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Glory: Yandy Smith & Mandeecees Welcomes Baby Boy

Congrats are in order for music/talent manager and Love & Hip-Hop star Yandy Smith! The 30-year-old Harlem native and her boyfriend Mandeecees just welcomed their baby boy into the world. Baby Harris arrived on Monday (July 16), weighting 7lb 9 oz. I heard the cameras were rolling which means season 3 of Love & Hip-Hop will be filled with babies. Kimbella due date is soon!

Below are some celebs tweets:

Singer/reality star Olivia. “Everybody go congratulate my stinker @yandysmith.”

Kimbella tweeted, “Long day.. Or journey I should say! Congrats to my Pud @yandysmith on her beautiful baby boy..She’s a trooper for delivering such a blessing.”

And Yandy has tweeted as well. See her tweet below:

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Love & Hip-Hop New York: Joe Budden And His On & Off Girlfriend Tahiry To Appear On The Show

The third season of VH1‘s ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ is going to be real interesting and full of drama. Back in April, I reported that Fabolous’ girlfriend Emily will not be returning as well as Jim Jones and his fiancée ChrissyVH1 is trying to do their best to keep the show ratings high. They’re also trying to make season three better than the previous two seasons. It is rumored that the producers of the show added two new cast members, Dirty Jerz rapper Joe Budden’s on and off girlfriend Tahiry and Joey himself are rumored to be appearing on the upcoming season.

Joey and Tahiry dated for five years before calling it quits back in 2009. After ending a bad relationship with Tahiry, Joey went on to date Somaya Reece of Love & Hip-Hop and video vixen Esther Baxter. Seems like there is going to be a lot of drama right? Well guess what, the producers are also trying their hardest to get Somaya Reece to sign on for a third season.

Ugh, A lot of mess and drama to come! Do you have any thoughts about the third season of Love & Hip-Hop?

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Respect Her Hustle Because She Has Checks Coming In: Yandy Smith Talks Pregnancy, Missy Elliott & Her Businesses

Love her or hate her, you have to respect her hustle because she has checks coming in. Talent manager, executive producer and reality star, Yandy Smith of VH1‘s ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ did an interview with Vibe Vixen. In her interview, the Howard University alumni talks about season two of Love & Hip-Hop, working with Missy Elliott, her accessory line EGL and of course her pregnancy. The Harlem native has two months left before she gives birth to her baby boy. Below are some excerpts:

The last time we spoke, you were wrapping up production on Love & Hip-Hop. How do you feel after taping as well as watching yourself on the show?
I can’t say it wasn’t me. It was completely me. Every little bit of it was me. I wish they were able to go into a little more of who I am as a person and see some more of my characteristics, but I was very careful because I didn’t want my personal life exploited and on the show. I wanted it to be focused on business, but the way it turned out; it was focused on business either. I guess if I gave in a little on the personal side, all of the drama wouldn’t have been necessary.

If you were asked to, would you come back for a second season?
I probably would, if the money was right. If it’s something that my significant other wanted to do, I would do it. You know, because I have a family now and I wouldn’t want to put the message out there of raising this baby by myself since I’m not. So, it would have to be a family decision now since there’s more to my life and my family since taping the show previously.

As of date, you’ve been doing a lot of work with Missy Elliot. What can fans expect from her next studio album?
The album is incredible. Her and Timbaland came together and joined forces on this album. It’s like Missy and Tim reunited times three because it’s extra dope. It has some new flavor to it then a little of the old school funk to it. It’s crazy. They put their asses in it. They did the damn thing.

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Love & Hip-Hop: Yandy Smith Releases More Nude Baby Pump Pictures & Talks About Her Pregnancy

Music/talent manager, reality star and movie producer Yandy Smith is showing off her baby bump in her latest photo shoot. In the picture above, Yandy is topless, only wearing a purple dress and in the picture below, she is wearing a long white dress. In an exclusive interview with Mashonda for her website MashondaLoyal.com, Yandy opened-up about her pregnancy and talks motherhood. Below are some excerpts:

What are you anticipating the most about motherhood?

