Nessa girl!!! That Love & hip hop reunion the other night was something else. I was down to da bar after a long day of play rehearsal when I happened to glance at the television screen and caught a glimpse of World War III. Needless to say, I was down to the bar long enough for the re-run to come on, and got a chance to watch the show in its entirety with volume. Where many were entertained, I was saddened. It bothered me how entire hour was dedicated to the cast having a round table discussion about Joseline. Here it is, half the people on the stage don’t even get along with one another in REAL LIFE, the other half that does get a long doesn’t really talk to one another in REAL LIFE, yet they have all banded together to talk all things Joseline. No tea no shade, Kirk and Rasheeda bothered me the most. Like why the f&ck are y’all even talking? Anyway, moving on. Who failed Joseline?
Something else that rubbed me kinda sideways was the fact LHHATL and a large part of the franchise as a whole was built off the back of Joseline Hernandez. Let’s just call it what it is. Yet, Joseline was offered no level of protection. K. Michelle was given protection. Within the first 5 minutes of the season 1 reunion, K, Michelle dove on Karlie Redd, BUT Y’ALL DIDN’T SEE THAT. Granted the mess that went on was far to great to totally omit, but why was the cast given the platform to completely slaughter this woman’s character and it be aired on tv? Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not taking up for Joseline or excusing the disaster of a life that she helped create, but damn y’all. Joseline was completely thrown under the bus for an hour long. It honestly left me feeling like the “powers that be” have decided that they no longer need her, and now they are getting ready to toss her out with yesterday’s trash. I’m just feeling some kind of way because the entertainment industry can really be a mutha f&cka. It will build you up, use and abuse you, tear you down, then throw you away without hesitation. Ladies and gentlemen, you are now watching the downfall of Joseline Hernandez? So who failed Joseline Hernandez?
Stevie J has pimped this poor girl to the point where her stuff can’t have any kind of grip. Real talk, if you look at party flyers featuring cast members from LHHATL, you never ever see any parties featuring Stevie J alone. You always see party flyers with both Stevie and Joseline appearing, or just Joseline appearing. Why is this? I’ll tell you why. Nobody is checking for or booking Stevie J. alone. He is of no value alone. Stevie needs Joseline far more than she needs him at this point. However, he has such mind control over this poor girl, that she is too koo koo for Coca Puffs to realize it. Mona Scott-Young has pimped Joseline out to a degree as well. Have y;all caught how even Mona is distancing herself from the Love & Hip Hop Brand??? Hmmmmm. Shady bootz? Sooo Who failed Joseline?
Clearly Joseline is having issues. To top things off, she’s young, uneducated, comes from nothing, and has been thrown into stardom overnight. Those factors are all the ingredients needed for an E Hollywood Story or a seat on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab. Have we the viewers failed Joseline? I think so. Much like Evelyn Lozada, we positively rewarded Joseline for negative behavior, and now things have grown out of control. In the matter of an hour, we went from loving the Puerto Rican Princess to now looking at her sideways. At a moment in her life where she probably needs us the most, we’ve all stood on our perches, looked down on her, talked about her like a dog, and in all actuality what we see is what we created. Ain’t that some shit? Who failed Joseline…