Producer Carlos King (ATL Housewives, Love & Hip Hop) Pens Letter Defending Black Female Reality Stars.

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“WE CAN’T HOLD THESE WOMEN TO HIGHER STANDARDS THAN OURSELVES.”

Some of you guys may have heard of Carlos King, Producer Extraordinaire. For those of you who have not, let me tell you about this b!tch. The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, and now Hollywood Divas are all masterpieces of this  television visionary. When it comes to addressing the stigmas, stereotypes, and standards for black women in reality television, who better to address it than the Queen that made these chicks stars in the first place. I mean honestly, I know y’all don’t expect Joseline Hernandez to be the spokesperson for the movement, and Nene Leakes says “bridemaids”. B!tch i just fell out typing the word “bridemaids” PAUSE I need to catch my breath.

Whether it’s a table-flipping catfight or stinging allegations of a marital affair between castmates, the bar keeps getting raised for reality television year after year. But particularly in the Black community, a chorus of critics have accused shows like Real Housewives of Atlanta and Love & Hip Hop of propagating painful racial stereotypes, especially regarding Black women, in order to drive ratings. In the following open letter written exclusively for BET.com, Carlos King, executive producer of Real Housewives of Atlanta and Hollywood Divas, answers his critics.

producer-rhoa-nene-leakes-christmas-party-2012-the-jasmine-brandI often get asked the question, “Do you have any guilt for perpetuating negative stereotypes of Black women on reality television?” And my answer is always a simple: No. I then always ask myself if my white counterparts get asked the same question, and I highly doubt they do, so why the double standard?

I am beyond blessed to have worked on two of the top reality shows in the history of the world; I executive produced Love & Hip Hop and I am currently the executive producer of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Please take a look at my reality as a Black gay executive producer in Hollywood, and in doing so I hope that you’ll come to understand the difference between being transparent and being stereotypical. Too often individual behavior is implied as a direct reflection for an entire race of people and justified as a stereotype. This is an unfair double standard that I must address. ~ Carlos King

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Ain’t This Some Sh!t. Waka Flocka Endorses Cough Drops With SMOKE All Around Him.

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With all the legalization of marijuana going around, I guess the people have had to find away to market their products to its users. A pretty good idea considering that its a new and untapped market. Pine Brothers low key solicited the help of Wacka Flacka to send the message that if your throat hurts, or is all raspy from smoking weed , pop a Pine Brothers cough drop. The commercial made me slightly uncomfortable. When we traditionally think of cough drops, we think of their use for things that are involuntary and undesirable, like a cold. In this commercial, Wacka is selling us cough drops for some sh!t that can totally be prevented. Funny right? To add insult to injury, this more than awkward commercial aired during the height of last night’s ( 11/13/14) American Music Awards. I’m more than positive that Pine Brother’s reached their target demographic with the AMA’s, young and impressionable.

Thoughts?

From Fired To Friends. Benzino & Althea Party It Up With Tamar & Vince in L.A.

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I guess Benzino & Althea got sick and tired of all the drama in Atlanta, so they hightailed it to L.A. for a little rest and relaxation. I was playing around on tamar and altheaInstagram when I stumbled across a picture of Althea & Tamar. No tea no shade, the picture looked a little weird to me, because the two ladies seem like an unlikely pairing. Real talk, I was thinking to myself, "what the hell is Tamar doing with Althea?" We all are aware that Benzino & Vince know each other. Vince even appeared on an episode of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Remember when Benzino was trying to help Karlie get get that daydream she calls a career off the ground? Exactly...

Upon further Instagram stalking, it appears that Tamar & Vince and Althea & Benzino went out to dinner and hung out for the night. No harm no foul right? Maybe not. Excessive picture taking and Instagram posting tends to be a habit of those of the female persuasion. I found it a little odd that majority of the pics and the videos from the night were posted by Benzino. Ok F&ck the bullsh!t. Let me stop talking in riddles. All this Instgram flexing feels like ghetto marketing. It feels like a ploy to be regarded in higher status. In my eyes, It felt like Benzino was saying "hey world, look, we hang out with Tamar & Vince." Maybe I'm reaching, maybe I'm doing the most, but it just didn't feel natural. In all honestly it felt kinda of creepy and calculated.

