Love And Hip Hop Atlanta Analysis

1518 Words7 Pages
Over the years’ television has created scripted television as a realistic reflection of celebrities’ lives. Love and Hip Hop Atlanta is one of the most controversial shows on television. The show takes place in Atlanta, Georgia which revolves around several men and women who are associated with the Hip-Hop industry through affiliation with rappers, singers, and producers. Many see the show as an exploitation of African Americans and relationships as musicians, it does not show the realistic everyday lives of black people inside and out of the music industry. The executive producer of the show is Mona Scott- Young, who is the owner of Monami Entertainment. The main characters of Love and Hip Hop consist of Mimi Faust, Steven Jordan, Joseline…show more content…
Steve J is an award-winning record producer for Bad Boy Records and throughout the first season of the show he was considered the enemy because of his controlling actions. As time went on he has not been the bad guy on the show. Stevie J also had a girlfriend by the name of Joseline Hernandez who is a former exotic dancer with hopes of becoming a rapper, she is now the mother of his sixth child. Recently, the two split up due to infidelity in their relationship. In the past Stevie, Joseline, and Mimi were involved in a love triangle. As a musician Stevie J made it seem as if it was ok to be in love with two women. There were times throughout the seasons that he would spend more time with the other and would play the two women against each other. He continuously does what he can to manipulate the situation to his advantage. Due to his manipulative ways in the relationship, the women resulted in fighting and calling each other inappropriate names. In a relationship, there should not be a manipulation of either sex. In reality, ladies should withhold a positive image and carry themselves with dignity. As for Joseline and Mimi, they both seem to fall short of behaving in a positive manner. Due to Stevie J 's manipulation, the women were sucked in by negativity, which is an example of abuse. Both cast members lack self-worth which also contributes to their…show more content…
However, the show does not show a good representation of how African American men and women involved in the music industry should act in a relationship. Women are portrayed as loud and unruly when compared to white women. The hip hop music industry is male dominated, therefore black men are considered manipulative and controlling when watching the show. From watching Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, one may understand that your occupation can and will affect relationships dramatically, which can be negative or positive. When watching Love & Hip Hop viewers are amped for the entertainment, not realizing that the things shown are aspects of abusive relationships that are supposed to seem “realistic”. It may not be physical abuse all the time but it can also be emotional or verbal abuse. The show focuses most of its making on the negatives of having a relationship in the music industry. Relationships shown on the show differ from normal relationships, and they also influence people to act a way in relationships or have positive or negative influences as to how they should expect a relationship to be as a musician in
Open Document