Cardi B is an icon. There, I said it. Her ascent to fame has stirred much debate, particularly over the last year. A diamond in the rough placed under extreme pressure in the Bronx, Cardi B has always been about her SHMONEY, and who can blame her? A product of humble beginnings, she admits she was often at odds with her parents, meaning she had to find a way, or make one-and boy, did she ever.
I first discovered Cardi B on Instagram. I immediately fell in love. I was convinced that I’d found a diamond in the rough, and I enthusiastically shared my findings with my friends. Throwing my head back, laughing at her posts as I scrolled to pass the time. There’s no doubt that I’ve gotten a good key-key over the last few months, thanks to Cardi B. But for some reason, other people can’t seem to see just how blessed we are to have Cardi B in our lives.
I watch a lot of reality TV. My DVD is currently set and I plan on watching each and every one of my shows every week, sometimes multiple times if I feel like I missed something. Like many people, I’m drawn to the drama-the entertainment. It’s salacious, it’s intriguing, and sometimes, it’s downright unbelievable. But it’s my guilty pleasure, and to be honest, I’m not ashamed.
Last night, while indulging in one of my many guilty pleasures (Love and Hip Hop), I realized the women I once hated, for some strange reason, I now felt extremely sorry for. Watching Tara, (Peter Gunz’ ex-wife turned side piece) question Peter for caring about Amina’s reaction after finding out her husband cheated AND impregnated another woman, made me want to throw something at the TV. But because my TV is brand spanking new, and mama ain’t raise no fool-I just yelled at it. That’s right. I yelled long and hard.
Last night, VH1 aired a groundbreaking special following an episode of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, called #OutInHipHop. The round table discussion, hosted by T.J. Holmes, has been much anticipated since it was announced last week. Anxious viewers tuned in hoping to get a better understanding of what it means to be gay, while being immersed in Hip Hop culture. Two of the show’s stars, Miles and Milan, two men, who are now in a relationship, have been the topic of discussion for quite some time now. We’ve watched their relationship unfold on screen, and last night, we got a chance to hear from both men and women who have made major contributions to Hip Hop, and just so happen to be a part of the LGBTQ community.
Being that I’m an 80’s baby, I was around for the start of reality TV, and have had the opportunity to watch it evolve over the years. I must admit, things have changed a lot since we first got the chance to step inside the homes of complete strangers, but one thing has managed to remain the same–these people make for great TV.
Well now. This is something we haven’t seen before. Love and Hip Hop Hollywood is breaking all kinds of barriers with this one, honey! Yesterday, it was announced that Milan Christopher and his rapper boyfriend Miles will be joining the cast for Season 2 of the reality show. And word on the street is, there’s been a little push back from the other cast members.
There is no shortage of drama on ANY reality show these days, but I think we can all agree that the Love and Hip Hop franchise does drama like no other. As Season 2 of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood approaches, we can’t help but be anxious about what this colorful cast of characters have in store.
Atlanta is known for a lot of things: Strip clubs, good food, the Falcons, celebrities…the list goes on…and of course, there’s rap music. In an effort to honor Atlanta’s rich musical history, some GENIUS has propped dozens of red rap quote signs up throughout the city, and I couldn’t be more delighted about this initiative!