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Yandy And Mendeecees Explain Memorial Day Wedding Special

May 25th, 2015 - By Madame Noire
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If you're anything like us, you were probably a little thrown off by the announcement that Yandy and Mendeecees would be getting married Memorial Day Weekend, in front of live cameras no less. Of course we already knew the "Love & Hip-Hop couple" was engaged, but with Mendeecees' criminal case still pending and Yandy having already changed her last name from Smith to Harris, when we found out the couple would be tying the knot during a two-hour live special on VH1 tonight we had to ask: why now?

Check out the response from the Harrises in the video above as they talk about being the first "Love & Hip-Hop" pair to actually officially make it down the aisle and how they make their relationship work as a blended family. Will you tune in to their wedding special on VH1 at 8p tonight?

Put Your Big Girl Panties On: 14 Times You Should Apologize

March 20th, 2015 - By Kendra Koger
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There is something inherently humbling about apologizing.  It’s the action of admitting that “I am wrong, and you were right.”  Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to do for some people.

However, after watching this year’s batch of reality television so far, I saw a few instances where people should have apologized, but they didn’t.

So let’s break down these times, and share any that you felt I missed.

Get Your Life: Rich Dollaz Arrested For Not Paying Child Support In 14 Years

February 23rd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Rich Dollaz Arrested For Not Paying Child Support

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Looks like “Love and Hip Hop New York” star, Rich Dollaz’s name might just be wishful thinking. Our sister site Bossip confirmed that the music industry executive has been arrested for owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in back child support.

Police picked Dollaz up near his North Bergen, New Jersey home last week and as of today, he’s still sitting in jail. A judge ordered that he would need to pay $82,000 in cash to get out on bail.

Richie Dollaz, whose legal name is Richard Trowers, was arrested for two different child support warrants, one for $188,000 and another $12,000.

Chaundrea Nicole, one of the mothers of Dollaz’s children said that he owes $188,000 for her 14-year-old daughter.

She told Bossip, “My caseworker called me last week and told me they had him. He’s never made one payment. He’s only seen my daughter one time. I do want them to develop a relationships, but it’s not right at all.”

Chaundrea continued, “He’s on the show, he’s got all these different cars but when my daughter asks for some tennis shoes, he won’t respond.”


Judging by all the money Rich claims to have on the show, there is absolutely no reason he hasn’t made a single payment in 14 years. Even if he had some type of off-the-book agreement with Nicole, he should have been smart enough to get the law involved.

What’s particularly interesting is Rich’s inmate profile form. In the occupation section, he told authorities that he was unemployed.

Rich Dollaz Arrested For Not Paying Child Support

Source: Bossip

Seeing that the judge wants $82,000 in cash, Dollaz might be in that cell for a little while longer.

He’s set to appear in court again in March.

“I’ve Never Had Someone To Fully Accept Me” Erica Mena Opens Up About Love And Sex With Bow Wow

January 30th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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 Erica Mena Opens Up About Love And Sex With Bow Wow

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Honestly, I’m still waiting to see what’s going to happen with this Erica Mena and Bow Wow engagement. There is quite a bit of skepticism surrounding these two. One minute Erica, (Whenever I say Erica Mena’s name, I always hear Cyn’s whiny voice in my ear.), was with Rich Dollaz, then Cyn Santana and then, seemingly overnight, she was not only dating Bow Wow, the two were engaged to be married.

Life comes at you fast, huh?

We never know how the cookie will crumble in Hollywood relationships, so I’m not going to damn them or their love, I’ll just say it’s interesting.

In this day of social media proclamation, Erica and Bow Wow are forever making their love known all over each other’s social media pages. There are photos of the two in bed together, cute videos with sexual innuendos and gushing comments about who and what they are to each other. And in a recent interview with Rolling Out, the “Love and Hip Hop New York” star opened up about her relationship, talking about how Bow Wow tamed her, what real men like in a woman and what she wants her legacy to be as a woman, wife and mother.

Check out the highlights.

