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“That man beat my ass.” Most of us remember the episode of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” quite well. The tears K. Michelle shed when she told Rasheeda about the abuse she endured at the hands of her ex-boyfriend were unforgettable. The tears were in response to Rasheeda, who with the straightest of faces, told K. Michelle that the story she had just shared with her probably didn’t happen.
At the time, we didn’t know who “that man” was. But people starting putting the puzzle pieces together and were able to surmise that she was talking about record-producer Memphitz. And it wasn’t long before he came forward, denying K. Michelle’s claims, attempting to tear down her credibility in the process.
The “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” scene with Rasheeda was hard to watch. One, because K. Michelle was reliving a real hurt. But mostly because Rasheeda, her castmate, another woman, should have been able to listen supportively. Even if in knowing Memphitz, she had reason to doubt her accusations, telling K. Michelle that she was lying was just not the right move.
Sadly, Rasheeda wasn’t the first or the last woman to tell K. Michelle they believed she was lying about the whole ordeal.
After her, there was Toya Wright, Memphitz’s current [estranged] wife. She quickly grew tired of hearing K. Michelle talk about her family and had some less than pleasant things to say about the singer turned reality star. After K. Michelle appeared on Wendy Williams talking about the abuse from Memphitz, Toya commented on Instagram saying “fuck K.” Then in an interview with The Jasmine Brand, Toya blasted K. Michelle for not having any proof of her allegations against Memphitz.
“If somebody abuse you like that, where is the proof, where is the police report, where is the pictures, where is the messages that you said he sent threats to your kid and threatened to kill your child?…It don’t matter about love, you would be in jail if you threaten my kid…And she’s saying that I said all this stuff about her, pull it up, where is it?”
Then she took it a step further:
“Anybody that knows him for real just be like ‘what is wrong with this girl?’ And the crazy part about it is everybody say that you crazy and you hit them. You the abuser.”
Then Tamar, Toya and Memphitz’s friend, jumped into the mix. Subtweeting K. Michelle, but @ mentioning Toya, telling her to ignore the haters and enjoy her marriage. She’s also called K. Michelle a liar flat out, instructing her via Twitter, that it was time to tell the truth.
But this weekend, when Memphitz’s defamation suit was thrown out, it seemed that K. Michelle finally received public vindication.
After a years-long battle, during his deposition, while he was under oath, Memphitz finally admitted that not only did he smother K. Michelle with a pillow but also that he threatened to kill her son. Sounds pretty abusive to me.
And now that the truth has come from Memphitz’s own lips, I wonder how all the women who rode for him are feeling these days. Perhaps, quite salty.
I doubt that this will ever happen, but it really wouldn’t be a bad idea for Rasheeda, Toya, and Tamar to issue an apology to K. Michelle. Each of these women went out of their way to drag K’s name through the mud when she was telling the truth the whole time.
It’s incredibly mind boggling that Memphitz would attack K. Michelle for years in interviews, over social media and through others, only to eventually acknowledge that he did what she said he did. What was it all for? Surely, he didn’t go through all of this just to get attention. Either way, I’m sure homeboy is looking a bit unrecognizable to quite a few people right now. And perhaps this is the man K. Michelle knew all along.
I can understand that each of these ladies had other reasons to dislike K. Michelle. Hell, she’s not exactly my favorite either, but an apology is in order.
The notion that these ladies should apologize is not one I came up with on my own. The Shade Room reports that a mutual friend of Toya, Tamar and Tiny, Sabrina, who owns a business women-empowerment business called The Glam University, wrote an Instagram comment, saying the women treated K. Michelle horribly throughout this whole ordeal.
I agree with Sabrina not only because they called her everything but a child of God; but also because in claiming that she was lying and denying her right to tell her story, they also showed other women, who may share a similar experience, how their stories will be received if they decide to share. That unknown woman, perhaps with a smaller platform than K. Michelle’s, will be told she’s a liar, people will try to silence her and her character will be attacked.
Outside of the far off land called celebrity, we regular folk can all learn something from this. Just because you dislike a woman, even if you have good reason to, doesn’t mean she should not be allowed to speak her truth, without ridicule and degradation. As fellow women, sisters in the struggle against misogyny, we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss stories of abuse, especially when it could be, and in the case of Tamar, has been one of us.
