Talent/music manager Yandy Smith, who is also a cast member on VH1‘s popular reality show Love & Hip-Hop called into radio personality TT Torrez of IPower 92.1 show in Richmond, VA to talk about a few hot topics. Smith, who is also a graduated of Howard university have been in the entertainment industry for almost a decade. She started out as an intern over at Violator before becoming Jim Jones’ manager and the president of Monami Entertainment. In her interview with TT Torrez, Smith talked about getting her start in the industry, why Kimbella was invited to Emily’s party, was Chrissy appropriated for hitting Kimbella and more. Below are a few excerpts:
On her early background in the entertainment industry:
I started out at Violator Records as soon as I came out of college. We had Tweet, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent…you name it, if they were hot, we had them at Violator. Afterwards, I branched off and I was at Atlantic Records for awhile. After Atlantic, I went and became partners with Mona Scott Young. We had a management company called Monami Entertainment and I’m the president of that company.
On why Kimbella was invited to Emily B’s party:
You guys didn’t see when Emily invited both of us. She invited both of us at the same time. You guys see 30-second snippets of events, but at my jewelry party that was a three-hour long taping. How long did they actually show it? About 30 seconds?
On whether or not Kimbella should’ve dropped the bomb on Emily B at her own party in front of everybody:
On whether or not Chrissy was appropriate for her response to knocking Kimbella out:
Aside from that being the mother of Jewelz’s child and his girlfriend, I brought her as my friend. Whether she was invited or if she came with me, I’ve already made it clear to everybody that this is my friend. So just like if I brought one of my friends to Chrissy’s event, I wouldn’t allow one of my friends to disrespect Chrissy. It just put me in a very awkward position and at that point was close to both of them.
Listen to the entire interview over at http://ipowerrichmond.com.
Follow me @donbleek88