For The Love Of Ray J 2 Recap – Episode 3 – Smash Back

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Homey smashing? Oh, we back on that again?

Hey guys, did you know that Lava is an artist?

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It is true. She sketches a picture of Ray J based on the cover art to the soundtrack of this very show. She is also, apparently, here to make husbands as we see her interview that she expects Ray to put a ring on her finger. “He’s going to be my husband, of course,” she says. Of course. Duh. Assuming anything else would just be absurd. Lava finishes her sketch and shares it:

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Exotica takes exception to this, saying it looks like a police sketch, which is actually a spot-on way of describing this less-than-spot-on rendering.

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“Of,” “from,” no matter. She is foreign — I forgive her for her prepositions. Regarding her craft, Lava explains, “Whatever comes from here, I just let it come out and put it on there.” In that sentence, “here” seems to signify something internal, and not a CD booklet. Strange. Anyway, she is openly laughed at. Her peers do the work so you don’t have to. They’re really generous this season!

The girls get a typically oblique video message from Ray and are shuttled to a warehouse-type building where they meet:

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After seeing the JabbaWockeeZ on ANTM earlier this cycle, and now Super Cr3w on this, it’s becoming clear that America’s Best Dance Crew is a wonderful launching pad for reality TV appearances. Could be worse — they could be confined to a life of merely watching reality TV. Don’t dream it – appear on an episode of it. And if all else fails, blog it. Take it from a pro!

The girls have to put together a one-minute routine that will inevitably pale in comparison to what they just witnessed. An audience will weigh in, and whichever team gets the biggest applause will win a date with Ray. The teams are divided thusly:

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That’s Jaguar, Extra, Caliente, Exotica and Paradeez on a team they name:

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Then there’s…

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…Popper, Flossy, Platinum, Heartbreaker and Adorable on a team called…

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Finally…

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…Luscious, Lava, Just Right and Mz Berry round things out with a team called…

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Oh, the forthcoming irony. For you see, as they rehearse…

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…Ray has a little discussion with the man who’ll be providing today’s musical accompaniment, DJ Dre Sinatra…

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He looks like a smashable version of Cypress Hill’s B-Real.

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I use the word “smash” because that’s what DJ Dre (a name, by the way, that’s a flick away from being a tongue twister) and Luscious did, apparently. Not agaaaaaaaaain! Let me guess: Luscious is also pregnant with Ray’s baby haha no she’s not? When’s that gonna happen this season?

Whatever. The girls rehearse. Popper is not good at popping, and Just Right assures us that Talk of the Town is focused on more technical stuff than just shaking their butts. If there’s any word to describe an aspiring America’s Best Dance Crew performance, it’s definitely “technical.”

The girls finish their rehearsing and a crowd materializes.

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The host of today’s event will be none other than Lala…

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It’s really nice to know that Lala is there whenever VH1 needs her. Little VH1 babies need sitting? Lala can do it! Programming’s feeling under the weather? Lala’s got a 24-hour one-woman show that she’s been dying to share! VH1 stubbed a toe? Lala’s got 10! Like a good neighbor, Lala is there.

The performances begin.

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Extra would seem to be reliable along the same lines as Lala. You have a dance routine? Extra’s got a split. Hearbreaker refers to this team as “Hot Damn Strippers.” I’ll let her be the one to sum up the performance, then. I couldn’t possibly be more succinct than that.

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The Stingrays are so ridiculous.

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At times, they appear to be dancing in slow motion. At the end of their performance, they are actually booed, which is pretty harsh from an audience that’s obviously them for free.

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That’s showbiz, I guess.

Finally, Talk of the Town go and kick serious…

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…sexy…

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…ass.

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The audience is polled. The Stingrays get the strongest reaction – a chorus of boos with some shouts of, “Go home!” peppered in. For their technical prowess, Talk of the Town end up victorious.

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This bothers Caliente so.

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In an interview, in which we get to see the extent of her boob-framing handiwork…

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…she explains, “All the time I’m in the line for win, and never win. Ees no fair.” I mean, yeah, join the club. It’s called the For the Love of Ray J 2 cast club. Even if this is a little silly, Ray comforts her, which is nice and different than the way other personalities run their shows (ahem). He really cares! Or at least, he has those elusive personality enhancements we call manners. So rare on VH1! Are those diamonds or just pleasantries you’re blinging?

