Thursday, July 19, 2012

Love and Hip Hop Producer Denies Show Is Scripted


I don't know about you, but for me Love and Hip Hop Atlanta was just a ratchet version of All My Children. Now LHHA producer Mona Scott-Young ruins the illusion by disputing long standing rumors that the show is scripted...

Mona tells MTV Rap Fix Live,
"We don't feed you information. It's not scripted. That's the most ridiculous thing that I hear all the time. There are like 40-something people on set. Do you think I can get them all to keep the secret? What do they do with script afterwards, eat it? This is their lives!"
and as for the notion she's promoting negative images Mona says,
"[These people] have every right to tell their stories. I think they're valid stories, and judging by the numbers, they're stories that people want to see and hear about. But if this is not your cup of tea, there are other great shows on other networks that you may view as well."


46 comments:

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

If niggas want to get on tv and make a damn fool out of themselves, that's their business but that mess is entertaining I would never do it, but I will damn sure watch this trainwreck.

Anonymous said...

Then heaux explain why the argument scene in the restaurant, where the patrons never looked over at the phuckery k.Mickey-mouse was popping off with Karly Kookoo?

SCRIPTED! so STFU!

Anonymous said...

Great Mona! You get to sit back and collect your executive producer money while those making less than you are paraded in front of America to look like stereotypical ghetto trash. Perfect!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but as an Educated African American woman...I FREAKING LOVE THIS SHOW!!! I don't know what it is!

At first I refused to watch because I thought it was going to be some serious ghetto drama such as that show of pathetic half-wives, Basketball (Tami make me want to jump through the tv and slap the shit out of her, fake ass tough guy!)

Anyway, I am so addicted! I just hope that they're aren't too many more of these shows popping up. lol. ONE is enough!

Anonymous said...

mona is telling the truth...its not scripted. what they do in reality tv is they tell the people you see on screen a "situation" and have them react. thy tell them what questions to ask and feed them info. all of the scenes are highly set up. there may not be a "script" per se but the producers highly influence what is going on. so mona is truthfully full of shit.

Anonymous said...

The numbers say people think its entertaining. The numbers don't say that everyone who watches it is dumb enough to think it is real.

Anonymous said...

I believe her to a point. no, it's not scripted per se, but they do (like all fakeality shows) have a storyline that can be far removed from the truth in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

ratings ratings this shit is all bullshit. since vh1 has put all these reality show on their network the rating have been highest amongst African Americans. Mona has capitalized on this with the shows she's created. Hell look at Maury Povich he has been on tv for years with the bullshit. I am not against making money but at the expense of my race I am totally against it.

Anonymous said...

She is right. If these GROWN ASS people get on TV and play themselves then why not make money off of it. The white man does it ALL THE TIME! If they want to put their business out like that then so be it. I will watch and keep on watching cause these ATliens are FUNNY!!!

Anonymous said...

It might not be scripted but they edited the shit out of it to make it into the story.

Anonymous said...

she a lying old ass hoe. But excuse my educated self, I hate this show but at the same damn time I love it. This show keeps me entertained. Everyone knows for them coins they will act the same way!

Anonymous said...

she look so basic...but I disagree with her analysis. Why?Because she knew Scrappy had a sidepiece even if Erica didnt and broadcast that. She knew Stevie was freaking Joseline and cast Mimi(even though I think Mimi and her best friend are bulldykes)...Mona playing the dozens with people. She know secrets and allows them to unfold on television. I cant lie though,Iam a big fan. But she need to stop lying too,this is exactly why Chrissie was going to beat that ass....Mona. You instigate and then sit back. If instigating is not a form of scripting ,I dont know what is.

Anonymous said...

Yea right Bitch! Just like you brung in Yandy to cause DRAMA in LOVE n HIP HOP New YORK and tried to denied that.

Anonymous said...

Props to her tho cuz she did assemble one of the best cast of characters, cuz there are some real drama kings, queens and pimps up in there.

