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Just last week, we shared the exciting news that “Love and Hip Hop New York” stars Peter Gunz and Amina Buddafly welcomed a new life into the world. And even though Amina and Peter have been pretty mum about her name and aren’t showing her face quite yet, the two have posted a couple of pictures on their Instagram accounts. Amina is clearly taking the Beyoncé route in not giving us too much information, visual or otherwise, about her daughter. And we have to respect it. “Love and Hip Hop” fans have been known to be a little trill. And even on Instagram, the comments about her and Peter’s situation have been real slick. So we get it. But even still, she decided to share.
Check them out on the following pages.
Amina Buddafly, wife to veteran rapper Peter Gunz, is officially a mother. The “Love and Hip Hop New York” star gave birth to a daughter on July 29.
Personally, I’m still in a bit of shock. When Amina announced that she was carrying Peter Gunz’ baby, I thought the whole thing was a sham. I didn’t place too much faith in their relationship either, considering Peter Gunz himself admitted that he only behaved so scandalously on television so he could make money for his family.
But I guess he took that acting thing pretty seriously because now there’s a new life in the world and based on recent interviews from both Peter and Amina, it seems like they’re trying to make things work in their marriage. Peter says he’s in therapy trying to become a better man and husband and Amina who’s always been down to ride says that she would die for him and is seeing things that are giving her more hope in their relationship.
Either way, their daughter, who was born on Tuesday, hasn’t made a social media appearance yet but Amina did release a statement via her Facebook and Instagram accounts.
No word yet on whether Peter was there for the delivery or not. His last tweet was sent out on July 25, where he detailed the sunburn he was getting from vacationing in the islands, apparently with the two sons he and Tara have together. On Instagram, he posted a shot of his sons the day of his daughter’s birth and even an “inspirational” quote and funny meme but no word about his baby girl yet.
Hopefully, he didn’t miss the birth and just wants to keep things private and under wraps for right now. You never know.
Either way, a baby is always cause for celebration so congratulations to Peter and Amina and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on their story and their new bundle of joy.
The first lady of G-Unit, Olivia Longott, may no longer be a part of the cast of “Love & Hip-Hop New York” but she’s definitely still on the scene. The singer and former reality star stopped by the office last week to tell us about her new venture, a memoir she just released titled “Release Me: My Life, My Words,” and fans are already going hard for it.
If you watched LHHNY you know Olivia wasn’t the most forth-coming with her personal life, but it appears the new author had no reservations about putting it all out there in her book. Check out what she told us about the memoir and peacing out on reality TV in the video above. Will you check out her book?
I Sold Out People I Love On TV: Peter Gunz Talks Lessons Learned, Loving Tara & Marrying Amina Again
After “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” managed to shock us every night, I was convinced that “Love and Hip Hop New York” would be completely unable to hold anyone’s attention. And then we met Peter Gunz. He was such a character, fathering children all over the place, deceiving women he had been with for years and worst of all marrying the side chick, Amina Buddafly. It was something even Stevie J had to top.
But, and I may be in the minority here, there seemed to be something about Peter that suggested he wasn’t apathetic about his actions. He was always very honest about doing “Love and Hip Hop” because he needed money. And during the reunion when he sent Amina off to apologize to Tara, those seemed like real tears. I mean homeboy said he was disgusted with himself. Now either he’s a really great actor or I’m getting naive to this reality tv game.
Either way, a recent interview with both Peter and Amina for Sister 2 Sister Magazine has me really believing that Peter is at least trying to be a better man. Check out a few highlights from the interview below.
S2s: So Peter, if you could pick one lesson that was the biggest lesson that you learned, what was that?
Peter: I guess the biggest thing would be to never lie to people that love you and respect you, especially when you have children with them. And to go then and stick a knife in them, that is worse. I sold out people I love, blindsided them on national TV and that will never happen again.
S2S: So other than being more honest and not lying to people, what other steps are you taking to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself?
Peter: Right now, I’m actually taking some therapy and just trying to do better.
S2S: Are you guys in therapy together? Is it marriage counseling?
Peter: No, it’s me. Amina’s fine. I’m the one with the problem.
Amina: Wait. You’re in therapy?
Peter: Yeah. I’m doing something my man Jay set up for me. I always denied therapy, but finally I agreed to it.
Amina: You didn’t tell me.
Peter: That’s none of your business. [laughter] But yeah, that’s something that my friend Jay told me he thought I should do.
