Looks like VH1 is going to continue on its winning streak of reality tv about women who have become rich/famous because of the men they are associated with. When will there be a show about women who became successful on their OWN? The Real House Wives series on Bravo started the trend, but at least on those shows majority of the women were actually married at one point. Ok those shows are all about gold diggers too, same concept.
This week “Love and Hip Hop” premiered on the station that once showed music videos. This series is all about….well some women who I guess know people who rap. Something like that. In fact here is how VH1 describes the show:
Being a part of the hip-hop world can be a glamorous life — but this world comes with a high price.
VH1′s new docu-soap series “Love & Hip Hop” follows four women who share one common bond: their connection to the hip-hop world…through their men and their careers. This 8-part series captures the struggles of Chrissy and Emily, who both date rappers and must navigate their relationships while still maintaining a sense of self. Somaya and Olivia are both recording artists trying to break through in the male-dominated hip-hop industry. These four women struggle against shifting loyalties, family drama and the pressures of trying to make it in the hip hop game.
Now that the show has your attention, below we have the entire first episode. Please enjoy, but remember we are not responsible for any brain cells you lose in the process:
To clear up the record about these ladies first lets start with Emily, that was the one crying about Fabolous not sporting her out in public. Well the rapper does not claim her as her girl. In this interview last year he makes it clear that it is all about his son:
Jim Jones’ lady Chrissy is the closest to actually having a real relationship, but her attitude is going to mess that up. She is driving around in a Bentley and sweating her man about everything he does to make money. As far as I know he has never sold a million records, so let him do his thing. She thinks she’s smart but she’s really dumb, begging dude to marry her on TV? No Self Respect! (Rumor is that the show was actually all Jim Jones’ idea)
The tall one Somaya – her music was really wack. I can’t see no one letting her in a studio if it wasn’t for her curves.
As far as Olivia and Darrelle Davis, he made that clear on Twitter following the show: