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  • Season 1, Ep 1

Episode 1

Tameka Raymond is moving out of the home she shared with her ex-husband, Usher, and hosts a "packing party". Torrei Hart is new to the group and Christina and Sheree take her out to introduce her to Atlanta’s dating scene.

aired 08/18/2014 · 41:21

>> TONIGHT ON THE SEASON

PREMIERE OF ATLANTA EXES...

>> SO LET'S TOAST TO MOVING ON.

>> I LOVE HANGING OUT WITH THE

GIRLS.

I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE A SPECIAL

BOND.

WE'VE ALL BEEN IN THE SAME

SITUATION, WE WERE ALL MARRIED

TO FAMOUS ATLANTA MEN.

GIRL, YOU HAVEN'T MOVED NOT ONE

THING.

>> I'M MOVING OUT OF THE MARITAL

HOME THAT I LIVED IN WITH MY

EX-HUSBAND USHER RAYMOND.

>> THIS IS ABOUT LETTING GO.

>> NOW IS THE TIME.

>> OH, MY GOD.

I'M JUST GONNA SIT DOWN.

>> SHE'S OVERWHELMED.

>> I WAS VERY SURPRISED TO SEE

TAMEKA BREAK DOWN.

>> WHO YOU GOING TO THE MOVIES

WITH?

>> IT'S KIND OF TIME FOR ME TO

FIND SOMEBODY.

>> YOU SHOULD WAIT FOREVER ON

THE RIGHT PERSON.

>> BUT YOU HAVE SOMEONE.

I JUST FEEL LIKE--

>> I HAVE SOMEONE THAT KNOWS I

HAVE YOU.

>> FAIR IS FAIR.

LO HAS A GIRLFRIEND, I WANT A

BOYFRIEND.

>> HE HAD AN AFFAIR.

WHY DO YOU GET A CHANCE...

TO BE AROUND MY KIDS?

SERIOUSLY.

>> SHE'S WEARING A WHITE BRA.

THAT'S AGAINST THE LAW IN THREE

STATES.

SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE TACKY AS

[bleep].

>> IS SHE TALKING ABOUT ME?

WHAT THE HELL, TAMEKA?

[Make It by Arika Kane]

>> ♪ THE ROAD HAS BEEN LONG

♪ LIFE IS TRULY

♪ WHAT YOU MAKE IT

♪ GOTTA LEARN

♪ HOW TO EMBRACE IT

♪ GOTTA FIGHT

♪ FOR WHAT YOU WANT

♪ IF YOU WANNA BE HAPPY

>> ♪ HAPPY

>> ♪ MAKE IT

>> TRYING TO FIND THAT DREAM.

>> ♪ I'M THE TYPE OF WOMAN ♪

♪ KNOWS WHAT SHE WANT AND

♪ AIN'T AFRAID TO SAY ♪

♪ WHAT I NEED

♪ I WANT THE KIND OF MAN THAT

♪ REALLY UNDERSTANDS AND

♪ AIN'T AFRAID ♪

♪ TO GIVE IT TO ME

♪ GIVE ME LOVE

♪ THAT GOOD GOOD

♪ GIVE ME GIVE ME THAT

♪ THAT GOOD GOOD

>> CAN YOU GIVE ME THE NUMBER TO

THE--THE NEW HOUSE?

I DON'T EVEN KNOW THE NUMBER.

I'M TAMEKA RAYMOND, AND MY

EX-HUSBAND IS USHER RAYMOND.

USHER AND I MET IN 2001.

I WAS HIRED AS HIS STYLIST, AND

WE GOT MARRIED IN 2007.

LIFE WITH USHER WAS VERY

EXCITING, BUT BEING WITH A

CELEBRITY, THERE COMES A LOT OF

SCRUTINY.

THE MEDIA HAS SENSATIONALIZED

OUR DIVORCE, OUR CUSTODY BATTLE,

SO MUCH MORE THAN IT WAS.

I HAVE FIVE BOYS.

OR I HAD FIVE BOYS.

MY SON KILE GLOVER WAS IN A

TRAGIC JET SKI ACCIDENT, AND HE

DIED AS A RESULT OF HIS

TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURY.

I STAYED IN THE HOSPITAL WITH

KILE FOR TWO WEEKS, YOU KNOW,

FROM THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT

UNTIL THE DAY THAT HE WENT ON TO

GLORY, AND I DIDN'T SLEEP, AND I

DIDN'T EAT, AND IT'S SOMETHING

THAT I THANK GOD FOR.

THOSE TWO WEEKS ARE PROBABLY WHY

I'M ABLE TO SIT HERE TODAY.

I'M CLOSING ONE CHAPTER OF MY

LIFE, MOVING OUT OF MY HOUSE,

BECAUSE FINALLY IT HAS SOLD.

THIS IS THE MARITAL HOME THAT I

LIVED IN WITH MY EX-HUSBAND, AND

IT'S GOING TO BE A BITTERSWEET

KIND OF DEAL, BUT I'M GRATEFUL

THAT I HAVE A GREAT GROUP OF

FRIENDS TO HELP ME THROUGH THE

TRANSITION AND WITH ALL THE

LITTLE NUANCES THAT COME ALONG

WITH IT.

SO THIS AFTERNOON MY FRIENDS ARE

COMING OVER AND WE'RE GONNA HAVE

A PACKING PARTY.

[doorbell rings]

>> OH, HEY, GIRL.

>> ARE YOU READY, GIRL?

>> I'M READY. LET'S GO.

>> READY.

LET'S GET THIS THING GOING.

>> I'M MONYETTA SHAW, AND TAMEKA

AND I KNOW EACH OTHER BECAUSE

OUR EXES ARE IN THE MUSIC

INDUSTRY.

AND I AM THE EX-FIANCEE OF

NE-YO.

NE-YO IS AN AMAZING SINGER,

SONGWRITER, ACTOR.

HE'S WRITTEN FOR SOME OF THE

BIGGEST NAMES IN THE INDUSTRY.

WE WERE TOGETHER FOR FOUR YEARS.

WE HAVE TWO AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL

KIDS TOGETHER, MADILYN AND

MASON.

WE RECENTLY BROKE UP ABOUT TEN

MONTHS AGO, AND IT'S WEIRD

BECAUSE HE DID IT OVER THE

PHONE.

HE WASN'T READY FOR A MONOGAMOUS

RELATIONSHIP.

WHEN YOU'RE WITH AN R&B SINGER,

IT'S DEFINITELY VERY HARD IF HE

HAS A FAMILY BECAUSE HIS

FAN BASE ARE WOMEN AND THEY

WANT HIM TO APPEAR TO BE SINGLE.

WE STILL LIVE TOGETHER, AND IT'S

VERY WEIRD 'CAUSE PEOPLE THINK,

LIKE, "I'M SORRY, YOU GUYS BROKE

UP, BUT YOU'RE STILL LIVING IN

THE SAME HOUSE?

LIKE, YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET

OVER HIM."

AND I JUST SAY TO THEM, LIKE,

"HEY, IT WORKS FOR US RIGHT

NOW."

SO I'M SINGLE NOW.

YEAH, WOW, I SAID IT.

I HAVEN'T REALLY ACTUALLY SAID

IT THAT MUCH.

I'M SINGLE.

HI, I'M SINGLE.

[laughs] OKAY.

[doorbell rings]

>> I'M PROUD OF YOU.

>> YOU WANT TO GET IT?

>> YEAH, SURE.

>> I'M TRYING TO POLISH MY

NAILS, WHICH IS BACKWARDS FOR

PACKING.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT? [laughs]

YOU'RE TRYING TO SET US UP.

WHAT UP?

HOW ARE YOU?

>> GOOD.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> BEAUTIFUL.

>> TAMEKA'S IN THERE POLISHING

HER NAILS, AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO

BE PACKING.

>> MY NAME IS TORREI HART, AND

I WAS MARRIED TO KEVIN HART.

I MET KEVIN WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS

OLD AT COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF

PHILADELPHIA.

KEVIN STARTED OFF DOING STAND-UP

IN LOCAL BARS, LOCAL THEATERS,

AND THEN FROM THERE MOVED TO

L.A. AND STARTED DOING TV AND

FILM.

WE WERE MARRIED FOR 8 1/2 YEARS.

WE HAVE TWO CHILDREN, HEAVEN AND

HENDRIX.

WHEN WE FIRST GOT TOGETHER, IT

WAS VERY FUN...UNTIL WE HIT A

ROUGH PATCH.

HE HAD AN AFFAIR, WHICH PRETTY

MUCH ENDED OUR MARRIAGE, SO I

DECIDED TO MOVE TO ATLANTA TO

START FRESH AND FURTHER MY

CAREER.

