Well, safe to say there’s no love lost between Raqi Thunda and pretty much everyone else in the cast of Love And Hip Hop. It’s evident on the show, and on Twitter, where the cast has been airing out some of their issues lately. Last night’s episode saw Raqi on good terms with Jen and Consequence, as she offered up advice to Jen about converting to Islam and the two went to Greenhouse to hang out…until everything went left between Raqi, Rashidah, and Tahiry.
In our gallery of the best tweets of the night, however, the relationship between Consequence and Raqi has soured, and pretty much everyone has something to say about everyone else. Check them out below.
This season, the VH1 Blog is lucky enough to have the participation of the Mob Wives cast who will be commenting on every episode of the show. This week, Renee Graziano wrote us an amazing recap of not only the episode but of her journey to rehab, some of the “awful” behavior she showed this week, and as she writes, she has kind words for everyone in the cast. Yup, even Carla. Read Renee’s take of Mob Wives episode four in her own words, and we’d like to say thank you, Renee, for sharing your story.
It was pretty hard to watch tonight’s episode from an outside point-of-view, but here it goes: The show kicks off with a “BARK” and a deafening “BANG.” “I’m witty, pretty and definitely sharper than a butter knife.” But, as the old saying goes, “If you’ve got nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” So, aside from a huge thank you to Big Ang and Drita for showing their support in my choice to going to rehab, I’m going to stay dead silent and not address the nail salon scene any further.
So, moving on to my awful and disgusting mouth on the morning of my leaving for rehab. I’m speechless and embarrassed at my behavior towards the one person who loves me unconditionally and supports me the most. Knowing that I’ll have to face my fears of addiction and demons due to all I have been through I was acting out based on that fear. And, although I’m 31 days clean, during that scene back in October, I’m dying to pop a pill to solve one of my many problems, or freeze my brain with cocaine; anything not to feel.
For the record, as I’m reading this back, it confirms that I won’t be getting a date any time in the next 20 years, so it’s back to pen pals and prison visits for me. I’ve got a warped sense of humor, but it helps get me by. Read more…
Erica realized her animosity toward Olivia at Yandy’s event was unnecessary. It’s only right that she sort-of apologized to Liv face-to-face. “Rich doesn’t ask much from you, but he does everything for you.” Telling Olivia about her business relationship with her best friend didn’t end well. Erica tells Liv she should do the record as a favor for Rich. “I already don’t like the record…I’m not doing a record with you,” Liv said. What was supposed to be a come-to-Jesus moment ended up being a mud throwing match with Olivia explaining that Rich isn’t going anywhere. To that Erica reiterated Liv’s career is dead. “Enjoy the half a minute you got left because you ain’t gon’ be around.” Liv’s response? “You not even on the stop clock.” They’re really arguing about whose 15 minutes happened or didn’t. Read more…
We’re all wondering what the deal is with Love And Hip Hop stars Joe Budden and Tahiry Jose, right? Are they just unrequited lovers destined to be together, or they exes that occasionally get along and occasionally don’t? When they appeared on this morning’s Big Morning Buzz Live, host Carrie Keagan asked about what their issues are now that Joe’s sought help for his drug abuse, and Tahiry mentioned that right now, their problem is that “he wants to marry me.”
Well, well. Does Kaylin know this??
Later, the pair get some teasing from their co-stars, Olivia and Rashidah, and Liv also addresses the Rich and Erica relationship….kinda. Watch the whole thing here and tune in to Love And Hip Hop when it airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Black Ink Crew isn’t the only show on VH1 that has a cast full of tattooed stars — if you look close enough, pretty much everyone on our network has some kind of body art. We had the pleasure of meeting with the casts of both Love And Hip Hop and Black Ink Crew today, and we thought we’d take some photos of Joe Budden, Tahiry Jose, Olivia Longott, and Rashidah Ali and their favorite tats, and then get some insight about the work from Ceaser and Dutchess, two of the tattoo artists at Black Ink in Harlem.
First of all, each tattoo has a story, as you’ll find out as you scroll through our images. You’ll see the tattoo that Joe Budden says is of Tahiry (which was news to her, although she does say “It’s probably me. He can’t live without me.”) And you’ll see the tattoo, written in Arabic, on Olivia’s arm, the meaning of which she refused to divulge. The cast of Black Ink Crew also weighs in on why lettering and hand tattoos are so big these days (all three of the Love And Hip Hop ladies we spoke to have one), and why Rihanna is the ultimate tattoo trendsetter when it comes to people copying her look.
Today is a special day at the VH1 offices — we’ll be joined live and in the flesh by four of our favorite Love And Hip Hop stars for a chat on our daily Spreecast, Very VH1.
Our host, VH1 writer Bene Viera will join the Joe Budden, Tahiry Jose, Rashidah Ali and Olivia Longott to get the best gossip and moderate YOUR questions for these four, so start thinking about you want to ask them and join us here at 2 p.m. ET for what will definitely be an event-filled chat.
Every week, the cast of Mob Wives live-tweets the show and comments on the good, the bad, and all the crazy that falls in between. This week, Karen and Carla had some words with one another during the show, and the ladies showed their love and support for Renee and AJ, Big Ang‘s new wig, and Drita‘s prison visit. Check out their best commentary of the night in our gallery of tweets below.
Well, first we must address the most important issue of the episode: Big Ang‘s Cher wig. Read more…