That doesn’t mean he’s a total softie, however. At home, Ray just happens to run into Luscious and Platinum in his bathroom. This doesn’t anger him, of course, but he does take the opportunity to ask Luscious if there’s anything she’d like to tell him, nudge nudge.

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Nothing other than she looks predictably fantastic without makeup.

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In a foreboding tone, Ray promises that they will be having a one-on-one conversation during their date tomorrow. As if that’s supposed to scare her. Please, Ray: don’t threaten her with a good time.

Anyway, that’s tomorrow. On the menu now is a two-on-one with Lava and Mz Berry.

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Ray asks Mz Berry about her past relationship — she married her ex at a young age, and it turned out that he wasn’t for her. It wasn’t her truth, she explains grown-and-sexily. Ray, in turn, says he’s open talking about his past so Lava asks him about his “craziest past.” Underscoring the awkwardness of this phrase, Ray asks, “My craziest past?” Yeah, Ray. Just go with it. Lava elaborates: “Has a girl ever physically done anything to you?” Oh, lots of girls have physically done things with Ray. We have evidence of that, which would stand up in court.

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Anyway, it hasn’t gotten too rough, since what Lava is talking about is violence. “I’ve hit before,” she admits. Gee, I never would have gathered that watching her gleefully wield a butcher knife last episode. Thanks for filling in that blank, Lava! She adds, at the same time, she does like aggressiveness. Well, then deciding to live in a house with a bunch of women fighting over the same man was the right life choice for her! This is Lava’s truth.

When dinner is over, Ray announces that he’s taking the girls to an “urban-riffic” club. I kinda wish it were a Tigger-ific club instead, just because I’ve always wanted to witness a room full of bouncy, friendly tigers. Oh well, maybe next time.

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Lava gets all up on Ray like…hot on lava, actually.

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I could seriously provide at least double this amount of evidence, but I’ll spare you. Besides, Ray’s impression does a great job of summing everything up:

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When Lava finally unclenches, Mz Berry and Ray are able to share some time together…

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…and it is at this point that Lava notes she starts to “feel a little…funny.” Up till this point, she’s been acting…funny, so it’s something of a relief that her insides caught up with her outsides.

At home, it continues.

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A gaggle of girls beckon Ray out to the pool, but Lava’s still acting…funny, so he tends to her. He really is considerate, or at least possessed with enough sense so that he appears to be so. He really tries hard with Lava, who at this point is only offering: “I don’t like the whole emotional thing, so I’m just trying to hide.” That is the kind of person you want to be having a conversation with ladies and gentlemen. Lava doesn’t like the openness of the living room, so they retreat to Ray’s bedroom.

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It turns out that Lava doesn’t think that the girls in the pool deserve a “treat” (i.e. Ray’s presence, which is an equation I’m sure he enjoyed, regardless of his justified annoyance at the situation), because they didn’t go harder and more creatively during the challenge. Challenge, schmallenge, Lava: horny is horny.

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And that’s not even an ultimatum, it’s a command. Lava is bold! I like her nerve almost as much as I like watching her behave in a cartoonishly misguided manner. This is a two-for-one deal Lava’s giving us. She continues by saying that it hurts for her to break it down like this. “I don’t want to come out and say what I really want to say,” says Lava. Something tells me otherwise. (Namely, the first half of that sentence.) Ray chomps his gum furiously, but otherwise remains cool. He tells Lava to let her know when she’s ready to talk.

Downstairs, there is wet canoodling.

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Hilariously, Lava watches it all from the balcony:

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If only she’d learn to communicate effectively, she too could be lifted from the water by Ray. When Ray retires to his room for some PT (that’s “private time,” not, unfortunately, “potty talk”) with Flossy…

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…Lava is still there! Instead of even acknowledging her, Ray decides for to do his PT (or PeTting?) in the closet with Flossy…

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…which, of course, Lava watches…

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Well, at least she got to really see what she’s not getting. At least she isn’t leaving with too much curiosity.

The next day, Ray takes Just Right and Luscious shopping for sporty shoes.

