Troublemaker Or Not? Yandy Smith Claims “Love & Hip-Hop” Producers Set Up The Fights

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If you have been watching VH1‘s reality scripted-show Love & Hip-Hop, then you know what’s going on. Yandy Smith is one of my favorite cast members because we’re both in the music industry and are music managers. So I know about the struggles and hardships she faces. Some people labeled Smith a troublemaker because she was caught between two fights (Chrissy vs. Kimbella and Kimbella vs. Erica Mena). I DON’T feel that way! I truly believe that the show is scripted and the fights were staged. Smith is proclaiming her innocence and tells The YBF, she was just as blindsided as everybody else. And the producers controlled who she brought around the rest of the cast and set up the scenario which would very likely cause a fight. Below are some excerpts:

Now you have been the common denominator between both fights involving Kimbella and other cast members.  What’s up with that and why do you keep bringing new people around?

What you have to understand is that you don’t just bring who you want. It’s very real…..but situational. They tell you who to bring and it’s very set up. If I come to an event with someone, it’s because that’s who they told me to bring.  The night before the fight, I had just met Erica. They (the producers) introduced her to me. She said she had researched me and she really wanted to work with me because she wanted to get in the industry. And during dinner, she even mentioned Kimbella’s name in passing when talking about my other clients.  And she was telling me that she’s not like anyone I have ever worked with and I kinda liked her vibe.  But the way it was edited, it looks like she was dissing Kimbella during dinner and then they showed us high-fiving!  Now….why would I go to dinner with this girl and let her talk about my friend and then, the next day, bring her to a lunch Kimbella invited me too?

Some people believe you’re an instigator, and you play like you have no idea what’s going on.  And what we can’t understand is why does EVERYBODY wants to fight Kimbella?  Is she always the victim or do you call her out for her wrong doings as well?

I know people have been calling me the Don King of reality tv, but what I want folks to know is that you only see 10 mins out of a person’s 24 hour day.  I am not all about money and I am a good friend.  But this is a reality show…it’s for entertainment.  These ladies and I are not really friends, but we are put in social interactions for entertainment purposes.  And sometimes, things happen. The producers like to get a reaction because a good fight can lead to 3 million viewers.

As for Kimbella, she doesn’t play victim at all.  But for whatever reason, a lot of people (on and off the show) hate on her. I have seen it with my own eyes….people want to pick on her. And now she is so used to people coming for her that she is a little sensitive.  But once you break down that wall, she is a sweet girl. But she is not presented in the best light on this show for a number of reasons.

Source: TheYBF

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