(The Root) — It’s hard to believe that we would watch grown women make fools of themselves the same night we’d see a little kid handle himself with professionalism and swag, but that’s what Monday night was: a lesson in contradictions.
Marrying the Game (Monday, 9:30 p.m. ET; VH1)
“You’re gonna take a b–ch out of town with you and leave your f–king wife at home?” –Tiffney
“I’m supposed to miss out on $100,000 because you want to f–king argue?” –Game
“If you drive off in that car, I’m getting the kids and we won’t be here when you get back in your day.” –Tiffney
Highlight: We said the Game was a piece of work. And we stand by that statement. But that doesn’t mean Tiff isn’t a piece of work in her own right.
In Monday’s episode, the rapper had to go to France for a couple of days — literally, a couple of days — to do a show. Tiffney talked to him about going with him as he’s getting ready to leave, but he says it’s too late. After realizing he’s taking a female assistant, Tiffney loses it. She wants to talk to him then and there. It doesn’t matter if he’s on his way to the airport. As he’s getting in the car, Tiffney is screaming from the driveway about how she’s taking the kids and leaving. And it’s two weeks away from the wedding. Who knew they already owned his-and-her sets of ratchet?
Oh, and by the way, while the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. were arguing, the wedding-venue reservation fell through.
T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle (Monday, 9 p.m. ET; VH1)
“The flow you got going is only so-so. You got a Joe Schmoe flow that don’t even go.” –T.I.
“I say this mainly because I loves you. This is not good. It is far from being on a professional level.” –T.I.
“Holdin’ on, I’m holdin’. Never getting off. I’m holdin on!” –Major (singing)
“Tip wanted to be there for the performance, but in my opinion, he makes Domani feel a little bit uncomfortable, so I felt like it was best for him to stay his ass at home. So I’m filling in for him today, and that’s why I’m wearing this tight-ass sweater.” –Snake
Highlight: It’s not hard to believe that a young rapper might be a little intimidated if his father is the King of the South. So when Domani has a performance at a kids’ fashion show, it’s no surprise that he doesn’t want Tip to come. Seems like that’s what’s best for Domani’s performance, because when he goes onstage, he turns it up.
Plus, T.I.’s other kids go horseback riding with Tiny. So cute.
Basketball Wives LA (Monday, 8 p.m. ET; VH1)
“For once, it’s not Jackie Christie in the middle of the sh–. For once, I’m getting to be a spectator and I’m like, ‘Ooh, get the popcorn!” –Jackie
“She want me to do a parade for her!” –Draya
“In case you didn’t know, I’m selfish. I don’t want a dinner with everybody else. I just want to be with my friends.” –Draya
Highlight: There’s so much drama on Basketball Wives LA, we can barely keep track of it all. First there was Brooke and Draya, who are still at it over that King cover. Now Laura and Bambi are fighting, simply because they don’t like each other.
As usual, Maylasia tries to straighten it all out — at least as long as they’re in New Orleans working with Habitat for Humanity — but that doesn’t work, and the group decides that it’s best to split up instead of partying together. By the end of it all, Bambi makes some pretty serious claims about Gloria’s sex life, especially considering she just got married; and finally, Draya and Jackie flash passersby on Bourbon Street. Aghhh!
Celeste Little is an editorial intern at The Root.