Anonymous said...

LOL! bla bla bla bla bla! She is a JOKE! That show is EDITED not SCRIPTED! The Knee-grows on this show are to dumb speak the English language correctly let alone read a script!!! and besides who could make this shit up????

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that's not Stevie J's bum ass sitting behind her looking like summertime circa 1996..

Anonymous said...

Can a script be given orally? These reality show producers think 100% of us are really that stupid...

Anonymous said...

Yes it is! Who the hell walks around with a pregnancy test in their pocket? Not to mention it was a different day. How do they do the private interviews with the same clothes on talking about an incident that happened 3 episodes ago. get out of here with that bull. Mona SHAME on you.

Anonymous said...

It's scripted because like many of you pointed out, the scenes when they're in public acting a fool, the patrons never move, turn their heads or anything. I hear somebody snapping off, I'm looking at them first and making note of the exit sign second in case some shit jump off. No way will human nature allow you to be that close and just go on about ur dinner/drinks/fuckery and not react.

justcorey. said...

LIES, FAIRY-TALES AND FALLACIES. The only thing this show is missing is the glossy "sheen" that is applied to the soaps, THAT'S how scripted it is.

As far as her saying the numbers don't lie - they probably don't. The audience you're attracting is the RACHETERIA set; the ones that will spend their child support money of knock-off's, rent-a-rims, CITI TRENDZ outfits and Buckey/Shay style helmet wigs - so great, there's your audience/demographic.

And the argument that white folks do it as well, true, they do but look at how many other white shows there are compared to the number of black shows and then you'll understand why most blacks are upset over this garbage. It's like the only time we can get onto TV is if/when we make a complete damn fool of ourselves.

Anonymous said...

I really LOVE this show.

Anonymous said...

Why is Steebie J looking like some throwback from the damn 90s? For real...that nigga's attire looks dated as hell.

Mona is a lying ass bitch. This show is SO FAKE. It may not be entirely scripted BUT she will put the cast in certain circumstances where she knows shit is liable to pop off.

When Mimi dropped off 3 small boxes of all of Steebie's belongings...WTF? Where he live at? Only 3 boxes after fucking with this joker for years? How she just honk the horn and he comes out within 5 seconds? I mean come on...some of this shit IS scripted.

I wont even go there on the TRANNY. Hell even Erica was calling Joe a MAN and "he"....which leads me to believe that she or someone in her camp planted that "anonymous" email Sandra Rose received talking about they have proof Joe was a man...but dont show the pic.

SMMFH @ this foolywang.

Anonymous said...

Hellen Keller could tell that this shit is scripted!

Anonymous said...

I don't know about you, but for me Love and Hip Hop Atlanta was just a ratchet version of All My Children. Now LHHA producer Mona Scott-Young ruins the illusion by disputing long standing rumors that the show is scripted
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Well Snitch if you really feel this way why come every other post is about this ratchet version of All My Children? Damn you did everything but post the full episode.

Anonymous said...

I co-sign with Nubian; I wouldn't do it myself, but I'll watch other folk. As Steve Harvey says, you watch it to confirm that no matter WHAT is going on in YOUR life, shows like this make your circumstances look good by comparison.

Mona has a point too; like the folks that don't like Tyler Perry's televison shows or his plays; there is a market for it and some people like it. Tyler couldn't have made his millions/billions if there wasn't because he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. If you like it fine and if you don't that's fine too but don't clown those who do like it or clown Tyler for giving those people what they want and attempting to expand his brand. That's what it's all about.

Anonymous said...

LMBAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! That nigga looking like the fresh prince of bankhead fo sho!!
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Anonymous said...
Please tell me that's not Stevie J's bum ass sitting behind her looking like summertime circa 1996..
12:18 PM

Anonymous said...

That "b" is a big liar...so scripted and I don't watch I just saw clips!

Anonymous said...

Everybody in this thread that's saying they're educated, yet watch this foolery is lying! You're not educated BOO BOO!

