Things We Learned From 'Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta'
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Executive producer Mona Scott-Young dropped a bomb on audiences by announcing Love & Hip-Hop's forthcoming Atlanta edition. With the New York episodes filled to the brim with fist-fighting, drink-throwing and relationship drama, fans could only expect (or possibly hope for) the same reality TV fodder from the Peach State.
VH1 definitely didn't disappoint.
Taking their cameras south, Mona and company shine light on the messy trifecta that is Grammy Award-winning producer Stevie J, his longtime girlfriend Mimi Faust and up-and-coming Latina rapper Joseline. Not only will you get your fill of "what the hell" moments with these three, you'll get an interesting yet familiar dynamic with Lil Scrappy, his girlfriend Erica Dixon and his overprotective mother Momma Dee. Lastly, you'll catch up with rising songbird K. Michelle, Trinidadian artist Karlie Redd and ATL raptress Rasheeda.
Vixen caught the full first episode (aptly named "The A List") and compiled a list of things we learned from this dirty south brigade!
1. Hoes are winning. [Note: The entire cast is not included under the term "hoe"]
It might not be fair to throw such a term around, especially at other women of color. But after watching the first episode, it's clear that side chicks and insecure women will do a lot for money and status. Stevie J finds himself juggling his live-in girlfriend Mimi and his "artist by day, side chick by night" Joseline. You might say the women are to blame here, but Stevie's no innocent bystander.
Wealthy men are always said to want their cake and eat it too, but we never suspected Mona would find such a blatant threesome to play out this scandalous scene.
2. K. Michelle is NOT about drama.
It seems K. Michelle has had a tough time climbing the merciless industry ladder, so from jump, audiences will cheer for her small victories. Also, once things hit the fan for Stevie J, Mimi and Joseline during K. Michelle's birthday party, she's the first to make a quick, but classy exit.
3. Lil Scrappy is NOT with Diamond.
If you had any question of whether the Prince of the South was still romantically linked to Crime Mob's front woman, Diamond, you'll soon find out that he's back with his first love. Enter Erica Dixon.
4. Less fighting is always good.
The women may get rowdy, but it looks like they're sticking to slinging words, not fists. However, this is only the first episode.
Like K. Michelle, Rasheeda looks to be a calm, collected character. There's still a LOT to be learned about her, but so far, she might just be the most leveled-headed.