How can she be ready to get married when she was just with Cyn?

People have misconceptions about everyone I’ve dated. Last year, it’s like “oh, all of sudden, she’s gay.” No, I’ve been bisexual. In the past, I’ve been very open and affectionate towards females. It’s definitely no secret. At that point, I was dating a woman and brought her on the show.

How she and Bow fell in love

When that whole “106 & Park” kiss happened, we were both seeing other people and that kiss put us in the doghouse. So we were kind of confiding in each other. I realized that he is a man who really knows me and I’ve never had someone to fully accept me for who I am, flaws and all. I think it just happened naturally with us. We were at that point of really wanting to settle down, but the people that we were with at the time just weren’t fitting us. So it just happened and I discovered that this was the person that I was really supposed to be with.

What does she say to people who think this is a publicity stunt?

I think people are trying to put pieces together in other people’s lives so much that they are not living their own life. Cyn and I have been broken up for a while, I just hadn’t publicly come out about it because I’m on reality television. So to keep you tuned in, I had to keep things under wraps. So in this season of “Love & Hip Hop,”  there’s a lot of catching up for the fans to do. And I think they will see how everything transpired and will get a better understanding.

Bow Wow’s sex game

Being with Bow [Wow], he’s so dominating and that just turns me on because I’m usually the dominating one. I’m a Scorpio, so I call the shots. It’s different to have someone that you can finally be submissive to. So dealing with a woman like me, it’s kind of like, ‘can she be tamed?’ It’s all a matter of, are you man enough to tame the woman. And there’s a way to be assertive, but still give that embraceable nature that makes a woman kind of be submissive to you, that’s very powerful. But in order for a man to feel like a man, a woman has to give him the most respect. But in order for the woman to give you that respect, you kind of have to demand it and make her embrace you for what you are doing to her for her to respect you. So it’s a catch-22. I think men are scared of being men these days.

A little Rich Dollaz jab

From my last relationship with ‘B—- Dollaz’ [Rich Dollaz], he was just one of those dudes who would always run home to his mama. You know, it just shows that you’re a punk at that point. And that also goes for respect. You can still be a man and have authority and get your point across without being disrespectful. I think a man should “think like a man.

What do men respect about women?

Men love women who aren’t babies, who don’t nag and you don’t have to stroke their egos. You just kind of have to be sure of yourself. If you feel good, I’m telling you every man in America will know you’re feeling good.

How she wants to be remembered

In my career, I want to be known as the girl who was crazy enough to go for it and brave enough to get it done. In my personal life, I want to be the one who takes care of everybody. And in my marriage, I want to be that wife that my husband can really rely on for everything. I don’t want it to ever get to a point where my husband can’t be honest with me, or that he isn’t sexually into me. As a mom, I want to be that mother that steers her children to be whatever they want to be, but also lets them know that the world will never give them anything. So when they grow up, they can come back and say, “mom, you were right.”

You can read the rest of Erica Mena’s interview here.

So It Seems That Love And Hip Hop’s Moniece Slaughter And Rich Dollaz Are An Item…

January 27th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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In yet another installment of ‘Things That Make You Go Hmm…,” it seems that two “Love and Hip Hop” stars, from different installments, are getting pretty close. Either that, or someone is hoping for a come-up and is going to desperate measures to get it.

The rumors started flying when Moniece, who is the mother of Lil Fizz’s son, Kameron, went on a couples vacation and tagged Rich Dollaz in one of her photos. Then there was the time when someone congratulated her on Rich allegedly being her man, and she sent back a kiss emoji. And now, there’s actual evidence on Twitter and IG of Moniece pretty much telling anyone who will listen that she’s in like with Rich:


Ballerific Comment Creepin —–🌾👀🌾 #moniece #lhhh #lhh #richdollaz #commentcreepin

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#RichDollaz #MonieceSlaughter #LHHH ❤️ #LHHNY

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As for Rich, he hasn’t gone to the same lengths to confirm that they are involved. But the pair have been seen out together recently, promoting his drink, 79 Gold, and hanging out:



Definitely an interesting pair if this is all true. But if Rich thought that Erica Mena was a handful, one season of “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” definitely taught us that Moniece isn’t necessarily cool, calm and collected either. Nevertheless, good luck to them…

Diamond Strawberry Does Not Regret Not Introducing Her Daughter To Cisco

January 27th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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Diamond Strawberry quickly became one of the biggest villains on Love & Hip-Hop New York when, instead of telling her temporary boo Cisco she had a daughter, she pretended the noise he'd hear in the background when they were on the phone was a dog.


