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‘I Would Die For Him:’ Amina Buddafly Dishes On Her Pregnancy And Why She’s Sticking With Peter Gunz
Things got very interesting during the “Love & Hip Hop” reunion show. Though his wife of at least a year, Amina Buddafly, revealed that she was pregnant with his child, Peter Gunz confessed in front of the live audience and cast members that he never would’ve married Amina had he known his ex, Tara, still loved him. The special ended with most viewers assuming that things were over between the reality TV newlyweds, but alas, the two are back together and preparing for the birth of their child.
“That broke me,” Amina confessed during an interview with The Breakfast Club.”After the reunion we were on and off for a while [...] I didn’t want nothing to do with nothing, but you know how this love this is. I love him to death. I would die for him.”
As for whether or not Peter feels the same way, the reality star says she definitely believes that he does, even though he tries to censor his love to appease Tara.
“I know for a fact that he definitely loves me with his heart,” explained Amina. “Everyone notices that he’s not really open like, ‘Oh, I really love Amina.’ He never does that—ever. To me, he does it. He does [feel bad]. He’s very open with [his love for me], but anywhere Tara will see it he won’t. It’s deep what he’s done to her.”
Peter didn’t really seem all that excited to learn that he was going to be a father at the reunion show, but now that she’s three months into her pregnancy, the “Don’t Wanna Be Right” singer says that Peter is very happy about the upcoming birth of his eighth child.
“I’m three months,” said Amina. “The thing is I told him [about the pregnancy] in front of everyone and that’s what made him so mad. He [felt] like he [couldn't] trust me in that moment.”
“Now he is excited, but he can’t openly say it like that because he feels guilty about Tara.”
Amina admits that she realizes this relationship with Peter is extremely abnormal and that there’s a huge chance that she may very well be placed in Tara’s position someday, but she adds that she wishes people would just let her live and experience whatever heartbreak is coming her way.
“[He's] probably not [going to be monogamous],” confessed Amina. “I just want everyone to let me be stupid and find out on my own. Then y’all can tell me, ‘Told you so.’ “
Watch Amina’s interview on the next page. Thoughts?
There certainly wasn’t enough time for Mo’Nique to even begin to sort through the issues shared between tumultuous duo Saigon and Erica Jean during the “Love & Hip Hop” reunion show taping. Thankfully, OWN star Iyanla Vanzant has decided to take the pair under her wing while helping them to resolve their issues so that they can become better co-parents to their son, Brian. Luckily for us, we get to see it all unfold on television. Saigon recently announced via Instagram that he and Erica will be appearing on the new season of “Iyanla: Fix My Life.”
“Ya’ll know I couldn’t let the story end like that,” he wrote. “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.”
Well, if any one can get to the bottom of their drama, it’s definitely Iyanla. And Saigon seems very excited about connecting with the 60-year-old life coach. He also shared a photo of her where he thanked God for being able to encounter such a person.
“Thank God for this beautiful black “woman”… Not female, “woman.” You know, those who RESPECT themselves…She is DEF what we needed. HBO, VH1 and now Oprah Network. Follow my moves… I couldn’t write my life story if I tried.. Maybe I should.. Hmmmmm.”
We’ll certainly be tuning in to see how this story unfolds. Will you?
‘I Already Have A Girl, I Don’t Need Another:’ Erica Mena Says She’s So Over Rich And Announces Plans To Marry Cyn
For two seasons we’ve witnessed “Love & Hip Hop” stars Rich Dollaz and Erica Mena repeatedly break up make up. But the video vixen and aspiring singer says that things are really over with Rich—for good this time. According to Erica, they no longer speak to one another anymore.
“No contact whatsoever and I’m going to leave it like that,” Erica said of the current status of her relationship with Rich during an interview with Sister 2 Sister. “I already have a girl. I don’t need another.”
As for Rich’s recent efforts to commit to and do right by her, Erica says his attempts were mostly fueled by his ego because he sees that she has moved on.
“When they see you’ve moved on and they see you happy, all of a sudden they want to give you what they were supposed to,” Erica explained. “I knew that was really why. He wanted to have that ‘I won’ kinda feel.”
“It was just me standing up for myself and knowing I deserve better. For two years, I was saying ‘yes, yes, yes,’ trying to make us work. I was dealing with a lot of b****es at the same time.”
Erica also responded to Rich’s claims that her girlfriend, Cyn, is merely a “prop” that she’s using to get his attention. According to Erica, he couldn’t be more wrong about her relationship with Cyn.
“I think he’s just bitter. He needs to say something to make him feel good about what the situation is. If that’s the case, he was a prop, too.”
“Yes, [marriage is] definitely [in the future],” she said. “No hesitation on that…real near, real, real near.”
Well an Erica Mena-Cyn Santana wedding would certainly make for an interesting fifth season.
Do you think Erica is really done with Rich for good?
Speaking of “Love & Hip Hop,” remember a few weeks ago when we told you about those rumors that newlyweds Peter Gunz and Amina Buddafly were expecting their first child together? Well, it’s looking more and more like those rumors may be true. HipHollywood recently caught up with the singer-turned-reality-star and though she didn’t confirm or deny the rumors, she encouraged fans to tune in to the season finale and reunion show to find out whether or not she’s expecting.