>> I'VE BEEN CRYING FOR EIGHT

YEARS, AND WE'VE BEEN DIVORCED

FOR EIGHT YEARS.

>> LOOK, Y'ALL ARE NOT REALLY

DIVORCED.

>> I'M CRYING EVERY DAY OF THE

WEEK NOW.

>> YES, WE ARE.

>> NOT REALLY.

>> NO, WE ARE.

>> THEY'RE DIVORCED BUT THEY'RE

NOT DIVORCED.

>> BUT MO'S IN THE BEGINNING

STAGES OF WHERE I WAS.

>> YES. YEAH.

>> I'M MUCH FURTHER NOW.

>> YEAH, Y'ALL JUST BROKE UP,

LIKE, LAST MONTH.

>> MY NAME IS CHRISTINA JOHNSON,

AND MY EX-HUSBAND IS THE SEXY

CEE LO GREEN.

WE WERE MARRIED FOR FIVE YEARS,

AND WE HAVE A SON TOGETHER.

WHEN THINGS CHANGED WITH HIS

MUSIC, AND THE MORE FAMOUS HE

BECAME, THE MORE HE CHANGED.

IT WASN'T THE MAN THAT I FELL IN

LOVE WITH.

IT WASN'T A HEALTHY SITUATION

ANYMORE.

SO I LEFT.

CEE LO AND I WERE DIVORCED EIGHT

YEARS AGO.

IT WAS A DIFFICULT SPLIT BECAUSE

HIM AND I WERE STILL IN LOVE

WITH EACH OTHER.

WE WERE ON AND OFF AGAIN, BUT

DECIDED TO BREAK IT OFF.

I STILL LOVE LO, AND THAT MAKES

IT REALLY HARD.

IT'S BEEN A REAL TOUGH PROCESS

MOVING ON.

>> OH.

>> HEY!

>> HEY, SHEREE.

WHAT UP, GIRL?

>> MY NAME IS SHEREE BUCHANAN,

AND I WAS MARRIED TO RAY

BUCHANAN.

HE USED TO PLAY FOOTBALL FOR

ATLANTA.

WE MET OUR FRESHMAN YEAR IN

COLLEGE.

HE WAS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, MY

FIRST LOVE.

HE WAS JUST A GREAT GUY.

AND WE HAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF

BABIES, AND THINGS GOT BAD.

[laughs]

I WON'T SAY WE GREW APART, IT

WAS JUST A LOT WITH FOOTBALL AND

THEN NOT PLAYING FOOTBALL.

I THINK HE KIND OF...

KIND OF LOST HIMSELF A LITTLE

BIT, AND IN THE PROCESS OF HIM

LOSING HIMSELF, I THINK I LOST

MYSELF.

>> I'M A SPONTANEOUS PERSON.

>> OKAY.

>> I KIND OF DO FLY A LITTLE BY

THE SEAT OF MY PANTS.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> I DO--I AM OF THE THEORY THAT

LIFE IS REALLY SHORT.

>> MM-HMM.

>> YEAH.

>> AND GUESS WHAT, YOU CAN

PLAN--LOOK AT OUR LIVES.

WE, UH...

>> YEAH, 'CAUSE I SURE DIDN'T

PLAN TO BE DIVORCED.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

>> OKAY, NO, NO, NO, NO.

I KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD--WHO

HAVE SAVED IT AND SAID NO SEX

BEFORE MARRIAGE.

>> I COULD NEVER DO THAT.

>> NO--BUT I'M JUST GIVING--

[laughter]

>> I'M NOT MARRY--WHAT IF YOU

MARRY HIM AND THEN IT'S NOT

GOOD?

>> I'VE KNOWN TAMEKA AND MOST OF

THE GIRLS FOR YEARS.

I LOVE HANGING OUT WITH THEM.

AND EVEN TORREI, WHO'S NEW TO

THE GROUP, IS FITTING RIGHT IN.

I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE A SPECIAL

BOND.

WE'VE ALL BEEN IN THE SAME

SITUATION.

WE WERE ALL MARRIED TO FAMOUS

ATLANTA MEN.

>> THE CLOSET--WE CAN ATTACK IT

IN SECTIONS, SIDES.

WHO WANT TO BE IN CHARGE OF

SHOES?

>> I WANT TO BE IN CHARGE OF

SHIRTS.

>> SHOES.

>> SEE, I DON'T LIKE ANYBODY MY

SIZE BEING IN CHARGE OF SHOES.

>> [laughs]

>> GIRL, YOU HAVEN'T MOVED NOT

ONE THING, NOT NOTHING.

>> WHAT? TAMEKA.

>> I KNEW IT.

>> WHAT'S GOING ON, TAMEKA?

NOTHING'S DONE AT ALL.

THIS IS A SETUP.

YOU WANT US TO PACK YOUR STUFF?

NO, MA'AM. UH-UH.

>> WOW, WE'RE HOLDING ON TO

THESE, 'MEKA.

>> [laughs]

>> YOU'RE A HOARDER.

>> I'VE NEVER WALKED A DAY IN

HER SHOES, SO I CAN'T REALLY

SPEAK FOR TAMEKA, BUT I WOULD

HAVE TO SAY SHE'S BEEN THROUGH

SO MUCH HURT AND SO MUCH PAIN

THAT SHE HOLDS ONTO A LOT OF

STUFF.

>> YEAH.

>> I NEED SOMETHING TO WEAR,

SERIOUSLY.

COME ON, LET ME--LET ME GET

THIS.

>> TAMEKA, WHOSE ARE THESE?

>> I DO WARDROBE.

>> MM-HMM.

>> PUT 'EM BACK.

>> EXCUSE ME, LADIES, WHOSE ARE

THESE?

>> WHY YOU--

>> ARE THESE USHER'S?

>> THEY LOOK LIKE SOMEBODY'S

COWBOY, I DON'T KNOW.

>> WHY DO YOU HAVE HIS PANTS IN

HERE, BOO?

>> LET IT GO.

>> WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU STILL

DOING WITH USHER'S PANTS?

SHE SLEEPS WITH THEM THINGS.

[chuckles] I KNOW SHE DOES.

>> THIS IS SAYING A LOT ABOUT

WHAT'S GOING ON ON THE INSIDE.

>> IT'S TOO MUCH [bleep].

I'M SORRY.

>> NOW TELL ME WHAT YOU DON'T

WEAR, BECAUSE--

>> EVERYTHING.

I LIKE EVERYTHING.

>> YOU DON'T NEED IT.

>> THIS IS ABOUT LETTING GO.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO YOUR NEW

PLACE WITH ALL THIS OLD [bleep].

>> NOW IS THE TIME.

>> OH, MY GOD.

I'M JUST GONNA SIT DOWN.

>> IT'S A LOT.

>> SHE'S OVERWHELMED.

>> I JUST CAN'T HANDLE THIS

RIGHT NOW.

THE GIRLS ARE PUSHING ME TO GET

RID OF ALL THIS STUFF, AND I'M

REALLY HAVING TROUBLE LETTING

GO.

MENTALLY I AM SO NOT READY FOR

MY MOVE.

I'VE GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD.

>> COMING UP...

>> YOUR WOUNDS ARE A LITTLE

FRESHER AND PROBABLY NOT AS

DEEP.

>> WHAT?

HELL, YEAH, THEY--IT'S DEEP.

>> ALMOST MORE DEEP.

>> GOING ON 17 YEARS DEEP.

>> WHO YOU GOING TO THE MOVIES

WITH?

>> IT'S KIND OF TIME FOR ME TO

FIND SOMEBODY.

>> YOU SHOULD WAIT FOREVER ON

THE RIGHT PERSON.

>> ♪ LIFE IS TRULY

♪WHAT YOU MAKE IT ♪

♪ GOTTA LEARN

>> ♪ GIVE ME LOVE

♪ THAT GOOD GOOD

♪ KIND THAT'S GONNA KEEP ME ♪

>> WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LET GO

OF THIS STUFF?

>> YEAH, LET'S GET DOWN TO IT.

>> WELL, HERE'S THE THING.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO PURGE THE

STUFF.

WE'RE HERE TO PACK THE STUFF.

>> OH, IT'S NOT A PURGE PARTY.

>> NO, THERE'S--

>> BUT WHY NOT DO IT ALL AT ONE

TIME?

>> BECAUSE--WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.

WOULD ANYBODY GO TO LIZ TAYLOR

OR THE WOMAN IN ASIA WITH ALL

THE SHOES AND TELL HER, "OH,

GOD, YOU NEED TO PURGE."

>> YES. YES.

>> I LIKE MY STUFF.

