Why did Lil Scrappy join 'LHHATL'? Rapper says VH1 reality show 'f**ked up his love life'
Lil Scrappy gained recognition with his stint on VH1’s hit reality series ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.’ He is a successful rapper but very few people actually know why he joined the series. In an interview, Lil Scrappy opened up on why he joined the reality series in the first place.
Talking about the rapper, ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ has shown audiences Scrappy’s evolution from being a young rapper to becoming a married and mature sensible star with the entry of wife Bambi in his life. It has been an emotional roller-coaster for the rapper himself who went through so many life-changes over the past seasons.
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Why did Lil Scrappy join ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’?
In an interview on the ‘Big Facts' podcast, the rapper said he joined ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' so that he wouldn’t have to rely on his music career. Furthermore, also elaborating on how he carefully weighed all the pros and cons before deciding to do the show, Scrappy said, “I thought about, I was like, ‘S***, I ain’t even got a rap career right now, so, you know what I’m saying, I don’t even give a f***.’ … When I say I’m connected with the god that created me, like, he put something in me. He was just, like Big Bank said man, ‘Just keep that s**t gangster, be yourself, my (N-word).’”
Lil Scrappy says ‘Love & Hip Hop’ takes a toll on the subject’s lives
Scrappy joined the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ franchise in 2012, the same year he released his fourth studio album, ‘The Grustle.’ Since 2012, we’ve seen him appearing on seven seasons of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' and 'Love & Hip Hop: Miami' and he also waited till 2018 for his next LP Confident. Through the reality series, fans got to connect with Scrappy’s personality and special mention to his mother, Momma Dee, who became a celebrity in her own right. Even though the show gave him the financial freedom and unprecedented global recognition to produce rap albums at his own pace, Lil Scrappy confessed how 'Love & Hip Hop' takes a dramatic toll on its subjects' lives, particularly in the love department.
Giving an insight on the same in the interview, he said, “Especially ’cause they had already told us it ain’t like they were gonna be with me all day, every day. They just gonna want my love life. But even if that—if you’re not careful, it’ll f**k your whole love life up, and it done f****d every last one of mine, just destroyed it.”
‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ Season 10 B premieres on August 8, 2022, on VH1 at 8 pm ET.