Who is Akbar V? 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' star wants to rap, calls herself 'female rapper Whitney Houston'

'Whitney was looking at everybody come up around her and new she was better ...in this rap game I’m looking at every body Come up around me I’m knowing I’m better ..' the actress shared


                            Who is Akbar V? 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' star wants to rap, calls herself 'female rapper Whitney Houston'
Akbar V stars on 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' (Getty Images)
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'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' actress Akbar V is speaking out about wanting her music to be taken seriously and avoiding the drama on the show. Akbar V took to her Twitter on February 24 to share a series of messages about her desire to expand her rap career over acting. 

"This shit be getting the best of me , sometimes i be wondering why u gifted me with such a beautiful talent cause you not letting me shine how i want too.... didn’t want to go back to television cause i didn’t want to look so dramafied... they saying no drama then soon ...." she wrote, adding, "Soon you walk into set producer telling you to turn up ... then tries to sabotage your character soon as things get too complicated.... i don’t want drama i want to Rap I’m a talented rapper ... it be feeling like nobody’s really working hard round me ... that’s shit eats me up."

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Akbar V performs onstage during the 2019 BET Social Awards at Tyler Perry Studio on March 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

In further tweets, Akbar says she just wants to "win" and calls herself "the female rapper Whitney Houston."  "I don’t hate nobody I’m just trying to win," she said, adding, "all the money in the world can’t bring you joy if your soul not right..."

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She continued, "I’m not a bully ... truth is i don’t care who come to Atlanta to pursue they dreams ... hell I’m a dollar and a prayer from moving from Atlanta to California..... loveandhiphop help me out a lot and i thank God for vh1,Mona Scott, and Stepheny...it don’t be them it’s the people."

"They hire.... if you ever meet me stop judging me off what you saw on tv i was doing what i was told and you would too if you wanted to change your life and make it out of the ghetto..... this pandemic has taught me a lot I’ll never take life for granted so many people have..."

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Akbar notes, "Hands down I’m a talented rapper i can really rap and if you saying anything different you hating on me #period i really writes my own raps and really work hard."

In her latest tweet from the time of writing this article, Akbar compares her early career days to that of Whitney Houston's, saying, "Whitney was looking at everybody come up around her and new she was better ...in this rap game I’m looking at every body Come up around me I’m knowing I’m better but timing is everything and I’m going to wait my turn and keep working I’m the female rapper Whitney Houston."

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One of the reasons Akbar references bullying in one of the aforementioned tweets is that she has drawn heavy criticism in the past for her unwarranted behavior. Back in May, MEAWW shared that the actress had been picking petty fights with all her fellow cast members on 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' and fans sought to have her removed from the show.

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Who is Akbar V?

Akbar V is a supporting cast member on 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' since season eight, which chronicles her character's struggles to escape the hood and kickstart her career. Additionally, during the season, she seen feuding with Tokyo Vanity, Spice, Sierra and Shekinah.

According to her fan page on Love & Hip Hop Wiki, Akbar has had a rough childhood growing up in Cleveland Ave, with experiences including drug addiction, sexual abuse, the death of her mother and having survived a gunshot wound to the head. She has five children from previous relationships, including Dorribion who appears in the series.

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Regarding her music, Akbar V has a number of songs already out, some dating back to 2017. She has also collaborated with a few artists such as Mika Means, Tink and Lil Mo. One of her most popular music videos up on YouTube is the collab with Lil Mo, titled 'Complicated'. Her solo tracks 'Always Be' and 'No Hook' also have significant views. 


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