No New Fans: Reality TV Show Characters We Thought We Liked

June 10, 2013  |  
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Reality shows let us get a behind the scenes look at the lifestyles of the movers and shakers in the industry. But we don’t always like what we see. Sometimes the more we get to know about these “celebrities,” the less we like them. Can you relate when it comes to these “characters”?

K. Michelle

We wanted to be on K. Michelle’s team so bad. She started the show as a battered woman who’d been cheated out of her opportunity in the lime light.

But as time went on, it was clear that K. Michelle was all the way out of her mind. She can’t go anywhere without a fight or calling someone gay. Even her cast mates feed her with a long handle spoon and we’re finding it real hard to stay on her team. Love the music, but hate the ‘tude.

Erica Dixon

We were rooting for Erica Dixon. We even shaded Shay and Momma Dee for trying to get in the way of their happiness.

But Erica’s was the wrong team to get on. Most of us were through when she tried to put her paws on Momma Dee at the dinner table and you can include Lil’ Scrappy in that clique. He recently released these tweets about the state of his relationship:

“I’m so regretful of even tryin to get married n puttin that girl gonna show who tries to ruin their baby daddy life n he help build urs.”

“Sorry to say the women n my life didn’t put me on I put them on so how can they b richer than me, think people lol dnt listen to angry folks.”

“And on top of that Y’all go love somebody that only wanna be in the spotlight and love you and when the cam off she treat you like Shyte. I can’t.”

Those Black Men Digital pics sealed the deal.

Tami Roman

Tami has gone on record saying that she’ll try to tone it down for season 5 of “Basketball Wives” — and she may be telling the truth. While filming for BBW this time around Suzie Ketcham and Kenya Bell reportedly got into it and Tami kept it classy and walked away from the table. Will her new ladylike behavior be enough to get people back on her team after the way she bullied Keisha Nichols last season? We can’t say yet.

Ariane Davis

When Ariane encouraged her best friend MiMi to leave Stevie J, we all thought she had a good head on her shoulders.

That was before she tried to up her start status by going on The Breakfast Club — and defending domestic violence. When asked whether she believed Memphitz physically abused K. Michelle, she said:

“I wasn’t there…I don’t want to say I don’t believe either one of them. They both told me their stories personally.

“Women mess up too. I don’t know what she did to him. I’m not saying women should be hit, but sometimes b****es need to be slapped.”

We just can’t get behind that.

Chrissy Lampkin

Chrissy Lampkin is like that one friend that you love but duck because all she talks about is her miserable relationship. Chrissy first made the move to lock Jim down, we rooted for her. But Chrissy & Mr. Jones gave us second thoughts. All she does is whine: she wants a baby but she doesn’t. She wants to get married but she’s not ready. Girl, it’s not working. Maybe you should just move on — and stop fighting people over the man you’re not sure you want.

Olivia Longott

Is it just us or did Olivia get a little big for her britches? Her diva attitude is getting in the way of her career. We’d like Olivia better if she’d get down off of her high horse and play ball.


We thought Old Benzino would bring some wisdom to Love and Hip Hop. But all he ended up bringing was drama. First there was his phony relationship with Karly Redd. Then that he-said, she-said drama with Stevie J and Mr. Hernandez? And now this “Smashed Da Homie” nonsense. You’re never too old to grow up Mr. B.

Kenya Moore

We were excited when we heard that the glamorous former Miss USA was going to be on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Then she arrived and showed the world that she was more diva than we can handle. She needs to get Gone With the Wind for real.

Walter Jackson

When we jumped off team Kenya, we joined the castmates on team Walter. But then it turned out that Walter Jackson wasn’t above being shady to get his 15 minutes either. He showed up where he didn’t belong, tried to get on the other cast mates’ good sides and proved that birds of a feather really do flock together.

Kirk Frost

Kirk and K. Michelle’s beef made us feel some kinda way about Mr. Georgia Prune. Kirk was all the way out of line for confronting and threatening K. Michelle at her job after her confrontation with his wife. That is not how a real man deals with a woman. And claiming that K. Michelle threatened Rasheeda’s life by throwing a little hot wax on her was just unnecessary drama. Nowadays he’s rolling around like he’s some sort of bachelor too. Man you have a pregnant wife at home. Sit down!

Joe Budden

We still love Joe Budden the rapper. But Joe Budden the human being is a hot, emotional mess. Now we’re beginning to understand why Joe Budden has had beef with almost every rapper in the game.

Traci Steele

When Traci first popped up on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, we felt her struggle. DJ Babey Drew seemed to instigate some of her baby mama drama.

But when Traci tried to hold Drew’s business venture hostage, she started to look like the crazy one. You can’t tell a man what to do in his bed when you’re not together. She should have been paying attention to the details behind his new shoe store instead of the women involved in it.

Kim Zolciak

Kim got a lot of street cred for being the only white girl in the Real Housewives of Atlanta. But then she suddenly changed. Her abrupt exit from the show left us feeling some kind of way. And we still never got confirmation on whether or not she really dropped the n-bomb when she bounced.

Phaedra Parks

The Cougars of the world wanted to unite behind Phaedra. But as her 15 minutes unraveled, she started to look sort of shady. She was viciously jealous of Kenya Moore, worried about keeping Appollo on lock and quick to spill tea behind a “friend’s” backs. Plus there have been too many rumors about her corrupt begins to overlook.

Mona Scott-Young

We’re happy whenever we hear that a sister is doing big things in the industry. But many black folk blame Mona’s Love and Hip Hop shows for setting black folk back. We all laughed and Mona brought home a good pay check. But did all of that ratchetness really belong in the spotlight?

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