately ‘turned up’ for the show and acted out at the event in front of several surprised customers. From what I’ve heard, Traci came into the store yelling and screaming at Tameka asking why she didn’t like Torrei and blah blah blah. Tameka could be heard stating, ‘this isn’t the place for this’ and Traci continued to press the issue.”
After their argument, Raymond allegedly resigned from the show because of the drama that ensued at her late son’s event. DJ Traci Steele, on the other hand, stated on her Instagram: @torreihart Why are they stalking my page???You are always going to be mad at what you see. @vh1 I’m making cast members quit.” She has since deleted her subliminal post.
“Atlanta Exes” will debut on VH1 this spring. What do you think about this mess?
Before all hell broke loose at the opening of Stevie J and Benzino’s restaurant, “Sleazy & Zino Bistro & Bar,” The Jasmine Brand got a chance to speak with Kirk Frost about a couple of things, mostly focusing on his indiscretions last season and the way he embarrassed himself and his family stepping out on Rasheeda. While there are plenty of people who find Kirk vile, as one of three married couples, and the least dysfunctional, in the whole “Love and Hip Hop” franchise, there are folks who want them to work it out. And it seems that that’s what he and Rasheeda are attempting to do. See what he had to say.
Jasmine Brand: What was the lesson you learned from your situation on the last season of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”?
Kirk Frost: The lesson I learned was don’t try to prove a point to your wife and do dumb sh*t.
JB: Will we be witnessing that same type of drama this time around?
KF: Nah man. I’m trying to get on the right page. I want to get to a point where I can have Rasheeda back as a business partner, as a friend, as a wife, as a husband to her, and being a good guy and being a good father. I mean…I’m not perfect but I’m just hoping that she can get past it.
You can check out the rest of his interview over at The Jasmine Brand.
And in other Kirk and Rasheeda news, from the looks of both of their Instagram pages, the couple will appear on the cover of the March issue of Sister 2 Sister Magazine. Look at that playful side eye she’s giving him! She jokes but it’s clear these two are staying together, if they ever broke up in the first place.
“I Didn’t Know I Had An Issue”: Stevie J And Joseline Tackle Back $1.2 Million Child Support Allegations
I’m sure you don’t keep up with anything that’s going on with Stevie J and Joseline when Love and Hip Hop Atlanta is not on, but for the last few months, we’ve reported on one of the mothers of two of his kids, Carol Bennett, suing him for more than a million in back child support. She even went as far as to release a voicemail he sent her asking her not to go to press with their issues. She had this to say about the 168 child support payments he reportedly missed:
“My kids are 14 and 16. He has not made a voluntary payment in years. There’s a court order in place to pay x amount per month. If you don’t pay that, even if you can come close, it technically didn’t occur. He’s missed 168 payments. The reason why, this (is) my own speculation, because he’s been able to get away with it, why not keep doing it? Where’s the enforcement at?”
Stevie J, a father of five, must have been feeling the heat of all the allegations, because he decided to sit down with Bossip, and his wife, Joseline, to clear things up. He claims that Ms. Bennett’s motives are murky and that whenever he talks to his kids, they say that everything is fine:
“I’ve just been seeing a lot in the press. I didn’t know I had an issue.
We were in Philly just hanging out with my kids. I had a show in Philly. We chillin’, we at the mall with the kids. Me, wife, even baby momma was there, Ms. Bennett. But you know, it’s all good. But then I see I owe a million and some change!
It’s like everybody want their day in the sun, everybody wants to be hot. I talk to my kids every day on Facetime, and I see ‘em and I’m like, ‘What’s going on Superstar?’ ‘Ain’t nothin, everything good.’ Everything’s good? What’s this then? Everybody got their motives, you never know what’s on people’s minds.”
Joseline also jumped in to give her 10 cents, saying that Stevie’s exes are still in love with him. Here’s what she said about everything.
“I tell Stevie they still in love with him, all of them. Where does anybody, court, judge, anybody, tell a father that they owe 1.2 million dollars to f**king kids? I think it’s bull with the courts and the baby moms. I feel like, if you take care of your kids, buy them food, buy them whatever they need, your kids don’t need $1.2 million. What the hell they gon’ do with that?”
Joseline also opened up about her own plans to have kids with Stevie, and she says that she’s waiting.
“We already have plans to have kids when we go to Vegas in about five years. But he don’t want five years. But I’m only 27, I just started living life. Can I get five years!? He’s got five kids, I got enough kids. Five kids is enough for me. I’m going to have one or two, I just want to wait.”
