I don’t know about you, but I’ve been spending my Thursday nights watching We TV’s “Growing Up Hip Hop ATL.”
And it’s come to this. I have to sound off…especially after we found out exactly what happened when Reginae Carter — you know, Lil Wayne‘s eldest daughter — and Brandon Barnes — Deb Antney‘s godson — came head to head.
At Reginae’s 18th birthday party, well the pre-dinner, the teen asked for an apology for the way Brandon spoke to her. And yes, Brandon was completely out of line after telling Reginae that he could “save her father’s career.” To play devil’s advocate though, he did spill that shade after Reginae asked him who he was…and y’all know how that is.
— babygirl👑 (@LifewithSyd__) June 23, 2017
Unfortunately, with the parents’ names being thrown around, Reginae not only called her cousins, but also asked her mother, Toya, to come talk some sense into Brandon. And Toya broke it all the way down. She told B, “You can’t save him baby,” talking about her ex-husband, Wayne. “He’s already saved.” But I guess this really is “Growing Up Hip Hop,” because Reginae needs to grow up. Who asks their moms to fight their battles? But anyway…
— 🌻Relle 🌻 (@anitaphaker) June 30, 2017
Across town, Bow Wow and Funk Master Flex got into a Twitter beef. Yes, a beef on Twitter because somehow we’re still doing those in 2017. Words like “mumble rapper” were thrown around by Flex. But thankfully Bow turned to his older brother, Snoop Dogg, for help. And the big Snoop talked some sense into Bow and the TV streets (because man, Snoop inspired me!)
— Queen A (@AliceaTheGreat) June 30, 2017
When Bow spoke about retiring from rapping, Snoop replied: “How you gon’ retire before me? That don’t even sound right. Man knock it off.” Snoop ended his speech by just encouraging Bow to produce good music. Point. blank and the period.
The episode ended with Brandon’s showcase…and you know what? It was a bit of a mess. Thanks to the club not having the best sound, a lot of the artists didn’t sound good. Thankfully, that didn’t translate on TV so I enjoyed the performances. But when it comes to Brandon and his talent development business, well, he may need to focus on that and focus less on battling with rapper’s daughters.
Tune into the next episode of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” when it returns next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.
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