1. The Aftermath
I like Yandy, but if I were Tara, I’d be at home watching this show feeling silly as hell for giving her the blow-by-blow about the fallout of her relationship with Peter Gunz when Yandy already knew about Peter’s marriage to Amina. Yandy may believe she has her reasons for not disclosing that info to Tara beforehand, but acting brand new with her feels phony all the same.
As for Yandy’s relationship with Amina, she says, “I don’t feel like she has the star quality I need.” She relayed a similar message to Peter, though she said it’s more than fine if Rich Dollaz wants to work with her separate from their joint venture. Yandy’s rationale was that the Amina situation has become “too messy” and her label is not “Messy Boots Records.” That and the fact that after watching this show, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Jesus Christ (Is Lord), plus Biggie and Pac could all be on Amina’s debut album and there’s still no way in hell it would net anything but a complete brick.
As for Tara and Peter, at the end of the episode, Peter sneaks up on her while she walks past the playground to have a conversation. First off, that’s creepy as hell, and secondly, Peter is dead wrong for trying to fault Tara for his infidelity and the secret marriage it spawned. Tara gives him a smooth clap back and repeatedly asks him to leave her alone so she can get to work. I quite enjoy that Tara and the more I see her on the show, the easier it is to see that she is in fact a trained actress with an MFA. Tara can break into a well-performed monologue at a moment's notice. Let's get her on OWN and stage play, universe. And a Dark and Lovely box because that hair stays on point.
2. Date Someone Before You Make A Baby With Them
On his date with Erica Jean, Saigon fixes his mouth to say during the confessional, “What better than a painting date to find out someone’s true colors?” This is in reference to a person you created another human being with. Why are you only now getting to know her box of crayons? The date is nice, but all hell breaks loose later when Saigon questions Erica Jean’s parenting skills as it relates to the development of their son.
To be fair to Saigon, if he suspected that his son might be autistic, or at the very least, not as far along with his development as he should be, there is reason for him to express his doubts to the mother. It’s even fair to wonder whether parenting may be a part of the problem, because if he’s not autistic and just simply not getting the kind of attention he needs, that can be attributed to parenting. Still, there’s a way you should go about it. You don’t say to the mama, "I'm in Chuck-E-Cheese all the time and the other little boys are further along than our kid.” The pizza may be good there, but that doesn’t make you an expert on calories, not childhood development. Likewise, you don’t say, “Well, the other kid I had a month apart from this one is way sharper than this one.” Dude.
Oh yeah, don’t insult the mother by calling her a hood booger with a fake ass. It doesn’t matter if her ass can be attributed to shots more so than squats because you palmed it and impregnated the woman. It was only a week ago that Saigon was acknowledging that the child was in fact his – and that came courtesy of a paternity test. If you want to question people’s parenting skills, Saigon, you might want to acknowledge your faults first, my man.
P.S. Another Saigon quote from last night: "What better way to spend your Wednesday afternoon than with your boy at the pool hall?" To quote President Obama, “Congress, pay this jobs bill now.”
3. Amina Buddafly Wants To Instagram Her Love More
I don’t care about Amina Buddafly’s thoughts and feelings and her husband doesn’t care that much either. Ma’am, if you have to explain to your man that you two should be able to go out in public more when your relationship is already public record, you should return that man to sender. The same can be said of a guy who constantly places his ex’s needs above yours.
4. Poor Yandy
Want to know why the women on Mob Wives always have better intel on their husband’s legal troubles? They are wives, hence why Yandy gets her face cracked by Mendecees’ lawyer. In her mind, she should be more privy to the information related to her man’s case. A little thing called marriage would’ve solved that problem, but I give it up to the woman for flying to the lawyer’s office on a fact-finding mission. Bless her heart because she goes in there clearly misinformed.
Mendecees clearly wasn’t telling her the full story, but oh, did his lawyer give her just enough info to make it clear that her man is in a lot of trouble – far more than he let on to her. I know love can be blinding, but Yandy needs to see someone about cataracts. Like, he’s in federal custody. They do not play and they are not known for making a lot of mistakes before arrest. The rumor is Mendecees will be in jail for a smooth 15 years. For the sake of his family, I hope not, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that turned out to be true. Neither should Yandy.
5. Erica Mena Vs. Nya Lee
Erica’s new girlfriend Cyn Santana is like Erica’s sweeter, saner fraternal twin sister. She seems to genuinely care about Erica and wants to make things as easy for her as possible. I assume that’s why she decides to talk to Nya Lee about Erica and stress that the two need to resolve whatever lingering tension they have over their would-be collaboration. That doesn't turn out so well, though, because Nya Lee is rude as hell.
Erica walks in with a Birkin bag, which Nya Lee immediately dismisses as “suspect.” Even if that’s true, why say that as soon as she sits down? And wasn’t Nya Lee getting out of pocket with Tahiry only a week ago? You can attribute that to being “real,” but that sort of behavior is more of the jackass variety. As the two go back-and-forth, Nya Lee dismisses Erica as “irrelevant” and cites Google. You know what happened when I Googled “Nya Lee?” I was greeted with a see of ass shots. If I Google “Erica Mena,” I am instantly greeted with a music video that I’ll never watch.”
It's a pointless argument: A stripper and wannabe rapper questioning a video model turned reality star and so-so sometime singer about who is more important on Google. Google this phrase Nya: delusions of grandeur. Good day.