'Love & Hip-Hop New York' Recap: When A Woman's Fed Up
November 19, 2013 - 4:23 pm
1. After The Smack
Immediately into the show we hear Amina say, “It’s, like, funny to me.” She’s talking about Tara slugging her in the face, which I imagine doesn’t seem at all humorous to Amina’s jaw. That might explain Amina eventually adding, “I can’t believe the bitch swung on me.” Now that’s certainly worth laughing at given the majority of the people watching this show can easily believe that. Another ha-ha moment is Amina later telling Peter, “She was talking to me like some side hoe.”
Let’s think this out, Amina. You are Peter Gunz’s wife, but you two don’t live together regularly. Worse, up until very, very recently your husband refused to tell the mother of his children and the person he’s actually living with the truth about his situation with you. And really, he didn’t even own up to the fact that you two got married. He admitted to Tara that the two of you were having sex, but kept mum about a marriage certificate. You had to spill the beans on that and all you got in return was an eye pack to settle your swollen face.
If all of this makes you want to sing Pharrell’s “Number One,” you need to switch iPods for me 'cause I got a new song for you. Say, Changing Faces’ “That Other Woman.” Maybe once you and Tara get to a better, less violent place, the two of you could perform the song at the reunion.
As for Tara, Peter meets her at the sidewalk outside of the apartment they shared two slaps ago. Peter fixes his mouth to tell Tara, “You shouldn’t have hit her. Everyone’s wrong in this motherfucker.” After Tara instructs him to go home to his wife, Peter hits her with, “I am home with my wife.” Tara snaps back, “Peter, spare me the fucking dramatics.” What she said.
2. You Are The Father
I know everyone celebrates birthdays differently, but Saigon celebrated his birthday by opening up the results of the paternity test he hit his baby mama with and it was the strangest thing ever. Not surprisingly, the child he shares with Erica Jean is indeed his biological son. After reading the results with her by his side, he hugs her with excitement. Erica looks at Saigon and says, “You made me nervous for no reason.” I’m sorry, but do these two not realize their child is going to watch this scene in the future? The same goes for his future classmates. C’mon nah.
3. Tahiry Breaks Up With Joe…and Gets Into It With Nya Lee
Tahiry curses out Joe in therapy for having another woman in her bed. Joe won't fess up to the full details about what exactly happened with his friend, but no matter. Tahiry's over it, says her peace in four-letter words and proceeds to storm out. All I could hear was Prince’s “I Hate U” during the commercial break after this scene. Poor, Tahiry. You deserve the best with a bottom half like that. I’m saying that with respect, I swear. Moreover, Tahiry looks even more beautiful when she’s cursing a person smooth out. More screen time for Tahiry, please. I haven’t been getting enough, producers.
Meanwhile, Erica Mena explains to us that, “Rashidah is having a socialite event tonight. It’s basically a networking party for professional women.” Here’s the thing about socialite’s that I want you folks to understand: They don’t go to events described as “socialite event.” To wit, how does Rashidah greet Erica? She smacks her on the ass and thanks her for “getting naked” for her. That said, it’s all pleasantries between the women in attendance – Erica Mena, Cyn Santana, Tahiry, Rashidah, Nya Lee – until Nya gets way too comfortable with Tahiry. Nya Lee makes a “joke” about “Spanish women sharing dick.”
Okay, first, Spanish women are from Spain. You’re talking about Latina women. You know what? Never mind. I’m not going to win that debate even with receipts. Let’s move on. Nya Lee, you might be one of those people who unfortunately believe that saying every stupid thing you can think of out loud makes you realer than thou, but you are mistaken. To her credit, though, Nya Lee did offer the following apology: “I want you to understand that I meant no harm.” She’s going to piss someone else on this show off before you know it, though.
4. Erica Wants That Old Thing Back
Erica Mena wants to work with Rich Dollaz again. Rich Dollaz wants to work with Erica Mena again. Cyn Santana does not want Erica Mena working with Rich Dollaz again. As partial as Erica is to the lady in her life, she works with Rich Dollaz again all the same. She even makes it official by signing the contract he had been pushing on her for a year. Let them tell it, their partnership produces lots and lots of money. These two are admittedly “messy” as described by Rich. One guess on how this goes. But you know, good luck.
By the way, don’t feel bad for Cyn’s advice being paid dust. Erica takes her out on a date and brings her Chipotle. She’s good.
P.S. First order of business for the Mena/Dollaz dynasty is a 24-month calendar to be shot in Panama. Rich says he doesn’t have a passport. Zoom, look at them go.
5. Tara Goes Bernadine
After checking Amina’s Instagram, Tara notices that Amina and Peter frequent some of the very spots she and her married boyfriend used to go to. This spurs rage – lots and lots of rage – which leads to Tara going all Bernadine Harris (Angela Bassett’s character in Waiting to Exhale) and destroying Peter’s stuff. She messes up his clothes, his music instruments, and whatever else of his she could find. Tara says, “I paid for most of this stuff.” She goes on to say, “Now you can go and have your real wife take care of you.”
I can’t confirm whether or not she exhaled after. I feel like we have a few more episodes before we can confidentially “shoop, shoop, shooby doop” in celebration of her letting go and letting OkCupid help steer the new dating journey.
As for Peter, once he gets to Tara’s apartment and sees the damage, he gives her sad puppy dog eyes while trying to hold her culpable for the fallout of their relationship. Dude, it may be fair to say the relationship was rocky, but as Tara noted, he never addressed the problems directly and did nothing on his part to improve on whatever he felt they lacked. I know we’re only four episodes in, but please stop being terrible, Peter.