TheYBF.com caught up with the “Growing Up Hip Hop: ATL” cast to see what’s in store for season 2 of their reality series. Find out what they told us about their DM struggle, dealing with fans and Zonnique’s dream collaboration inside…
Life for the “Growing Up Hip Hop: ATL” cast has been a roller coaster ride for the cast to say the least, and they’re all ready for round 2 of the reality madness.
The entire cast -- Zonnique Pullins, Reginae Carter, Bow Wow, Ayana Fite, Shaniah Mauldin and Brandon Barnes -- was front-and-center for the show’s season 2 screening at the Woodruff Arts Center's Rich Theater in Midtown Atlanta. YBF ATL correspondent Kiara Walker chopped it up with a few members of the cast to find out what's really going on with them right now.
Watch it all above.
As you all know, Zonnique is making waves in the music industry, following in the footsteps of her mother/XSCAPE singer Tiny Harris. As a newbie in the game, she likely has a long list of artists she would love to collaborate with. But, who is her DREAM collaboration?
"Rihanna, for sure," the “Patience” singer told YBF correspondent Kiara. Hmm...we wonder what type of fire track they would come up with.
In case you missed, peep the sexy visuals to her track “Patience” HERE.
Reginae Carter, Lil Wayne& Toya Wright’s daughter, has a lot going on in her life. The 19-year-old is gearing up to be a big sister, she’s moving in with her bestie Zonnique and she has seemingly matured when it comes to clapping back at haters on social media. Check out our exclusive interview with the rap millionaire’s daughter HERE.
Star and executive producer Bow Wow rolled up to the event with his rumored new girlfriend Kiyomi Leslie on his arm.
Last season, we saw Bow Wow trying to make things work with his daughter's mom Joie Chavis. But, it's rumored that Joie is getting close with rapper Future.
Star Shaniah Mauldin brought her dad Jermaine Dupri (who guest stars on the show) along as her date.
Brandon Barnes has some big projects he’s working on that fans will get to see in season 2, including launching his very own record label. He’s also working with developing singer/reality star Jhonni Blaze and he has his own girl group he’s working with as well.
“I didn’t grow up like my other cast members and all that. I’m not rich haven’t been rich plan on being rich. But you know I don’t know what it’s like to get everything I’ve always wanted,” he said. “I wouldn’t say I’ve changed since last season. I’m still me. If anything I think I’m more wiser.”
Speaking of Jhonni Blaze...
We caught up with Johnni Blaze to ask her about that heated scene between her and Bow Wow that was shown in the new season’s trailer. Was it real? Or was Bow Wow showing out for the cameras?
“You will have to tune in and see,” she responded. Of course.
However, she did open up on how it is working on her vocals with Brandon.
“Brandon is family. My manager is Debra Antney. Him working with me and building my voice, it was a blessing to advance my talent with him. I love him to death," she said.
Star Ayana Fite hit the carpet with her dad DJ Hurricane.
We caught up with the fashion designer who dished on her and her girlfriend’s DM struggle.
“The craziest thing is actually in my girl’s DMs. People be writing Amy and be like ‘That’s my woman. Leave her alone.’ She shows me DMs everyday of people threatening her because she’s my girlfriend.”
Lordt. Can y'all relate?
Singer/actress Demetria McKinney and rapper/radio personality Da Brat struck some poses before heading inside the screening.
A few of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" were in the mix, including Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey. The ladies made their rounds snapping it up with a few of the cast members.
The cast hit the stage to answer questions during their Q&A after the screening.
After the screening, everyone headed to Revel ATL for the afterparty.
Check out new episodes of "Growing Up Hip Hop: ATL" Season 2 on Thursdays at 9/8c on WETv.
Photos: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WEtv