Yandy: I’m really excited to hold this baby. I can’t wait to see what all these kicks in my belly look like on the outside. I can’t wait to kiss him, smell him, play with his toes, sing him to sleep. And honestly I’ve spent so many years taking care of artist now I can take care of something that is all mine (well me and daddy’s).

A baby boy is such a joy. What do you imagine him to be like?

Yandy: I hope he’s just like his dad with some of me mixed in there. Smart, confident, caring, compassionate, a leader and want to see what the combination of us looks like.

Do you have a name yet?

Yandy: Not yet. It has to be just perfect. And dad and I haven’t found a name that gives us the warm and fuzzy feeling we’re looking for.

Will he make his appearance on LAHH next season?

Yandy: If I make an appearance my son will as well. No one will be able to separate me from that lil boy for a while.

You are about to witness the greatest love of all. In one word please tell me how you want your child to describe you?

Yandy: My Everything

What is the one thing that you will instill in your son the most?

Yandy: To have a respect and love for God.

As a new mother, what worries you the most?

Yandy: Lol! Everything. Balancing work with being a mommy, will I be able to breast feed, will I be a good mom, will he get sick, will I always be able to provide for him, what child care will be best, what school will he attend, who will he date…you name it. I’m nervous about it. Lol

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Damn She Is Fine: Somaya Reece Of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ Spotted Out For The First Time Since Breast Reduction Surgery

A couple of weeks ago, I reported that Somaya Reece of Love & Hip-Hop had a breast reduction operation to minimize the 40E cup load she was hiding under her shirts. Her over-sized breast gave her back problems among other things. Somaya went through with the surgical procedure and  she is now fully recovered. Over this past weekend, the Latina beauty was spotted out for the first time since her breast reduction surgery. Reece walked the red carpet of the Tribeca Film Festival wearing a fitted black and white dress that showed off her sexy body. Any thoughts on her new look?

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She Sure Is Getting A lot Of Checks: Peep Yandy Smith New Interview & Find Out The REAL Story Behind Her Pregnancy

Last week, I posted excerpts and nude pictures of VH1‘s Yandy Smith of Love & Hip-Hop. Popular blog TheJasmineBrand had the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with the talent/music manager and Everything Girls Love President. Today, I have more excerpts from Yandy’s interview. She talks about if she will be back for season 3, working with Missy Elliot, being six months pregnant, taking club gig offers while pregnant, her baby father, how they met and their status. Below are some excerpts:

On if she’ll be back for another season of Love and Hip Hop: New York :

“I’m not opposed to it. If all the stars align and the dollar signs add up, I will absolutely [be back on The show]. “I speak to Kimbella, Olivia, and Somaya often. And of course I speak to Mona every day. So I do speak to a lot of the cast still.”

On working with Missy Elliot:

“Right now I’m super focused on Missy. It’s been a long time since she had her own project out, so I’m focused on making that project great. She has a lot of events coming up. To move Missy, it’s not a small job. Missy is all about her dancers and all about a huge production. She’s a perfectionist so there’s a lot of time and effort that goes into making a Missy project… It’s the old Missy that made you guys fall in love, and put her on the map. She has a couple of hardcore tracks that take you back to the root of hip hop, of course she takes you to the club with some of the records, and she even shows off her beautiful voice with some R&B tracks. I think you guys are in for a surprise.”

On whether or not she is pregnant:

“Yes, I am expecting, and that is the main reason why I won’t be taking any more club bookings… I’m having a little boy and he’s already overweight!… I haven’t been showing, but now that I’m entering my sixth month I’ll start showing, and I don’t want to be known as the pregnant girl in the club. This is my first so I’m super excited. I have so much stuff going on, I have no idea how I’m going to balance it all. So my newest article in Black Enterprise will be ‘How do you guys do it?’”