Anonymous said...

Thats BS ....Yes i watch cuzz it is entertaining but no there are not any alternatives on T.V. for the African American Demographic so is wish Steebie J shut his chucking n jiving ass up

Anonymous said...

YUP i thought the same thing! all that drama going on at the restaurant and no one is looking!! PULEEZE!! I would be all up in it with my nosy self!! they couldnt have me in a scene because i would be looking way too nosy! haha

Anonymous said...

Steebie lookin like, "Iiiiiinnnn West Philadelphia born in raised, on the playground is where I spend most of my days..."

Anonymous said...

@1:46.. BWAHAHAHAHA!!..

Anonymous said...

@NUBIAN I USUALLY RIDE WITH YOU ON YOUR COMMENTS, BUT I HAVE TO DIASGREE FOR THE FIRST TIME. I WONT WATCH, MY BRAIN CELLS ARE IMPORTANT, I MIGHT AS WELL SMOKE WEED OR DO DRUGS. I CANT BRING THAT HOUR BACK AND BY MY WATCHING BRING RATINGS. I WANT THIS SHOW AND ALL THE ONES THAT BRING BLACK FOLKS DOWN TO GO FAR FAR AWAY!!!

SNITCH I SEE YOU ON YOUR 5 POSTINGS A DAY ON THIS CRAP. HOW MUCH DO YOU GET PAID AND BEY;S CHECKS SLOWING DAY? I WILL PUT YOU IN THE NO BRAIN CELLS TIME SLOTT TOO!!!

dreadee said...

I love Snitch for using ratchet!!! LMAO!

kiki60651 said...

look who could make this dumb ---- up!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The fact off the matter is some people live their lives just like this. You can judge and tear apart all you want but it's clear what we see on air has been going on before the cameras were there. You can't make this up and if you knew the history of Stevie j and scrappy you will see that, these men are just like that, their track record speaks for itself.

Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me that Scrappy momma is really that fucked up and walking the streets of Atlanta loose? DAMN DAMN DAMN !

Anonymous said...

4:15

made up is not the same as scripted. no body is saying that the entire situations are fake, we are saying that the way its being played out on tv is scripted!

Anonymous said...

Mona has showed too much that goes on behind the scenes. Now, being that the show may not be scripted, she does put "situations" in play. Just like Bravo. All of those planned trips and everyone has to go.. Nene and the Africa trip is a perfect example. Nene didn't want to go or pretending she didn't want to, but it was good for TV.

Anonymous said...

The fact Mona is cosigning this buffonery tells me all I need to know about her self-hating Blacky ass.

Bitch, you are not Oprah. You are not Mark Burnett. GTFOHWTBS

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how many people call this show ignorant but probably do all this stuff in their own people are so self righteous...y'all really gon act like you never got mad at somebody before...what is anybody on basketball wives real housewives, or love and hiphop doing...that regular every day people doing.College students get drunk(basketball wives) politicians argue like Obama and Romney(basketball wives) and I've seen a whole lot of fights at colleges and in dorm rooms, so im trying to see who has the room to call these people ratchet?

Anonymous said...

I never thought the show was scripted cuz I've gone thru many of the things some of the baby mamas went thru on the show. *shrugs*

Anonymous said...

Mona's a professional liar. She's been doing this for years

Anonymous said...

@12:18pm. CTFU!

@12:20PM EXACTLY!

Anonymous said...

Stebbie J looks like he just stepped off Wil Smith's "Summertime" video set.
Looking like damn fool. He strikes me as being a little slow, but not as slow as little Scrappy.

Anonymous said...

Joseline had a sex change Steebie is bisexual mimi is an undercover Whore & Steebie knows it so he handles her accordingly. Rasheeda wants her big break her hubby is soft Erica is to real for Crappy momma Dee is a nut who's going to get him killed with that Bad advice she gives him. Karly is a old washed up hoe K michell should just sing never talk and Mona is Cashing Out....

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