By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
It was the end of “VH1’s Love & Hip Hop NY” as the show aired its season finale Monday night (April 1). Joe Budden returned home from the Dominican Republic to face his angry girlfriend Kaylin. Initially, Joe assuaged her fears that his trip with ex-Tahiry was just a trip but it became clear that Joe wanted more. He finally did what viewers saw coming since the first episode of the season and ditched Kaylin (off camera) for Tahiry.
The two exes share a romantic getaway together that ends (Where else?) in bed. The future is uncertain for the lovebirds but both seem happy back together.
Raqi and Joe Budden extend the olive branch and he encourages her to better herself. She agrees and then starts meditating. Gotta start somewhere…
Consequence and Jen seem to have come to a consensus regarding their family. He’ll help support her as she embarks on her career and she’ll agree to take things slow. What’s in the future for these two? Another baby or wedding bells perhaps. Cons says that he’s putting “family first.”
Rich Dollaz and Erica Mena finally ended their love triangle. After being confronted by Tiffany (Rich’s ex whom she also smashed) at a lipstick launch, Erica goes psycho. She and Tiffany get into a physical throwdown that producers need to break apart.
Enough is enough. Rich tells Erica it’s over and she tearfully walks away from the relationship. She blasts him for setting her up by using Tiffany as bait. “Deception breeds deception!” screams Rich. “Erica is mad, I was sleeping with Tiffany when she was sleeping with Tiffany,” he says. Huh? Once the tornado is gone Rich, Olivia and the rest of his management team rejoice that Erica’s craziness is finally over and they can actually get to making some music. As for Erica, she’s back on her own but she says she’s trying to better herself so that her son can learn from her mistakes.
Meanwhile, Yandy struggles while Mendeecees is locked up indefinitely. He calls her from jail and tells her that he misses their family. Yandy tries to put on a strong front for the kids’ sake, but she’s being put to the test with the uncertainty of Mendeecee’s future. She says that it won’t be easy to hold things down without her man, but she’ll focus on her hustle until he comes home.