*MN Editor’s Note: Amina stays in the dark. So much so that I wonder if she and Peter are really even living as husband and wife. Where in the rules of matrimony does it say you shouldn’t tell your partner you’re seeking therapy, especially if it’s to help you to become a better person and subsequent husband? And if you’re not going to tell your wife, maybe you shouldn’t tell some random interviewer first. If there is one thing I’m skeptical about, it’s the validity of Peter and Amina’s union. Who knows they might have pulled a Stevie and Joseline and never gotten married in the first place. Whether they did or not, they certainly never acted like it. So backwards. Anyway…continuing on.
S2S: I read that your wedding ceremony was spontaneous. You’d been talking about it and then one morning you just jumped up and went to the justice of the peace. Are you going to have a larger ceremony and maybe renew your vows or anything like that?
Amina: I don’t know.
*MN editor’s note: Ugh
S2S: Wait. I got two different answers. [laughs]
Peter: Well, I say yes. If anybody knows about getting married at the justice of the peace, you have to file for a marriage license, take everything in and then plan a date.
Peter: So it’s not like we went to Vegas and just got married. But it’s definitely ghetto, the way it went. [laughter] She got on the train, we went and got a sandwich and hey. So now, yeah, I want to get married in Germany.
Amina: I want that. I’m so happy you’re saying that. Yes.
Peter: I would definitely get married in Germany. We might get a bomb threat at our wedding if we do it here. [laughter] Yeah, we might have to evacuate the ceremony; people hate the situation so bad.
Peter: But it’s down-the-road stuff because I love Tara, always will. She still loves me and always will. So trying to just do things at a respectful pace and not rub salt in the wounds—I already did enough to her. So to humiliate her like that was wrong, and I feel bad for it.
Peter: Her family don’t speak to me at all. At all. They’re done.
S2S: Wow. That’s kind of heavy.
Peter: True. True. These are people I was visiting in Mississippi and bringing my kids down. And the irony of the whole sh#@ is that some of these same men are worse than me.
Peter: But when it’s your kid and when it’s your daughter, it’s different. Hey, I guess that’s life.
As you can see Amina had quite a bit to say. Lol Check out the full interview over at Sister 2 Sister. What do you think, does this interview show that Peter is growing up a bit? What do you think is going to happen between him and Amina? Should she be scared that he still speaks about his love for Tara so frequently?
“You DM Him You Might Be Talking To Me”: Yandy Smith Checks Women Inappropriately Messaging Mandeecees Online
If you have to walk around with your eye on your partner’s social media, look in his phone, or through his emails, chances are, you don’t trust him. And while some people would say that’s a sign that you need to walk away, for others, like Yandy Smith, it’s reason to start checking thirsty women for doing what they do–being thirsty. And that’s exactly what the Love and Hip Hop New York star did when a few girls decided to make a play for Mandeecees’ affections on the low (or what they thought was the low). Seems that Yandy has access to Mandeecees’ Instagram account, and she has been calling out young ladies who decide to send risque (and weird) photos to her man. She posted some examples on her Instagram recently to put people on blast, and then decided to take the pictures down from her page. These images were snapped just in time by UrbanBelleMag. We all know that Yandy rides for her man like no other (she did wait for this man to get his legal situation together, and bailed him out with a $200,000 bond after he was in jail for more than a year), still, I don’t know if proudly telling the public #yeahIcheckthattoo is a good look. But hey, to each their own.
If you caught the season premiere of Iyanla: Fix My Life Saturday night on OWN you already know during the episode Iyanla Vanzant laid into Love and Hip-Hop’s Erica Jean something terrible. Questioning the logic of sleeping with a man (Saigon) who didn’t even know her address, much less having a child with him, Iyanla gave her some straight “mommy talk” which some thought was a bit too harsh. When we had the chance to chat with the life coach about the explosive confrontation, she not only stood by her words during that episode, but also her previous commentary about Black women being out of order and needing to do better when it comes to their partner and parenting choices.
Check out the interview above, as well as Iyanla’s thoughts on the #BringBackOurGirls movement and the influx of domestic violence plaguing Hollywood headlines these days.
“You Slept With A Man Who Doesn’t Know Your Address” Iyanla With Saigon And Erica Of Love And Hip Hop
If you’ve watched just one scene with Saigon and Erica from the last season of “Love and Hip Hop New York,” you know their relationship is strained to say the least. One minute they aren’t speaking to each other. The next they’re moving in together trying to work on co-parenting their son and then next thing you know he’s cussing her out, calling her all type of obscenities on one of the VH1 reunion couches. If you didn’t see it…you can watch it here. It was quite terrible.
