1. Do NOT keep secrets and lies
The cast of the Love and Hip-Hop franchise tend to forget that the cameras are always rolling and the world will be watching.
Come clean or be exposed: Miles and Milan was a happy couple behind closed doors. However, Milan became exhausted over keeping their same sex relationship a secret, forcing Miles to come clean, as an open gay rapper about his sexually to everyone including on and off girlfriend Amber.
The relationship saga: Peter Gunz secretly married to Amina while still living with baby mother Tara. While married Peter managed to get Tara pregnant again, as his wife Amina decided to end her second pregnancy. Peter even had the women living separately in the same apartment complex. Just to keep his lies closer to home.
2. Do NOT befriend your significant other Ex
Frenemies: Joseline and Mimi couldn’t find common ground to ever get along until season 5. Unfortunately for Mimi, Joseline had her own motives. Using Mimi to only get back at Stevie J, Joseline put on an Academy Award winning performance of tears and lies to fool her
Tag along: Princess befriended Teairra thinking she could trust her. But Teairra played spy and reported all of the dirt to Princess’s boyfriend Ray J. Princess eventually figured out that Teairra was only out to ruin her relationship.
3. NEVER be the Side Chick or other Girlfriend
3 is a crowd: Miss Nikki Baby thought her relationship with Mally Mall was finally heading in the right direction. Then she found out about the “other girl” Masika, who was also in a relationship with Mall at the same time. After a few fights and arguments between the women, Nikki and Mally continued to date, but like most relationships on the show it didn’t last.
Happily married couple Willie and Shanda Taylor relationship took to a shocking turn for the worst. Kyesha, a woman from Willie’s past, claimed to have been intimate with him since 2004 and brought a folder filled with evidence to prove to it. Let’s just say Shanda was more than surprised……
4. Trust No One you cry to
Many of the friendships on Love and Hip-Hop seem to be so fragile and misleading. “Be careful who you vent to; a listening ear is also a running mouth.
I am better: After Kaleena shared her postpartum depression and financial issues with Rasheeda, the two stop being friends. After a heated conversation based on who’s more,accomplished in the music industry, it didn’t take long for Rasheeda to use Kaleena’s problems against her in the argument.
5. Leave all bad blood in the past
Closed door: From sharing lockers in Miami to becoming enemies. Jessica Dime expected her long time “friend” Joseline would welcome her with open arms once she moved to Atlanta. Joseline continues to deny her and Dime to ever have a close friendship.
You can’t run: Chrissy Monroe hopped onto the Love and Hip-Hop scene exposing Erica Mena. Chrissy claimed to have known Erica’s past, including young Erica Mena “working for her.” Erica denied all that Chrissy had to say about her. Then the two got into an altercation.