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K. Michelle ‘My Life’ Episode 2. Why Does K. Michelle Have All Those Damn People Living With Her? [Full Video]

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Nessa Girl, these reality TV shows do a very good job on confusing the hell out of me these days. It is very hard for me that K. Michelle’s friend Tracie flew from Memphis to New York to return K’s dog, with zero intentions of flying back home. Especially considering the fact that K had been avoiding her calls and texts. Sh!t like this only happens in the land of reality tv.

On episode 2 of K. Michelle’s ‘My Life’, K goes from being an R&B Singer to a boarding house operator. Nema, a bish K hardly knows needs a place to live, and K’s other friend Tracie, a proven thief also needs to a place to lay her head. If you think this a recipe for disaster, trust me it is.

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Benzino & Althea Want You To Know That Althea Filed Charges Against Joseline BEFORE They Were Fired

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So every now and again, The Doll get’s things wrong. I’m not too proud to apologize, retract information, or publish the correct information once being informed of my mistake. Yesterday in a post called Joseline Hernandez Wanted By NY Cops. Benzino & Althea File Charges AFTER Being Fired From LHHATL, I reported that Althea filed charges with the NYPD after being attacked by Joseline at the filming of the reunion only after her and Benzino were fired. Althea and Benzino reached out to me to let me know this is not true. Althea in fact filed charges almost immediately following the altercation.

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To be honest, this corrections sheds a bit of clarity on factors as to why Benzino and Thi Thi were fired. I more than positive that filing suit created a situation where Benzino & Thi Thi could not film with Stevie J. & Joseline. It was also confirmed to me that Stevie J. & Joseline applied a little pressure and told producers they would not film with Benzino & Thi Thi in an effort to get them fired. All of this put together spells out to me pretty good reason as to why Benzino and Thi Thi were let go…

What do you think?

Joseline Hernandez Wanted By NY Cops. Benzino & Althea File Charges AFTER Being Fired From LHHATL

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You know, in 2014, you can’t just go around putting your hands on people like you use to be able to back in the day (which is a good thing). These days, people have gotten hip, and are calling the police and filing charges on mofos for assault and battery. If you know like I know, we are going to have to go back to slashing a b!tches tires or pouring sugar in a hoe’s tank if she gets beside herself. Then once that is done, sit home for a week, and pray her apartment complex didn’t have video cameras. Ewww lawd I’m telling too much of my own business. Anyway, things are starting to get way out of hand. It is obvious that Benzino & Althea are really upset about being fired from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.

Since being given their walking papers, charges have been filed against Joseline Hernandez in NYC. Additionally, Althea has filed suit against Joseline, and Joseline was served last week at her Stone Mountain home. The thing that is baffling me the most is that all this lawsuit business is what got the couple booted in the first place. Benzino is on social media, all but begging for his job back, yet he and Althea are continuing on with the lawsuit business. Honestly, who in their right mind is going to employ you and empower your pockets to sue them?  On one hand, Benzino was asking the fans to basically contact Mona and lobby for his job back:

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Then on the other hand, Benzino got gangster and pretty much issued and all out “F$ck You” to Mona Scott-Young:

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Needless to say, Benzino & Althea can kiss Love & Hip Hop Atlanta GOOD BYE. In addition, they probably can kiss any business relationship with VH1 and Viacom as a whole good bye, at least for right now. For whatever it is worth, Mona Scott-Young is the Golden Child at the moment. One phone call can either make or break a deal. Especially when you have very little leverage. Not being shady and just keeping it all the way real, Thi Thi has no leverage, and Benzino has very little. And if you want to be perfectly honest, the little that he does have has proven to be worthless to the powers that be, hence his pink slip… LISTEN, I DON’T MAKE THE NEWS I JUST REPORT IT !

I honestly don’t know what Althea and Benzino ultimately expect to come out of all this lawsuit business. So what, Joseline ends up with a charge and does 30 days in jail and pays a small fine. Wont be the first time. The b!tch has a rap sheet as long as The Yellow Brick Road. At the end of it, she’ll still sashaying her no speak-eh-dey-engles ass across our tv screens every Monday nights, while B & Thi are home taking selfies and Tweeting. All jokes aside, I would have befriended the b!tch if keeping the job meant that much to me. I would have befriended her & Stevie and played both of their asses like a game of chess. I guess that’s just the  inner rich white woman in me. They say when one door closes, another opens. Maybe now Benzino can focus on Hip-Hop Weekly and really get it popping the way The Source use to back in the day…

it will be interesting to see how all of this plays out. Benzino & Thi Thi, y’all call me. Let’s go grab drinks.  I’m curious to know what all is going through y’all minds…