On Tuesday of this week while you were sitting at home in Harlem, WE tv hosted a star-studded Atlanta premiere of its new series, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta,” 2017.Hundreds convened at Woodruff Arts Center to preview the much-buzzed-about ATL edition of the hit franchise, which stars Bow Wow, Shaniah Mauldin (daughter of Jermaine Dupri), Reginae Carter (daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright), Zonnique Pullins (daughter of T.I. & Tiny), Brandon Barnes (son of Debra Antney and brother to Waka Flocka) and Ayana Fite (daughter of DJ Hurricane).
The cast was in attendance along with their famous parents Jermaine Dupri, Toya Wright, Tiny Harris, Debra Antney and DJ Hurricane. Additional VIPs included Da Brat, Waka Flocka Flame, Datari Turner (producer, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta”); “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” stars Tammy Rivera, Tommie Lee, Karlie Redd, Bambi, Karen King, Melissa Scott and Erica Dixon; Kandi Burruss and daughter Riley (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”); Mama June and daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson (“From Not to Hot”); Trina Braxton (“Braxton Family Values”); Gocha Hawkins (“LA Hair”); Genise Shelton (“Married to Medicine”); Stevie Baggs, Jr (“Match Made In Heaven”), Shanell (Young Money artist), Princess (formerly of Crime Mob) and many more.
After opening remarks from Lauren Gellert, EVP of programming at WE tv, and Marc Juris, president at WE tv, guests were treated to a sneak peak of the upcoming “Growing Up Hip Hop” season 3, which was introduced by cast member Kristinia DeBarge. Then Bow Wow, who is an executive producer on “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta,” intro’d the screening, which was following by a lively cast Q&A moderated by radio/tv personality Ebony Steele.
“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” premieres tonight at 10/9c on WE tv.
If you missed it check out a sneak peek of the show here: http://www.wetv.com/shows/growing-up-hip-hop-atlanta.
Photo credit: 1) Miss Juicy. 2) Final Draft. 3) Kore Stacks. 4) Jhonni Blaze. 5) Dan Rue and Nick Joseph. 6) Shanell – Princess. 7) Alana ‘HoneyBooBoo’ Thompson and Mama June. 8) Gwen Moss. 9) Ayana Fite. 20) Ayana Fite-DJ Hurricane-guest. 11) Zonnique Pullins 12) Reginae Carter. 13) Kristinia DeBarge. 14) Ebony Steele. 15) Shaniah Mauldin – Jermaine Dupri. 16) DaBrat-Trina Braxton. 17) Brandon Barnes, Tammy Rivera and Waka Flocka. 18 ) Bow Wow. 19) Gocha Hawkins. 20) Stevie Baggs Jr. 21) Karen King and Sas. 22) Genise Shelton 23) Tiny on the carpet 24) Melissa Scott. 25) DJ Infamous at Opium. By James Pray for WE tv
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