Reality stars, Kandi Burrus from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Tamar Braxton from The Braxton Family Values, Evelyn Lozada from Basketball Wives and Chrissy Lampkin from Love & Hip Hop, sat down for an exclusive interview with Vibe. Inside the mag, ladies shared what it was like to be on reality TV, their experience with the shows and what they learned from it. Read the highlights below.
On what made them decide to be a part of reality show: Chrissy: They offered Jimmy [her fiancé, rapper Jim Jones] a show years ago and he wasn’t really interested. It was something that sparked my interest. It felt like something fun. There was another opportunity brought to me for a show with some other girls and it didn’t pan out. I came home upset and disappointed and Jimmy’s response was, “If you really wanna do this reality TV thing, since they offered it to me, I’ll put a call in and see if they’re still interested.” Kandi: I wasn’t even thinking about reality television. I didn’t think they would really want me on [Real Housewives] because I’m not married, but they decided they wanted me to be a part of it. Evelyn: I was a little skeptical in the beginning, but Shaunie and I have been friends for a few years. She called me up and pitched the show. I didn’t sign on to beREAD MORE
Although Season 2 of Love&Hip Hop came to an end, we still have a reunion episode airing this upcoming Monday. Word is, the relationships between ladies are still so tensed that they refused to be in one room with each other. Executive Producer, Mona Scott Young had to do one-on-one interviews with each cast member. During the reunion we will find out more about why Somaya was missing majority of the episodes? Is Emily and Fabolous back together? Will Chrissy finally tie the knot with Jim Jones? And who decided to quit the show for good? Meanwhile, peep the teaser where Chrissy goes in at Yandy. SMH!
Here’s a sneak peek of what we should expect to see on Monday. First let’s start with Kimbella and Ericastarting a fight once again. I don’t really root for anyone on this show, but this time I really think someone needs to slap the piss out of Erica’s behind. The girl is nuts. Plus I still can’t understand what level is she talking about? She’s doing the same thing Kimbella was doing career wise and not to hate on model/video vixens, but I don’t think there are any levels at what they do. Anyway, watch the sneak peek of their altercation below and jump inside to see Olivia confronting Chrissy about Miami fight.
The YBF caught up with Love&Hip Hop star Yandy Smith who also happened to be Jim Jones producer. With the recent fight that broke between Kimbella and newcomer, Erica, Yandy was accused of stirring up and instigate the fights on the show. However, Yandy says it’s not like that at all and producers should be blamed instead.Check out the interview below.
On being a common denominator between both fights and bringing new people around: “What you have to understand is that you don’t just bring who you want. It’s very real…..but situational. They tell you who to bring and it’s very set up. If I come to an event with someone, its because that’s who they told me to bring. The night before the fight, I had just met Erica. They (the producers) introduced her to me. She said she had researched me and she really wanted to work with me because she wanted to get in the industry. And during dinner, she even mentioned Kimbella’s name in passing when talking about my other clients. And she was telling me that she’s not like anyone I have ever worked with and I kinda liked her vibe. But the way it was edited, it looks like she was dissing Kimbella during dinner and then they showed us high-fiving! Now….why would I go to dinner with this girl and let her talk about my friend and then, the next day, bring her to a lunch Kimbella invited me too? We never know exactly what we are walking into, and when I watched it on tv, I felt like it was a set up.”
GlobalGrind caught up with Love&Hip Hop star Somaya Reece recently to chit-chat her about second season of Love& Hip Hop, her co-start on the show and much more. She sounds like a hard working girl, who knows what she wants. Peep what she had to say below and share your thoughts.
On the new season and story line: “I think last season was really about Somaya, in more ways than one. The reason why you see me more was to focus on my music. A lot of things go overshadowed in season one because of all the fighting, so this time around I’m just really focused on getting a investor, getting my team right. Maurice was never a good team to work with, which you will see. So I fired him; I’m not working with him anymore. I promote people not being violent towards women, abusing women physically or verbally. That’s something that he did to Chrissy Continue reading →