>> WE ALL LIKE OUR STUFF, BUT

THERE'S A TIME WHEN WE HAVE TO

LET GO OF SOME OF OUR STUFF.

>> YOU GUYS DON'T GET IT.

>> NO, WE ABSOLUTELY DO GET IT.

>> I WAS VERY SURPRISED TO SEE

TAMEKA BREAK DOWN, BECAUSE SHE

DOES PUT UP THESE WALLS.

AFTER GOING THROUGH EVERYTHING

THAT SHE WENT THROUGH, IT'S

UNDERSTANDABLE, BUT YOU NEED TO

LET IT GO.

>> LISTEN, IT'S VERY HARD TO SAY

I DON'T HAVE ANY SPRINKLES OF

THINGS THAT MAY HAVE BELONGED TO

HIM.

LET'S MAKE A BOX FOR HIM AND

THEN WE'LL GIVE IT BACK, YEAH.

>> OH, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

>> OKAY.

>> I HAVE A BOX FOR RAY AT THE

HOUSE THAT HE HAS YET TO PICK

UP.

WE JUST DON'T WANT IT SITTING IN

YOUR CLOSET LIKE YOU MIGHT WALK

IN THERE AND LOOK AT 'EM EVERY

DAY.

>> NO, BUT YOU DO HOLD ON TO

HOPE THAT THINGS ARE GONNA

CHANGE, HE'S GONNA COME BACK.

>> YEAH. EXACTLY.

>> I DON'T. I DON'T.

>> AS MUCH AS TAMEKA PRETENDS

THAT SHE'S NOT STILL HOLDING ON,

IT'S OBVIOUS SHE IS.

I GET IT.

I'VE BEEN HOLDING ONTO CEE LO

FOR YEARS.

>> YOU PEOPLE--YOU GUYS ARE A

LITTLE--YOUR WOUNDS ARE A LITTLE

FRESHER.

>> VERY FRESH.

>> AND PROBABLY NOT AS DEEP.

SO THEREFORE YOU NEED--

>> I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.

>> WHAT?

>> HELL, YEAH, THEY--IT'S DEEP.

>> I WAS GONNA SAY, IT'S ALMOST

MORE DEEP--

>> GOING ON 17 YEARS DEEP.

[bleep].

>> I'M CONFUSED.

>> YEAH, IT'S DEEP.

>> THIS IS NOT A CONTEST.

I MEAN, WE'VE ALL BEEN THROUGH

PAIN.

THIS RIGHT NOW IS ABOUT TAMEKA

FEELING LIKE HER PAIN TRUMPS

OURS, AND IT'S JUST NOT COOL.

I MEAN, 'CAUSE WE'RE ALL

FRIENDS.

YOU MEAN THE WOUNDS OF, LIKE,

STUFF Y'ALL BEEN THROUGH ARE--

>> SO THERE'S SURFACE CUTS,

RIGHT?

>> OKAY.

>> AND THEN THERE'S ONES WHERE

SOMEBODY DUG WITH A KNIFE AND

THEY TURNED IT, AND THEN THEY

POURED A LITTLE SALT, AND THEN

THEY ADD SOME ALCOHOL.

THOSE ARE DEEP WOUNDS.

THEY TAKE LONGER TO HEAL.

I THINK WHEN YOU THINK OF MY

PAIN IN A COMBINATION, IT RUNS A

LOT DEEPER THAN THE OTHER

WOMEN'S PAIN, BECAUSE LOSING MY

MARRIAGE WAS ONE THING.

AND THEN TO TURN AROUND A YEAR

LATER AND LOSE MY SON--IT'S

IMMEASURABLE.

WE HAVE A LOT.

I'VE DONE SOME, BUT I DIDN'T DO

IT ALL.

>> DO YOU KNOW HOW BIG YOUR

HOUSE IS?

I THINK I HAVE TO GO--I HAVE

SOMEWHERE TO BE.

>> NO, NO.

>> ME TOO.

>> SHE NEED TO GET SOME HELP.

>> GOT TO GO.

>> THIS HOUSE IS WAY TOO BIG

WITH JUST THE FIVE OF US.

>> CHRIS, GO.

>> SHE'S STILL SOMEWHERE TRYING

TO ACT LIKE--

>> TAKE MY DAMN ROBE OFF!

>> SO CUTE!

>> AHH.

SHE'S ON THE WAY?

>> YEAH.

>> HOLA.

>> HELLO.

>> WHAT UP, SHORTY?

>> WHAT'S UP?

>> NOTHING MUCH.

CEE LO'S IN TOWN, AND I'M

MEETING HIM TODAY TO LOOK AT

SOME NEW CLOTHES.

WE WERE ON AND OFF AGAIN, BUT

NOW I THINK IT'S TIME TO TAKE

THE NEXT STEP AND TALK TO LO

ABOUT MY DATING LIFE.

IT'S TIME.

>> SO WHEN I TOOK THE RED-EYE

FROM LOS ANGELES AND I GOT HERE

ABOUT 6:30 THIS MORNING.

>> AREN'T YOU JUST THE BEST

EX-HUSBAND IN THE WORLD?

>> I THINK SO. I THINK SO.

>> [laughs]

>> I WOULD SAY FOR THE MOST PART

WE HAVE THE SAME TASTE IN

CLOTHES.

LIKE, HE GETS ME.

AND HE HAS DRESSED ME FOR AS

LONG AS I'VE KNOWN HIM.

OKAY, SO I NEED STUFF FOR WORK.

I NEED CASUAL PIECES FOR EVERY

DAY.

YOU KNOW, WHEN I'M GOING TO

MOVIES, I DON'T KNOW, YOU KNOW.

>> WHO YOU GOING TO THE MOVIES

WITH?

>> SO I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT

MAYBE STARTING TO DATE A LITTLE.

POSSIBLY.

>> OH, YEAH?

>> WHAT DO YOU THINK?

>> I'M PICKING OUT CLOTHES FOR

YOU TO GO OUT ON A DATE.

OKAY.

>> EVERY TIME I TRY TO GET IN A

RELATIONSHIP, HE IS NOT REALLY

READY TO LET ME GO COMPLETELY,

AND IT BRINGS UP A LOT OF

EMOTION.

IT'S HARD TO GET OVER A PERSON

WHEN YOU'RE CONSTANTLY DOING

THINGS THE SAME.

I CAN'T FIT THESE SHORTS.

THEY'RE TOO TIGHT.

>> I LIKE IT, AND I LIKE WHEN

YOU DID THAT TOO, 'CAUSE YOU SEE

THE, UM--THE LINING.

THAT'S DOPE.

>> THIS MIGHT BE TOO MUCH FOR A

FIRST DATE.

DATING AGAIN IS TOUGH AS HELL,

BUT I'M READY.

I JUST FEEL LIKE IT'S KIND OF

TIME FOR ME TO FIND SOMEBODY.

>> YOU SHOULD WAIT FOREVER ON

THE RIGHT PERSON.

>> WELL, YEAH, NO, THAT'S TRUE.

IT'S NOT LIKE I'M SAYING I'M

GONNA GO OUT AND JUST FIND

SOMEBODY, LIKE, TODAY.

I JUST MEAN, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE

TO START LOOKING--YOU KNOW, GET

YOUR MIND RIGHT FOR THAT.

'CAUSE YOU ALWAYS SAY HE WOULD

HAVE BIG SHOES TO FILL.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?

SO...

>> SHOES WITH RED BOTTOMS TO

FILL.

>> [laughs]

>> YOU KNOW, LIKE, 'CAUSE IT

BOILS OPEN TO FAMILY.

LIKE A WOMAN IN YOUR POSITION--

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE CHILDREN.

>> RIGHT.

>> SO SOMEBODY WOULD HAVE TO BE

ACCEPTING OF AN ENTIRE

SITUATION.

THE SHARED CUSTODY THING, I'M

IN L.A. A LOT OF THE TIME FOR

WORK.

YOU KNOW, MY SON IS HERE WITH

YOU.

>> RIGHT.

>> AND, YOU KNOW, I WOULD LIKE

TO KNOW THAT THE PERSON WHO'S

SPENDING, YOU KNOW, A

CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME IN

YOUR LIFE, AND OF COURSE HIS

LIFE AS WELL, WOULD BE SOMEONE

THAT I COULD TRUST, I MEAN,

LIKE, WITH THAT RESPONSIBILITY.

>> RIGHT.

SO I NEED TO TRAVEL.

MAYBE YOU COULD SEND ME TO

ITALY, I COULD MEET AN ITALIAN

MAN.

>> I'LL SEND YOU TO ITALY ON A

BUDDY PASS.

>> [laughs]

WHY?

>> I'M NOT PAYING FOR NO TICKET

FOR YOU TO GO MEET NO ITALIAN

MAN.