On her relationship status with her boyfriend and father of her child:

“There was a ring, but there was no one-knee so I don’t know what the status is. We have been together for about 6 years, we met in 2006. Its been off and on. There have been times when I was on the road for months; I really wasn’t able to focus on my relationship the way that I should have. We’ve broken up about 2 or 3 times. Every time we break up, we’re both seeing other people. I was almost engaged to someone else, he wound up having another child with someone else. Then we realized that we almost lost each other. So he rushed back and we’ve been unbreakable ever since… He could possibly be on the show with me. Its been amazing. We realized that this is where we want to be and we love each other. Its been beautiful. I’m really excited about where we are, and this little bundle of joy we have coming. And he’s excited too. We can’t wait until July.”

On her response to criticism surrounding her being pregnant in the club:

“Before the show ended there were already bookings up until March, almost every single weekend. Now my boyfriend travels with me, as well as security, plus the club armed security wherever we go. We enter through a side or back door and I’m escorted to VIP, where I sit down. People can say what they want, but I’m fine with it, my man is fine with it, and I’m protected by security, so I’m not going to turn down a 12-15 thousand dollar weekend just because people have something to say. I spoke to my doctor about traveling and he told me it was not a problem. But now that I know I’m about to start showing, I’m going to sit down and take it easy. I was not in the middle of the dance floor, I was not drinking, so it was fine. People can say what they want but I’m thinking of my child’s future. If financial security is something that you can give to your family, it makes you feel great. I feel good that I’m able to put aside a college fund before my child is here, in one month. People can blog and say what they want but my child is good. I don’t want people to think that money is more important than my child’s health, but I made all my doctor appointments, and made sure it was healthy to continue working.”

Peep the full interview at Everything Girls Love.

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Didn’t We All See This One Coming? Jim Jones & Chrissy Get Their Own Reality Show

Didn’t we all see this one coming? If you watched the reunion of VH1‘s “Love & Hip-Hop”, then you know Chrissy had some bad choice of words for the show’s executive producer Mona Scott-Young and co-producer Yandy Smith (music/talent manager and Jim Jones’ former manager). It is being reported that Olivia, Yandy Smith, Emily, Kimbella, Erica Mena and Somaya have already signed on for the third season. Jim Jones and Chrissy never signed on. Many people thought it was because of financial reasons, but I knew from the start that it was because they wanted their own show and it look like VH1 granted them their wish.

According to my good folks over at MouthToEars.Com, Jimmy and his fiancée Chrissy have got the green lighted byVH1 for five to seven 30 minutes episode of their own reality show. Below is how MouthToEars is reporting the story:

“So according to my source who NEVER fails me  allegedly Jimmy and Chrissy are in need of a CONGRATS! They have got GREEN lighted by VH1 for 5 to 7 30 minute episode of straight JONES( which they are supposed to be filming NOW).The source says Jimmy and Chrissy refuse to deal with Mona and requested this .  For those like Solange Knowles who love Chrissy this is just what the doctor ordered. Can we start thinking about Chrissy’ wedding  dress shopping with Mama Jones? Also I heard Mama Jones show will not see the light of day and she will be on this show. They are saying this may be called “Jim and the family JONES “……..we like it ! And as for Love and Hip Hop the source says allegedly that there is Olivia , Yandy , Kimbella , Erica Mena , and maybe some new people. Now that is about to be awesome. I wonder will more drama between Kimbella and Erica occur or will Erica and Rich elope ? Hey this is reality television anything is possible.”

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I’m About My Checks: Yandy Smith Of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ Confirms Pregnancy & Shows Baby Bump

Now we can put all the rumors and speculations to rest. Love & Hip-Hop reality star Yandy Smith finally confirmed her pregnancy. The music & talent manager posted the above picture on Instagram and wrote “You wanted to know now you know!!!! #POW“. In the photo, Yandy was styling on them hoes in a $2,395 Givenchy Floral Print sleeveless dress from the Resort 2012 Collection. Tomorrow Thursday (April 12), Yandy will appear on BETs “106 & Park” with the cast of Life Love Soul as she is an associate producer.

