Recap Of ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ Reunion Part 1
The fact that Love & Hip Hop Atlanta's second season has come to an end is either a reality relief or an epic disappointment, depending on your threshold for pure and utter ratchetness. Still, one thing everyone can probably agree on is that, whether you find the show to be entertaining or a train wreck, it’s an addictive phenomenon to many, with over 4 million viewers to be exact.
During this week's reunion show, the cast of Love & Hip Hop sat down with series creator and executive producer, Mona Scott-Young, to discuss the highs and lows of the season, and in true reality TV fashion, air out their dirty laundry for all to see.
None, however, were more sullied than that of the show’s fixture love triangle between Stevie J, his recently confirmed new wife, Joseline Hernandez, and his baby mama, Mimi Faust. Since giving Mimi a friendship ring in the middle of celebrating his engagement to Joseline on the season finale, Stevie and the self-described Puerto Rican Princess seemed to have patched things up.
The real bad blood, however, was between the couple and Mimi, who seemed ready to “knuck if you buck” at any given moment. Despite the high-level of drama, there were some Iyanla: Fix My Life moments, like when Joseline pointed out that Stevie’s inability to treat women right stemmed from not having a mother to raise him, in addition to her having a strained relationship with her own mother. But rest assured, that was only the tip of the iceberg when it came down to broken relationships.
Scrappy and his ex-fiancé Erica Dixon also went through their rough patches on the show, and apparently the wounds were so fresh that it caused Erica to break down in tears onstage. “No matter what, I do want the best for you,” she told Scrappy. “We went through a lot.”
Rather than dwelling on their turbulent history, Scrappy gave props to Erica for holding him down during his time in and out of jail and rehab for his marijuana addiction (now that’s what you call hood love). When asked by Scott-Young whether or not their relationship was over forever, both left the door open for a possible reunion.
Still, the couple of the hour was without a doubt radio DJ Traci Steele and Baby Drew, who is Chris Brown’s tour DJ. Though the pair hasn’t been together for seven years, they clearly have a unique connection holding them together, besides for their shared son. Their chemistry onstage was so obvious that even Stevie Wonder could see it, despite the fact that Traci categorically denied any lingering feelings. Still, her feisty display indicated otherwise. Traci did, however, win the competition for phrase of the night, with her staple, “popcorn hoes.”
Meanwhile, in the midst of all the couples’ therapy, a mature K. Michelle appeared to turn over a new leaf, while she and Mimi appeared to have some unspoken beef going on despite previously smoothing over their issues before the season ended.
Unfortunately there wasn’t enough time in one night to get to the show’s reigning King and Queen of Disaster, Rasheeda and her husband Kirk Frost, who smashed a pair of groupies while she was pregnant with the son he told her to abort on national television. Talk about foul.
Next week’s second part, however, will pick up from where this week’s reunion show left off, and judging from the preview, it’s going to be an all-out circus. Stay tuned.—Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist)