Cast Blog: #NEWATLANTA

Emily's Comments Were Out of Line

Vawn Has Grown and Changed

God Bless, Vawn Should Move On

The Fighter is Not Who Tribble Is

Africa's Amazing Ride on #NewAtlanta

Be Honest About the Relationship You Want

I Never Said It Was OK to Cheat

Emily Can Dish It, But Can She Take It

Tribble's Sorry He Got Out-of-Line

I Don't Get Vawn's Viewpoint

The Moral of Vawn's Story

Alex: I Can Be Childish

Emily Can't Do Everything Herself

Where Vawn and I Are

Alex: This Wasn't a Fight

Tribble's Sorry He's Not Sorry

Vawn Is Pickier Than You Think

Remember This is for a Good Cause

Africa: I'm So Disappointed in Myself

Vawn Wants to Know What the Ladies Want

You Can't Play With a Woman's Emotions

I Had to End It With Justin

Honesty Doesn't Excuse Bad Behavior

After His Speech, Africa Isn't Mad at Vawn

This Joker Has the Last Laugh at Africa

Maybe Vawn Took Advantage of the Situation

Why I Wanted to Make Africa Feel Special

Men Need to Be Lions, Like Vawn

Alex Is a Joke, and so Is Her Business

The Man Behind the Ken Doll

Africa Needs to Let Her Dreams Go

I'm Not in the Mood for the "Alex Show"

Africa, Don't Give Vawn Options

Alex Can't Fight Her Own Battles

Emily is No Southern Belle

Jevon Explains His Chemistry With Africa

Tribble's a Little Jealous of Vawn

Emily Explains What a Trophy Wife Is

Emily's Comments Were Out of Line

Africa wishes Emily had held her tongue at Alex's dinner, but was glad to help her friend post-break in.

Hey guys! I hope all of you enjoyed the first episode and your first glimpse into my world. I'm a southern belle with the heart of a gypsy. . .you can find me living out of a suitcase, combing the racks at a vintage store, or baking brownies to take on the tour bus.

I'm so excited to experience this season with all of you. Music is my first love. It's what took me from Alabama to New York, from New York to LA, from LA back to New York, and from New York now to Atlanta. . .Yes it has been a journey. LOLl! Vawn was always someone that I would see out and about in ATL (who can miss him) and we'd met through mutual friends, but had never worked together. I admit I was skeptical and expected the whole thing to be a total waste of time. There was definitely chemistry. but I've been a victim of "chemistry" before so I have to stay focused. His methods may seem unorthodox but something about it makes me feel like this is the situation I've been waiting for. I think that we both were pleasantly surprised by what the other has to offer. . .so we'll see.

If I ever hear the phrase "trophy wife" again it will be too soon. So much for my bright ideas! I know that Alex and Emily have strong personalities, but I honestly didn't expect dinner to go the way it did. Emily is one to always speak her mind, but you probably shouldn't do it when it's going to offend the guest of honor. At that point dinner was over and a girl must always know when to make her exit. Dining and dashing? Girl bye. That's cute but definitely wasn't the case.

 

I was SO sad for Emily and her store! Thank God no one was hurt. Glad I could be there to support her and help clean up. . .in my heels.

Ken doll Tribble. Yes he is VERY cute. . .but I don't know if I'm really ready for "something new." I am intrigued and excited about the possibility though. If you do what you've always done you will get the same results. So maybe it is time to shake things up. I'm fearless on stage but not so much in my personal life.

I've never thrown a birthday party before and now I'm wondering if will this be my last? It does feel great to put on a pretty dress and celebrate with my friends, but to see some of the things that were being said at the party were really upsetting.

Emily 2's comment about Alex needing to "put relaxer" on her hair was extremely out-of-line. Really!?! Do I think that Alex is starring in a Pantene commercial anytime soon? Of course not. But to say that an African-American woman needs to put a chemical in her hair to "tame" or "fix" it is unacceptable. It was an absolutely ignorant statement and Emily 2 knew exactly what she was saying when she said it. Say what you want about someone's weave, wig, or whatever. . .women of every race wear extensions. But the social, historical, and cultural implications behind that statement are too much too ignore. I'm not OK with it and never will be.

Let the rollercoaster ride begin!

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