Video vixen Kimbella recently opened up about getting schooled on reality television by Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim as she prepares to star in VH1’s “Love & Hip-Hop” second season.
Kimbella said the Queen Bee warned her about the good, bad and ugly sides of reality television.
“Me and Lil Kim are good friends. She’s the God-mother to my youngest son. The first thing she told me when she found out I was doing the show was to watch out for the editing. And I said ‘I’m just gonna do what I do, I can’t really help what they edit.’ She just told me to understand that I’m going in blind-sighted, basically. She said ‘reality TV can be really good, or it can do really bad for you. Just be yourself and I got your back for whatever goes down.'” (Jasmine Brand)
Season one star Somaya Reece recently gave Kimbella her own tips.
“It’s funny because so many people have asked me, ‘How does it feel to not be the villain?’ [Laughs] I will say no matter who decides to come to our show, be yourself,” Reece said in an interview. “Don’t try to be a wh*re or act like you’re going to bust a cap in somebody. Don’t turn into somebody else because you’re on television. If you’re going to come on this show with a bunch of strong women, you better know to just be yourself. Especially for [Kimbella], if you’re coming into a situation where you don’t know anyone, be honest because neither of us on the show likes dishonesty. It’s really important to remain honest and true to yourself.” (VIBE)
Dipset’s Jim Jones spoke to SOHH a few months ago and said the reality show was initially set to center on him.
“‘Love & Hip-Hop’ was initially my TV show that [VH1] has been trying to do for about four years now. But for three years prior, they had been trying to get me to do this reality show and they shot a pilot. I wasn’t really feeling the pilot, because I felt the camera was too much on me and showing too much of my life as far as Jim Jones is concerned. So we had re-evaluated the situation.” (SOHH)
In September 2010, Kimbella welcomed her second son with Dipset’s Juelz Santana.
Dipset member Juelz Santana decided to show off his new baby boy with video vixen Kimbella. As previously reported Julez and his girlfriend welcomed the baby earlier this month and each have one child of their own from previous relationships. The beautiful baby boy was born September 6th weighing in at 5lbs. 6 oz. (Hip Hop Wired)
Lil Kim’s run on reality television took place in 2009 when she starred on “Dancing With The Stars.” “Love & Hip-Hop” is slated to return Monday, November 14th via VH1.
Check out some past Kimbella footage down below: