A sizzling new season has approached for all you LOVE & HIP HOP FANaddicts and whether I’m the first to admit it or not my eyes will be glued to the tube for the rest of the new season. On Sunday, November 13th 2011, my crew and I attended a private pre-screening in West Orange NJ at the home of one of the executive producers and creator of the show; Mona Scott Young. We had the opportunity to mix and mingle with Mona, another producer of the show as well as new cast members; Kimbella (baby moms” of Juelz Santana) and Yandy Smith ( Manager of Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes & Toccara). Mama Jones (Jim Jones' Mother) also made an appearance toting a bottle of her new “Psychotic Bitch” liquor in hand.
Bailey Li & Mona Scott-Young.
I'm not sure If you recall the title of my article that I wrote when I attended the Love and Hip Hip reunion show several months ago but if not let me re-fresh your memory: RED BOTTOMS CLICKIN’ AND DRAMA THATS SURE TO HAVE YOU GRIPPED IN. Well perhaps I should entitle this new article: RED BOTTOMS KICKIN’ because I’m sure you’ve seen the first show of the new season by now and if you havent then you better youtube it... Chrissy Lampkin (Jim Jones’ girl) stomped the air out of Kimbella’s seemingly inflated, yet clueless head after Kimbella offered up some inappropriately timed info about having dated Emily’s Ex (rapper Fabolous).The reason this caused such an uproar and angered Chrissy to violence was because Kimbella chose to announce this in front of everyone at Emily’s Celebration of her “leaving Fab” party. Chrissy (NOT EMILY!!! by the way - but Yes- I will say it again “Chrissy” gets pissed then confronts, hits and stomps Kimbella. I'm almost certain that everyone in the audience at the pre-screening would agree that we all felt that Kimbella's decision and timing was insensitive and offensive. In fact my photographer actually caught the reaction of some of the viewers as they clinched themselves and painfully watched on. My friend Shon had to shhhhhhsh me several times as I yelled out "NO!!!! why did she do that?... What was she thinking!" I guess he felt bad for Kimbella who sat there sighing as she watched her scene for the very first time. I looked over at her and thought to myself Girl I know I have had my blonde moments but sweety you take the cake ...someone give her a script from now on please. Chrissy was not in attendance nor was Emily and I wonder if it's because the girls preferred not to be in one another's presence. I felt embarassed for all three girls but not as Embarassed as I felt for Jim and Mama Jones! When clips of Mama Jone's raunchy video ‘Psychotic Bitch” came accross the screen she couldnt bare to watch it herself; she excused herself and walked out onto the deck and closed the sliding door behind her. With regards to the video/song all I can say is Ewwwwwwwwwwwww talk about embarassing!!! Perhaps JIm should just do the comeback/remix and call it "psychotic son" (hey if you can't beat her then make fun of her hahaha.)
Well The Basketball Wives better watch out because LOVE & HOP HOP SEASON 2 may very well slam dunk on them in ratings. Its my hope that new cast member Yandy Smith will help all these reality stars step their game up. Yandy is a 29yr old business woman who worked her way up from assistant to manager of top notch artists like Missy Elliot and Busta' Rhymes etc and ended up Partnering with her boss Mona Scott-Young on the Love & Hip Hop project.Yandy also has her own accessories line and will hopefully be the breath of fresh air the show needs to shift its focus from negative to positive. I will be tuning in every Monday as well as bringing you some exclusive interviews from the cast members.
For a better understanding of the intentions and visions of Yandy, Kimbella, Momma Jones and even the producers of the show JWSD productions and Your covergirl BaileyLi have included video footage of the Q&A session which I will be posting soon. The bloggers/reporters/writers etc in attendance at the private pre-screening event where given the opportunity to get up, close and personal and ask the questions we all want answers to so stay tuned and enjoy the photos.