A lot of popular musicians admire one another and often work together on projects. But every now and then, these people try to come together to create an actual supergroup of sorts. Multiple established individuals working under one name, one sound. And while the idea of supergroups is cool, many don’t make it. Why? Label conflict, big egos, and sometimes, fans just aren’t feeling what they’re selling. Here are 10 examples of supergroups that have been a bust for a variety of reasons.
Ever wonder what it’d be like if “Real Housewives of Atlanta” crossed over with “Love and Hip Hop”? Meet Peach Candy. Comprised of singer/songwriter Kandi Burruss and rapper Rasheeda Buckner-Frost, the duo provided a unique sound of crunk/hip-hop tracks with an R&B flare. The group disbanded because of their busy schedules and never released an album (they ladies are still close friends though). But they did release several singles like “Crazy,” “Bam,” “Wish I Never” and “Rain At Home” featuring Lil Scrappy.
So whose little man is this? It’s Kirk and Rasheeda Frost’s baby boy, Karter. Remember when Kirk was acting a fool on “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” and in his disappointment that Rasheeda was pregnant again (they have another son named Ky), tried to claim that their unborn son wasn’t his? You know, even though he was the run out here jumping in hot tubs with scandalous folks? Well, thankfully, Kirk got it together, and off-camera, he and Rasheeda are crazy about their little tyke, posting many photos of the curly-haired cutie on their Instagram pages. Definitely a very beautiful family. Check out more pics of the little lad and his mom and dad below (and on the next page).
Look at this adorable curly haired child! This little one year old boy’s mother posted this collage of pictures of him on her Instagram page recently. Can you guess who his parents are? Here are a couple of hints.
1. Both his mother and father are on a hit reality tv show
2.His father has been a bit shady in the past but many believe it was all for the cameras.
3. His mother is a rapper and businesswoman.
At some point or another, most “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” fans have probably starred blankly at the television, wondering why Rasheeda is still putting up with Kirk’s nonsense. As if he didn’t do enough damage last season by stepping out on her and asking her to abort their child, he seems to be up to the same foolish shenanigans this season. But Rasheeda says she’ll continue to fight to keep their marriage together until there’s no fight left in her because although things are really bad now, they’ve had some amazing times as well.
“Although we have these bumps, it’s been hella years of just really great times and beautiful marital bliss to a certain extent. I feel like I’ll work on it until you ain’t go no more fight,” the new mom told VH1. And even if a lot of times you might look crazy, it’s all about your own heart.”
She went on to say that what she does in her marriage won’t be swayed by public opinion because there’s no way viewers can have an accurate picture of what’s going on in their relationship.
“It ain’t what the f*ck everybody’s opinion is about your marriage because people see those two minutes of a clip, and don’t see everything else that happens.”
As for whether or not the two will consider legally separating for a while, Rasheeda says:
“I think it’s always a possibility. Some people don’t believe in it and I’ve seen people who have verbally said they don’t believe in it and have been divorced. I think it’s something that can happen. You can’t really call it because you never know what could really happen. I just feel like with me I went into a committed situation, and now we have these bumps that we’re going through.”
Rasheeda also touched on Kirk’s most recent stunt, where he tried to hire a woman he met at a bar to be their son’s nanny.
“My real first thoughts were ‘Oh this must be one of your little cousins or some sh*t that I don’t remember.’ That’s what I was thinking,” she explained. “The reason I didn’t go H.A.M is because I think sometimes you need to know a what a situation is first. I called it right because I don’t think she knew what she was walking in to.”
“One thing about a man is that if they’re going to do certain things, you shouldn’t lay everything out,” the reality star continued. “So I was like let me be calm to see what she was told. ‘What was said. What was done? The reason why you’re here?’ Let me find that out first before I tell him to escort your little boney a** out the door. Even though I was fired up I felt like I needed to be grown though.”
Well, all we can say is best of luck to them.
For nearly two years, Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta has brought us the rachet drama we can’t help but love and loathe. To celebrate the show’s third season (which kicked off last week) we’re taking a look back at 15 of the biggest scandals to come out of the Atlanta franchise… so far.
