So reality shows are my weakness, my guilty pleasure. Shows like Love and Hip Hop, Basketball Wives, Black Ink Crew, Growing up Hip Hop, Real Housewives of Atlanta, ALL THAT!
BUT I’m getting tired of all the fights. It was entertaining at first but now it’s so common that it seems staged. For instance:
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood has thee MOST fights. Recently, Lyrica and A1’s mothers got into a fight over some adultery possibly for Lyrica supposedly flirting or wanting to have sex with Safaree. So the two older women threw shit at each other and just causing an unnecessary scene. Then A1 and Safaree had argument about the situation…with a damn Honda Accord in between them..STAGED!
Then there’s Black Ink Crew, specifically Chicago since that’s the one that’s being aired right now. The crew is separated by 9 Mag and Loyal Ink. Tattoo artist Lily is with Loyal Ink and her ex Junior is with the owner, under 9 Mag. The whole crew went down to Jamaica, supposedly not knowing that the other squad was going to be there and there was a fight. The girl Lily ran up on Junior’s girlfriend Adriana, because Junior who was drunk and kinda disrespecting the Loyal Ink name (so she got the next best thing). Then a new tattoo artist names Reese decided to run with Lily to fight Junior and/or his girlfriend (It’s still unclear.) The girl Reese said that Junior hit her in the face and then that was an issue, next thing you know, Junior is fighting producers and even accidentally hit Ryan in the face. By the end of it all, Junior and his girlfriend were sent home. What could have avoided this is, Lily being the fire cracker that she is, shouldn’t have pursued Junior or paid him any mind. Junior shouldn’t have gotten too drunk and honestly, if he was left alone then the fight would have never happened. I HATE how these reality shows take they ass to a different country or vacay in another city and they decide to fight. But the real question is: who’s in charge of this shit? Are the producers provoking the cast to fight? Are they bribing the cast by telling them if they fight, they get more money.
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Lastly, Teen Mom 2. Fighting on reunion shows! Teen Mom Briana started dating her co-worker/fellow Teen Mom Kailyn (Kail) ex-husband Javi. That’s messy by itself. So there were words and shade exchanged before the reunion. Kail was talking her shit, as she should because her “coworker” is dating her ex-husband. Then it gets messy when Javi and Briana breaks up and he slightly talks about it Kail’s podcast. Briana decides to go on a Twitter rant and say some disrespectful things about Kail and her one of her son’s father. Kail being the savage that she is, decides that she wants to have a face-to-face conversation with Briana at the reunion before they actually go on stage. The conversation was brief because Briana really wasn’t trying to address or admit to what she said. Conversation ended, then it’s time to go on stage and all of a sudden Briana gets some balls and decides to come at Kail, yelling and screaming. It, again, seemed staged because she had the opportunity to talk to Kail behind closed doors BUT she wanted to put on a show in front of an audience. In this case, I believe that Briana wanted to prove a point that she wasn’t a punk, OR she coulda just wanted to put on a show for the crowd OR lastly she coulda just snapped. Her sister Brittany who appears on the show, even told her she shouldn’t have gon wild like that because it’s making her look like the aggressor.
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Okay, I understand reality TV has transpired into non-reality and more staged and scripted but damn can they do less scripted fighting? Reality TV has given off the perception that it’s all about fighting and it doesn’t help that a lot of them are Black women. YES, I know there are shows like RHO New Jersey, and The Real World that have white women fighting as well. Overall, Black, White, Asian, Mexican, Saudi Arabian, whoever needs to stop the stereotypical fighting on TV. Yes it gets the show ratings, yes it’s entertaining, yes it may get the show renewed for another season and that’s more money BUT is that what they’re values are based upon? More picking fights = more money? I meannnnn unless they’re getting paid $1 millon per episode per fight then DO YOU BOO; But if that’s not the case, then they need to reevaluate some things.
Honestly, I think everyone as a whole need to cut their scripted reality TV intake, including myself.
Make sure you check out my YouTube Channel, Episode 5 part 1 of me discussing these fights and how overrated they are.
What are your thought? Comment below and let me know!!
Danii Gold out!!