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Just Right suggests Ray try on a pair that ends up being women’s shoes…

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…and then they have a very awkward and sparse exchange regarding the fact that she did nothing last night but shower and lie in bed. Between that and her implications about the size and femininity of Ray’s feet, you can see why he wasn’t more eager to talk.

Then, they get gelato, which seems to please Just Right greatly.

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She must experience her joy alone because she is soon sent away so that Ray can grill Luscious on Dre. “You know my DJ Dre Sinatra?” asks Ray. “Yeah,” says Luscious. “Like know Dre?” asks Ray. Luscious says they’re friends on Twitter. “But do you know Dre Sinatra? Like, know Dre?” Ray presses on. Look, if you want a direct answer, ask a direct question. This is like probing with an extremely blunt object — we aren’t headed toward the truth, just cruisin’ for a bruisin’.

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She says that they talked and hung out and that was that. Ray says the word “know” 5,000 more times with varying emphasis until Luscious finally admits that she and Dre “messed around.” And so it is confirmed: more homies have been smashed. “She smashed the homey,” is the new “It’s a Small World,” and just as wet as the accompanying ride.

Once home, Luscious packs her bags — she thinks she’s leaving. This vexes Platinum so much that she talks to Ray about this.

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The last time we saw this level of support and consideration amongst two women competing for the same man was Rock of Love 2, during the Kristy Joe/Aubrey affair. I mean, Platinum is seriously crying over this.

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She confirms to Ray that Luscious is here for him. “I just never thought I would have to go through this again,” Ray mournfully interviews. Why, though? Does he think he has, like, perma-dibs on every female? Smashing makes the world go round, Ray. Now, pass the potatoes.

Elimination.

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Mz Berry gets called first, and Extra is rocking considerably shorter hair:

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These women with their wigs and weaves shouldn’t surprise me when they show up looking radically different from one moment to the next, and yet, they always do. I’ll always be naive in this respect. Forever Rich, forever young.

It comes down to Just Right, Lava and Luscious. Just Right is called up. Ray notes that things were flat on the date. They don’t have the needed chemistry. She’s leaving.

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She says she wishes Ray and the eventual “winner” of this show well, and she says this without a tinge of resentment in her voice. The people on this show are chock full of emotional surprises.

Guess who’s also going home! Lava. She was acting weird and this isn’t working out.

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She says that you have to put in work to be with her. Do you ever! “I’m not gonna bow down to Ray J,” she adds. Well, see, there’s your problem. At least you’re aware of it. This kind of closure must be satisfying on some level.

As far as the homey-smasher…

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…Ray isn’t mad that she smashed. We all smash! We wouldn’t be here without smashing. Smash is natural, smash is good, not everybody does it, but everybody should! That’s not the issue: it’s that Luscious didn’t tell him about it, which felt like a lie. Mmm, sometimes we feel things that aren’t exactly so. Just the amount of silicone on VH1 should have Ray more than aware of that fact. Regardless, Luscious didn’t know how, when or where to tell him. How would be, “I smashed your DJ homey,” when he asked you earlier in the episode when you and Platinum were doing whatever the hell in his bathroom. But it is easy to see her point: it sucks when you feel like you’re being accused of something, particularly of a sexual nature. No one wants to feel shame with their pleasure. That just ruins everything. Ray suggests a fresh start with Luscious and adds that he doesn’t judge people’s past because he has one, too. Indeed: one that is at our fingertips.

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  1. Jenn says:

    Who does VH1 think they’re kidding? Every time a girl is shown saying “I think i’m going home” a gazillion times, you know she’s staying. Every time a girl is shown saying “I’m pretty confident i’m safe” you know she’s going home. Get a new tactic VH1.

  2. Kennedy says:

    Ray must have been really been turned off by JustRight. He chose Luscious over her?

  3. BSSSSSSSSSS says:

    Ray J is an )~&&#%$~#^!@(`@ He acts like he has never had a one night stand. Come on! Why would he be a dumb )~&&#%$~#^!@(`@ to put out Luscious like that in front of all the girls.

  4. Jess says:

    Luscious looks so much prettier without makeup. Real talk.

