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Dare we say it, but last night’s episode of LHHNY wasn’t that bad. Of course bad for these folks is like atrocious for the average American citizen, but all in all the ratchet, or shall we say royalty, was kept somewhat to a minimum. Here are some of the mildly messy moments from LHHNY Episode 7.
Nya Lee, supporting cast member of Love & Hip Hop NY, opened up recently about getting butt injections and why she doesn’t encourage others to do the same.
In a recent interview with VladTV, the New York-based stripper and aspiring Hip-Hop artist admitted to paying $1,200 for a non-FDA approved series of “a** shots” in hopes of creating a rounder derriere. The procedure, she said, was performed four years ago in her girlfriend’s house and by an unlicensed “technician” who said she was using a medical-grade “bio-gel,” but Lee admitted to not being able to verify the authenticity of that claim. Despite being happy with the outcome, Lee acknowledges that she put herself in danger and said she still wouldn’t advise other young women to seek out butt injections, which are illegal and have at times proven to be deadly.
“It’s done in motels… I mean I did it in my lady’s house and there plenty of girls, there’s girls that email me now asking me and because that’s something I went through and I put myself there, I can’t put nobody through that or refer them to somebody and something happens to them. I don’t even respond… or even influence it.”
Listen, the ladies of reality television get lots of flack for being all sorts of negative things, but I can appreciate Lee’s candor in speaking her truth. Hey, not every black girl has a big butt. But when you ask around, it seems that a big behind is the epitome of beauty for black women. Don’t have one? Well, you better figure something out.
Don’t believe me? Just check out the many songs that are odes to the backside of a woman:
Miss Fat Booty. Rump Shaker. Da Butt. Baby Got Back. Big Ole Butt.
“I know I told ya I’d be true but Tina got a big ole’ butt, so I’m leaving you…”
Whoop! Whoop! Pull over that a** is too fat.
Booty, booty, booty, booty, rocking everywhere!
“I don’t think you ready for this jelly…my body’s too Bootylicious for you…”
Too Much Booty In The Pants. Dunkie Butt. “Bonita Applebum, I said you gotta put me on.” Fatty Girl.
“A**, A**, A**…Stop! Now make that motherf**ker hammer time!”
One thing is for sure, it ain’t her pretty brown eyes anymore.
I’m careful to not just attribute this to men as there is a considerable buy-in amongst women as well. And I am also careful not to just write the big black a**-phenomenon off as just patriarchy rearing its ugly, systematically gender-subjugating privilege over our heads – although that does play a part in all of it. In theory, I also get the overindulgence in “appreciation” of the big brown booty. People of color, but more specifically, black people, have been subjected to the European standard of beauty, which usually is absent of more African features, including darker skin, flatter, wider noses and a curvaceous butt. And in the interest of self-determination, we get to define and redefine “what is beauty” (and “what is s*xy” for that matter) in our own self-image. However, reading the great lengths – and widths – that women, many of whom are black, have gone in order to meet this new standard of beauty, including risking prison, amputation, death and a lifetime of deformity, makes me wonder if we have just traded one oppression for another?
Just like the European standards, the black standard of beauty is real. And Lee’s story is a reminder that there are black women who find themselves excluded from both. And through that exclusion, specifically of what is considered black and beautiful, comes all sorts of opportunities for shame, guilt and doing all sorts of illegal and dangerous stuff to fit in. I think it’s important as black women that we tell our young girls – and their big sisters, mothers, aunties and the menfolk too – that there is nothing wrong with loving your body, even down to a specific body part. Hell, we all have our favorites. But we also should teach that our true beauty and worth shouldn’t be compartmentalized down to just one single ass-et.
Saigon: I Rather Be Known As A F**cked Up Boyfriend And A Great Father, Than A Great Boyfriend And A BS Dad
There have been several occasions on which people have been done with “Love & Hip-Hop New York’s” Saigon this season. Whether it was the time he randomly requested a paternity test from Erica Jean or the time he read those results aloud by the pool at a backyard barbecue, if you managed to hang in there with Saigon long enough to see him question the mother of his child about their son’s mental development — and then simultaneously call her a b!tch and throw her purse in the street — we’re pretty sure that was the last straw for you. We know it certainly was for us.