But judging by the way their relationship began, it’s not really surprising that they find themselves here today. On the show, Saigon and Erica revealed that they weren’t really in a relationship when she got pregnant. Instead, they were sleeping with one another casually when she decided she wanted to have a baby and for one reason or another Saigon agreed. The issue, of course, is that neither one of them knew each other but they’ll be in each other’s lives forever now because of their son.
I don’t know, at this point, what they want from one another, whether they’re working toward a romantic relationship or just want to be more amicable so they can co-parent their son. Whatever it is, they called in Iyanla Vanzant to help them deal with their situation. Saigon loves to turn up for the camera, so I’m sure their episode will make for some heated exchanges. But judging by this clip, Saigon and Erica won’t be the only ones bringing the drama.
In the video below Iyanla scolds both Saigon and Erica (but mostly Erica) about the actions that led to this very messy situation they find themselves in today. Here’s the transcript.
Iyanla: This is what happens when you have a baby with somebody that you don’t have a relationship with.
Erica: He’s saying he didn’t know where I lived, it’s a lie
Iyanla: Instead of saying that, you should be saying ‘Oh my God, what have I done here.’ That’s what you should be saying.
Erica: You’re absolutely right. But he…
Iyanla: But don’t make it about him! Own your stuff little girl, own it!
Iyanla: The shame of it, the embarrassment of it, that you slept with a man who doesn’t know your address and had his baby. Own that. Now, that’s some mommy talk for you. ‘Cause as long as you pointing at him, you ain’t cleaning up your stuff.”
Take a look at the video and let us know what you think.
Do you think Iyanla was too hard on Erica? Will you tune in for this episode? Saigon and Erica’s episode, “Fix My Celebrity Parenting Nightmare” airs on Saturday, May 10 at 9pm on OWN.
Three months ago we covered an update on Erica Jean and Saigon’s relationship post-”Love and Hip-Hop New York.” As we saw on the VH1 reality show, the couple had a tumultuous relationship. Instead of allowing their drama to infiltrate co-parenting their son, Brian, the couple enlisted the help Iyanla Vanzant. Both Erica Jean and Saigon will appear in the premiere of OWN’s newest season of”Fix My Life” May 10. In the preview Saigon notes:
“Ya’ll know I couldn’t let the story end like that. Check out both sides of the story on ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life.’ This show isn’t about yelling and screaming. It’s about the facts.”
Saigon seemed especially excited to meet with the 60-year-old life coach to resolve the issues he has with Erica Jean. Their episode will debut on May 10 at 9 p.m. est.
Check out the clip of Erica Jean And Saigon On “Iyanla: Fix My Life” below. Will you be tuning in?
Being that Yandy seems to have the most sense on “Love and Hip Hop New York,” it was really difficult to see her go through the devastating experience of seeing Mendeecees Harris being carted off to jail, especially since the two had just gotten their love life together and welcomed their son Omere into the world.
So were excited to learn that Yandy had bailed Mendeecees out of jail. And we have to admit, it’s precious to see how the two are celebrating now that he’s a free man…at least for the time being.
Yandy and Mendeecees posted some pretty adorable pictures and a video.
Take a look.
Mandeeces Harris has been battling some pretty tough charges of drug trafficking since early last year, and if you watched this season of Love and Hip Hop New York, it almost seemed like the reality star and his family, Yandy Smith especially, had no idea if and when he was going to get out of jail. But rumors swirled earlier this month that Harris may have found a way to be released, especially after he (or someone) took to his Instagram a couple days ago to post a picture of Harris drinking a large glass of wine with the caption, “Having a drink…ya’ll missed me?”
Since the rumors started, Smith hasn’t said anything about them on social media. This could possibly be because she’s not allowed to talk about it, or maybe because he hasn’t actually been released.
However, she took to Instagram yesterday to post a picture of Mandeecees’ friends and to respond to rumors that her man is a free man.
“Now that I have a free second…if it doesn’t come from me. It’s probably not true. You know they love to speculate and exaggerate. @2thejew you got Instagram in a frenzy over that old pic! @babyjunior_stp, Preme…y’all go hard! He sends his love #rorolife #freethatman #nowbacktoworkIgo #filmlife #2daysinharlem”
Some of her followers are still not buying it though, wondering why he would mislead people on his Instagram page, and thinking that he possibly is “free,” as in, on bail, and that she just can’t talk too much about his case because it’s still pending. Whatever is going on, we just hope for the best for his kids at this point.
What do you think? Could he be free?