Cast Blog: #NEWATLANTA

Alex Is a Joke, and so Is Her Business

Emily doesn't see a future in Alex's "rave wear," but wonders if there's a future for her and Justin or Africa and Vawn.

Welcome back to my blog! Well there was Episode 3! 

I am so glad Africa is seeing the way I see Alex. . .as a joke! #GirlBye!

Well, I told ya Justin loved me! Haha! Ira Finklestein -- that will NEVER happen. Tribble and Justin chatting at the bar cracked me up! I love those two boys! My relationship with Justin is a very back-and-forth kind of thing. When you date someone for so long, you are comfortable so I get confused by that feeling and my true feelings. I dont know. It's just confusing!

Alex and her rave gear!?! OMG. I think I just threw up in my mouth! She and her lil' friend look like a joke! You mean wearing your bra and underwear out to a club??? Really!?! Oh and so now she wants to work and not be a trophy wife?!? She has no idea and doesn't have what it talkes to own a business. Girl you're confused! Good luck! Blah!

Raw Denim Boutique is back in business! We have a window! Gah! That was the worst time ever for me and my shop. So very depressing and I am so glad we have moved on to a bigger and better shop in Midtown! It makes me so happy not looking at tire tracks everyday!

Hey Tribble. . .how's that champagne up your nose? Haha that cracks me up!

Yup and there is it!!! "WWII is about to hit!" I am really not sure why I would say this, but I did and made shirts. Boom! Gotta make the best out of it right?? #blondemoment

And the daytime Emmy goes to. . .my father!!!! I love it! He was so nice to Justin, it made me really happy. 60 watt light bulbs. . .Justin cracks me up! And now you know why I love the boy!

Vawn and Africa. . .WHAT!?! He is sooooo slick I think I would have said yes to a date with him too! Shizzy. . .he's good! It looked like they had a good time and she seems happy but I still think something is up with that boy!

Then at my Grand Re-Opening Party in walks Africa with Sunglass Vawn! WHAT!?! Why would she ask me to hook her up with my friend when she wasn't interested?!? He is a Ken Doll. They would look so cute together. But, oh well, I guess she's going with Vawn. I just hope she is careful. And did Africa really just say I hope you enjoy the view!?! OMG my poor Tribble!!!

Me drunk at 5 P. . .goodness!!! When I'm drinking and someone pushes me out of nowhere and talks s--- about me -- I will lose it on you! It was a crazy night in Buckhead and people were just in rare form. I was just ready to go home.

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Chat soon!

XO! em

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The Fighter is Not Who Tribble Is

Tribble on why he apologized to Vawn, what he won't apologize for, and why he shouldn't get thrown under the bus.

So this show starts off with the "fall out" from the episode before. Emily came over to my house and brought me doughnuts (thanks for the temptation). Vawn is talking about "being grown men and not letting it spill in the streets," but he was the one that came after me. I never put my hands on him until after he touched my face. I was happy to get out of there, trust me. I wasn't going to wait around when it was about me versus the world in that room.

And I don't remember ever actually touching him. He ripped the mic violently from me when I was trying to finish what I was saying. Did I go too far? Maybe. But I felt what I had to say needed to be said, and just because it didn't coincide with Vawn and his panel's views, doesn't mean that he can come rip the mic from me. That, combined with him touching my nose, was what really set me off. I know for a fact that I didn't put my hands on him until after he touched me. Twitter comments reflect this.

I’m glad that Emily is saying I almost got my ass beat. Thanks a lot Emily for believing in your boy! I stood my ground until about 10 of his boys came after me. Plus, I wasn’t dealing with a rational person at that point.

All that being said, I am over this whole situation. I have apologized to Vawn about HOW I approached the situation and getting heated in the moment, but I am not going to apologize for WHAT I said. That is my viewpoint and I am completely entitled to stand up for what I believe in. When I apologized to Vawn, it came from the heart. That dude -- the fighter, the aggressor -- that’s not me. I acted out of character and I am sorry about that.

This is the second show in a row that Africa has completely thrown me under the bus. I realize that you are being loyal to your man, but baby girl, you don’t know me. Saying I came incorrect and not to play, as well as saying I was completely in the wrong about what went down at the forum is a little ignorant. I realize that I am not your man, but at some point I feel like she needs to take a step back from the situation as a whole and look at the writing on the wall. I just think she is caught up right now, and I hope she doesn't mean some of the things she is saying. Same goes with Alex. Just because both of these girls are going after Vawn, doesn’t mean they have to say I am in the wrong. Did anyone see Vawn’s actions that night? No one wants to call him out on ANYTHING that he is doing and when I decide to stand up, I get crucified.

I am glad that my girl is mending her relationships in her life. With Emily 2, I love those two together, and being that they are both feisty as shit, things are gonna come up, but it’s no reason for them to stay mad at each other. With Justin, I am glad that there is some closure. It is sad because I have been through so much with those two, but at this point, I feel like some total time away from each other is best for both of them.

Africa’s show, however, was awesome. Her Lipstick Junkies have come a long way, and I can’t wait to see where they go from here!

Thanks for watching this season of The New Atlanta. Stay tuned for what happens from here, and as always, feel free to check me out on Instagram (@tribblereese) and Twitter (@tribblereese). I’m always on those and will be able to get back to you faster.

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