It read like a fairytale wedding, well more like a scripted, Hollywood who gives a shit wedding. If you can’t tell, I am so over Yandy’s Love and Hip Hop nuptials. It was a spectacle and obvious that VH1 was more than likely the financers behind it.
It started off with all the washed up, famous because I’m ratched, reality TV stars showing up, red carpet style, to enjoy a pre wedding reception. Big Tigger was one of the correspondents (?) and went around speaking with different people about their expectations for the wedding. Stevie J was there along with Nina Parker as they brought everything to us live.
There were a lot of things happening in the background because as we all know, things don’t always go as planned. In the beginning, Yandy spoke to Nina and they asked her how everything was going she was so bubbly and laughing. It was cute.
Despite all the happiness that was going around, things just felt so inauthentic. With each passing scene, that told us in the corner of the screen how much each thing cost. The ring was $30,000, the wedding dress $25,000, $90,000 and I am thinking to myself, you have go to be kidding me. Mendecees actually hit the nail on the head if you ask me when he said that it seemed like Yandy was more exciting about the wedding than the marriage. Now, I am not going to take away from the fun and excitement that goes along with getting married, but come on Yandy, do you really have it like that to spend almost $100,000 on some damn flowers? Thus is why my conclusion is that VH1 and Mona Scott Young (who was in the wedding by the way) had to chip in some kind dough to pull this thing off.
To be honest, there wasn’t much of anything to really talk about before the actual ceremony started. They followed the couple as they went to pick up the rings, the clothes and other necessities. They interviewed them about how they felt about each other. We got to see how far they have come from the beginning when it seemed rocky, to when he got out of jail to the most recent season. And that was pretty much that. Oh, they also went behind the scenes to see what the bride and groom were doing while getting ready, etc. There was even a ticker in the upper left hand corner to count down to the big walk down the aisle.
The real excitement, if you want to call it that, happened when it was time for everything to come together. People took their seats which let me interject here, for Tara to be so over Peter Gunz, they not only arrived together but sat together looking quiet chummy i might add. Everyone took their places and the show was ready to begin (I mean that is really what it was, a show).
Here is where it just got too reality TV for me. As the mother of the groom/ and bride started walking down the aisle, it was sweet and nice. But then the bridesmaids made their way and, excuse me if this is something that happens at famous folks wedding, each one was announced as they came down the aisle. I couldn’t really hear what was going on at first because it was kind of faint, but around bridesmaid number five (there were several) I was like “are they announcing them as they walk down the aisle). To add to the foolishness, the people in the audiences were cheering for them. It all just felt fake, and really took away from the moment that was supposed to be for the couple. I will say this though, the bridesmaids dresses were jamming. Like, they were elegant, sexy, trendy… they were truly everything.
Before I go any further, let me tell you about K. Michelle. Yes she was there and yes she performed. She sang Leela James “Fall For You” and it was horrible. She didn’t sound right, she over sang it, her voice was shaky, and it was just an overall bad decision. I guess because she is a part of the Love and Hip family they got her to do it, but they would have been better off letting the damn track play. And that is no lie.
The time came for Yandy to make her way down the aisle and it was truly a sweet moment. Her dad, who had his leg amputated, walked her down on crutches. He gave her away at the altar and she and her man exchanged vows.
There wasn’t anything super different or special about the wedding (I mean outside of the fact that they got married special) and it just adds to the absurdity of the show in the first place. I really think that Yandy and Mendeecees were at the whims of the show.
Aside from the obvious LHH branding throughout the whole thing, the wedding itself wasn’t a mess. It was classy, elegant and overall look beautiful. It was the way that it was done by the show that made it absurd.
Well, “Theys married naw.” Congrats to them!
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta follows the lives of Atlanta’s hip-hop elite as they take on the trials and tribulations of juggling both their professional and personal lives…which often intersect and unravel for the whole world to see! After 3 seasons of ups and downs in both personal and professional pursuits, the cast of Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta have either learned from the ATL game of mixing business and pleasure, or are about to have the same game turned on them! With artists rising and falling, and families growing or being torn apart, the cast members are about to have their lives changed in ways they never imagined…for better or worse! Nothing is off limits as they explore the good, the bad, and sometimes even the naughty side of love, passion, fame, and hip-hop!
ATL’s hip-hop scene is ever evolving, and this season our cast is looking to continue to be on the cutting edge of what’s hot in this music mecca. The Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta ladies have evolved from aspirational artists and businesswomen into savvy entrepreneurs, mothers, wives, and lovers who still struggle to deal with all of the challenges their fast-paced lives throw at them. After seasons full of infidelity/deceit towards their female counterparts, the men of ATL are seriously about to learn what goes around DEFINITELY comes right back around! The substance abuse, infidelity, and legal issues affecting the male cast will no longer just be blog fodder; they will learn that karma is a “biznayee!”
