VIBE: ‘Love & Hip-Hop New York’ Recap: Saigon Questions Baby Mama’s Parenting Skills

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Love & Hip-Hop New York
Season 4, Episode 5

If there’s any lesson to be learned from last night’s episode of Love & Hip-Hop, it’s do not have relations with reckless men. If you find yourself in any relationship that mirrors those highlighted on this show, do yourself a favor and ask Santa for a chastity belt this Christmas.

And if you’ve been really good this year, toss in a request for a restraining order for good measure. These men are terrible and couldn’t get it right even if the path to right was paved in platinum and came with GPS instructions. Nevertheless, they make for interesting television. —Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick)

1. The Aftermath

I like Yandy, but if I were Tara, I’d be at home watching this show feeling silly as hell for giving her the blow-by-blow about the fallout of her relationship with Peter Gunz when Yandy already knew about Peter’s marriage to Amina. Yandy may believe she has her reasons for not disclosing that info to Tara beforehand, but acting brand new with her feels phony all the same.

As for Yandy’s relationship with Amina, she says, “I don’t feel like she has the star quality I need.” She relayed a similar message to Peter, though she said it’s more than fine if Rich Dollaz wants to work with her separate from their joint venture. Yandy’s rationale was that the Amina situation has become “too messy” and her label is not “Messy Boots Records.” That and the fact that after watching this show, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Jesus Christ (Is Lord), plus Biggie and Pac could all be on Amina’s debut album and there’s still no way in hell it would net anything but a complete brick.

As for Tara and Peter, at the end of the episode, Peter sneaks up on her while she walks past the playground to have a conversation. First off, that’s creepy as hell, and secondly, Peter is dead wrong for trying to fault Tara for his infidelity and the secret marriage it spawned. Tara gives him a smooth clap back and repeatedly asks him to leave her alone so she can get to work. I quite enjoy that Tara and the more I see her on the show, the easier it is to see that she is in fact a trained actress with an MFA. Tara can break into a well-performed monologue at a moment’s notice. Let’s get her on OWN and stage play, universe. And a Dark and Lovely box because that hair stays on point.

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