That’s why when we had the chance to chat with the Brooklyn rapper about all of his “moments of glory” on this season of LHHNY we had to ask him what exactly goes through his head when it comes to the way he deals with the mother of his child and whether he realizes he’s a part of the problem when it comes to their co-parenting struggle. Though Saigon expressed a twinge of regret over he and Erica’s fallout, he seemed to justify his behavior just a bit when he proudly proclaimed he’d rather be known as a f**ked up boyfriend and a great dad, than a great boyfriend and a bullsh!t dad. We agree with that for that most part but that still doesn’t mean you have to act a donkey to your child’s mother.
Check out our interview with Saigon on parenting in the video below. What do you think about his excuse for his behavior?
Ever since the first episode of season 4 of “Love & Hip-Hop New York” we’ve been dying to talk to Peter Gunz and ask him point blank: WTF is wrong with you?!
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that exactly, but we did get a chance to chat with him for a hot second this week and ask about his hot mess of a storyline on LHHNY. Interestingly, Peter still seems to be running with the idea that his marriage to Amina is the real deal. In fact, he even said he considered divorcing his new wife and then marrying her again so that their union would start off on the right foot — unlike it’s actual start, which involved him telling his bride to keep her mouth shut (don’t tell nooooobody!) because he was still living at home with his woman of 13 years and their two kids. Now that Peter is in this travesty of a love triangle, he claims he’s going to lay in the bed he made and do right by Amina, but something tells us we shouldn’t hold our breath on that one.
Check out what Peter had to say about his marriage and his divorce thoughts in the video below. How are you feeling about him right now?
If you’ve been watching this very messy season of Love and Hip Hop NY, I’m sure you know about the sordid love triangle going on with Peter Gunz, Tara Wallace (whom he has kids with) and singer Amina Buddafly. For quick background, longtime girlfriend Tara Wallace actually encouraged Peter to work with Amina because she thought she was talented, but what homegirl didn’t know was that the two were having an affair that turned into a marriage (one people speculate was to get the German-born singer legal status to stay in the country). When she found out from Peter, Tara confronted Amina about their affair and Amina would go on to show her a driver’s license that used Peter’s last name as her own, confirming they were married. All hell broke loose and Amina got slapped up, and Peter’s belongings were later cut up. Speaking on all the backlash and that slap-happy encounter, Amina talked to Power 107.5 radio about her marriage and more to clear things up. And according to her interview, while she’s “the wife,” it took forever for her to get an actual ring so I don’t know who she thinks she’s fooling:
About The Day She And Peter Decided To Marry:
“We woke up, and we wasn’t drunk anymore. It was early in the morning, and we were both clear in our heads. It was a spontaneous thing. We had been talking about it for a few weeks, for a little while.
If we had thought it through, we probably wouldn’t be married right now.”
Why She Didn’t Bother To Check And Make Sure He Wasn’t Messing With Other Women:
“As we moved on, months passed. I was wondering and I asked him, but it was always about him and I.
I really didn’t bother. Maybe I should have.”
Her Confrontation With Tara And Revealing That She’s “The Wife” To Her:
“I just need to make it clear. I’m the wife. It needs to be respected. Everyone’s talking bad about me, calling me all these names. I just had to make it clear, I am above you.”
Of course, in her sit down with Hot 97, Tara said that Amina is either lying about not knowing she and Peter were an item and had been for 13 years, or just didn’t care enough to find out:
“I think that’s almost an out and about lie. Where Amina works, we frequent that place. Not only do we visit this place, there are people she’s singing right next to that know our entire story. She turned a blind eye because she wanted to.”
Either way, both of these women are losing sleep and time over a man who really isn’t worth it. And as far as Amina saying she’s above Tara, she clearly isn’t since Peter was living with Tara and hiding their marriage from the world. Do better, girl.
What do you think of Amina’s comments?
Last week, we reported that the mother of one of Mendeecees’ sons, Erika didn’t like the fact that Yandy called Amina a homewrecker, when she felt Yandy had some of her own dirt. Basically, she said that both her son, Aasim, and Yandy’s son Omere were born within less than a year of each other, causing her to believe that Yandy and Mendeecees started their relationship before Mendeecees ended the one with her. Who knows what the truth is, but all of it is a hot mess.
