Last nights episode of Love and Hip Hop was filled with drama here’s part of Â what VH1 had to say.
Episode 6 ofÂ Love and Hip Hop AtlantaÂ focused on the struggles of local ATL talent Rasheeda and her husbandger, Kirk. Rasheeda has 5 albums under her belt and a â€œsituationâ€ with Jive Records that has ultimately petered out and dissolved into nothing. Now that sheâ€™s pushing well into her 30s, sheâ€™s smartly starting to question if sheâ€™s ever going to pop off.
Her insecurities about her flailing career are only intensified by the embarrassingly lackluster launch event that her husbandger organizes for her new single. Kirk booked a large club venue but forgot to pack the room with bodies. That room was emptier than Terrell Owensâ€™Â bank account. Couldnâ€™t Kirk have at least put out the call on Twitter for the ratchet and stank to come on through? Free drinks wouldâ€™ve had that room packed like the hair on K. Michelleâ€™s head.
Fed up with all the fail, Rasheeda goes off to see the Wicked Witch of ATL: Deb Antney.
Deb Antney is Wacka Flockaâ€™s mother and manager, but sheâ€™s truly a force of her own. She helped establish Nicki Minaj in the early days of her career, so Rasheeda comes to her for a career check-up of sorts.
Nicki Minaj is not an official cast member ofÂ Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, but she might as well be given how much the cast members drop her name. First, Joseline mentioned Nicki when she was beefing with Karlie and now Rasheeda mentioned Nicki in relation to her work with Deb.
Rocking a variation of Justin Bieberâ€™s swoop hairstyle, Debâ€™s rough face and tough voice match her brutal assessment of Rasheedaâ€™s career. In short, she says that D-Lo, her husbandâ€™s company, has got to go. This, strangely, reduces Rasheeda to tears. She came to Deb because she wanted to find out what was wrong with her career and she knew that Kirk was part of the problem, so in essence, she got the answer she was seeking. But all of a sudden, she wants to act brand new.
Deb Antney has the demeanor and presence of a womenâ€™s prison guard, so itâ€™s hard to imagine Rasheeda being man-handled by her, but we all know Rasheeda ainâ€™t gonna leave Kirk anyway, so this was just an opportunity for Deb to promote herself and collect a check.
Later in the episode, when Rasheeda confesses to Kirk that she had a meeting with Deb, he stares at her with a Sweet BrownÂ â€œAinâ€™t Nobody Got Time for Thatâ€Â look. He cuts to the chase: Is she going to fire him?
Rasheedaâ€™s walls come tumbling down and she says she doesnâ€™t want to say that. In her confessional interviews, Rasheeda says she would like for Kirk toÂ co-manageÂ her with somebody else. WTF? Where they do that at? If Beyonce can fire her daddy as her manager, then Rasheeda needs to grow a pair and cut her husband loose from the business side of her life. Heâ€™ll always be her husband but he doesnâ€™t have to be her manager.
Thereâ€™s always an element of artifice to these reality shows. People who would never be friends in real life are forced to go on international excursions together and put in situations that likely would neverÂ playÂ out in real life. But this â€œromanceâ€ between Karlie and Benzino is one of the most uninspired, fraudulentÂ relationshipsÂ in reality show history.
The pair conveniently â€œmeetâ€ in the parking lot after Karlieâ€™s meeting with Stevie J, and the romance moves quickly, as Benzino invites her over for dinner. Trying his best to be a Romeo, Benzino confesses to Karlie that sheâ€™s been on his mind. Karlie giggles and says she feels the same. Then Benzino presents Karlie with a book about filmmaking and some Godiva chocolates. To show her appreciation, Karlie hops up and sits on Benzinoâ€™s lap and proceeds to tongue the man down.
If sheâ€™s this hype over some presents that Benzino clearly ordered off ofÂ AmazonÂ at the last minute, you can only imagine what sheâ€™ll do if he buys her an expensive dinner. But really, whatâ€™s the difference between Karlie and Joseline again? Cause right now, Karlieâ€™s using her body to get ahead with Benzino just like Joseline soâ€¦.itâ€™s time for the pot to let the kettle be.
Nothing gets a good rapper down likeÂ childÂ support. Well, in Lilâ€™ Scrappyâ€™s case, weâ€™ll have to say likeÂ childÂ support and asthma, but really,Â childÂ support is the black manâ€™s kryptonite. It cripples hisÂ bank account, eating out of his groupies, hos and Long John Silverâ€™s budget, and forces him to be responsible for where he lays his seed. Imagine that.
So after kicking Erica to the curb for Shay, Scrappy meets up with Erica to, you know, find out if sheâ€™ll still hold him down with the whole taking him off ofÂ childÂ support thing. Erica, smartly, doesnâ€™t budge an inch and points out that she asked him forÂ moneyÂ last week, which he has yet to put into herÂ bank account. Scrappy mumbles about not getting around to it yet. So Erica breaks the bad news to him: No way, Jose. This sets Scrappy off into a fit and he demands to be de-micâ€™d and storms out of theÂ house. Score one more for Erica.
Silly Shay tries toÂ playÂ a middlewoman in the situation, running to Scrappyâ€™s mother, Momma Dee, for a lunch meeting. But sheâ€™d be wise to mind her business.Â ChildÂ support is not a game and sheâ€™s barely even a player in Scrappyâ€™s life. Let Erica handle her business because if Shay got knocked up by Scrappy, sheâ€™d be doing the same thing.
Later in the episode, Erica meets up with her mother for advice. Speaking with the fire and passion of a Baptist preacher at a Sunday service, Ericaâ€™s mom tells her daughter HELL NAW, to taking Scrappy off ofÂ childÂ support.
Ericaâ€™s response: Mmhmmm, girl. Here’s the show…
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