Fast forward a few weeks and that doomed-from-the-start relationship is now over. So does Diamond Strawberry have any regrets? Not really. We chatted with the reality star about her antics so far and she actually said she's glad she never introduced her daughter to Cisco, who now seems to be in some sort of relationship with Jennifer Williams. Check out what Diamond had to say about that in the interview above too. What do you think? Does Diamond deserve another chance or will her character forever be in question?

Soulja Boy, Nia Riley & Why You Can’t Date Men Who Call Themselves Boys

January 23rd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: Vh1

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The saga between Soulja Boy and Nia Riley has been long and drawn out. We witnessed it on “Love and Hip Hop New York” and then again on various social media sites. In case you missed it, here are a few key moments from what we’ve seen of their relationship.

– Nia knows that Soulja Boy has cheated in the past but sees the potential in him and wants to make it work.

– Soulja Boy is still young and wants to have fun. He throws a birthday party for himself at the house and Nia gets mad that he didn’t tell her he was doing so. She thinks he’s still behaving as if he doesn’t want to mature and be active in helping her raise her daughter.

– Nia had a miscarriage and, on camera, Soulja Boy offered absolutely no support.

– Nia was in a car accident and Soulja Boy realizes he doesn’t want to lose her.

– On the reunion, Nia says she’s not stupid and realizes that Soulja Boy is still probably still sleeping with other women.

And even though the two have broken up a time or two, as recently as this past Christmas, they were all booed up.

Source: Instagram

Source: Instagram

But today, Soulja Boy and Nia are definitely on the outs. How do I know? The same way I know when any celebrity breaks up, they put it on social media.

Here’s what Soulja Boy tweeted early this morning.

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Source: Twitter


Wompity, womp womp. I really wish I were making this up.

I see Soulja Boy is on his Chris Brown steez…but a bit worse.

Listen, I empathize with Nia, quite a few of us have a story about dating a man who was not only immature but was downright disrespectful at times. But even with that being said, I still want to shake the hell out of her whilst screaming “Leave him alone!” And that’s the short, expletive free version.

Soulja Boy’s name literally says it all. He is a child…a very young child. A toddler perhaps.

Yeah, Soulja Boy deleted the tweets but every celebrity knows the screenshot is real…and swift. Anyone who would disrespect someone he claimed to love is just not someone you want in your life or your child’s, for that matter.

I don’t condone violence or anything but I wouldn’t fault Teddy Riley for “reaching out” to this clown and letting him know what he will and won’t do as it refers to his daughter.

14 Things I’m Tired Of Seeing On Reality TV

January 22nd, 2015 - By Kendra Koger
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There used to be a time that after all of my hard work throughout the day I could come home (or to my dorm), kick my feet up, and veg out to some reality television.  Yes, some of the people involved were incredibly petty, and didn’t seem to have a full grasp on reality, but it was entertaining.

But now… I don’t know.  Maybe I’ve gotten too old to enjoy it?  They say that most things in life will have a season, and maybe my enjoyment of reality television is coming to an end?

However, until I stop tuning in every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, can I just say that I’m getting a little annoyed with this reality season’s shenanigans?  The year, literally, just started and my eyes are already exhausted from eye rolling. Let’s go through the list, and feel free to add your own.  Let’s commiserate together!

“She Doesn’t Owe Me Anything” Tara Talks Building A Relationship With Amina

January 16th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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It’s not everyday that you see a whole lot of positivity on VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop” franchise. So when the franchises does have an uplifting moment, it’s pretty noteworthy. Today, it’s Tara Wallace providing the example of true sisterhood.

