Atlanta-based rapper Shawty Lo is in the news this week after several sites have drawn comparisons between his ‘All My Baby Mamas’ reality show and OWN-TV’s recent announcement about another Atlanta man with similar issues getting a green light for his show.
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I thought it would be interesting to speak one on one with Lo about the comparisons, especially in light of all of the protests and petitions HIS show received when it was picked up (and dropped) by Oxygen last year.
[FLASHBACK: Good News and Bad News for Shawty Lo (And All His Baby mamas)… ]
On his show being stereotypical and/or ‘glorifying’ baby mama…
Basically, I can get what they mean by ‘glorifying’ because the name of my show was ‘All My Baby Mamas’… I had nothing to do with that. Period. That was something the network came up with and I was telling them, I didn’t like that name.
I have 11 kids and 10 baby mamas. 11+10 is 21 and I wanted by show to be called, ‘Shawty Lo: Being 21.’
But they did what they wanted to do and I think that’s one reason we got backlash…
More details + watch the full interview below… Continue Reading…
They say ‘3rd time’s the charm’ and Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is getting a third go round at her own show.
Kandi first went solo on Bravo back in April 2013 for The Kandi Factory which was a reality competition series that chronicled Burruss and her team’s quest to assist 16 aspiring artists jump-start their dreams of success in the music industry. The show aired for one season with 8 episodes.
[FLASHBACK: Kandi Hosts ‘The Kandi Factory’ Preview Party… (PHOTOS)]
Burruss’s 2nd solo opportunity came during Kandi’s Wedding, a five-part wedding series that aired back in June 2014. Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker aired all their family drama as they prepared to walk down the aisle for their wedding ceremony.
Now Kandi’s marital drama has sparked another spin-off for the Grammy-award winning songstress, as Kandi, her hubby Todd Tucker and their blended family hit the screen for a show tentatively titled, ‘Meet The Tuckers‘.
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Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris and his lovely wife Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle-Harris were ‘boo’d up’ during the premiere of ‘GET HARD’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California on yesterday (March 25, 2014).
While the cute couple puts on a brave front, they have certainly gone through their share of ups and downs over the past year.
[FLASHBACK: T.I. and Tiny Have Separate Living Quarters – Check out T.I.’s new Crib… (PHOTOS)]
Tip moved out of their Jonesboro home to a swanky Buckhead ‘bachelor’ pad around this time last year, and now word on the curb is that Tiny is headed for a fresh start with a new home of her own!
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Yesterday morning, I spilled the tea about Jermaine Dupri‘s rumored ‘tell-all’ ambitions…
[READ: THEY SAY: Jermaine Dupri Planning Janet Jackson ‘Tell-All’ (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
The overall consensus seems to be that JD would be foul as hell if he chose to publish the intimate details of his relationship with Janet Jackson and his dealings with the Jackson family. After all… some things should remain sacred right??
That being said, Jermaine read my post (and I’m sure he read all of your comments as well) and he’s clearly feeling somekindaway about the tell-all ‘rumor’.
The super producer hit me up in the tweets to offer a response, stating:
Notice that I asked JD for an official denial, but I’m not so sure I got one. Details below… Continue Reading…
Raymond ‘Benzino’ Scott
, former cast member of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta
is a good dude but it seems like he’s been having what many would consider the WORST YEAR EVER so I put on my ‘Oprah’ hat for a quickie interview to talk about all that’s been going on with him.
As you know, Benzino got the boot from LHHATL, then within the first 2 months of 2015 got arrested not once… but twice!
Zino was busted with a loaded gun at the Atlanta airport on January 27, 2015 (click HERE if you missed that), then a few weeks later, was arrested on various charges after being stopped for driving without a seat belt.
[READ: Instagram Flexin: Benzino Disputes Details of His Latest Arrest… (VIDEO)]
Benzino spoke with me about his Atlanta arrests, his latest projects and also addressed rumors that he was suing LHHATL for the fight that broke out on the set during the reunion.
Details + full video of my FaceTime exchange w/Benzino below… Continue Reading…
I ran into Tameka Raymond
at the Pink Power Awards in Atlanta last night August 15, 2014).
The awards event, billed as a ‘mastermind conference for women’ featured a ‘Great Gatsby’ theme and Tameka was there to present an award.
I got a chance to chat with Tameka to find out how she’s preparing for her upcoming stint on VH1’s Atlanta Exes, and while she’s a bit nervous about the show’s launch, she’s looking forward to proving that she’s more than just “Usher Raymond’s Ex-Wife’.
[WATCH: Sneak Peek – Atlanta Exes Premiere Episode (FULL VIDEO)]
We talked about several things including her decision to dive into reality television, her battles with ‘the blawgs’, how she hopes to be perceived, and I even asked about the odd timing of Usher Raymond’s recent O Magazine statement.
[READ: Quick Quotes: Usher Has ‘No Regrets’ About Marrying Tameka Raymond… ]
Check out my exclusive one on one with Tameka Raymond below… Continue Reading…