>> [laughs] GOLLY.

>> I MEAN, LIKE, YOU KNOW,

FAMILY IS FAMILY, OUR BOND IS

BLOOD.

>> RIGHT.

>> I DON'T MOVE ON.

>> RIGHT.

>> YOU KNOW, THAT--THAT WOULD

MAKE ME A ROLLING STONE AS

OPPOSED TO, YOU KNOW, THE--A

FAMILY TREE.

I'M ROOTED WHERE WE ARE.

>> NO, I--OKAY, SO I GET THAT,

BUT YOU--YOU HAVE SOMEONE, SO

IT'S LIKE I WANT TO--I JUST

FEEL--

>> I HAVE SOMEONE THAT KNOWS I

HAVE YOU.

>> FAIR IS FAIR.

LO HAS A GIRLFRIEND, I WANT A

BOYFRIEND.

IT'S TIME.

>> IT'S ALSO BEEN EIGHT YEARS.

>> RIGHT.

>> YOU KNOW, SO IF YOU ASK ME DO

I SUPPORT YOU?

I MEAN, LIKE, ALL THINGS

CONSIDERED, LIKE, I DO.

I DEFINITELY WANT YOU TO BE

HAPPY.

>> RIGHT.

>> I JUST WANT SOMEBODY TO MAKE

YOU HAPPY.

BUT THEN AGAIN, YOU KNOW, I'M

HOPING IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS

THAT THEY ALLOW POLYGAMY IN THE

STATES AND I'LL COME BACK AND

I'LL MARRY EVERYBODY.

>> OH!

YOU ARE--I CAN'T.

>> [laughs]

>> COMING UP...

>> HE HAD AN AFFAIR.

WHY DO YOU GET A CHANCE...

TO BE AROUND MY KIDS?

SOMETIMES I FEEL EMPTY BECAUSE I

FEEL LIKE I LOST MY BEST FRIEND

AND I LOST MY FAMILY.

>> THIS IS FOR HER 13TH PARTY?

>> 12TH.

>> WOULD YOU LIKE HER BACK OUT

OR HER FRONT?

>> ALL DAY EVERY DAY.

>> FREAK 'EM.

YOU'RE IN THE WRONG STORE FOR

YOUR BABY.

[knock at door]

>> COME IN. IT'S OPEN.

>> TORREI.

>> YES.

>> HEY, GIRL. HOW ARE YOU?

>> I'M GOOD. HOW ARE YOU?

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> I JUST GOT MY CONDO.

I'M STARTING MY COMEDY CAREER

FRESH AWAY FROM MY EX.

WE'VE BEEN DIVORCED NOW ABOUT A

YEAR AND A HALF.

I WAS A HUGE PART IN KEVIN'S

SUCCESS, AND AFTER HIS AFFAIR, I

WANTED A CHANGE, SO I DECIDED TO

MOVE TO ATLANTA.

I'M IN ATLANTA.

>> OKAY, YOU GOT TO MAKE IT HOT.

>> SO I NEED TO BE--YEAH.

I PUT A LOT INTO MY EX, AND NOW

I'M PUTTING THAT INTO MYSELF.

I'M HERE TO MAKE A MARK.

SO I DO A LOT OF SKETCH, I WRITE

SKETCH, AND, UM...

>> WAS THAT SOMETHING YOU AND

KEVIN HAD IN COMMON...

>> MM-HMM. OH, DEFINITELY.

>> EARLY ON?

>> YEAH.

>> WOW.

HOW WAS THAT, WORKING TOGETHER?

>> WELL, WHEN I MET HIM, HE

WASN'T DOING STAND-UP.

>> OH. REALLY?

>> NO. MM-MM.

HE WASN'T DOING STAND-UP.

HE WAS WORKING AT A SNEAKER

STORE.

>> [laughs] NO WAY.

>> YEAH.

>> I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND.

LIKE, I'VE LIVED THAT.

I WAS PREGNANT, WE WERE GETTING

MARRIED, AND EVERYBODY JUST DID

FAVORS, REALLY.

WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING, AND WE

STARVED AND FOUGHT TOGETHER.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

>> AND THAT'S HOW IT SHOULD BE.

>> YEAH.

>> MY SPLIT WITH KEVIN--THERE'S

DEFINITELY STILL A LOT OF

EMOTIONS THERE.

IT'S HARD TO MAKE A HOME WITHOUT

HAVING MY KIDS HERE, BUT

I'M--I'M GETTING THERE.

>> DO YOU MIND ME ASKING, LIKE,

WHAT HAPPENED?

>> WELL...

WHEN YOU KIND OF--EXCUSE ME.

>> IT'S OKAY, HONEY.

TRUST ME, I UNDERSTAND.

>> MM-HMM.

WHEN YOU START OFF TOGETHER--

WHICH WE WERE SO YOUNG.

WE WERE...

HE WAS 19, I WAS 20.

YOU BUILD AND YOU BUILD, AND--

YOU KNOW, AND I CAN'T SAY

EVERYTHING IS ON HIM, BECAUSE

IT'S NOT, BUT, UM...

YOU GET FAME.

AND YOU GO THROUGH CHANGES.

>> YEAH.

>> AND, YOU KNOW, YOU GO FROM

SEEING SOMEONE WHO WAS

PERFORMING IN THE CAFETERIA AND

JUST GOING TO LOCAL CLUBS COMING

TO L.A. AND GETTING MOVIES AND,

YOU KNOW...

>> YEAH.

>> THERE'S PEOPLE WHO COME IN

AND, YOU KNOW, KIND OF TOOK A

TOLL ON THE RELATIONSHIP.

YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A LOT OF

INFIDELITY.

>> OKAY.

>> YOU KNOW, HE HAD AN AFFAIR.

>> OH, NO.

>> AND SO TO BE AROUND MY KIDS,

THEY DON'T DESERVE TO GET THAT.

>> YEAH.

>> YOU KNOW?

LIKE, I CARRIED THEM FOR NINE

MONTHS.

YOU KNOW, THEY'RE MY GIFT FROM

GOD.

WHY DO YOU GET A CHANCE...

TO BE AROUND MY KIDS?

SERIOUSLY.

>> I'M SO SORRY, HONEY.

IT'S OKAY.

>> I NEVER WOULD HAVE GOTTEN

MARRIED IF I THOUGHT I WOULD'VE

LOST MY F--I NEVER WOULD'VE HAD

KIDS BECAUSE I DIDN'T GROW UP IN

A SINGLE-PARENT HOME.

THAT WAS THE ONE THING MY MOM

AND DAD SAID THEY NEVER WANTED

THEIR KIDS TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH,

GOING FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE.

THEY ALWAYS WANTED TO STAY

TOGETHER AS A FAMILY.

I WAS THE BACKBONE.

>> MM-HMM.

>> AND I WAS THERE WHEN THERE

WAS NO MONEY, NO FAME, NO

NOTHING.

>> YEAH, THAT'S THE SAME WITH

ME.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH.

>> THESE WOMEN, THEY JUST--

>> WE STARTED OUT WITH NOTHING.

>> THEY COME IN, AND, YOU KNOW,

IT'S EASY TO DESTROY A FAMILY

OVER SOME MONEY.

>> YEAH.

THERE'S NO ROOM FOR FAMILY.

IT DOESN'T COME INTO THE

EQUATION THAT WAY.

>> WHICH I DO FEEL LIKE HE'S

FEELING THAT NOW, BECAUSE TO FLY

MY FAMILY IN AND WANT THEM

THERE, IT'S LIKE HE'S YEARNING

FOR THAT.

>> YEAH.

>> THAT'S HOW IT IS WITH LOVE.

IT'S LIKE, THAT'S WHY WE ENDED

UP SPENDING EVERY HOLIDAY...

>> MM-HMM.

>> EVERY BIRTHDAY TOGETHER SINCE

THE DIVORCE.

>> YEAH.

>> BECAUSE WE'RE USED TO THAT.

>> MM-HMM.

>> YOU KNOW, THAT FAMILY UNIT IS

IMPORTANT.

>> IT DEFINITELY IS.

SOMETIMES I FEEL EMPTY BECAUSE I

FEEL LIKE I LOST MY BEST FRIEND

AND I LOST MY FAMILY.

YOU KNOW, THERE--AT THE END OF

THE DAY, I STILL FEEL LIKE

THERE'S STILL A LOT OF LOVE

THERE.

>> MM-HMM.

>> I FEEL LIKE WE DON'T NEVER

NEED TO GET BACK TOGETHER.

>> OKAY.

>> BUT I DO FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO

TRY TO GET CLOSER JUST FOR THE

SAKE OF THE KIDS...