Stevie does have five kids, ages ranging from three to 18, but from the interview it looks like he’s not trying to slow down anytime soon (“I’m at peace. I’m happy with my wife.”) But until he gets these child support issues resolved, he might want to…
Check out video of their interview with Bossip below and let us know what you think.
Will Kirk Frost ever be able to live down his deplorable behavior during the last season of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”? In the eyes of most viewers probably not. After all, Kirk accused Rasheeda of cheating on him, asked her to get an abortion and then gave the appearance and said he went out and slept with some randoms at a cabin party hosted by Benzino and Bobby V–of all people.
I mean there is a lot of mess here. A lot. And even though it seems that Kirk and Rasheeda have moved past it, “Love and Hip Hop” fans aren’t so quick to forgive.
Recently Kirk posted a picture of their son Karter on Instagram with the following caption.
So precious right?! But a few people went in. One user, in particular, had this to say:
I mean… she ain’t never lied. Whether Kirk got a nice check from Mona for acting out on television or not, the fact does remain that Baby Karter will one day be able to see this footage. And if he doesn’t actually see it, I’m sure the kids at school will let him know about his father’s wayward actions soon enough. Just take a look at what Peter Gunz’ daughters are going through. I understand sometimes you have to get grimy to feed your kids but potentially injuring their psyches in the process surely doesn’t sit right with a lot of people.
And yet there were others on Instagram who came to Kirk’s defense. They argued that every marriage goes through trials and that if his wife was able to forgive him, it’s really not our place to take every picture of his son as a chance to berate him for his past decisions.
That’s true too.
Personally, I would never go out of my way to follow Kirk on Instagram, much less leave a comment trying to scold him. But I’m not gon’ front. Every time I see him post a picture of his son, I do think of the fact that he dogged his mother out on national television and asked her to abort what would become an adorable baby boy. And that’s sad. You know what they say, “for the love of money…”
Anyway, what do you make of all this? Is it time we stop rubbing Kirk’s nose in his past, well documented dirt?
Despite the fact that everything about Joe Budden and Tahiry’s relationship is a bit on the messy side according to Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, word on the street is that sometime in this season, Budden will propose to her. Interesting enough, somebody already has it on video after the pair were spotted with cameras in Times Square, and the rapper broadcast a message for her over a jumbotron screen on the side of one of the intersection’s massive buildings. I see Joe trying to get fancy on us!
Anywho, the message shows Budden holding a dry-erase board with words that include “Love is: Compromise, Forgiveness, Family, Sex, Commitment, Tahiry.”
Then someone else caught the pair standing in the middle of Times Square, him in a suit, her dressed in her Thursday night best (skin-tight everything of course), as he spoke to her with the camera right behind them.
It was obviously a special moment, as a crowd of people (white folks actually) were pictured gathering around the couple as they spoke to one another. But who knows if she said yes? We don’t see Budden down on one knee, and we don’t see any excited. But leave it up to Mona Scott-Young to make you wait and watch the show to figure out if he’s really going to do right by a woman he’s basically played the hell out of on more than one occasion on TV.
Check out both videos on the next page and let us know what you make of all this.
While you were still trying to rap your head around the batch of side-eye worthy reality shows going on right now, this news comes out. According to the JasmineBrand and the man himself, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino is going to get a Ray J/Flavor Flav-esque reality dating show called Sucker For Love. It will be produced by you know who, Mona Scott-Young, and get this–Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez are allegedly also going to be helping to produce the show. Talk about a major come up for Miss Joseline!
The reality personality and rapper took to his Instagram to share the news, which he was clearly geeked up about:
“LADIES, GET READY FOR MY NEW REALITY SHOW COMMING SOON!!! INFO ON CASTING IN A WEEK!! IT’S GONE BE CRAYYYYYYYYYYZZZZZYYYYYYY!”
And on Twitter, he’s been responding and retweeting statements from his followers about the show, including telling them to “drink up and tune in.” The show is reportedly set to air once the third season of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta ends next spring. And as you can see above, a logo for the title of the show has already been made. Wonder what Karlie Redd thinks about all of this, because if she’s not his love interest/dramatic ex on LHHATL, her air time is going to get cut big time.
So now that this news is out there, the question is, would you date Benzino? As we know from the show, he has a sensitive side (remember when Karlie had him crying after he made her breakfast in bed?), he’s business-minded, and according to Instagram, he’s been trying to keep it s*xy for you at the gym:
BOW! Don’t front ladies, you know you just fell in love (the sarcasm is real right now)…
If she didn’t know that class and being calm weren’t going to cut it on reality television, we don’t know where Traci Steele has been all these years.
