The ‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ brand, which originally features Angela Simmons, Romeo Miller, and Kristinia DeBarge, was such a hit last season that WETv decided to create a spinoff based in Atlanta.
At a private screening Tuesday evening, held at the iPic Theatre in Lower Manhattan, the 2nd generation of hip-hop royalty cast debuted their first episode while giving the audience a glimpse of what it’s like being children of legends.
1. Zonnique & Reginae deals with the Black Lives Matter Drama:
In case you missed it, Lil Wayne conducted an interview where he mentions that he doesn’t feel connected to the BLM movement. It didn’t take long for social media to catch wind of the sentiments and for emotions to run high, including for fellow rapper, and die-hard supporter of the movement, T.I.
Cameras caught the moments where Reginae finds out about her dad’s interview, and her Uncle Tips’ subsequent response. This prompts a drift between the two former O.M.G Girlz bandmates and childhood friends.
2. Da Brat makes an impactful guest appearance on the show:
The classic So-So Def Chicagoan rapper, Da Brat, was spotted giving Shad Moss (formerly known as Bow Wow) encouraging words of advice.
“You need to move back around family and get back into the studio!”, she told the 29-year-old musician. Later on, she proves that she’s not only willing to counsel Shad, but she’s riding or dying for her midwest fam, y’all.
3. Ayana Fite & Shaniah Mauldin makes career moves:
Beastie Boys’ legend, DJ Hurricane, & Hip-Hop icon, Jermaine Dupri, daughters are dabbling in the fashion world and trying to figure out how they can make their mark as well. Audience watched as Ayana Fite gets loving career advice from Debra Antney, castmate Brandon Barnes & Waka Flocka Flames mother.
In another scene, we’re introduced to budding fashion designer, Shaniah Mauldin, who JD almost refused to let her attend Moss’ mixtape release party. “Bow’s parties are like going to the gentleman’s club,” Dupri protested.
Be sure to check out WETv’s Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta May 25th @ 10pm EST.