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By Tamara Palmer
Despite the mother of his son being one of the show’s co-stars, don’t expect to catch Fabolous on Vh1’s “Love & Hip-Hop” series any time soon. The Brooklyn rapper arrived two days late for his radio interview with Angie Martinez on New York’s Hot 97 radio station, where he asserted his firm distaste for the program. “It’s just not my cup of tea,” he told Martinez. “It’s one side of what’s going on. I don’t bash it, but I’m not really in support of it, either. I don’t think it depicts me the way I am. It just depicts a one-sided version of what’s going on.”
Not only does he disagree with the tone of the show, he’s not pleased that his former lady Emily Bustamante doesn’t own a portion of it. “There’s no ownership on her side,” he said. “She’s kind of like a piece of somebody else’s show and I’m not with that. I put too many years in business of me working in this industry for me to be a piece of somebody else’s thing.”
Fab elaborated on the type of reality show he might actually consider, stating that he’d prefer a family-oriented show over a dating one, for sure. “I would be involved in a show that was something like “Run’s House”. . . that’s a different kind of show. Even the Kardashians show to me is more family branded and structured.”
He also managed to get in a little jab at Ray-J, with whom he had a recent scuffle, saying, “I wouldn’t do a ‘For The Love of Fabulous’ kind of show at all. And though he reiterated that he didn’t want to bash the show or the mother of his child, his disgust at the televised confrontation between Bustamante and his former jump-off Kimbella (who admitted on camera that she dated Fab when Bustamante was pregnant with their child) was clear. He said that scene was evidence to the fact that producers have a stronger hand in the direction of the program than people might realize.
“I wouldn’t say they don’t care about Emily,” he observed, “But they’re there to make entertaining television and if they can dig up a girl from four years ago who could make an interesting twist in an episode of their show, guess what? They will do it.”