Winter Ramos received a collective side-eye on Love and Hip Hop when she revealed she was writing a tell all book–Game Over: My Love For Hip-Hop–putting some hip-hop heads . Things went left when frenemy Lore’l found herself tangled in the web of Winter’s tell-all escapades. In our one-on-one chat with Winter she tells it all.
VH1: What was your motivation for doing the show?
Winter: It was a by chance thing. Mona [Scott-Young] was looking for girls for Love and Hip Hop Miami and my friend Mary couldn’t find any girls, I guess that was her responsibility, and she didn’t want to let Mona down. So I was like, ’Just make up a quick little bio or something and I’ll help you out if one extra girl would help.’ I kind of just did it as a favor to her. I guess I stood out in the middle of the interview. They decided not to do Miami and she called me a couple months later and asked me to do the episode with Emily since I was working with Fab when he and Emily started dating. That aired season two and from that day her and I got to talking and she was just intrigued by my opinion on things. She asked me if I would come to New York because I live in Miami. When New York came around [again] she reached out and I was like, why not.
VH1: Are you and Fab still cool?
Winter: Yeah! Fab and I are cool. I talk to Emily on the phone all the time. We’re alright.
VH1: In the book you talk about your relationship with Chrissy. Is she still one of your friends?
Winter: Since the show she’s been super busy and again, I live in Miami. But if she’s in Miami we’ll meet up. I actually never come to New York so whenever she’s in Miami we’ll meet up, or hang out at a club or something. Her and I are really good friends.
VH1: Do you have any regrets on how you were portrayed?
Winter: I just look at is as entertainment. I don’t feel like what you see on TV in the two and a half minute segment can give you a full understanding of the type of person I am or who I am for that matter. It has to be entertaining, it can’t be all fun and games and cool and not drama filled, so I guess they had to do what they felt like they had to do. No I don’t have any regrets. I don’t feel like I did anything that I wouldn’t have normally done in everyday situations if there were no cameras. I gave them who I was and they took pieces of who I was and that’s what they put out there.
VH1: Do you regret putting Lore’l’s business in your book?
Winter: If you read the whole [book] you have to understand Lore’l and I’s relationship. We were roommates. She has these ideas of what the situation was between her, and I and what I wrote in the book for me was the final straw in our friendship. I felt like for years I had been a loyal friend to her I had been taking care of her emotionally, mentally, financially and all she did was run over me and backstab me and do things behind my back and betray me in every way that she could find possible. Prior to filming Lore’l and I hadn’t spoken for almost a year so it’s not a situation where her and I were hanging out; and even during filming I didn’t see her unless we had to shoot a scene together. You don’t see pictures of me and her in the club, you don’t see pictures of me and her at her Sunday dinners, she has Sunday dinners at her home and it was never a situation where it was me and her at Sunday dinner.
VH1: What’s the full story behind her spreading gossip that you let something happen to her?
Winter: I didn’t let her go to Atlanta to go to the concert. That was what she was talking about that I allowed this guy to make me do something that I didn’t want to do because I didn’t want to go with her to Atlanta to that Cash Money concert.
VH1: Is there any chance of you guys rekindling that friendship?
Winter: No, there was no chance of it prior to filming.
Check back on the VH1 Blog for what Winter had to say about why she wrote the book, what she thinks now of some of the rappers mentioned in her tell all and settling down.