And Bossip and then we, MadameNoire, reported the story and questioned the image Yandy attempts to project on the show. And unsurprisingly, she didn’t take too kindly to it. She wrote an open letter chastising black blogs, specifically Bossip, Baller Alert and Hollywood Street King for reporting Erika’s claims instead of highlighting all of the good things she does. We found the letter on TheJasmineBrand this morning.
There are a few things I want to get off my chest today. I’ve been too busy to address a few rumors that have made their way to the blogs, but I feel it is necessary for me to address now. Certain blogs tend to report inaccurate information and pride themselves on having the “inside scoop” or latest “breaking news” when really they don’t. I’m disgusted because more often than not it’s pure propaganda, false tales, assumptions and pure buffoonery. I totally get it, some of your stories are for “entertainment purposes only and clicks”. However, how do you sleep at night knowing you are ruining lives, reputations and families over and over again?
I dare say, if we reversed the pen and wrote about you, including, all the lies you print how would you feel? Yes, we all have our situations and we all go through things, it’s called being human. However, some of us have enough truth that makes for good stories, so why lie? Why not confirm with the source before you print the defamation that so easily drips from your tongue? Most bloggers hide behind their computer screens with fake aliases and screen names. Is it because you’ve never had your own voice? Is it because your truth is too ugly to stand firm and proud of? Half the things you write about a person, if they were standing in front of you, you wouldn’t dare have the guts to say.
I’m most displeased with young black bloggers that are struggling and trying to build a career for themselves at the detriment of someone else’s livelihood, careers and family, that looks and struggles just like you. Haven’t we been put down enough? Why can’t we embrace one another? Haven’t we struggled so much to get where we are, and now you use your voice for this?!
Bossip, I’ve done many interviews for you and I can’t believe you created a story that was completely false, even down to the small details. What is most disappointing is that you know my number directly and didn’t call to verify. Don’t piece together puzzles that clearly don’t fit. There is no scandal or juicy story. People break up, people start new relationships, people have children, people get back together, so what?!
Baller Alert…I don’t know anything about you ladies and I have never done an interview with or for you, but for some reason you constantly have my family as a target of your slander, degradation and lies. I’m not hard to find if you want to know some truth about me. One question…why don’t you write about the fact that I’m a woman that has done very well in this industry as an Entrepreneur in which I’m providing over 20 jobs for young people? I’m a successful manager, a successful creator and producer, a successful reality personality and I have an inspirational book coming hitting shelves soon for women like me and you. Not juicy enough to write about? Too much truth? Why can’t you write about me being a mom and a step mom that does a damn good job at being the best mom and stepmom I can be. Still, not juicy enough for you? Ladies, what’s your end goal in this industry? Seriously, what Fortune 500 company will endorse such trash you speak of and write? I’m appalled to know this company is ran by young black women.
And finally, Hollywood Street King- your titles or your articles frequent, “your favorite rapper is sleeping with his tranny lover” or “she has lost her children due to drug abuse” or most recently “he wants less time so he’s a rat”. How about the one recently directed at me, “I sign artists to my label and take all their publishing and royalties”…WHERE do you get your information from??!!! What proof do you have of any of the lies you tell that spread like wildfire? Do you know the people you speak about, do you have an inside track on what is done behind our closed doors? NO YOU DO NOT! Show paperwork, show pictures and prove it. You say things constantly that aren’t factual and pull it completely from your A$$. It’s completely ridiculous. Just and FYI, Juelz and Vado are family to that man, he would die before he ever put any of their lives in danger or have them subjected to anything that would take them from their families. So, stop with the lies and fairy tales, which he thought was hilarious by the way…too bad I didn’t.
Now, to the believers and avid followers of these websites and all the others that bank on lies and misfortune of our people, please take it for what it is…”entertainment only“. These bloggers do not know us, they usually don’t have inside scoops or factual breaking news. It’s purely to generate income from the retention time you give them by staying on their sites and increasing their advertising dollars. Read their stories with a grain of salt and a side eye. If you want good reads that enlighten you, educate you, entertain you and are 100% factual, please visit www.Everythinggirlslove.com.
