Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta is a spin-off of We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop, which starred the likes of Romeo Miller (son of Master P) and Angela Simmons (daughter of Rev Run). Following franchises like Love and Hip Hop and the Real Housewives, this new installment will focus on the city of Atlanta.
Aside from Bow Wow, who has been in the music industry since the early ’00s, the Atlanta cast is made up the offspring of hip-hop royalty. There’s Reginae Carter, (the daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright) Zonnique Pullins (stepdaughter of T.I), Shaniah (daughter of Jermain Dupri), Brandon Barnes (son of Debra “Deb” Antey), and Ayana Fite (daughter of DJ Hurricane).
GUHHATL may only be on episode three, but it’s already shaping up to be one of reality TV’s most explosive shows.
The highlight of Episode 2, “You Don’t Work With Rihanna” left us with Regina and Brandon embroiled in a nasty argument. If you missed the episode, here’s a quick recap. After Brandon made rude comments about Zonnique’s look for her photo shoot, Reginae Carter ran to her defense and questioned Brandon’s legitimacy as an artist developer.
She asked, “Who have you worked with, Brandon?” Brandon then brought Reginae’s father, Lil Wayne into it.
“Someone who could have helped you father’s career,” he quipped.
Brandon also brought up “Black Lives Matter,” referencing a comment Lil Wayne made about the movement in 2016. Reginae was obviously not happy about Brandon’s “disrespectful” comments, and immediately called her mother, Toya Wright. Funny enough, Brandon did the same to his mom, Deb Antney.
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Episode 3, “Bow Down To Your Mother” was just as explosive. Before we get to the shows the central conflict, we first have to catch up with the other main cast members.
As stated above, Brandon and Reginae were engaged in a bitter argument during episode two. Shaniah, Brandon’s cousin, was present and tried to diffuse the situation between Brandon and Reginae. In Episode 3, Shaniah met up with Reginae and the other girls for a fun night at the bowling alley, though not much fun was had.
Shaniah quickly let Reginae know that she didn’t appreciate Reginae “walking up” on her cousin. Shaniah then told Regina that, had she tried to put her hands on Brandon, she would have had to fight her.
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Prior to that scene in the episode, Zonnique and Brandon had a confrontation of their own. Zonnique told Brandon that she didn’t appreciate the comments that he was making about her look, which consisted of shorts and a sparkly bra.
Meanwhile, Bow Wow was being chastised by Jermaine Dupri, who felt that he wasn’t taking his studio sessions seriously. Instead of working on his raps, Bow Wow decided to go to the strip club, then left and showed up at his session drunk.
The moment that everyone was waiting for came at the end of the episode. At the beginning of the episode, both Reginae and Brandon sat down with their moms to explain what caused their blowup. Because of this, Toya Wright brought her friend, Tiny (Zonnique’s mother) to meet up with Debra Antey so that they could discuss what happened between their kids.
Things started off pretty calm until Tiny tried to interject and was shut down by Debra. Toya, like any protective friend, swiftly took up for Tiny and that’s when things got pretty heated.
The scene then cut off before their entire confrontation could play, so we’ll have to tune in next week to see the rest of the drama unfold.
Episode 4 will be released on June 16, on WE TV. Tell us, will you be tuning in to Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta each week? Do you have any thoughts on the episode? You can sound off in the comment section below.
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