  5. Lauren says:

    GET RID OF LALA SHE’S ANNOYING

    stop it VH1. she’s MTV’s property

    makes me glad there are no more reunion shows

  6. kat says:

    Lala is like an annoying ex girlfriend… when you dont want her anymore you dont talk to her and when u need her just give her a call and the phone is picked up by half a ring and she’s there!

  7. Rach says:

    At least Lala kept the wonk-eye toned down for this appearance.

    Ray needs to just pick Luscious and quit dragging this out. The editors wouldn’t play up this drama unless she were going to at least make it to the finale.

  8. CS3 Fan says:

    When I first saw Luscious I knew she would make it far. I predicted the same about Christy from My Antonio.

    I want Exotic and Flossy gone next. Between the two of them, they almost have half a brain. Almost…

    Popper is just killing time. Ray should cut her loose.

  9. Ewww says:

    Platinum? More like FATinum, amirite?

    Fat Platinum is fat and average looking. Go home!

  10. Melanie says:

    wait wait wait…i thought this chick was celibate?! lol

    typical.

  11. Camille says:

    Luscious is a **%`(%*+!^$$`^$~^

  12. suave says:

    Luscious, is dope she didn’t know Ray when she smashed his homey, I wouldnt even trip he prob met alot of femme’s that smashed someone hes knows in LA sheesh…She looks cool with no make up also ways cool…

  13. Dulce says:

    LUSCIOUS SHOULD OF GOTTEN BOOTED! IT WAS DENY DENY DENY THEN FINALLY SHE TOLD THE TRUTH! CUZ SHE WAS FORCED TO.. RAY J DNT KNOW WHAT ELSE SHE WILL OR HAVE LIED ABOU.. CUZ SHE SURE AS HELL AINT CAPABLE OF TELLIN THE TRUTH UNTIL SHES FORCED TO AND THATS NOT GOOD..PLUS SHE SMASHED A HOMEY!RAY J WILL REGRET NOT GETTIN RID OF HER !)`$!*`$((*!))% WHEN HE SHOULD OF..IN SEASON 1 OF FOR THE OVE OF RAY J A GIRL SMASHED A HOMIE AND SHE DIDNT GET A SECOND CHANCE SO WHY DOES THIS GIRL?HE IS BEING A HYACRITE BY SAYIN THE -PAST IS THE PAST AND KEEPIN LUSCIOUS WHEN HE LET GO OF THAT OTHER GIRL IN THE FIRST SEASON!

  14. Dulce says:

    @ suave even if she didnt know ray she should of been honest and not lie or deny ithappen! thats not the right way to enter a possibly knew relationship!

  15. fram2 says:

    Yah what a conincidence since she claimed to be chaste for 7 months. That’s the first thing she announced. she must really get around, but then again, so does he.

  16. EmilyRose says:

    @Dulce…Ray actually did not let Danger go after he found out that she smashed the homie last season. She actually made it to the final episode and he eliminated her in the first half because she didn’t want Ray to meet her family. Ray didn’t eliminate anyone in the homie smashing episode last season.

  17. MILYFEISGREAT says:

    this %+!!%_*^)*%_#%!~ is crazy ion c tha point thease hoes are wacc

  18. ken says:

    here’s the thing with luscious smashing… it was at ray’s house!!!! so he had met her when she was with dre & was preoccupied himself that night with some other girl… that’s a little awkward. but to keep trying to lie & then defend yourself by “i didn’t want to put dre out there like that”………… come on!!!!

  19. Bad Business says:

    Didn’t ask, didn’t tell. It was Dre who told him about Lucious, and quite frankly it’s not any of Ray’s business who any of those girls slept with last. Just because we all know for a fact where Ray has been, doesn’t mean he has to be all up in other people’s business. So I don’t see why some people are up at arms with her not going home.

    He does NOT have perma-dibs on these girls once they get on the show. GTFO with that Bullsh*t.

  20. marlene says:

    what i dont understand is how she messed around with this guy at rays house yet didnt think this would ever come out i cant beleive she had the balls to even go on the show and try to be with him without first letting him know iono there is a line in which u should not cross

  21. Daze says:

    ok relax … for those of u calling platinum fat make sure u dont need glasses. im sure is coming from a ~_@*_)(!@$_^)+($~+ ed person who is over weight. let them enjoy there time while they can. just watch the show and enjoy it. and its not because i know platinum from before (WHICH I DO .. HIGH SCHOOL… GLADSTONE) but shes a pretty girl. and for those of u who have time to leave dumb messages do something else of your time.

