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In an exclusive conversation with VH1, Yung Joc opened up about filming on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta with all of his children’s mothers and the drama that exploded between Khadiyah, Sina, and the rest of the ladies.
First and foremost filming with all my children’s mothers wasn’t a surprise production pulled on me. I knew that was going on because I actually suggested that we do that. I wanted to do that in my first season but I knew it wasn’t possible because no one knew about Sina then. Filming with all of them wasn’t a surprise to me because that was something we had done before anyway [off camera.] I wanted to make sure that no matter what that my kids had relationships with their siblings and I wanted to make sure that their mothers were on good terms.
Considering that Fatimah was the the first [of my children’s mothers,] she didn’t really have any problems with anyone. Alex, because she is [now] my ex-wife now, felt like so much was owed to her because of having the title of being my wife. Alex and I would have been divorced before we started filming but she went back in and put it on hold because she didn’t want to film as an ex-wife. So she did that so she could be on TV and say I am still his wife. As far as Sina and Carla, they were always cool but they had was these little stumbling blocks because they were pregnant at the same time, so you can imagine the drama that came with that.
At the time [that we filmed together,] I really wasn’t interested in having KD there because I knew that the temperature wasn’t right for that. It just wasn’t and I really would have rather her not been there, so we wouldn’t have had a typical scene. It didn’t start off as a typical scene but it ended very typical. If KD had not been there the world would have gotten a chance to see a man actually on good terms with his children’s mothers. I told [production], “I don’t know if KD should be in this. I think it would be better if I could show the world that this is possible.” Sometimes when you make the impossible, possible it is received so much more like, “Oh my god.” You get higher acclaims for that but because it ended so typical, it was still good TV, it was drama, it was Love & Hip Hop.
As told to Damian Bellino