Gina and Anisha battle it out in front of the BAP elders. Kristen asks Anisha to attend a baby shower for her son.
Lifetime’s new docu-series BAPs pulls back the curtain on an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African-American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as BAPs — Black American Princesses and Princes. The show follows these lifelong friends who are edgy, educated and sophisticated, and believe being a BAP in today’s world is a birthright. Each hourlong episode delves into the lives and lifestyle of this well-heeled circle of friends. Dressed to the nines with egos to spare, there is no shortage of conflict, humor and heart among the group that includes Anisha, Kristen, Gina, Jason, Riccarda and Brandon. With a dynamic that can change from BFFs to frenemies at the drop of a hat, together they attend St. Louis’ most exclusive social institutions and events. But no occasion is conflict-free. Competing to be the most successful and beautiful person in their circle is sure to bind and divide them, especially when Anisha’s boyfriend, Kendrick, and his niece, Rai-Rai, represent everything a BAP is not.
BAPs season 1, episode 4 airs Aug. 13 at 10 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.