You can read Baller Alert‘s response to Yandy’s open letter on the next page.
Apparently, Love and Hip Hop New York’s Yandy Smith isn’t as squeaky clean as we thought she was. Of all her cast mates, she certainly has the most on the ball. But the mother of Mendeeces’ first two sons brought a few things to light on Monday after Yandy claimed Amina was a home wrecker for destroying Tara and Peter’s family.
The mother of Mendeecees’ first son, little Mendeecees (who I’ll call MJ for the purpose of this article), is named Erika. And she went to Instagram to throw some dirt on Yandy’s “good name.” If we were to judge by LHHNY, it would seem that Mendeecees only has two sons and one is considerably older than the other, meaning that one relationship was over before Yandy’s and Mendeecees’ courtship began.
But according to Erika, there is another child we knew nothing about. Erika posted a picture of her son, Aasim who was born in August of 2011. Omere was born in the summer of 2012. Sure there was some time in between but we’d bet good money Mendeecees was messing with both of them at the same time. And if he was messing with both of them, there is a good chance that Yandy knew about it. Erika is convinced she did. If she did know it, it would make Yandy somewhat of a homewrecker. Who knows the two claim to have been on and off, though we don’t really know what Mendeecees was telling either of them.
Here’s the message Erika posted on Instagram.
You can check the pictures she posted on the following pages.
Last night we got a little drama from every storyline on “Love & Hip-Hop New York” and as usual the chaos did not disappoint. From Tara putting Peter Gunz out of her house, to Tahiry putting Joe Budden in his place — again. Here are the top messy moments from last night’s episode of LHHNY.
Well, ladies and gents “tomorrow” finally came last night when Peter Gunz broke the news to Tara that he’s been sleeping with Amina on the side — and that was just the tip of the drama-filled iceberg. Check out all the highs and lows of episode three of “Love & Hip-Hop New York” on the next few pages and tell us what you thought about all the nonsense that went down on LHHNY.
Besides a lot of drama, the series “Love and Hip-Hop New York” has also spawned a pair of entrepreneurs–Yandy Smith and Rich Dollaz. The two decided to start their own label, Lenox Ave Records, and are embarking on a nationwide tour to scout for new talent, reports Vibe Vixen.
According to Smith, they make perfect business partners. “Rich may be many things, but one thing he is great at is finding talent and cultivating that talent,” she tells Vixen. “He can take someone who can’t sing and make a great record and that alone was enough for me to see OK I want to be in business with him, and I’m really good at connecting the dots, and I have a lot of relationships in this business.”
And she is confident they will be taken seriously. She told Vibe Vixen, “I can walk in to pretty much [any] record label and be respected as a player in the game, so I felt with my behind-the-scenes [knowledge] and Rich’s forefront with the music, that was a great combination.”
Though both partner’s success has been well documented, Rich was upfront about having missed missed out on a few big names and opportunities. “I actually had the opportunity to sit with Rich Homie Quan about three years ago, and it never really panned out, and now I turn on the radio and the kid’s everywhere getting 25 grand a night so yea I think I missed out on that.”
Smith, herself, has memories of an unsigned Justin Beiber. “Let me tell you who came in me and Mona’s office — he was a little boy with his mom and Scooter Braun — Justin Beiber. Before he got the records, before he put out a song, he was a YouTube sensation. He came into our office, Mona to this day swears up and down he was not looking for a manager…but I really believe he came over because he wanted us to manage him and we just dropped the ball on it. Imagine if I managed Justin Beiber right now, you know what my life would be?”
Smith, who also has a clothing line called YS by Simply Intricate, says the upcoming season of “Love and Hip-Hop New York” will show what her real life is like now, balancing life as a single mom and a career woman. It will also show the great things she and Rich have in the works.
“Rich and I are getting ready to go on a national tour, trying to find talent for our label, and we’re looking for the full package,” she said.
Dollaz added, “The new label, I started a modeling agency as well, its gonna be some ups and downs, some plate throwing, some arguments, some glasses throwing, you know the regular Richie Dollaz s**t. I’m a little bit cleaner this year, I’m not as bad as last year.”