VH1’s hit reality drama series, Love and Hip Hop Brings the most ratchetness of drama. But If you are the like the rest of us, you are compelled to watch this show regardless of this antics that take place.
First of, to anyone’s surprise we see that Joseline and Stevie J are married?!? Yet when Ariane and Erica question their wedding date she seems to be puzzled about it which leads to her frustration with Stevie at their birthday/wedding party. She then argues with Stevie about having them “check her” about their honesty of their relationship and for going to Magic City instead of following her after she runs out of their event.
Mimi meets up with her friends, and reveals to them that she has made a sex tape with her fiancé Nikko. The girls look concerned as she dishes the details to them. But once Nikko gives her news that his bags were “stolen” and his camera was in of the bags that were missing. He tells her that someone “leaked” the tapes and everything they did had been exposed. This leaves Mimi in “shock” as she tries to come to terms with the fact that her and Nikko’s private business is all over the internet. She claims that she didn’t know but we all the truth. The sex tape was just a prop to build more ratings for the show. If Mimi didn’t want the tape out there why is she on camera signing a contract for it to be aired. I understand that she wanted to feed her child but this whole ploy acting like she doesn’t know is just deplorable.
Once Stevie J finds out about the leaked photos he threatens to get full custody of their daughter Eva. Nikko rants about how Stevie J is broke and how him and Mimi are profiting off of the tape. Honestly, he seems like a joke trying to get opportunities off of Mimi’s success of the show. But if this is what they must do for a little fifteen minutes of fame so be it.
We see Scrappy is back but not with Erica or Buckeyee. He finds a new girl Bambi that he claims to be down with but yet can’t commit to her. From the previews she appears that she may be pregnant. So now he will be just like the rest of the many black men in America kids by two different women. Luckily, Erica has moved on and is happy. The only thing worse is messing with two women, Erica Pinky and Bambi is the fact that Mommy Dee stays in his business like he is a child. She tells Bambi that Scrappy has other eggs in his basket and he acts as if he has no idea what she is talking about. This creates insecurity within his girl and an uneasiness in their relationship.
Baby momma, baby daddy paternity test drama. Rasheeda and Kirk, what more can you say. They are back together but there are still underlying trust issues within their home. Kirk goes with Benzino’s advice of getting a damn DNA test on their son. He tells Rasheeda that he doesn’t believe their son is his. (How weird wasn’t HE the one who cheated on her?!) Okay yeah, thought so!
Newcomers to the show Tammy and Waka Flaka are a young couple with the same issues. Insecure girlfriend who dates rapper wonders if he’ll ever commit and stay honest long enough for them to get married.
The funniest bit to me is Karlie Redd and Yung Joc getting together. This guy hasn’t been in the spot light for a while so I wonder if the producers are really the ones creating all of this drama. She threatens him with an ultimatum that they need to move in together. She follows him to a strip club and is upset that he is there “conducting business.” The two talk about moving in but he doesn’t seem to be paying much attention to her.
What truly upsets me the most is how weak this show makes women appear. The whole “I need a man, and why won’t you love me” bit is so sad. This is sometimes a factor on why men don’t respect women because we jump hurdles for them when they won’t even lift a finger. I don’t understand the reason why these talented women chase these men and don’t have a life or career of their own to fall back on.