In an interview with our sister-site (or brother, whatever) Bossip, Steele talked about what we can expect from her when it comes to the next season of Love and Hip Hop ATL, she let the world know that she wasn’t invited to star on the next season. She claims that she and DJ Babey Drew were both getting the ax because they weren’t as “turnt up” as they could have been. Considering that Steele was busting into Babey Drew’s house, cursing out his “girlfriends” and involving herself in other people’s drama, we thought she was crunk enough. But all in all, the storyline between her and her ex just wasn’t compelling enough. However, Steele says that she should just had too much class for the show:
“I might do some appearances, show my face or DJ or something like that, but as far being a cast member, no. I didn’t chose. Apparently me and Drew weren’t as turned up I guess as the rest of the cast members. We had some sanity. We were a little more relaxed more grounded. A lot of people came to me and said ‘you have the most class out of everybody else,’ well class don’t cut it on Love and Hip Hop.”
A fan used Steele’s Twitter handle to express his disappointment with the fact that she wasn’t returning to the show, and she confirmed that it’s because Mona Scott Young doesn’t want her back.
@straitblazin: “I’m angry at the fact that @TraciSteele & @DJBabeyDrew won’t be returning for the next season of #LHHATL! They were my favorites”
@TraciSteele: “@straitblazin @DJBabeyDrew tell MonaScottYoung that”
Well, the DJ received the exposure she was looking for by being on the show, but as quick as they turn over cast members in the Love and Hip Hop franchise, she shouldn’t take it personally. Did you think her story just wasn’t strong enough for the show?
If Love and Hip Hop New York and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta weren’t enough to feed your reality TV hunger, you’re probably going to freak out by the reports that Mona Scott-Young is possibly bringing Love and Hip Hop Houston to your boob tube. According to JasmineBrand via Diva Whispers, there have been talks that she might even try to expand the franchise to LA and New Orleans, but rumor has it that that she’s already put together a cast for Houston, and the lead of it all (as Stevie J was for LHHATL) will be Slim Thug. Here are a few of the other faces and names from H-Town that you might see if the show does indeed make its way to VH1.
The Already Platinum rapper who is known for his Twitter rants, comments about women needing to submit to their men, and dating LeToya Luckett, is the head of independent label Boss Hogg Outlawz and a very popular H-Town rapper.
Former member of the Geto Boys with Scarface and Bushwick Bill. Also known for being a community activist in Houston.
Jhonni Blaze is a former video vixen who is trying to pursue a career as a recording artist. She’s appeared in videos for Diddy, Fat Joe, and Juelz Santana. She’s also the woman who reportedly had a miscarriage while dancing at a strip club and twerking a little too hard…
Crawford Wilkerson/DJ Hi C
Wilkerson is a rap artist from the area who has worked with DJ Clue and a slew of others, and is a sought out DJ who has spinned at events for everyone from Kevin Hart to Diddy, Lebron James, Nelly and more.
A model and aspiring actress, Solis has done a great deal of print work for magazines, covering Custom Bikes, Black Men Magazine, Dime Piece and more.
Lil Keith Nelson
The boyfriend of Kristal Solis, Lil Keith Nelson is a popular promoter in the area. He’s thrown parties for everyone from Rick Ross to Bun B and Karlie Redd.
If you’re not from Houston, you’re probably thinking, who!? But really, how many members of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta did we know before the show took off? VH1 hasn’t confirmed yet if LHHH will be on their roster soon, but if it is, will you watch?
My mother always told me to watch how a man treats the women in his family; particularly the ones in his core clan, but especially his mom. She said this is a key factor in determining how he will behave in a relationship with me. And boy, was she right! Now don’t get me wrong, there are exceptions to this rule, but for the most part, how a guy handles his lady is a reflection of the type of bond he has with his mother.
Males who grow up with very nurturing mothers tend to be more sensitive and attentive in romantic relationships. These men adore their moms because they were raised by queens who instilled in them core values like discipline and deference, and showed them how to value a woman early on. They have a great respect for women overall. Sounds good, right? But also be careful when getting involved with these types of men, as the ones who are extremely close with mom dukes are often momma’s boys. So if his old lady is the super-lonely type, she may interfere in your relationship out of fear of losing her son to you. Beware girl!
On the other hand, men who aren’t as connected with the women who birthed them are a little more complicated. There are three types. Type one includes the ones who love and value their mothers, but just aren’t that close with them. These brothas will show you respect, but are typically not as affectionate as men who are practically still attached to their moms like the umbilical cord was never cut. They might be standoffish at times or struggle with showing you love the way you want them to, but with time, it’s nothing a little TLC can’t iron out.