“Ooh, there’s a big, big rumor out there about that. I can’t really talk about that yet because that’s something that’s going to be revealed on the show still,” she said. “People have to stay tuned and watch to see really what’s going on.”
I know, I know, sort of a shameless plug to keep viewers intrigued. But if the rumors weren’t true wouldn’t she just say that? Most non-pregnant celebs get pretty bent out of shape over pregnancy rumors. What she did speak on, however, was the status of her relationship with Peter. During last week’s episode the two got into it when Peter revealed that he wasn’t really looking to have more children anytime soon. Despite their feud, Amina says they’re still together.
“What I can tell you is that we’re still together. We’re still married.”
As we can see, they definitely have their share of problems, but she assured her interviewer that she and Peter are committed to working through those issues.
“It’s rocky but we’re working it out. I love him.”
Oh, and in case you were concerned that the reunion show would be an absolute snooze fest, Amina insists that it’s going to be insane.
“The reunion show is going to be crazy. We taped it a few weeks back and it’s just madness, oh my God. I encourage everyone to watch it because it’s entertaining. It’s going to be entertaining for everyone. A lot of surprises and craziness.”
It’s going to be pretty interesting if in fact Amina is expecting, considering how Peter feels about having more children right now. Are you looking forward to seeing the rest of the season?
‘Love & Hip Hop LA’ Producers Reportedly Still Scrambling To Find Stars Weeks Before Filming Is Set To Begin
Last fall we told you that music-industry-vet-turned-reality-TV-producer Mona Scott-Young was looking to expand her “Love & Hip Hop” franchise to Los Angeles, California. However, there’s just one problem. According to TMZ, filming begins later this month and producers are still scrambling to secure a notable celebrity to headline the show.
If you recall, initially it was reported that Ray J was supposed to headline the spin-off with rumored romantic interest Teairra Mari. However, TMZ is reporting that “Love & Hip Hop LA” producers were unable to secure the deal because Ray had already committed to hosting Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club All-Stars” and would be unavailable for filming. As a result, the show reportedly remains without a celebrity headliner. You know what they say though, the show must go on. Sources close to production are saying that when filming begins this month, they will begin by following the storylines of the smaller stars who have already signed on to buy time, until they can secure a bigger name celebrity. The stars who have already been added to the cast reportedly include Brooke Valentine, video vixen Bria Myles, rapper Hazel-E and radio DJ Yesi Ortiz.
Things seem very shaky right now. Hopefully Mona can find a way to work her magic so that “Love & Hip Hop LA” doesn’t suffer the same fate as “The Gossip Game.”
Are there any celebrities that you’d like to see sign on for “Love & Hip Hop LA?”
Did He Do It For The Cameras? Tara Wallace Says Her Relationship With Peter Was Semi-Normal Before ‘Love & Hip Hop’
I remember watching the first episode of the current season of “Love & Hip Hop” and thinking to myself, “There’s no way that someone living as foul as Peter Gunz would sign up for a reality show.” Who in their right minds would know that they’re doing that much dirt and still volunteer to have their dirty laundry put on blast on national television? But just maybe it was all done to keep viewers engaged. During a recent interview with Mara the Hip Hop Socialite, Tara revealed that prior to the cameras rolling, her relationship with Peter was pretty normal.
“Before the show, we were functioning as a family,” explained the reality star. “We definitely had our issues; it was definitely things that I was fussing about, but nowhere near us not being together. Whatever the issues were, I kinda thought he was going through something, and that I needed to back off sometimes, or maybe I was being too hard on him, so we weren’t in the best of places, but I had no idea the severity of where we were.”
She went on to say that when filming for “Love & Hip Hop” first began, Amina was in a relationship with someone else.
“As far as I knew [Amina was in a relationship with someone else when they began filming], and they were still kind of going back-and-forth,” Tara continued. “So that’s kinda the place I was in my head, which is even why when we talk on Instagram, and people go ‘well why didn’t you see those pictures?’ Because as far as I knew, she was still going back-and-forth in her relationship, and her and Peter had just become friends. Now when I saw the pictures, of course I began to question, and I’m like that doesn’t make sense. I ‘m like, wait a minute – what’s going on here?”
Whether it was done for TV purposes or not, unfortunately, there are children stuck in the middle of the messy love triangle that Peter created. But so far, it looks like they’ve been shielded from the drama, as they aren’t even aware that their parents are no longer together.
“Our children don’t know exactly what’s going on,” said Tara. “Our children don’t understand that we’re going through a breakup, so I do bite a bit of the humble pie for the sake of our kids so that we don’t disturb the functionality of the household. But I’m moving to another apartment in the next couple of weeks, and we will not obviously be moving together, so they will know at some point. Very soon I will have to tackle and address this issue with my boys.”
One thing is for sure, Peter’s messy antics definitely secured them all a spot for next season.
