Though I recently read VH-1 was looking to return to its roots as the mature man’s MTV, the channel doesn’t seem to be willing to let go of its new found image as a cheesy reality show network just yet. Rather than cut back on the reality genre, the channel is instead cutting out the dating shows and focusing on reality shows revolving around celebrities or in the case of “Basketball Wives” and now “Diary Of A Hip-Hop Girlfriend,” the women celebrities date, marry, sleep with or casually bump into on the street. According online reports, VH-1 will debut “Diary Of A Hip-Hop Girlfriend” in 2012 and Joe Budden’s ex, Tahiry, has already signed on to be part of the cast. The series will reportedly follow the real life drama of four women who “share a common bond, they understand the joys of being in love with a big name rapper.”
Peep the partial press release below and stay tuned for the full cast which will reportedly be revealed next month when shooting begins.
“This docu-soap series follows four women who share a common bond: they understand the joys and pains of being in love with a big name rapper,” says a press statement from VH1. “Sure, there’s the glamorous lifestyle — full of bling, Bentleys and mansions. But behind closed doors, they struggle against shifting loyalties, baby-mama drama and the huge shadow cast by their larger-than-life partner. This 8-part series charts the women as they navigate their relationships with the men they love while they try to maintain a sense of self in the eye of the hip-hop hurricane.”