Mimi and Nikko’s Sex Tape
Last month Mimi and Nikko devised a whole new use for shower rods in a sex tape salaciously titled Mimi and Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta.
If you caught Wednesday’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” chances are you witnessed Kirk Frost swab his infant son on national television with the intent of establishing paternity of the child. It’s no secret that Kirk, for whatever reason, had doubts about whether or not Rasheeda had been faithful to him. But seeing him swab baby Karter for the world to see was a bit much. According to Kirk, he has been through a paternity mix-up before and simply wished to avoid going through it again.
“I’m going to be honest. It’s a honest answer,” Kirk expressed during a recent appearance on the Ryan Cameron show. “First of all, I found out I had another child, I met him when he was almost 18 years old. I felt like another guy was raising my child until he was 18 years old. I feel like I was robbed of knowing I had a child for that many years. For me, if I have anymore kids, I don’t want to take the woman’s word on it. I want to check myself.”
As for the scene where he swabs little Karter, Kirk says:
“That’s me checking to make sure that’s my child. Everybody talking about how light skin your kids, I’m not going to torture myself and sit here and listen, now I know. I’m not saying its right or wrong, I’m just tired of that.”
“It makes me sounds crazy, but when you have a child where does it come from? It comes out of a woman. We have to take your word. Are you perfect? Wife don’t mean that I should believe you.”
“He sounds like a fool,” Rasheeda interjected. “I’ve never put you in a situation to feel like you needed to swab Karter. You stepped out.”
The reality stars also confirmed recent rumors that producers have beefed up security during “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” filming sessions.
“Our job is crazy, you’re going through metal detectors,” said Kirk.
“It’s like that, now even when we’re working they take on extra precautions not only to protect you, maybe from getting into it with another cast mate but other people who just wilding out,” Rasheeda added. “People do crazy stuff—so we have to keep extra security on deck because people be getting out of hand.”
Rasheeda has really tough skin. That’s all I’ll say.
Watch part one of their interview below. Check the next page for part two.
This week on Love & Hip-Hop Rasheeda talked about being in a relationship with her estranged husband, Kirk, for 17 years. That seemed like an awfully long time looking at the youthful new mother and rapper, but this throwback pic of the two rocking Karl Kani and Tommy together is all the proof we need that the pair has been an item for nearly two decades.
Rasheeda’s Instagram fan page posted the #TBT photo above under the @rasheeda_bosschick username and when I saw the pic it was just too good not to share. The pre- Mr. and Mrs. Frost look so cute together in what I assume was their late teens or early 20s hanging out together young and in love. So far, neither half has endorsed the photo with a retweet, but we wonder if they saw the photo would it help them get back to better times when they were deeply in love and committed to one another. Ooops, almost forgot Rasheeda’s still doing her part so perhaps Kirk is the only one who needs to see this. Feel free to Tweet him and pass the love along.
It’s time to give credit where credit is due because Love & Hip-Hop‘s Rasheeda is looking amazing after giving birth to a baby boy last year.
The reality star took to her Instagram account Friday to show off her #BounceBack progress with the photo above, writing:
Soooooo #babykarter is now 7 months old & I’m still working on my #bounceback the 1st pick is how I look today!! I still have several lbs to drop…. I’m about 200lbs in the middle picture (Whewwww Chile). The b4 pic was me b4 gettin preggos I was so in shape & small. I think ima keep a lil thickness tho but for now I wanted to show you guys my results so far. A decent diet nothing to crazy, exercise & a few stomach detox wraps is what I’ve been doing ohh & lots of water!! #grindlife#teamgetfit #thebouncebackisreal #workoutflow#teamstaymotivated
I don’t know about you, but I’m motivated and I didn’t even have a baby! The best thing about Rasheeda’s pic is that her progress is realistic. These days women, particularly famous women, are expected to snap back within a months, sometimes even weeks, of giving birth. To go from 200 pounds to the size she is today is an amazing feat for Rasheeda and I’m willing to be she’ll maintain her get it right get it tight figure quite well from here on out. What do you think? Check out another pic of Rasheeda in workout mode on the next page.
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.