The Love And Hip Hop “reunion” was not a reunion, as you can tell. The special was more of a behind-the-scenes look at the most intense moments of the season, and to be honest, I loved getting a look at the deleted scenes and various commentaries from the full cast. As producer and host Mona Scott Young pointed out, a reunion wasn’t possible because there were certain castmembers who refused to film with one another, but this format was obviously less volatile and infinitely more informative. Let’s discuss some of the biggest reveals and moments of the show.
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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, the VH1 Blog and the Love And Hip Hop Facebook page will be broadcasting a live Q and A with show producer Mona Scott Young immediately following the Love And Hip Hop: Reality Check special. This online-only show will answer any questions that fans might have now that the season and the recap special are over. so if you have questions for Mona, we’ll do our best to have her answer them. Just leave yours in our comments section or on the Facebook page and watch the show to see if yours is chosen.
[UPDATE]: We’re experiencing a few technical difficulties with our livestream, but Mona is answering fan questions live on the Love And Hip Hop Facebook page right now, so head over there for that discussion!
Almost immediately after Erica Mena‘s first appearance on Love And Hip Hop, she took to the airwaves to say that she was edited to look like the bad guy and that her career was ruined by the way she was portrayed on the show. In the Love And Hip Hop: Reality Check special that airs tonight, Erica speaks to show producer Mona Scott Young, who asks her what exactly was so unfair. Erica tells her “I know I came on the way I came on, but I wish a lot of the dialogue was kept in there.” So of course Erica is shown the entire unedited clip which shows her, still belligerent, calling Kimbella a “whore-bag” off camera to Mona. Is that what she wishes was kept in?
“Looking back on it, I was like ‘Wow, I f—ed up,” she admits. Check out the sneak peek here, and tune in for more unedited, never before seen footage tonight on the special which airs at 8 p.m ET/PT.
And if you have questions for Mona Scott Young about this clip, or anything else in the recap special, be sure to tune in to our online aftershow tonight at 9 p.m. ET right here on the VH1 Blog or the Love And Hip Hop Facebook page.
VH1.com will be partnering with the creative force behind Love And Hip Hop, executive producer Mona Scott Young, for a post-show discussion immediately following Monday’s episode in order for Mona to directly address all the questions that remain now that the second season has come to a close. Mona, who has appeared on-camera several times this season as Yandy Smith‘s partner and mentor, will be hosting and moderating the Love And Hip Hop: Reality Check recap special and plans to reveal what went on in front of and behind the cameras.
This online-only aftershow will take place on Monday, February 6 at 9 p.m. on Facebook via Ustream and will be available to view right here on the VH1 Blog as well. Fans are encouraged to submit questions to Mona via the Love And Hip Hop Facebook Fan Page during and after the Love And Hip Hop: Reality Check recap special, and I, Liz Black, will be fielding all of those questions and having Mona answer them live for this half-hour show. Be sure to tune in to have all your biggest questions answered.
If you follow Drita D’Avanzo at all — on Twitter, in life, wherever — you know she loves music. On Twitter she does a daily feature she calls “Throwback at Noon” where she gives a little shout out to her favorite songs from back in the day, whether it’s Destiny’s Child, Missy Elliott, Eminem, Drita definitely loves her music. We even spoke to her recently and she talked about her new party trick at club appearances, rapping for the crowd. In the video above, TMZ caught Drita performing Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Warning,” and Drita told us how her public performances came to be.
“You can not top me with R&B and rap from the 90s ever, I will take anyone down!” she told us. “All my appearances, I rap. Someone had filmed me rapping once and at my next appearance, I’m on stage and the host goes ‘Drita, would you rap for our club, too?’ and I was like, I was just doing that because I was f—ing wrecked the first time! But then it started that I would do it everywhere. You don’t even know, I did the worm once — but I wouldn’t let them film it.”
Check out her performance above — the woman definitely knows her music.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday which means most of us are going to be sitting at home eating various dips and snacks while a select few people will actually be in Indianapolis for the big event between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. Among those lucky few at the game? Evelyn Lozada and her Patriot fiance Chad Ochocinco, of course. Evelyn’s been posting some pics from her time on the sidelines as the Pats prep for the game, here are some of our faves, featuring the happy couple with team owner Robert Kraft, above, and a few more of the entire team including hottest QB ever Tom Brady.
[Photos: Evelyn Lozada's Twitter]
By the end of this season of Love And Hip Hop, it was pretty clear that Yandy and Chrissy‘s relationship had gone sour and was all but non-existent. After their contentious fight in Miami, we were left worrying about Yandy on the off-chance that Chrissy might be coming for her. In this sneak from the Love And Hip Hop: Reality Check special, the two women sit down with producer Mona Scott Young to discuss how they feel now, and what was going through their minds when tensions were at their highest, including an impressive rant from Chrissy about how Yandy’s on her show. The special airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Tiny has baby fever, and she’s trying to get everyone, from her mom to her doctor to her husband to agree that it’s a good idea to expand their family. In this sneak peek from T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle , Tiny’s got a few obstacles in her way before she can get to that baby-making, including getting herself in shape, like her doctor is. “Baby-making ain’t supposed to be this much work,” Tiny says, but something tells me that won’t stop her from practicing often.
T.I. and Tiny appeared on BET’s 106 And Park yesterday and talked about the devastating loss of Soul Train host Don Cornelius. Tip said that Cornelius’ legacy will live on and that “For me, it was about him creating a platform for us to see ourselves.” Tiny also appeared on Soul Train when she was performing with Xscape and says “He paved the way for a lot of us to make it and be seen.”
The couple also talked about the rumors that have been flying lately as to whether or not they’re expecting a child (ahem, a seventh child), but wouldn’t you know it, that’s the very topic of this week’s upcoming episode of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, so as Tip puts it “The television channel says y’all gonna have to watch the TV show” to find out.