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Keeping The Checks Coming In: Yandy Smith & Kimbella Spotted Pregnant & Partying In The Club

Being pregnant can’t stop these hustla’s from getting checks. Yandy Smith and Kimbella of VH1‘s “Love & Hip-Hop” partied it up in a couple of clubs over the past few days. The ladies were both spotted dancing and posing for pictures at La Vie Lounge in New York last week, for Yandy’s birthday celebration which was also attended by Juelz Santana and Waka Flocka. It is being reported that  both ladies are around 4-6 months pregnant. They are still making their rounds across the states for club appearances and gigs hosting parties. Yandy and Kimbella were also spotted this weekend in Pontiac, MI were they hosted a ‘Models and Bottles’ party with reality star Deelishis and they fled over to Chicago to host a party at Factory Nightclub. Peep the pictures below:

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A lot More Drama! Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Cast Confirmed, Who’s Dating That Rapper/Manager & Whose Mama Wants To Fight?

Are you guys ready for Love & Hip-Hop Hotlanta? It sure will be messy, crazy and filled with drama. In the past I reported who is on the show, who was tapped on the shoulder to do the show, who quit the show, so on and so forth. Below is the latest gossip surrounding the show:

It is being reported that Rasheeda and Kirk Frost will be the headliners on the show. Rasheeda is a popular rapper from Atlanta and Frost is her husband/manager and also partners in her “I’m Bossy” accessories business.  The two also has an 11-year-old son.

Producer Stevie J will be a cast member as well. If you guys are not familiar with him, he is a record producer who rose to fame in the 90’s, after producing for Diddy’s Bad Boy artists including Biggie Smalls, Mase and 112. He also dated Philly’s rapper Eve and was once linked to Whoopi Goldberg’s daughter, Alexandria Martin.  He’ll reportedly be on the show with his girlfriend, “MiMi” and an up & coming female artist he’s developing.

Rapper Lil Scrappy & his mother are also featured on the show, which is the reason why Diamond quit in the middle of tapping. More on that soon! It is rumored that Scrappy and his mother are like the “Jim Jones/Mama Jones” of Atlanta.

Last year, I reported that female rapper Diamond and Yung Joc’s former assistant Rici have been “tapped on the shoulder” to sign on for the show. In fact, Diamond actually started filming for the show, but recently quit. According to StraightFromTheA, “Scrappy’s Mom has been on the warpath and has publicly said that she will beat the breaks off Diamond if she ever catches her. Diamond took a break in filming the other day and decided to head to the nearest bathroom to pray. She came out a while later and told the staff that she quit, stating only that she’d ‘spoken to God’ and he told her that it was best to do so.”

Let’s just say, there will be some lawsuits filed and from the looks of it, Diamond will be getting sued. You CAN’T sign a contract to appear on a show then quit! I hope Diamond has some good lawyers.

Yung Joc’s former assistant Rici was supposed to be on the show as well. It is being reported that she is not on the show because she refused to create conflicts with Joc and his baby mother. In the past, they had a dispute but Rici wasn’t trying to air out all the dirty laundry on national television.

Finally, Diamond quitting the show gave singer K. Michelle a chance to be on the show. She is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter who is labeled as R. Kelly’s protegé. She was once or still is signed to Memphitz Hitz  ‘Hitz Committee’ imprint. He was responsible for K. Michelle’s label deal with Jive Records.

So as it stands, the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta includes the following people:

Rasheeda & Kirk Frost

Producer Stevie J, his Baby Mama “MiMi” and his artist

Lil Scrappy, Scrappy’s Baby Mama, Mama D

K. Michelle

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