  22. ericka says:

    surprisingly, luscious does looks just as good without makeup! i was glad to see lava go. she seems to think she’s more than what she is. just right was sweet and cute but i think she was just a little too country (small town) for him. MZ. BERRY is my favorite! plus it’s a known fact that ray j. loves older women…:)

  23. sheen says:

    Luscious aka Ms. Smasher (ain’t hatin’) has got Ray’s freaky nose wide open! She’s boned another cat in his crib. Applied for the show. Got cast on the show. Stuck to her own script of being celibate after doing the deed (yeah that permits nothing coming back biting you on da azz!!) Luscious’s stank finally arouse. Lied to Ray’s face on TV. And she is still on the show! WOW!!! Forget the VH1 contract. You two just outta had boned during the taping of the show. And boned again and again on the same couch where Luscious/DJ hooked up; while the show is currently airing. Then Ray and Lucsious should call the DJ over to join to make it happen. Then after that session call Poca (Real Chance of Love 2) over to make it a four lane highway. Then call Whitney and Superhead over to join. and for insurance hit up Mr. Marcus to make sure nobody gets hurt!! I Love it!!!

  24. Jennille says:

    Ray come on now we can not deal with anyone else smashing homies and she lied to you till she couldnt lie no more send home baby

  25. Anik says:

    I think Ray should leave all those hood rats alone and get with this sexy +%^^(#+#_^$*`_& $%“&$)(~&__$~*`! None of those chiks have what Ray needs but I do.

  26. MZ IT says:

    The only person I like is Mz Berry. VH1 why in the hell I’m not on the show…

  27. ANDREA says:

    I THINK THAT THIS SHOW IS FULL OF !`@++~+~(@~@(~*) RAY J KEEP PICK THIS WHITE GIRL LIKE IS BETTER IF HE TAKE IS TIME WITH ONE WOMAN THEN HE WILL KNOW WHO IS REAL FOR HIM THAT MAKE IT WERE AS IF YOU NOT WHITE OR LIGHT SKIN THAT YOU ARE NOT PRETTY AND IF THAT GIRL SLEEP WITH HIM BEFORE OR EVER IT DONT MATTER YOU NEED TO LET HER GO THAT AINT COOL OK RAY J AND TELL LIL B LOVE THE SHOE EVER TIME

  28. lol says:

    The only reason Fatinum(Platinum) wanted Luscious to stay is because they were bff before ever going on this show. Fatinum obviously didn’t want to be alone in the house because she is boring and has no personality. She’s a follower, not a leader. She needs Luscious around because she’s insecure without her.

  29. blac-buttafly says:

    Sooooo…the “celibate” girl is also the homey-smasher??? I’m a little confused. How does that happen? Did the celibacy happen just before they filmed this series?? What a boob. Pretty, though.

  30. Pumpkin says:

    All these girls are trashy. Watching these girls makes me want to throw up. No Class and I don’t know how they picked for these shows. Really Gross girls.

  31. margie says:

    C’mam dude wake up DANGER was right thoses girls are not for you they are just girls .Sorry none of them are woman for you.Please tell me you really donot want to hook up with them And you will not get no play with none of them they don’t know what that is.Now your fisrt show had woman pretty ones now you got girls and 1 old gal that has no reason too be thier dude wake up

  32. Babygirl says:

    I think Lucious is nasty,She needs to go back to the strip club!!!WHy the Hell would she go on Rays show to be with him when SHE SMASHED THE HOMIE!!NASTY BRAUD!!
    Lucious she smashed the homie,Lucious she smashed the homie.EllE Your NASTY!Ray needs a woman.

  33. Babygirl says:

    I love Mz.Berry!!I think she should get Rays heart.If he wants a real woman pick her.Just because she has kids don’t mean nothing.She is smart as Hell and meets all of Rays standards.Follow your heart Ray not your (&@&#)!!!….Love yuhh Mz.Berry:]