Then there are the other two. These are the men you really need to be wary of. They should walk around with big signs that read: CAUTION! Yes, the men who have strained relationships with their mother’s and the ones who lack respect for their mommas.
Guys who have no relationship with their mother’s at all, or who have gone periods in their life with no mom around—for whatever reason—are the most fearful of commitment. So they do what? Hop from bed to bed. Let me clear this up a little: I think it’s a well-known fact that many men cheat (come on, let’s be real), but these guys are the worst! They have abandonment issues, so they jump from woman to woman like the Super Mario Brothers hopped around on gold blocks. Just look at Stevie J from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta—he’s a perfect example. And if they’re not jumping from woman to woman, they find ways to push you away before things get too serious. Not to say that all men who are disconnected from their mothers are like this, but the ones I know and have experienced while dating definitely confirm this.
Now this last one, boy is he a trip! He has no respect whatsoever for the females in his fam. He’s quick to dog them, cuss them out, and call them every dirty, down-right filthy slur in the book. Yes, even his mom! I know quite a few of these, and trust me, honey, they have no remorse. Don’t be the dumb girl who’s oblivious to his foolishness, thinking that he won’t handle you in the same manner, ‘cause he will. Always remember ladies: The mother is her child’s first teacher, and learning starts at home. So the next time you spark something up with a new man, keep your eye on his interactions with the ladies in his life; it’s the blueprint for whatever it is you’re trying to build with this guy.
Is it wrong that while looking at Benzino’s leaked peen pictures and I was still wondering about the whereabouts of his neck?
And that is totally not a size joke. As speculated by several folks in my FB timeline, it might be no coincidence that the pictures were leaked mysteriously only hours after Benzino’s name landed on Bossip’s list of 10 celebrity men, who are rumored to have small packages. Maybe he wanted to show the world that what he lacks in strong head support, he makes up for with his third leg (get it: extra support? Oh forget it). But Michelle Brown of the gossip website, Straight out of the A, confirmed with the Love & Hip Hop supporting cast member that he did not leak the pictures himself and that actually, ‘someone’ stole his phone:
“I asked if we could expect more pics to surface and he admitted it was a possibility. ”What should I do?!’ he asked distraught.(Sidebar: According to The YBF the leaker of this new set of nudes is a male hair stylist by the name of ‘MuMu Icon’. Ummmm (no comment) I’ll allow you take it from there in the comment section.)”
I’m not going to even touch that last bit of unconfirmed sweet tea as diabetes runs in my family. But Brown did offer up Benzino a bit a sage wisdom when she advised him, “…to simply wait it out…. but I also told him that ‘people who don’t want their unclothed pics on the, don’t take any”.
Maybe it is just me but the whole celebrity leaked nude shot bit, is rather passe. There are so many disembodied nips, peens and birth canals floating around the Internet that it is no longer interesting when every D-list celebrity and Benzino, do it. In fact, it just comes off as starved: for attention; for affection; for love – basically all the things a person might have been denied as a child.
And yes, that also includes the thirst-next-door guy, who thinks its hot to inbox you unrequested selfies of himself and his fully erect junk in his bathroom mirror. It’s weird how many otherwise normal dudes think a simple shot will bring all the girls to the yard. Personally, I blame the Ying Yang Twins and all their peen-whispering in people’s ear. Don’t get me wrong, everybody (some folks) love what it does. And granted, if you post a peen shot, I will look. But to be honest, out of the things related to men, which are meant to inspire mutual sexual attraction, the two-dimensional email attachment of your disembodied peen is just not that visually interesting.
I mean, even if I was interested sexually in a dude, I’m taking into consideration the totality of his physique; from his arms to his chest to how well sculpted that “V” line is by the belt buckle. And not just his physique but how he smells, how he carries himself, even down to the tone of his voice all factor into the sexiness of a potential partner. Oh and dreads. I have a serious thing for a man with a nice full head of mighty-mighty-dreadlocks. So while a picture of his -a-doodle-do might be helping to assess how tight one might have to squeeze those internal muscles, generally speaking, the stimuli started way before you even unbuttoned your pants.
I’m sure there are some women floating around, who will shriek in delight at a picture of your peen and will enthusiastically call you up for a date. But dude seriously, how often does that happen? And does it happen enough to balance the number of times women labeled you a creeper and either blocked you or reported you as spam? The only people that I have ever known to be titillated by unsolicited photos of men’s disembodied peen, are other men. Or maybe the media. But that’s so we can laugh at how pitiful and starved a person has become.