>> RIGHT.

>> AND HAVE THAT COMMON BOND.

>> YEAH.

>> AND THAT'S WHY I SAID I HAVE

TO REALLY COME TO ATLANTA.

>> YEAH.

>> AND MAKE A NAME FOR MYSELF.

>> RIGHT. ABSOLUTELY.

>> AND I JUST FEEL LIKE A NEW

BEGINNING.

>> YEAH.

>> A NEW BEGINNING I KNOW IS ON

THE HORIZON.

>> THAT'S AWESOME.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH.

ABOUT TO SET ATLANTA ON FIRE.

[both laugh]

>> WELL, I'M READY.

>> GOOD. GOOD.

>> I'M SO READY.

>> YEAH.

[upbeat music]

>> OKAY. YEAH.

WHO WANTS CRACKERS?

>> ME!

>> WHO WANTS FISH?

[laughs]

REALLY? THE DRAMATICS?

CRACKERS FIRST AND THEN YOU'LL

HAVE THE FISH?

>> HELLO, EVERYBODY.

WE'RE HERE.

>> HELLO, HELLO.

>> IS THAT MADDY?

IS THAT MADDY?

AAH!

>> HEY, THERE, MADDY!

>> LORAINE AND NICOLE, NE-YO'S

MOM AND SISTER, ARE COMING OVER

TO THE HOUSE TODAY TO HAVE

FAMILY DINNER.

>> HI.

>> HEY--OOH.

BANANA PUDDING, YES.

FAMILY DINNERS ARE SO IMPORTANT

TO US.

WE HAVE IT EVERY WEEK.

AND IN THE BEGINNING, FAMILY

DINNERS WERE HARD BECAUSE

I WOULD GET IN MY MOODS.

OF COURSE I'M LIKE, "OH,

I SHOULDN'T GO OVER THERE.

I'LL JUST DROP OFF THE KIDS."

BUT I'M LIKE, "YOU KNOW WHAT?

NO.

'CAUSE THEN I'M GONNA BE ALONE

AND JUST BE IN MY ROOM CRYING."

WHAT BETTER WAY, YOU KNOW, TO

TRY TO GET OVER IT THAN SPENDING

TIME WITH HIS MOM AND SISTER,

RIGHT?

BUT, NO, I'M EXTREMELY CLOSE TO

SHAFFER'S FAMILY.

THEY'RE LIKE SISTERS TO ME, AND

I WOULD NOT CHANGE THAT FOR

ANYTHING.

GIRL...

I'M SCARED, LO.

I DON'T NEED TO STILL, LIKE,

"OH, I WONDER IF HE GET RIGHT

AND COME BACK," BUT STILL EVEN

IF I JUST NEED TO JUST DO ME.

>> I WAS ABOUT TO SAY, SINCE THE

BEGINNING, MY POSITION HAS

BEEN...

>> MM-HMM.

>> WHAT'D I TELL YOU?

>> I KNOW, I KNOW.

[laughs]

>> GO AND LIVE YOUR LIFE.

AND HE WILL EITHER BE LIKE,

"HOLD ON, WAIT, SHE'S NOT PAYING

ATTENTION TO ME?"

>> YEAH.

>> OR HE'LL BE LIKE, "OKAY,

WELL, GOOD."

>> YEAH. "GOOD FOR HER."

>> YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?

AND THEN YOU'LL KNOW.

>> YEAH.

>> MY SON IS A MAN OF MEANS.

IF HE DIDN'T WANT TO STAY IN

THIS HOUSE, HE DON'T HAVE TO.

>> HE COULD'VE BEEN--YEAH.

BUT THEN I COULD'VE BEEN LIKE,

"GET OUT."

BUT IT'S HIS HOUSE TOO, SO

I WOULDN'T DO THAT.

BUT HE COULD'VE BEEN GONE.

>> MY POINT.

>> LORAINE THINKS THAT IT'S TIME

FOR ME TO GET OUT THERE, BECAUSE

SHE KNOWS THAT I HAVEN'T.

THAT'S NOT THE EASIEST THING TO

HEAR FROM MY EX'S MOM, BUT I'M

TRYING TO PREPARE MYSELF TO

START DATING AGAIN.

IT'S JUST HARD.

>> IF YOU'RE GONNA DATE, I WOULD

SAY DATE.

SOMEBODY PUT IT LIKE, YOU KNOW,

YOU'RE EITHER WITH MR. RIGHT OR

MR. RIGHT NOW.

>> RIGHT NOW, YEAH.

>> BUT MR. RIGHT NOW PROVIDES

FUN UNTIL YOU FIND MR. RIGHT.

>> [sighs] I KNOW.

>> AND ALL WORK AND NO PLAY WILL

MAKE YOU A DRIED-UP GRANNY.

>> [laughs]

>> NOT READY TO BE A DRIED-UP

GRANNY.

>> RIGHT, THAT MAKES YOU A

DRIED-UP GRANNY.

>> FAR FROM IT.

[laughs]

[hip-hop music]

>> HEY, THERE, DARREN.

>> WHEN MY SON KILE PASSED AWAY,

I STARTED A CHARITY IN HIS HONOR

CALLED KILE'S WORLD.

MY OLDEST SON DARREN'S BEEN

HELPING ME.

WE HAVE A BIG FUND-RAISER COMING

UP.

YOU WANT TO EAT BREAKFAST FIRST,

OR WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

>> I'LL TAKE A LITTLE SOMETHING.

WHAT YOU GOT TIME TO MAKE?

>> I'LL DO EGGS. HAVE A SEAT.

>> ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, COOL.

>> LET'S CATCH UP.

I KNOW I HAVE TO MOVE ON AND

I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF MY OTHER

CHILDREN, BUT SOMETIMES MOVING

ON FEELS LIKE FORGETTING KILE,

AND I'M NOT EVER GONNA DO THAT.

I FEEL LIKE FOCUSING ON THESE

CHARITY EVENTS AND CELEBRATING

KILE'S LIFE IS MY WAY OF

GRIEVING, AND IT HELPS ME TO

MOVE ON WITH MY LIFE.

SO I NEED YOU TO HELP ME WITH A

COUPLE OF THINGS.

WE HAVE ANOTHER 5K COMING UP FOR

KILE'S WORLD, SO YOU KNOW I'M

GONNA NEED YOU TO HELP ME SET UP

WITH, LIKE, VENDORS.

WE'LL HAVE ALL THE KIDS PLAY

STUFF.

>> WE SHOULD ALSO COMMUNICATE

JUST OF, I GUESS, IDEAS,

CONCEPTS, SUGGESTIONS.

>> OH, YOU WANT TO BE ON THE

PLANNING COMMITTEE NOW.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW,

I'M THE OLDEST SON.

I COULD THROW OUT IDEAS HERE AND

THERE.

>> OKAY, I'M WITH IT.

I'LL DO THAT.

I'M SO PROUD OF DARREN.

HE ACTUALLY WANTS TO TAKE ON

MORE RESPONSIBILITY WITH THE

FUND-RAISER.

YOU KNOW, HE'S REALLY HELPED ME

THROUGHOUT THIS DARK TIME.

>> I'M VERY PROUD OF YOU AND

YOUR BUSINESS ENDEAVORS.

AND, YOU KNOW, JUST FOR KILE,

I KNOW THIS IS PERSONAL AND

BUSINESS, SO, YOU KNOW, I'M VERY

PROUD OF YOU FOR THAT.

>> HE WAS SO MUCH TO US AND TO

OUR FAMILY.

LIKE, LOSING HIM HAS BEEN THE

MOST DEVASTATING THING THAT

I THINK I PROBABLY WILL EVER GO

THROUGH.

>> HE WAS JUST UNIQUELY MADE.

HE WAS HIM.

>> HE WAS VERY, VERY--THAT'S A

GOOD WAY TO PUT IT.

HE WAS VERY UNIQUELY HIM.

>> MM-HMM.

>> I'M SLOWLY LEARNING THAT IT

DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THE END OF MY

LIFE TOO.

I LOVE KILE SO MUCH.

I'M GLAD THAT YOU'RE PROUD OF

ME, AND THAT'S IMPORTANT TO ME

TOO, YOU KNOW?

>> RIGHT, AND LIKE I MENTIONED,

I'M ALWAYS HERE TO HELP YOU IF

YOU NEED--WHATEVER I CAN DO.

>> I'M REALLY, REALLY, REALLY

GRATEFUL.

[electronic dance music]

>> ME, CHRISTINA, AND TORREI

ARE GOING OUT FOR DRINKS

TONIGHT.

WE'RE GONNA GO AND HOPEFULLY

MEET SOME GUYS.

>> HEY.

>> HEY.

>> YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

>> TORREI'S NEW TO ATLANTA, SO

SHE REALLY NEEDS TO GET OUT AND

CHECK OUT THE SOCIAL SCENE.

AND IT'S TIME FOR CHRISTINA TO

GET OUT AND JUST EXPLORE AND

HAVE A GOOD TIME AND ENJOY JUST

BEING CHRISTINA.

>> SO WHERE THE BALLERS BE AT?

>> THE STRIP CLUB.

[laughs]

>> [laughs] I DON'T KNOW IF

I WANT TO MEET SOMEBODY AT THE

STRIP CLUB.

>> WHAT ABOUT CHURCH?

>> YEAH, BUT YOU KNOW THE CHURCH

GUYS BE JUST AS BAD.

>> YOU THINK SO.

>> IT'S NOT A LOT OF GUYS OUT

HERE THAT I WOULD DATE.

THERE'S A LOT OF SHORTIES OUT

HERE.

AND THAT'S--I'M NOT--

>> "SHORTIES" LIKE SHORT, YOU

MEAN?

>> WHAT DO YOU MEAN "SHORTIES"?

>> SHORTIES.

MY PREFERENCE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A

BIG-ASS LINEBACKER.

WHOO! MY BABY'S FINE.

YES, I LIKE THE YOUNG UNS.

[laughs]

I HAVE A LIMIT.

I WILL NOT DATE ANYONE UNDER 27.

[sighs] I GUESS MY BIRTHDAY'S

COMING UP.

IT'LL BE 28 ON MY BIRTHDAY.

THE PACKAGE--AMAZING.

THAT'S WHY I'M STILL DEALING

WITH HIM.

LIKE, AMAZING.

LIKE, IF YOU WANT TO PUT, LIKE,

A MODEL OF A PENIS AND MAKE A

MOLD OF IT, THAT WOULD BE HIM.

>> DAMN.

>> AND HE KNOWS HOW TO WORK IT.

>> DAMN.

I THINK I'M GONNA TRY DATING

TALLER MEN NOW.

>> IT'S GONNA TAKE SOMETHING

THAT GREAT TO MAKE ME--

>> YOU DON'T THINK THAT'S

SHALLOW, THOUGH?

>> A LITTLE BIT, BUT THAT'S MY

PREFERENCE.

>> NONE OF THAT--AIN'T NOTHING

UP IN HERE THAT'S LOOKING GOOD.

>> NO, THERE IS NOTHING UP IN

HERE.

>> I LIKE SOMEONE WHO MAKES ME

LAUGH, WHO LIKES TO HAVE FUN,

SPONTANEOUS.

>> YEAH.

I JUST--HEY.

>> HOW YOU DOING?

>> HOW ARE YOU?

>> HOW Y'ALL LADIES DOING?

>> HE'S TALL, SHEREE.

[laughs]

>> YOU LIKE TALL GUYS?

>> SHE LIKES TALL GUYS THAT WEAR

BLUE SHIRTS THAT HAVE WHITE

COLLARS.

>> HOW OLD ARE YOU?

>> HOW OLD DO I LOOK?

>> 30...FOUR OR FIVE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I'M 45.

>> OH, [bleep], YOU'RE TOO OLD

FOR ME.

>> [laughs]

>> I COULD TELL BY THIS AFRO

SHEEN RIGHT THERE.

>> [laughs]

>> WELL, I WOULD'VE THOUGHT YOU

WERE YOUNGER, BUT YOU HAVE THE

STEVE HARVEY CUT, WHICH CLEARLY

LETS ME KNOW HOW OLD YOU REALLY

ARE.

>> WHAT IS YOUR TYPE?

WHAT DO YOU LIKE?

>> I LOVE NICE, TIGHT THIGHS.

>> OH, REALLY?

>> AND ARMS. AND ARMS.

OKAY, SOMEBODY'S PUMPING IRON.

WHAT ABOUT THEM ABS, THOUGH?

THAT'S WHAT I'M ASKING ABOUT.

>> THIS IS THE PLAYGROUND.

>> OH, [bleep].

>> YEAH.

>> WORK THAT ASS.

SHAKE THAT THING.

HEY!

HEY! HEY!

BUMP BACK AT IT!

BUMP BACK AT IT!

[laughter]

>> I'M DOWN.

LET ME PULL A DOLLAR UP OUT THIS

PURSE.

[laughs]

>> CUT THAT STEVE HARVEY TOP

OFF, AND YOU'LL BE GOOD.

[laughter]

>> COMING UP...

>> WE CAN'T POP BOTTLES.

WE CAN'T DRINK.

WE CAN'T SMOKE HOOKAHS.

>> SHE'S OLD ENOUGH TO GET IT

POPPIN'.

>> YOU'RE GONNA BE A GRANDMOTHER

AT THE RATE THAT YOU'RE LETTING

THIS GIRL POP, LOCK, AND DROP

IT.

[electronic dance music]

>> SO I'M OUT WITH TAMEKA TODAY

TO TRY TO FIND SOMETHING FOR MY

DAUGHTER'S 12TH BIRTHDAY.

I'VE KNOWN HER FOR YEARS, AND

BEING A STYLIST, SHE HAS GREAT

FASHION SENSE.

SO WE'RE GONNA SEE WHAT SHE

COMES UP WITH.

>> LOOK AT THIS.

>> THAT'S KIND OF--NO.

>> YOU COULD DO THAT.

>> EH.

>> IS THIS TOO CONSERVATIVE?

>> I DON'T LIKE THAT.

>> LESS IS MORE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHOW--

>> BUT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT,

TAMEKA.

THAT'S A LITTLE TOO LUXE.

>> Y'ALL LAUGHED AT ALL MY GOOD

STUFF.

>> BAM!

>> YEAH.

>> [laughs]

>> THAT WOULD BE A VIDEO VIXEN.

>> SEE, THIS IS ME.

ALL DAY. ALL DAY EVERY DAY.

>> FREAK 'EM.

YOU'RE IN THE WRONG STORE FOR

YOUR BABY.

>> GOT TO SHOW THE BELLY.

>> YOU SHOULDN'T BE IN A SHOP

WHERE YOU CAN FIND STUFF FOR

YOURSELF...

>> RIGHT.

>> AND YOU'RE SHOPPING FOR YOUR

CHILD.

YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO PUT A PUMP

WITH A STRAP.

>> I KNOW. EXACTLY.

>> OH, MY GOODNESS.

WOULD YOU LIKE HER BACK OUT OR

HER FRONT?

>> [laughing]

>> I DON'T KNOW.

UH, NO.

THIS IS FOR HER 13TH PARTY?

>> 12TH.

>> SHE'S TURNING 12?

>> YES.

>> SHE'S 11?

>> SHE'S 11.

>> WE'RE LEAVING.

WE'RE OUT OF HERE. GO.

I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING

SOMETHING ELSE.

>> WHAT'S HER PROBLEM?

THESE CLOTHES ARE COMPLETELY

AGE APPROPRIATE.

AND I DON'T APPRECIATE HER

LITTLE COMMENTS EITHER.

SHE'S SUCH A GOOD KID.

>> SHE IS A GOOD KID, BUT WE--

>> I DON'T WORRY ABOUT HER.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT I'M WORRIED

ABOUT MORE THAN ANYTHING...

>> UH-HUH.

>> WITH BEING TOO SEXY?

IS THE MEN THAT IT ATTRACTS,

THE PEOPLE IT ATTRACTS,

THE ATTENTION.

>> SHE HAS NO BODY.

LIKE, LITERALLY, SHE HAS A KID

BODY.

>> [bleep] DON'T CARE WHAT--YOU

KNOW.

>> GIRL, SHE GOT A CRAZY DADDY,

SO...

>> GOOD.

>> [laughs]

>> GET 'EM. GET 'EM.

I FELT BAD THAT I WAS IN THE

WRONG STORE SHOPPING FOR A

LITTLE GIRL.

I WAS UNCOMFORTABLE.

I THINK THAT SHEREE AND I HAVE

DIFFERENCES OF OPINION ABOUT

GIRLS AND UPBRINGING AND WHAT'S

APPROPRIATE AND WHAT'S NOT.

LISTEN TO ME.

YOU CANNOT PUT YOUR KIDS IN

THIS.

I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO

SET A GOOD EXAMPLE.

I DON'T WANT TO SOUND LIKE...

>> NO, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO

SET AN EXAMPLE.

>> MOTHER TERESA RIGHT NOW,

BUT--

>> NO, I MEAN, YOU'RE RIGHT.

>> BECAUSE I THINK THAT KIDS

MIMIC THEIR PARENTS.

