Fabolous Talks Love & Hip-Hop Drama And His Relationship With Emily Bustamante
Although he’s refused to appear on the show, Fabolous has nevertheless been at the center of a lot of the drama on VH1′s Love & Hip-Hop, which stars the rapper’s baby mama and girlfriend (ex?), Emily Bustamante. Although Fab and the celebrity stylist have been together for years, many were in the dark about the duo’s relationship since he’s tried his best to keep it under wraps and out of the public eye, and the situation has resulted in many plot twists and turns on the hit docu-series. Ultimately, it appeared that Emily was ready to move on from the relationship (in the first few episodes of the current season, she actually moves out of the home she shared with Fab and gets her own place), but judging by his recent comments about the state of their relationship, she may not be ready to throw in the towel just yet. Fab told NYC radio personality Angie Martinez:
“I think we have a great relationship as far as being a mother and father or woman and man or whatever our situation is without a title. I think we’re in a good space communicating. She’s traveled with me for my birthday; she hadn’t really did much traveling with me at all but I thought it was a time where we could hang out and get to re-getting to know each other.”
Although Fab and Emily are “re-getting to know each other,” that doesn’t mean the Brooklyn native has ever watched the show, but he’s still managed to formulate an opinion on it. According to Fab, the show does not tell the whole story and is not an accurate portrayal of who he is. He told Angie:
“No, I’ve never watched it. I’ve heard what people say about the show. It’s just not my cup of tea. It’s just one side of what’s going on. I don’t bash it, but I’m not really in support of it, either. I don’t think it depicts me the way I am; it just depicts a one-sided version of what’s really going on.”
Adding to Fab’s distaste for the show is the addition of video vixen Kimbella to the cast, who he dated when Emily was pregnant with their son (after Kimbella made the startling admission on the first episode of the new season, she ended getting stomped out on the floor by Jim Jones‘ girlfriend Chrissy Lampkin, and Emily was reduced to tears). According to Fab, Love & Hip-Hop‘s producers put their pursuit for entertaining television before all else. He added:
“That’s how you know the producers of that show … I wouldn’t say that they don’t care about Emily but they’re there to make entertaining television. If they can dig up a girl from four years ago who can make an interesting twist in an episode of their show then guess what, they’ll do it. Where did she come from?”
I feel where Fab is coming from, and although I’m definitely a fan of his music, I still have to call it like I see it. Had he not dealt with Kimbella or any other woman while Emily was carrying his child, there wouldn’t have been a girl to “dig up.” Church!