Giving That Hotlanta Heat!
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta takes us into the lives of the children of Atlanta’s hip hop royalty. Executive Producer Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow) returns to the ATL to promote his mix-tape, and drama ensues. The series premiere definitely brought that Hotlanta Heat but made sure to provide the shade as well! From internet beefs to guns in clubs, episode one was jam packed with drama. Was it overkill? We’ll see, but in the meantime, meet the cast.
Executive Producer Shad Moss (aka BOW WOW) – child rapper and protégé of mega producer Jermaine Dupri
SHANIAH MAULDIN – daughter of Jermaine Dupri
REGINAE CARTER – daughter of rapper Lil Wayne
BRANDON BARNES – son of manager Deb Antney and little brother to rapper Waka Flocka
Brandon’s cousin AYANA FITE – daughter of DJ Hurricane (The Beastie Boys)
ZONNIQUE PULLINS – daughter of singer Tiny and step-daughter to rapper T.I..
Also featured on the show are Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, Tiny, Deb Antney and others. Now that we know the players, let’s talk about the game.
Now a 30-year-old father, Big Bow Wow returns to Atlanta to promote his new mix-tape “Ignorant Sh*t,” a collaboration with Soulja Boy. In a different mind-state, throwing away his womanizing ways, he assures his daughter’s mother (with whom he is trying to work things out) that he will be on his best behavior.
Not even 10 minutes in, Bow is surrounded by women in a hotel room. Drinks flowing, cameras snapping and posts uploading. Way to stay focused Bow! Or is it all for the blogs?
Lil Wayne Slams Black Lives Matter
Reginae has a hard time dealing with the backlash her dad is getting in the media. In an interview, Lil Wayne expressed his opinion on the Black Lives Matter Movement, saying “Black Lives Matter doesn’t matter” and “Black Lives Matter is dumb ass s***”. Reginae, overcome with all the negative attacks toward her father, sought comfort from her friend Zonnique.
In the middle of a very important vocal lesson with Brandon at the time, Zonnique could not help but be distracted by the bombardment of texts from Reginae. Finally, she cut her vocal lesson short, telling Brandon that she needs to go “tend to her friend real quick”. Brandon left annoyed and Zonnique rushed to Reginae’s side because that’s what real friends do, right? The question is, was it worth it?