Love And Hip Hop mothers are one of a kind, and we’re all BIG fans. Who wouldn’t be? From Mama Jones to Momma Dee to Jewel, Yandy and Emily, Love And Hip Hop moms have given us the love, the tears, the tenderness, and enough crazy moments to never, ever forget.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, we asked Love And Hip Hop fans from far and wide to vote for the most amazing “mama moments” in the LHH universe. After a tight race yesterday, here are the Top 12 that made the final cut:
1. MOMMMA DEE’S ABCs
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what the fans voted as the “mother” of all mom moments. In Season One of Love And Hip Hop Atlanta, The Queen of the South passionately and incorrectly spelled the vicious word “b**ch” on national television. Did she really? We had our doubts — we even suspected that it was an Illuminati secret code meant to put the audience into a trance and have them bow down in complete adoration. Nevertheless, the moment was so epic we chose to to immortalize it.
2. MAMA JONES LANDS A HIT RECORD
Seething with anger over Chrissy, Mama Jones turned her vitriol into something creative, dropping a hit rap record that jacked-up her hustle and boosted her street cred. Never mind Jim Jones’ frustration over his unruly “mutha’ rappin,” or Chrissy’s pain and embarrassment, “Psychotic B**CH” quickly became a hot club staple.
3. LIKE MOTHER, LIKE SON
Real men do three things: drive hot cars, defend their ladies, and cry with their mothers. In this tender moment from Season Two of Love And Hip Hop, Jim did all three in one swoop. Sure we had a lump in our throats when Mr. Jones sobbed and complained about the messy relationship between his girl and her mother, but we didn’t reach for the tissues until Mama Jones broke down beside him. Sometimes, the tough ones are also the most tender.
4. YANDY HOLDS ON
There’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing a mother weep for her sick child. And in Season Three of Love And Hip Hop, Yandy crushed us beyond recognition when she wept for her baby, who was set to go under the knife.
5. THE INCREDIBLE JONES
While an unsuspecting Mama Jones got the shock of her life when Chrissy forced her son to propose, what followed was reality TV gold. Turning green with anger, Mama Jones quickly became “The Incredible Jones,” pushing everyone aside–including humongous bouncers and brawny security men–and went on a full-scale rampage on production cameras.
6. EMILY GETS REAL
One of the most compelling story lines in Season Two of Love And Hip Hop was Emily’s struggle to keep her family together. And in this touching moment filmed near a glorious beach, she finally admitted her shortcomings to her daughter and gave her some precious words of advice: “Don’t be like me.”
7. “YOU LEFT MY SON FOR DEAD!”
Mothers will do everything to protect their offspring from harm. So it was just appropriate to see the Queen of the South go ballistic when she discovered that her future daughter-in-law, Erica left Prince Scrappy helpless after an asthma attack. The fiery exchange between the two women was so intense, that their rivalry carried on all the way over into Season Two.
8. STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ JEWEL
Rich Dollaz’s mom Jewel tells it like it is. So when he went to her for advice on how to solve his dysfunctional relationship with Erica, she wasted no time in firing off a list of complaints. Her words stung like lethal, curare-laced Amazonian darts, driving big guy Rich to tears and downright killing his relationship with the bombshell. Game over, Mena!
9. MIMI FORGIVES HER MOTHER
It took Mimi many years to forgive her mother for abandoning her as a child. But all things come to pass, and in this very touching moment from Season One of LHHATL, Mimi let the cascading ocean waves wash away her pain and anger towards the woman who stole her childhood.
10. MIGNON ASKS FOR ERICA’S FORGIVENESS
After her mother got out of prison, Erica had trouble rekindling any sort of relationship with her… until the cameras were rolling. It’s never easy to forgive, more so forget, but when tears flow and remorse spills out, even the hardest of hearts find its way to give in.
11. JOE REACHES OUT FOR HELP
When Joe Budden found himself spiraling down a familiar destructive path with his addiction, he went to his mother, Kay, for guidance and protection. Of course, Kay had heard, known, and dealt with this problem in the past, but a mother’s love for her children knows no limit.
12. CHECK HIM
Let’s get this straight for once and for all: If you wrong Queen Momma Dee or Lil Scrappy you WILL get checked. So when Momma Dee heard from her son that someone named Stevie J dissed Erica, she immediately went into battle mode and commanded her son to put his “paws” on Stevie’s face. What came next was a brawl for the ages. We didn’t see the full fight, but the snippets of Stevie walking with rubbery legs and animated stars circling over his head were enough.
Do you have another favorite mom moment from Love And Hip Hop? Let us know in the comments.