Clutch magazine's Britni Danielle has three persuasive arguments for anyone who thinks the VH1 series actually represents "reality."
The show that takes viewers inside the lives of some of hip-hop’s Georgia peaches is serving up all of the juicy drama audiences love.
While we can debate whether or not the show does black women and our image a disservice, there's one thing I am almost certain of: This reality show is anything but reality; it's totally scripted.
Although I'm well aware that most reality shows have some element of staged drama, the conflicts, characters, and situations on "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" just feel more like a bad primetime soap opera than how real folks actually live. As one of my Twitter followers put it the other night, " 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' is a bad telenovela, but with negroes."
I agree. And here's why …
Read Britni Danielle's entire piece at Clutch magazine.
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Britni Danielle is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and novelist. She has covered pop culture, politics and race for outlets such as Essence, Jet and Clutch. Follow her on Twitter.