>> TAMEKA DOESN'T THINK I SET A

GOOD EXAMPLE FOR MY KIDS, BUT

I'M A GOOD MOM.

MY OLDEST DAUGHTER, DESTINY,

TURNED OUT JUST FINE.

SHE HAS NO KIDS.

WHEN I WAS 22, I HAD 2.

I WAS MARRIED, BUT I HAD 2 KIDS.

>> BUT SHE--

>> SHE DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING TO

DO WITH MARRIAGE OR KIDS RIGHT

NOW.

>> SHE IS ON THE TRAIN.

>> NAH.

>> Y'ALL GET IT POPPIN'.

>> NO, I GET IT POPPIN'.

>> AND YOUR DAUGHTER BE RIGHT

WITH YOU.

>> SHE'S 21.

SHE CAN GET IT POPPIN'.

>> SHE RIDES SHOTGUN ON THE

POPPIN'.

>> SHE'S OLD ENOUGH TO GET IT

POPPIN', BUT THE OTHER ONES--

>> NO, YOU CAN'T GET IT POPPIN'

WITH ME.

I DON'T WANT TO SEE IT POP.

WE CAN'T POP TOGETHER.

WE CAN'T POP BOTTLES.

WE CAN'T DRINK.

WE CAN'T SMOKE HOOKAHS.

WE CAN'T MEET MEN.

>> BUT THEN HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT

THEY'RE DOING?

LIKE, I'D RATHER HER GO WITH ME.

>> I DON'T EVEN WANT TO--YOU

KNOW WHAT?

I THINK THERE'S LEVELS TO

KNOWING WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

I DON'T WANT--I WANT TO KNOW,

BUT I DON'T WANT TO KNOW.

>> I WANT TO KNOW.

>> AAH!

>> BECAUSE IF SOMETHING'S HAP--

I WANT TO BE ABLE TO STOP IT

BEFORE YOU GO TOO FAR.

>> SHEREE IS REALLY TRYING TO

RECAPTURE SOME OF HER YOUTH.

I MEAN, TAKING YOUR 21-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER, DESTINY, OUT TO CLUBS

TO DO SHOTS IS JUST NOT

ACCEPTABLE.

>> ALL RIGHT, GRAN.

>> GRAN.

>> [giggles]

>> GIVE YOU SOME GRAN-GRAN.

THAT'S GOOD, 'CAUSE YOU'RE GONNA

BE A GRANDMOTHER AT THE RATE

YOU'RE LETTING THIS GIRL POP,

LOCK, AND DROP IT.

>> SHOOT, I DOUBT IT.

I AIN'T GONNA BE NO GRAN-GRAN.

>> MM-HMM.

>> I DON'T KNOW.

YOU GOT A BOY.

>> YOU GOT A GIRL THAT TAKES

SHOTS.

>> COMING UP...

SOMEBODY WHO'S ALWAYS BEEN

JUDGED BY EVERYBODY ELSE ABOUT

HER PARENTING SKILLS IS ALL OF A

SUDDEN JUDGING ME.

>> SHE CAME IN IN ALL HER

ARABIAN FINENESS.

WHITE BRAS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL AND

BANNED IN ALL 50 STATES.

[dance music]

>> WHAT'S HAPPENING?

>> HEY. HELLO, CUTIE PIE.

>> YOU'RE SO ADORABLE.

>> TONIGHT I'M MEETING UP WITH

TORREI, BECAUSE WHEN I WENT

SHOPPING WITH TAMEKA, SHE WAS A

LOT MORE NEGATIVE THAN I'VE

KNOWN HER TO BE.

AND I'M A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT

HER.

I TOOK TAMEKA WITH ME THE OTHER

DAY, AND WE WENT SHOPPING FOR

JADE'S BIRTHDAY.

YOU KNOW, HER BIRTHDAY IS COMING

UP.

SO I FOUND A CUTE, LITTLE OUTFIT

FOR HER PARTY.

>> MM-HMM.

>> AND, UH, IT WAS WEIRD.

LIKE, WE'VE BEEN KNOWING EACH

OTHER FOR A WHILE, AND I'M

PULLING UP STUFF.

LIKE, CLEARLY THIS IS CUTE--

LIKE, LITTLE JEANS THAT GIRLS

WILL WEAR, LITTLE STONE-WASHED

JEANS...

>> YEAH.

>> OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AND

EVERYTHING I WAS PICKING UP WAS

LIKE, "MM-MM.

THAT'S TOO MUCH.

THAT'S SHOWING TOO MUCH."

>> YEAH.

>> SO I'M LIKE, "STOP BEING SO

JUDGMENTAL."

LIKE...

>> YOU FELT LIKE SHE WAS BEING

REALLY JUDGMENTAL?

>> I FELT LIKE SHE WAS BEING

VERY JUDGMENTAL.

FROM PICKING OUT STUFF FOR JADE,

ALL OF A SUDDEN, IT WENT TO

DESTINY AND, LIKE, "OH, I WOULD

NEVER DO THAT WITH MY CHILD."

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, DESTINY'S OF

AGE NOW--SHE'S 21.

>> YEAH. MM-HMM.

>> LIKE, WE HAVE FUN GOING OUT

TOGETHER.

>> YEAH.

>> IT'S LIKE, WOW, THIS IS KIND

OF CRAZY THAT SOMEBODY WHO'S

ALWAYS BEEN JUDGED BY EVERYBODY

ELSE ABOUT HER PARENTING SKILLS

IS ALL OF A SUDDEN JUDGING ME.

>> TAMEKA SHOULD NOT BE JUDGING

SHEREE.

I MEAN, THEY'VE BEEN FRIENDS FOR

A LONG TIME.

SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, SHE NEEDS

TO GIVE HER A LITTLE BIT OF

LEEWAY.

PLUS, IF YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU

READ IN THE TABLOIDS, TAMEKA

DON'T HAVE NO ROOM TO TALK.

>> I WAS TRYING TO BE LIGHT

ABOUT THE SITUATION.

>> MM-HMM.

>> BUT DEEP DOWN, I WAS KIND OF

TAKING IT ALL IN, AND IT WAS

KIND OF, LIKE, YOU KNOW, PLAYING

ON ME--LIKE, WOW, I KIND OF FEEL

A LITTLE UPSET ABOUT IT BECAUSE

I FELT LIKE WE WERE CLOSE

FRIENDS, AND NOW I'M KIND OF

FEELING LIKE YOU'RE KIND OF

POKING AT ME.

LIKE, I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?

LIKE, WHY?

IT JUST DIDN'T FEEL LIKE THE

TAMEKA THAT I KNOW.

I FEEL LIKE TAMEKA'S CHANGED.

I THINK BETWEEN THE DIVORCE AND

LOSING A SON, SHE'S REALLY

HURTING, AND IT'S COMING OUT IN

THE WAY SHE'S TALKING TO PEOPLE.

>> WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS THE

SAME WAY YOU'RE TALKING TO ME,

YOU NEED TO TALK TO HER AND LET

HER KNOW, LIKE, "LOOK, I'M

OFFENDED."

>> RIGHT.

>> THAT'S THAT.

AND KEEP IT PUSHING.

>> RIGHT.

[upbeat dance music]

>> EVERY WEEK ME AND THE GIRLS

GET TOGETHER, HANG OUT, AND TALK

ABOUT EVERYTHING.

>> HOW'S IT GOING?

>> GOOD.

>> GOOD.

>> WE RELATE TO EACH OTHER.

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN GO OUT WITH

ALL OF YOUR GIRLFRIENDS, BUT

IT'S DIFFERENT.

THEY'VE ALL BEEN MARRIED OR

INVOLVED WITH ENTERTAINERS.

IT'S A WAY FOR US TO GET

TOGETHER AND BOND.

[hip-hop music]

[indistinct chatter]

>> OH, HERE SHE COMES.

>> OKAY.

>> OH, YEAH.

>> SO SHEREE WALKS IN, AND

I LOOK, AND I'M LIKE...

[gasps]

IT'S LIKE MINE EYES HAVE SEEN

THE GLORY.

IT WAS LIKE BEING ATTACKED BY A

WHITE BRA.

SHE CAME IN IN ALL HER ARABIAN

FINENESS.

I DON'T BLAME YOU FOR BEING LATE

COMING FROM SAUDI ARABIA.

[laughter]

>> IT WAS A GREAT FLIGHT.

>> NO WHITE BRAS.

WHITE BRAS SHOULD BE JUST

ILLEGAL AND BANNED IN ALL 50

STATES.

>> SOMETIMES PEOPLE...

>> ARE TACKY AS [bleep].

THERE'S SOME PEOPLE THAT NEED

COMPLETE MAKEOVERS AND DON'T

KNOW IT.