When fans first tuned in to “Love & Hip Hop” at the start of the season, most came to a few conclusions:
1. Peter Gunz must be New York’s version of Stevie J.
2. This would, of course, make Tara LHHNY’s MiMi.
3. And Amina would be assuming the role of Joseline.
The insane love triangle involving Joseline, Stevie and MiMi was reality TV gold and somehow, Mona Scott-Young was able to recreate that on-screen magic with her New York cast. With all of that being said, it’s only natural that the Atlanta cast would be able to identify with this storyline. The Jasmine Brand recently caught up with MiMi, who expressed empathy for Tara.
“Like really Peter, you’re gonna do that?” questioned MiMi. “I know it’s a little bit like my situation but that goes on everyday in every state. It’s not just me and him [Stevie], Peter doing what he’s doing. It is very entertaining, my heart goes out to Tara, I feel your pain.”
“It’s insane. It’s very entertaining, I cannot lie. Every Monday, I’m like, ‘What the f**k are they about to do next?!”
Speaking of cheaters, MiMi says she’s in the process of penning a book about dating industry guys.
“It will be about dating a man in the industry. It will also have short stories from different women. It won’t be about just me, I will incorporate other people I know. All stories of other women that have had similar experiences in their life too.”
Maybe she can get Tara on board. Would you read a book written by MiMi?
There has been tons of speculation about Mo’Nique’s next move since she reemerged on the scene back in May when she opened up about her strained relationship with BET and the cancellation of “The Mo’Nique Show.” First there was talk that the actress and comedian made amends with BET and would be returning to the network with a new series. Then, in October, word got out the she’s collaborating with ABC for a new daytime talk show believed to be airing in September 2014. While we’re happy to hear about all of the lovely new projects Mo has in the works, we kind of miss her and were hoping that she would be returning to TV a little sooner than the fall. Luckily for us, it appears that our wish has been granted.
“Love & Hip Hop” producer Mona Scott-Young wears many hats, but it looks like she may have taken off her hat as reunion show host and passed the baton to another well-deserving media maven. Yes, that’s right. It looks like Mo’Nique will be hosting this season’s “Love & Hip Hop” reunion show. This will be fairly interesting to see, as these reunion shows can get pretty wild, but Mo has a way of keeping out-of-control reality stars in check. Remember when she hosted “Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School?”
In other “Love & Hip Hop” news, as many of you ladies predicted, it looks like it may be a wrap for Erica’s relationship with Cyn. After sharing a photo of herself and Mo’Nique on the set of the reunion show, she shared a photo of herself and Cyn with a caption that reads:
“I’m sorry if I EVER hurt you! I never meant too and I hope you know your PERFECT! & that’s why I Love you! Forgive me @Cynsantana You have Always been good to me!! Thank You!”
If we had to take a guess, we’d say that Cyn probably caught Erica in some love triangle messiness. Side note: Have you noticed that at the end of like every season Erica gets called out for creeping around? Anyway, we’re sure that the reunion will be filled with lots of drama.
Will you be tuning in?
Things are certainly heating up in the new season of “Love & Hip Hop.” In the last episode, Peter Gunz’s mistress-turned-wife, Amina Buddafly, was made aware that her husband’s philandering ways hadn’t changed a bit, as he was still sleeping with his sons’ mother, Tara Wallace. The love triangle seemed quite complicated already, but now it looks like thing may be getting even more complicated.
According to All Hip Hop, just months after saying “I do,” Amina may already be pregnant with Peter’s baby. The rumor reportedly began with Power 105.1 “The Breakfast Club” host Angela Yee and will be announced when the “Love & Hip Hop” reunion show, which was taped earlier this week, when it airs on VH1. So far neither Amina or Peter have chosen to comment on the rumors, but we’re pretty sure a confirmation or denial will be made in the weeks to come.
If, in fact, Amina is pregnant by Peter, this could be a troubling situation—considering Peter’s financial struggles and all. It also appears that both parties are second-guessing their decision to tie the knot. Not to mention his apparent inability to remain faithful to one woman for an extended period of time. One thing is for sure, if the rumors do turn out to be true, it’ll be reality TV gold for the show’s executive producer, Mona Scott-Young. We’ll continue to keep you posted as this story develops.
A lot of people are wondering when popular television networks will do away with their never-ending rosters of reality TV shows and bring back well-written sitcoms and series. “Love & Hip Hop” star K. Michelle recently sat down with theGrio and discussed the reign of reality TV. According to K, as long as nosy people are around, reality shows will continue to thrive.
“As long as people are nosy I think reality TV will be OK,” said the “V.S.O.P.” singer. “The mistakes that a lot of reality shows are doing. It’s not reality. As long as they can try to function and focus on reality I think it will be around for a while.”
She also discussed toning down her sometimes erratic behavior for the sake of her image.
“I don’t think it’s an all the way new [K. Michelle]. I just don’t put myself in a lot of situations when I need to react. I’m just enjoying being on the road, doing what I love and just, being away from a lot of conflict that I used to be in,” said the reality star.
“A lot of things that happened to me made me angry, made me pop off and I be ready to knock somebody out but now I am trying to avoid situations with a lot of conflict and just trying to work through it.”
Watch her interview on the next page. Do you agree that nosy people make reality shows popular?