Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy is making headlines to start off the week as reports claim his paychecks from “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” are being used to address an outstanding legal debt.
Details of Scrappy’s financial crunch have started to circulate online and claim the debt dates back three years.
“Love & Hip Hop” star Lil Scrappy better have some “Money in the Bank” left over from his rap career … because his TV checks are about to be garnished … to help pay off a $100,000 debt. Long story short … Scrappy was supposed to cough up $72,218.68 to a concert booking company called Heavy Rotation back in 2010 — after he lost a legal battle in GA court. But according to HR, Scrappy never paid up. (TMZ)
The debt is reportedly for just under $110,000 and has already received court approval.
The debt has since ballooned to $108,510.38 with interest and attorney’s fees. Tired of waiting for their loot … HR requested to have chunks of Scrappy’s “Love & Hip Hop” cash go straight to them first, until the debt’s satisifed … which the court signed off on. Might be time to focus on that music again. (TMZ)
Last summer, Scrappy spoke to SOHH about hip-hop artists swaying away from the reality television trend.
“I’m going to be honest with you, I don’t think [it’s rappers being less] camera shy, I just think there’s certain people that let it be known they are super thugs and they are super human and if they were to let people into their life and have them find out that they weren’t super, that they just like them, they probably wouldn’t feel them as much. Whatever they would try to put out there [on store shelves] wouldn’t work, you feel me? Only certain people can be loved for being real. Sometimes people are a little too real, get carried away and so you wouldn’t know.” (SOHH)
Original “Love & Hip Hop” cast member Jim Jones recently revealed his disinterest in the current series.
“When we started this, it wasn’t really about that,” Jones said, explaining how most of the reality tv shows are based on shock value now. “It was about giving people a taste of what it is to be involved with a person like myself and a person like myself giving you a taste of what it is to see me not just in front of the camera but behind the camera and just seeing regular life and going through the same things that everybody else goes through. What we have here is nothing but a new ‘Flavor of Love.’ It’s just a bunch of Flavor Flav‘s on tv and a bunch of New York. So I’m not really into that, it’s comical I guess, it’s good for a laugh but I ain’t really into that. I don’t like people laughing at me, I like people laughing with me. You know what I mean? … We not pressed to do reality tv. Although it is a great business move as far as marketing and promotions — we’re not gonna compromise who we are just for a shot at the big screen. It doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t add up. … These people are selling their souls for peanuts and it hurts my soul because it’s kind of like blaxploitation in a way, but, that’s another story.” (“Jenny Boom Boom”)