>> IS SHE TALKING ABOUT ME?

I AM RIGHT HERE.

I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE JUST SAID

THAT.

WHAT THE HELL, TAMEKA?

YOU ARE SO RUDE.

>> I JUST THINK YOU NEED TO LET

HER BE HER.

YOU'RE THE ONE WITH 30,000 BEIGE

COATS IN YOUR CLOSET.

>> SHE'S WEARING A WHITE BRA.

>> SHE IS.

>> OOH.

>> THAT'S AGAINST THE LAW IN

THREE STATES.

>> TAMEKA'S BEEN LASHING OUT A

LOT.

I THINK SHE HAS A LOT OF

EMOTIONS SHE NEEDS TO DEAL WITH.

SHE HAS A LOT OF PAIN INSIDE,

AND IT'S MAKING HER ANGRY AND

BITTER.

I THINK YOU HAVEN'T MOURNED YOUR

DEATH OF THE MARRIAGE.

>> I'VE MOURNED THAT [bleep].

>> YOU HAVE.

>> TELL ME WHAT YOU DID.

I WANT TO KNOW STEP BY STEP.

>> I STARED AT THE WALL IN MY

BEDROOM FOR EIGHT MONTHS.

>> THAT IS NOT MOURNING.

THAT IS JUST DEPRESSION.

>> I DON'T THINK ANY OF THE

WOMEN UNDERSTAND THE PAIN AND

SUFFERING I'VE BEEN THROUGH.

THEY SAY THEY DO, BUT THEY JUST

DON'T GET IT.

>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE STRONG

FOR EVERYBODY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO FIX IT.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

>> YEAH.

>> YOU CAN BREAK DOWN.

YOU CAN LOSE IT FOR--YOU KNOW?

>> RIGHT.

>> FOREVER--HOWEVER LONG YOU

NEED TO.

>> THAT'S A LOT OF STRESS.

STRESS CAN KILL YOU,

AND THAT'S HOW I--YEAH.

>> I MIGHT BE OUT THE DOOR,

THEN, Y'ALL.

>> DON'T SAY THAT, 'CAUSE YOUR

WORDS ARE POWER.

>> THE POWER OF POSITIVE

THINKING.

I THOUGHT POSITIVE, AND I GOT A

DIVORCE.

I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH MY

SON.

I BELIEVED IT, AND MY SON IS

GONE.

I DID THAT.

>> BUT YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT GOD'S

WILL.

YOU DON'T KNOW THAT HIS WILL IS

FOR--HIS WILL WAS NOT FOR KILE

TO STAY.

HE WAS HERE FOR WHAT HE NEEDED

TO--AND I FEEL LIKE HE'S STILL

HERE.

>> HE IS.

HE IS, BABY.

>> BECAUSE THROUGH ALL OF US--

ALL OF US, WE'RE GOING TO HELP

YOU GET THROUGH THIS AND HEAL.

>> I KNOW. I KNOW, HONEY.

>> [crying] GOD TOOK MY FAVORITE

PERSON AWAY, MY FAVORITE PERSON.

[all crying]

>> COMING UP...

>> I'M JUST GONNA BE LIKE,

"OKAY, TAKE ME NOW, LORD."

>> NO, YOU HAVE OTHER CHILDREN.

>> OF COURSE.

NO, AND I'M LIVING FOR THEM.

>> YEAH.

[piano music]

>> [crying] GOD TOOK MY FAVORITE

PERSON AWAY, MY FAVORITE PERSON.

>> AND YOUR FAVORITE PERSON IS

LOOKING OVER YOU RIGHT NOW, AND

HE IS SO PROUD OF WHAT YOU'RE

DOING.

HE IS SO PROUD OF EVERYTHING

YOU'RE DOING.

>> HE'S LINED US ALL UP TO BE

HERE.

>> YOU'VE GOT A FOUNDATION.

THE RUNS, THE WALKS, THE CAMPS--

EVERYTHING IS IN HIS NAME.

>> ALL I CARE ABOUT IS REALLY--

ALL I CARE ABOUT--

>> JUST STAY POSITIVE.

THAT'S ALL YOU CAN DO BECAUSE--

>> AND WHEN YOU GET WEAK, WE GOT

YOUR BACK.

>> YEAH.

>> RIGHT.

>> PERIOD.

>> RIGHT.

>> WE GOT YOUR BACK.

YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

>> NO MATTER WHAT TIME, WHATEVER

IT IS, SERIOUSLY.

>> I'M JUST GONNA BE LIKE,

"OKAY, TAKE ME NOW, LORD."

>> NO, YOU HAVE OTHER CHILDREN.

>> OF COURSE.

NO, AND I'M LIVING FOR THEM.

>> YEAH.

>> I LOVE YOU GUYS.

>> I LOVE YOU GUYS TOO.

>> I LOVE YOU GUYS.

Y'ALL ARE MAKING THIS SO MUCH

BETTER, SERIOUSLY.

>> IT'S REALLY HARD TO DEAL WITH

TAMEKA'S JABS SOMETIMES, BUT

I FEEL LIKE, SINCE WE'VE BEEN

FRIENDS FOR SO LONG, I REALLY

NEED TO BE THERE FOR HER, EVEN

WHEN SHE'S LASHING OUT.

>> SO LET'S TOAST TO MOVING ON.

HELL.

>> MOVING ON, DAMN IT.

LET'S LOOK IN EACH OTHER'S

WATERY EYES.

[laughter]

>> THIS SEASON ON

ATLANTA EXES...

>> SHE ASKED ME POINT-BLANK IF

YOU SLEPT WITH USHER.

>> TAMEKA SAID ALL THIS

BULL[bleep].

AND I WAS REALLY HURT.

I WAS REALLY HURT.

>> IT SEEMS LIKE THE MEDIA

ALWAYS PAINTS YOU OUT AS THE BAD

PERSON.

>> WHATEVER.

WE ALL GOT A LITTLE BIT OF

CRAZINESS.

>> YOU'RE VERY MEAN.

YOU'RE CONDESCENDING.

YOU THROW JABS ALL THE TIME.

>> THAT'S [bleep].

I DON'T GET DOWN WITH THAT.

>> SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

NO, NO!

>> CALM DOWN!

>> CHRISTY! CHRISTY! CHRISTY!

>> HEY!

>> FOR ME, A SISTERHOOD--

>> IT AIN'T US, OKAY?

>> OKAY, WELL, WHATEVER YOU WANT

TO CALL IT.

>> IF IT'S A SISTERHOOD, BE A

PART OF IT AND BE A TEAM PLAYER!

>> NO.

>> TAKE OWNERSHIP.

SO DON'T ACT LIKE YOU--

>> IT AIN'T BIG ENOUGH.

>> HOOD RAT THIEF.

>> HOOD RAT.

>> LAY IN A COFFIN.

>> GUYS.

>> KILL YOUR--

>> LET'S HAVE A MEDIATOR COME,

'CAUSE THIS IS, LIKE, GOING

LEFT.

>> YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MANY

TIMES...

[voice breaking] THAT WAS

CONTEMPLATED AFTER MY SON.

>> BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THROUGH A

LOT, IT'S MADE ME HARD.

BUT THAT'S NOT WHO I AM AT THE

CORE.

>> MY DAD'S REALLY SICK, AND ALL

THIS TIME I COULD'VE WENT TO SEE

HIM.

>> ♪ THERE'S NO LIGHT ♪

>> LIFE GOES ON.

>> YEAH.

>> YOU'RE GONNA GROW STRONGER.

>> ♪ INSIDE A BROKEN HEART

>> I'M FACING REALITY NOW.

I'M GONNA PUT THIS IN THE SAFE

FOR NOW.

>> YEAH!

>> YOU'RE GONNA BECOME A MORE

BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, BECOME A MORE

INDEPENDENT WOMAN.

>> HI.

>> I LIKED YOU FROM DAY ONE.

>> OH.

>> HOW IS LO GONNA RESPOND TO

WILLY?

>> I DON'T REALLY GIVE A

[bleep].

[both laughing]

>> WHOO!

>> YOU GOT TO BE FEARLESS AND

LIVE RIGHT NOW, 'CAUSE LIFE IS

SHORT.

>> NOW IT'S MY TESTIMONY.

>> YEAH.

>> I COULD DO THIS.

>> AND WE DO HAVE A SISTERHOOD.

>> ♪ US AGAINST THE WORLD

>> Y'ALL MY MOTHER[bleep].

I'M PROUD OF Y'ALL.

I LOVE Y'ALL. LOVE Y'ALL.

>> [laughs]

>> ♪ IT'S US AGAINST THE WORLD ♪

♪ AND IT'S US ♪

♪ US...