Though there was a time where she laid hands on Amina, after discovering she’d married Peter, these days she says the two are cool and working on building a more civil relationship. See what she had to say in an interview with VH1. 

“She’s a mom now so when you become a mom and you see someone’s child, it kind of changes your dynamic and your energy of the person. No matter what they’ve done.”

“It’s very easy for me to say ‘I hate this girl. I can’t believe this. I can’t believe this.’ But ultimately, I’m very aware that she doesn’t owe me anything. The person that I gave all those years to owed me something that I didn’t get, so I don’t want to take it out on her.”

“So in saying that I’m just trying to move forward. And in moving forward I’ve allowed certain things to happen. I’ve invited her to events that my children have had and just trying to respect her as a new mother. I know that’s a very sensitive time. I’ve been there, she hasn’t. So that alone… Me remembering what I went through at that time has allowed me to have a certain sensitivity to that situation. And our children are siblings so that’s not going to go anywhere.”

You can watch Tara’s interview in the video below.

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“I’m A Damn Good Mom” Diamond Strawberry Talks That Dog Reference, Cisco’s Lies And More

January 15th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: Hello Beautiful

Source: Hello Beautiful

On one of the earlier episodes of “Love and Hip Hop New York,” the internets were buzzing with talk about Darryl Strawberry’s daughter, Diamond, and the fact that she was calling her daughter a dog to keep her raggedy boyfriend from knowing about her existence.  Well recently, in an interview with Hello Beautiful Diamond sat down to clarify a few things and explain why she lied, how her relationship with Cisco failed and more. Take a look at what she had to say in the quotes below.

What her father Darryl Strawberry thinks of his daughter being on the show. 

He doesn’t really agree with me being on but he supports my decision. His phone is blowing up all day and night but he just encourages me to be strong through all the b.s., everything the show puts me through.

The Dog Reference 

If there’s one thing I wish I could take back in the season so far is the dog reference to my daughter. Anybody that knows me, knows that my daughter is my world! I love that little girl to death. And the funny thing is when Cisco and I used to talk on the phone my dogs would really be in the background, yipping and yapping. My daughter would be there too, I’m not going to lie. But I just really wish that I could take that back. I’m a damn good mom. I give my first, last and everything to my daughter. People don’t know me. They get bits and pieces of me for an hour every night. So the people that know me, know what kind of mother I am.

Why she moved to New York 

I decided to move to New York after Cisco had been begging me for months and months to come. He promised me all these things, you know, ‘Baby, when you get here I have all of these modeling gigs lined up for you. My friend is the publisher of this magazine and we’re going to get you on the cover of this magazine…full spread here.’

Cisco’s lies

Learning that Cisco had a child was very hard for me. I was pissed. I felt like when I told him I had my daughter, that was the perfect opportunity for him to step up and say ‘You know what I cheated on you matter of fact, I had a baby.’ So for him to flip out on me, put me through all these changes when he’s hiding an even bigger secret, it’s f*8ked up. It’s not like I cheated on him. My daughter was four when I met him. Yeah, I withheld information. I should not have done that and I will never do it again but what he did is f*cked up.

I do no regret not introducing her to Cisco because look at what happened. He turned out to be a complete f*ck up. If anything, I protected my daughter. She always comes first. She came first in that situation so no, I don’t regret it.

Her group home

I am the face of a hair company, it’s called Echelon hair. I’m actually the co-founder of a group home for pregnant teens, runaways, victims of abuse. It’s in Los Angeles, it’s called A Safe Place Youth Center. That group home is my baby. I was there from day 1 when we were just thinking about doing it. It’s so dear to my heart because I was a teen mother. I know exactly how it feels to feel like you’ve let people down, you’ve let yourself down and to feel like your only identity is going to be having babies. I feel like I can relate to these girls so much and I just want to encourage and inspire them to push and be and do all that they can for themselves and their children.