Entertainment mogul and Love & Hip-Hop‘s executive producer Mona Scott Young is back again, answering more questions about the VH1 reality show that she produced. This time around, Mona answered questions about Jim’s proposal to Chrissy, Yandy quitting as Jim’s manager, Erica’s feature on the show, and more. “For the avoidance of doubt, the show is NOT scripted so sometimes (ok A LOT of the times. LOL!) it gets difficult to play the sidelines and just let the drama run its course – but that’s the process of REALITY TV,” said Mona Scott Young. Read some excerpts below:
Did you see Chrissy getting proposed to by Jim coming? What was the cast/ prod. staff’s reaction?
Of course, we all (viewers included) wanted Jim to come correct and do right by Chrissy so we were all happy to hear that he was finally ready to make the move. Jim had a very specific idea of how he wanted to do the proposal and did it in true Jim fashion. LOL! It was very moving to watch in person and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house- including mine- but I’m a water head : )
Did Yandy’s quitting as Jim’s manager change anything with the show/ her being featured on the show?
Yandy came on as Jim’s manager but that’s not all she was or is. She is smart, charismatic, funny, genuine and truly likeable- all great TV personality traits. What we didn’t anticipate was everything that transpired between her and Chrissy and although that took us in a different direction, it didn’t impact the fact that we felt she was a great character and addition to the cast.
Will Erica become a more featured cast member?
The goal is always to follow story and boy did Erica give us a story to follow. She came on like gangbusters and although it initially took everyone by surprise, we gave her the opportunity to express her point of view. Erica is very spontaneous in her expression which makes for explosive reaction which equals great reality TV.
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