Black TV Watch: Chrissy Wants a Cut

On the VH1 reality show, Jim Jones' girl means business. Plus, Quinn gets a new ID.


(The Root) — In our recurring feature on black TV, The Root welcomed the return of Scandal and the reality show featuring hip-hop’s dysfunctional couple Chrissy Lampkins and rapper Jim Jones. We’ve taken a look back at both shows, as well as NeNe Leakes’ sitcom moment, to fill you in on what you might have missed. Here’s our second installment.

Chrissy & Mr. Jones (Monday, 8 p.m. ET, VH1) 

“I’m sick of you not being invested. What is the problem?!” –Chrissy

On the premiere of Chrissy & Mr. Jones, we’re reminded that Chrissy Lampkin and rapper Jim Jones have been dating for eight years. When Emily brings Chrissy to try on wedding gowns, she’s quick to point that out — and the fact that it’s been nine months since Jimmy proposed to her, and two years since Chrissy initially proposed to Jimmy and Mama Jones had that outburst. Now, Chrissy isn’t sure. And Mama Jones wants grandkids. And they’re moving, and Jimmy won’t help. And they’re in business together, and Jimmy won’t give Chrissy a cut. By the end of the episode, Chrissy is screaming, Jimmy is sighing. We know it’s going to be a dramatic season.