Chile, it is day 1 of rehearsal for the stage play that Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are producing entitled “A Mother’s Love”. I am actually writing this blog post from our table read right now. Chile i am overjoyed that music legend Shirley Murdock is sitting 2 seats down from me. I am screaming on the inside. I’ve been singing the hook to “I still Love You” all morning. At any rate, it is 1:40 and rehearsal is not scheduled to end until 5pm. Our time together has been well spent. We’ve read through the script 1 time, has sang a couple songs together and is really beginning to bond as a cast.
Since I am scheduled to be here for the next month from 10-5, I figured I’d might as well give y’all a behind the scenes all access pass to the making of the play that stars Kandi Burrus, D. Woods, Q. Parker, Shirley Murdock, Chandra Currelley, Porsha Stewart, Luscious, and The Doll Miss Funky Dineva Ross. That’s right, The Doll is about to make her Broadway musical debut hunty. Get into these behind the scenes photos Continue reading
Good girls always fall in love with bad boys. Y’all what is this strange but prevalent dichotomy all about? With Yandy being a smart successful business woman, it would seem that she would want another “straight lace” guy to build a life with, not a criminal. No tea no shade, but Yandy was fully aware that she is with a dude that makes his money in the streets so I don’t feel shady calling him a criminal. Phaedra & Apollo are/were another example of this very thing I’m talking about. I guess everybody is out trying to get money. I guess chile.. Anyway Yandy hat a sit down interview with the good folks over at ABC News Radio today and dished on Life without Mendeecees and even spilled a little tea on how he may not have to go to trial for drug trafficking.
Highlights from the interview:
Says Fiancé Mendeecees Harris Isn’t Facing 20 Years, May Not Go to Trial
“Well, he hasn’t gone to trial yet. And he might not have to,” Smith reveals. “So we’ll see. Everything is up in the air, but things are feeling positive.”
On Getting Used to Life Without Mendeecees Harris
“You learn to adjust. You never like it. It never feels good sleeping by yourself, but you adjust,” she says. “And that’s what I had to do. I had to adjust raising my little boy by myself. I had to adjust to sleeping alone at night. I had to adjust to the fact that we haven’t gotten married yet [and] a lot of the information wasn’t getting filtered to me the way that I wanted it to. …Every single day it’s a new struggle,” she continues. “You know, running three businesses and being a single mom it’s taught me definitely how to multitask and it’s taught me how to prioritize.”
Says Mendeecees Harris Loved Nicki Minaj’s Shout Out on “I’m Out”
“I got a call and it was, ‘Yandy. You heard about that yet?’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ …[He said,] ‘You know, when Nicki Minaj says your name on a song you’ve made it’ And I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ Then he screamed: ‘She said my name on a record Yandy! She said my name on a record Yandy! You’ve gotta hear it!’
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So chile If y’all have not already heard the season 5 reunion for Basketball Wives has been cancelled. Apparently Evelyn is tired tired rehashing the Chad & Evelyn drama and is over the “negativity that the show breeds”. Chile, if she’s over it, what the hell does she think we are. Quiet as its kept, seeing Evelyn crying every 4th scene over chad is why I stopped watching mid season. The entire storyline was just played. A this point I think one of two things needs to happen. 1- The need to cancel the show all together, or 2- they need to recast the entire thing. We’ve gotten all we can get from the current cast. Like the old adage goes, “you can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip”.
Evelyn refusing to speak on the chad incident left VH1 executives with very to try to produce a 1- hour show. With that, they felt it smarted to just ax the entire thing. No tea no shade, but is the implication here that there is nothing to Evelyn’s relevance at the present moment other than Chad?
I know one of the unspoken rules in Black America is that we do not talk about Mother Oprah, but hunty these days I find my self taking major exception with the things that she is doing. First off, for years on end Oprah has catered to middle aged white women and excluded the pop culture and hip hop communities from the grace of her Oprahness. Then as soon as she launched The Own Network and it began to tank she Immidiately turned to the pop culture and hip hop communities to rescue her network. When she had The Kardashians on one fo her interview show, I knew then she had sold her self out. What really had me through with Oprah is when she did an hour long interview with 50 cent. Really bish? Let us not remember that years ago when the cast of Crash appeared on The Oprah show did not want Ludacris there at all. Her reasoning was because he uses the N word and has misogynistic lyrics. Uhhhhhhm bish have you ever listened to a 50 cent album??? It gets no more hood than a 50 album.
We move on from all of that to Oprah’s pairing up with Tyler Perry. I take major exception with this duo solely because Tyler Perry’s main support base is the black church community that quite frankly follows his sub par productions blindly. My issue once again rest in the fact that Oprah has never catered to this demographic before, why start now? That market was not good enough for her when she was on top at ABC, but now that she is trying to keep her network afloat, all of a sudden she see’s the light. Chile bye!
Lastly, and this point might be a little lighter and funnier than the others, Oprah is a liar. Oprah knows good and got damn well she is not as skinny as she has been photoshopped to look on the cover of this Magazine. Oprah is giving me Naomi Campbell pony tail realness, and I am loving every minute of it, but it is going to take more than a nice skirt and a fancy top to fool The Doll. Oprah’s image has become synonymous with weight loss struggles. For Mother O to always preach to the masses about living in their truth and being alright with who they are, this image sure as hell is sending a totally different message. Every other week we see Oprah on some entertainment news show and her titties be bout to spill out her blouse like Aretha Franklin or somebody. Give me a break Oprah! Keep it real.
My last and final thought is, “if you are going to try and be a role model for women, then be that. But don’t sit on television for years on end and act as if you’ve been delivered from the beauty pressures pushed downward on women, then succumb to them on your very OWN magazine cover.
Correct me when I’m wrong and acknowledge me when i’m right…
So many of you guys asked “Funky Dineva, why weren’t you at the reunion.” Chile the answer is I really don’t know. However it doesn’t even matter because Gawd had a larger job lined up for me. After working with the good ole folks over at Love & Hip Hop on the reunion and the Dirty Little Secrets special, they reached out to me again and asked would I be interested in being a part of the 40 greatest moments special. All I could do is scream Yes Gawd! When the producer explained to me the set up of the show and how i would basically have free reign to go in and let have, I was super excited.
So what can you guys expect, put it this way ya girl was on TWO CUPS of straight up ciroc before they yelled lights camera action. That being said, y’all already know what to expect. Catch these T’s Continue reading
The time is upon us. Love & Hip Hop New York season 4 is almost here. I’m almost a little embarrassed to say this, but I’m actually looking forward to the premiere. With the new cast, it seems as if they finally got it right. All of you Love & Hip Hop Atlanta fans are most definitely excited to see what K. Michelle is going to bring to New York. I hate to burst your bubble, but don’t expect too much. K. Michelle has already let it be known that she was on the road traveling majority of the time.
For those of you who can’t wait until Monday to get a little piece of Love & Hip Hop, you can get your life as VH1 counts down the 40 greatest moments of Love & Hip Hop tomorrow at 8pm. The show is a 2 hour countdown and The Doll Miss Funky Dineva Ross is all up an through there. That’s right, you can catch me on your television screen tomorrow night as I tell the world how I really feel about some of the goings ons from past seasons.
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