'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' star Shooter Gates could vie for the most hated cast member on the show
Shooter's poor attitude towards women and his infidelities has ensured that the reality star won't be winning any popularity contests among the show's fans
Shooter Gates has been nothing but trouble on ‘love & Hip Hop Atlanta’. We were first introduced to him as the husband of the new cast member, Sierra Gates. But soon, Shooter ended up stealing the limelight so much that he ended up having his own separate plotline. In his very first season, Shooter managed to earn the wrath of all the audience when it was revealed that he was cheating on his wife with none other than her assistant, Moriah Lee.
It was later revealed that Shooter had been in a secret relationship with Moriah and even supporting her financially. Sierra was obviously devastated and fans were filled with sympathy for Sierra and despise for Shooter after he seemed unapologetic about it. During Season 7, fans tried hard to empathize and sympathize with him, after he lost his oldest son in a gun-violence incident. People chose to look past his infidelity and unapologetic behavior considering the tragedy that struck him and his family.
He took some much-needed break from the show and public glare and didn’t return to film Season 8. When he returned for Season 9 of the show, fans were hoping to see a more mature and level-headed Shooter. But they were left feeling disappointed in the premiere episode itself when he refused to testify on behalf of his ex-wife. Shooter’s baby mamma, Erica Gillis accused Sierra of assaulting her while she was pregnant. Although Shooter knew that Sierra was innocent he refused to testify for her because he hates courts and didn’t want to step into one.
Unfortunately, that was just the tip of the iceberg when compared to all the drama he gets embroiled into for the remaining season. We see Shooter getting close to a new cast member named Kiyomi Leslie. Later, Shooter reveals that he is in an open relationship with Kiyomi. The two appear to be happy with the arrangement, except that he never broke up with his previous girlfriend. Which meant that Shooter was seeing two girls at once. His other girlfriend Cheyenne wasn’t aware of the fact that he had already left her and moved on.
So, it came as a rude surprise to her when she saw Shooter and Kiyomi together. Instead of trying to explain things and clear up the confusion, Shooter just keeps quiet and lets Cheyenne and Kiyomi get into an ugly fight over him in the public. Later, when Cheyenne requests to see him to get clarity on their situation, he agrees to see her. Once again, he refuses to apologize for the pain he caused Cheyenne, instead, he blames her for their relationship ending. He accuses her of prioritizing her career over him, so he left her.
Fans despised Shooter’s unapologetic behavior and the way he treats women. With his infidelity, lies, and chauvinistic expectation that his woman must prioritize him over anything else, it comes as no surprise that Shooter is one of the least liked cast members of ‘LHHATL’ franchise.
You can catch new episodes of ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ Season 9 every Monday at 8/7c only on VH1.