This week’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta story featuring Karlie Redd and Lyfe Jennings felt a little familiar, don’t you think? After a season of dating Lyfe Jennings (and cheating on him with Scrapp), Lyfe took Karlie aside to give her a promise ring. But instead of promising to love her forever, Lyfe told her “I promise you that you not never gonna find another n—a like me. You can keep this, but you can’t keep me,” and he bounced.
Karlie was stunned, but we’re not sure why because this isn’t the first time Karlie thought she was being proposed to and it turned into a breakup. Back in season one, Karlie and Benzino were hot and heavy all season long, moving in together, eating lobster dinners, the whole nine. But when Karlie admitted to him that she had doubts that his heart was in it for the long haul, he took out the ring he was planning to propose with, heart-broken, and un-proposed. “You f—ed up,” he told Karlie, flashing her a diamond before taking the ring back. “You can use me, but you can’t abuse me,” he told her. Those teardrop tattoos were not the only tears on his cheeks that day, friends. Watch the season one moment again now to refresh your memory — we miss you, Zino!