By Tamara Palmer
As the second season of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” came to a close, viewers were left with more questions than answers. Somaya Reece is headed back to Los Angeles, but it’s unclear whether the move is really to lead a Los Angeles-based spinoff, or if there will be a Miami season with ‘Love and Hip Hop 2’ guest stars Teairra Mari and Erica Mena (Kimbella’s enemy) instead. Olivia has turned down a major label deal with EMI, and while she seems confident that she can weather the storm as an independent artist, her manager Rich Dollaz is still not so sure.
Naturally, many of the unanswered threads have to do with the leading ladies’ men. Emily Bustamante is still living apart from Fabolous, but how long will that last? Will Kimbella Vanderhee stay with Juelz Santana, whose frequent bouts with the law only add to the distance she feels from the father of her infant son and unborn child on the way? And after two dramatic proposals, will Chrissy Lampkin marry her beau, Jim Jones, at last?
If anything, “Love & Hip Hop 2″ highlighted how difficult it is to keep a relationship together under the media glare of the music industry. The ladies of “Love & Hip Hop 2″ also turned viewers on to their own special take on the English language, whether it’s Mama Jones defining “fizzy-chotic,” Yandy addressing her loved ones as “pud,” or Olivia letting Funkmaster Flex know that she hoped to clear up their many “misunderstandments” in the past.
While there’s no word on a third season or rumored spinoffs as of yet, it’s clear that there’s enough drama brewing to fill another several hours of television programming. Some of the juiciest cliffhangers are starting to surface off the show.
Popular New York morning radio show the Breakfast Club posted an online interview with Olivia and Rich Dollaz on January 24 in which they talked to Olivia about her current boyfriend, professional basketball player Tarence Kinsey and Rich Dollaz revealed that Mama Jones has gotten her own show. And when they dubbed Yandy Smith the “Donkey of the Day” on the air on the same day, co-host DJ Envy let slip that Smith is rumored to be pregnant.