Remember when Ray J was the star of his own VH1 reality show For The Love of Ray J back in 2009-2010 and his show coined the term “smashed the homie”?
While we know Ray was unsuccessful at finding love, what we didn’t realize is that even back then his assistant, and Love & Hip Hop Hollywood costar, Morgan Hardman was holding him down and looking out for his best interest. Read more…
Face tattoos are, like, a big commitment. I mean, they are on your face after all. We knew that Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘s Scrappy and Benzino had face tattoos and, of course, Marrying The Game‘s Game is inked for days but it wasn’t until we saw Make Or Break‘s Linda Perry’s teardrop tattoo that we got to thinking – how many of our stars have tats on their faces and what do they they mean?
We’ve searched near and far to come up with some of the craziest, coolest, weirdest and hardly noticeable face ink. You won’t believe it!
Check the gallery and let us know would you ever consider getting a tattoo on your face? The Black Ink Crew does not advise it. Read more…
“I’m tired of being looked at in the dating show guy,” says Ray J in the above extra from this week’s Ray J & Brandy: A Family Business. He expressed similar sentiment during the show, and yet, virtually the entire episode was about him…as the dating show guy. (That makes this is the third series/season chronicling his Season 1 choice, Cocktail.) While the episode did little beyond shading in what happened during the For the Love of Ray J 2 Reunion, the extras in this post help with even more shading, showing the arguments with Cocktail that went down offstage.
Even more telling is Ray’s assessment of his second season: “I felt like not a lot of people watched it like they did the first time, so I didn’t think I was actually gonna get a reunion.” How’s that for honesty? He’s talked about keeping it “one hunnid” in the past, but has he ever done so to this extent?
The For the Love of Ray J 2 reunion truly is the gift that keeps on giving, in that it’s still giving everyone something to talk about. Above is an interview from Cocktail, in which she explains why she appeared on the reunion to put Ray J (whom she labels a “dog”) on blast. She says that she was hurt about him signing on for this second season, but she actually sounds pretty level-headed about it, explaining that Ray “did what he had to do, but he came about it the messed up way.” Cocktail also denies Mz Berry’s claim that the reunion was “scripted”: “This is not MTV’s The Hills, this s*** is not scripted, this is real.” Says Ray didn’t know she’d be there, and as someone who was watching the behind-the-scenes goings on, who heard Ray’s angry reaction to Cocktail just before he hit the stage and who wasn’t allowed to mention to anyone that Cocktail was going to be there, I can confirm that sounds about right.
Additionally, Mz Berry has confirmed that she and Ray J are not an item. “Ray and I are friends, and like I said before, I believe we will always be friends,” is where it is right now, she says.
Above is a radio interview, in which Mz Berry reflects on the For the Love of Ray J 2 reunion. You won’t be shocked to find out that she isn’t exactly pleased with everything that went down. She talks about Ray’s renewed connection with Jaguar, as well as a key piece of information that didn’t make it to air. Says Berry:
“Ray and I have seen each other. They didn’t air that part on the reunion show…I said I hadn’t seen him in five months, which per our contract, we were not allowed to see each other. I mean, just like any couple that wants to try and see where the relationship is gonna go, and definitely try to forge something that’s going to last, you have to see each other.”
As promised in our behind-the-scenes write-up of the For the Love of Ray J 2 reunion, here is our extended chat with the Wolf Pack. Heartbreaker does most of the steering (with a series of amazing one-liners like, “In my face, you can tell I’m a bitch”), while Luscious and Plat back her up in a journey through smack talk. Keep in mind that most of the conversation transcribed below was delivered urgently, with each speaker regularly overlapping and interjecting the other. From Mz Berry to Exotica to Ray J himself, the Wolf Pack chews up and spits out almost everyone they shared the screen with. It just wouldn’t be like them to not.
Gratitude is not an emotion you come across very often on reality-show sets (at least, not in my limited experience), but there was a pervasive air of appreciation last week on the set of the For the Love of Ray J 2 reunion. Backstage of the studio in Glendale where it was shot, the women who made up most of the show’s cast repeatedly told me how thankful they were to get to clear things up for the viewing audience. Editing has a way of begging explanation, as pretty much the entire existence of my job can attest.
I, too, was grateful for the opportunity to be there – there hasn’t been a VH1 reunion taping since last May, and I rarely feel more in my element then when surrounded by a group of women who’ve been on reality TV. Where else can you go to see so many clothed women in the same place projecting an attitude and fashion sense that reads, “F*** a stigma; I’m wearing lucite.”
For me, this reunion was like a welcome return to simpler times. I wouldn’t go as far as saying it was a return to the womb, but maybe the cradle. It’s a magical cradle wherein you sleep with one eye open, and the sounds of smack talk and sucking teeth are like lullabies. Come, let’s get infantile…