Stevie J’s “Life Partner Gang” is back in full-force! After Mimi’s tumultuous breakup with Nikko, she is looking for the professional and personal redemption she needs post-sex tape. Mimi is concentrating on her and her daughter’s future, and is ready to profit from her autobiography Let’s Have Some Wine. However, Stevie’s support is not guaranteed, especially when he has to face the legal ramifications in his own life story!
Meanwhile, after the events that occurred in New York (at the Season 3 reunion), Joseline has taken a break from Atlanta for self-reflection. When Joseline returns to ATL, she may have to support Stevie through his personal/professional issues as Stevie plans to build his musical comeback, and leave his rockstar lifestyle behind to avoid jail time!
Just when Mimi thought she gotten rid of her ex-lover Nikko for good, he’s found a way to keep a foothold in her life by reminding her he’s attached to her upcoming book deal – demanding his 25% stake. Since his separation from Mimi, Nikko has reunited with his heretofore secret of a wife, Margeaux, who is making her debut this season. Margeaux is still trying to learn how to forgive her estranged husband for his involvement in the sex tape with Mimi and she has moved down to Atlanta to see if their marriage is worth salvaging. However, Margeaux is none-too-pleased to know Nikko is still dealing with Mimi – even if it’s not personal, but all business this time.
Scrappy returns this season seemingly comfortably settled in with girlfriend Bambi, and out of the dog house! This on-again, off-again, homie/lover/friend pair are looking to see if they can make it past the “Friendship, Promise, Love” ring stage of their relationship to something more lasting. Unlike Bambi, Erica Dixon is feuding with Scrappy over support of their daughter. Erica feels its time to hold Scrappy accountable, and goes after him with a vengeance! However, Scrappy has his own side of the story, protesting he’s not only financially responsible for his daughter, but he’s a great father and is tired of being made to look like a deadbeat dad. Aside from being the best father he can be, Scrappy is also fighting to prove himself as an artist as he looks to regain his status as a force on the Atlanta music scene. Ironically, Scrappy is feeling pressure from an unexpected source; his own mother, Momma Dee, who had her own surprise hit with her song debut, “I Deserve”.
Notorious for meddling in her son’s affairs, Momma Dee may be too wrapped up in her own love-life having reunited with her ex-husband, Ernest, who has spent the last seven years in prison. However, Momma Dee’s tumultuous and traumatic past with Ernest may be too much for Scrappy and his sister Jasmine to want to re-visit.
Rasheeda and Kirk’s personal life seems to be back on the right track until new secrets in come to the surface. Rasheeda is adamant on opening up her ImBossy/Poiz storefront in Atlanta and will no longer take Kirk’s refusal! However, with secret properties and a sexy new female artist named Ashley Nicole, Kirk may get tired of Rasheeda’s constant push back and go back to his old “I do me” type ways!
Singer/entrepreneur Karlie Redd is on the top of the world right now, re-fashioning herself as a triple threat, actress, businesswoman, and recording artist – she has a hit single (“Heartbreakers”), a blockbuster movie (Top Five), and is planning on opening a store for her cosmetic and lingerie lines. In the spirit of onwards and upwards, Karlie Redd is over her past high profile relationship with rapper Yung Joc, and is proudly “married to her checks” at the moment! Messy Karlie is about her business and is not afraid to burn any bridge that doesn’t lead to her success.
After a year of living in Atlanta, a very pregnant Kalenna is ready to pop out both her new album AND her baby in the next few months! However, Kalenna is plagued with anxiety about her music and baby coming out into the world, especially when her and her husband Tony Vick are in a financial crisis. Kalenna is struggling to finish her ‘Black Orchid’ album, and wants her “husband-ger” Tony to step it up to help her career! However, when Tony decides to invest their life savings in a club, and put Kalenna’s career on the back burner, Kalenna may be forced to choose between her marriage and her career.
Veteran rapper Yung Joc has learned the hard way about the ups and downs of hip-hop, and this year, the pendulum continues to swing for this ATL native and hip-hop scene fixture! Yung Joc’s arrangement with mother of his 1-year old twins Sina, and his current girlfriend, Khadiyah, is a disaster in the making! With a career to revive along with his brood of children, their mothers, and Khadiyah to provide for and keep satisfied, Joc has his plate extra full.
Also, with the additions of fashion entrepreneur PreMadonna (the owner of the world famous “Waist Gang Society” waist trainers), Joseline’s former stripper friend Jessica “Dimepiece”, and hip-hop star Tiffany Foxx, the veteran cast may be given a run for their money by the new girls in town! Jessica Dimepiece & Tiffany Foxx share a lot in common – both moved to Atlanta for a new beginning, both are rap artists, and both are determined to be on top. As Mimi attempts to represent both women on MF Management, Mimi will get caught in a rivalry between these two fierce and opinionated artists!