Deb Antney, the mother of rapper Waka Flocka Flame, did not have a pleasant experience during her six-season period on “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.” Antney initially made her debut as a guest of the show but turned into a full-time cast member as the seasons progressed. The entertainment manager left the hit reality series after growing tired of watching her fellow cast mates get into full-blown physical altercations.
Antney revealed in a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she felt like there was too much drama on “LHHATL.” She claimed the show was much more manipulated than other reality shows and revealed the program was geared toward making the cast members look bad.
“It’s very disgraceful for women. It makes our men look horrible. I’m just not for it. I’m not for the drama like that,” she said.
Antney suggested that Waka and her daughter-in-law, Tammy Rivera, were also unhappy during their time on the show. Rivera was involved in two physical fights with her co-stars Betty Idol and Joseline Hernandez. Antney, a native of Georgia, shared that Waka and Rivera were hesitant to do another reality show but had a change of heart after being offered a position on We TV’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition.”
The platform gave the pair the tools and resources they needed to strengthen their marriage. The 34-year-old artist cheated on Rivera a few years ago. Waka and Rivera stayed with the We TV network and landed their own reality show in March titled, “Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka.” Fans praised the couple for showing their authentic relationship on the series.
“This is my new fav. show. I love how transparent you guys are being,” one user wrote.
“Y’all are SO relateable!!! Love this! 💕💗💕 May God bless you and your family always 🙏🏾😘🙏🏾,” a second fan explained
“First time seeing the show, and I love it already❤️,” a third user excitedly stated.
A fourth fan gushed, “The best couple in the ATL. 😍😍😍.”
“Always tuned in….this show is so real,” a fifth admitted.
A sixth jokingly said, “Team Tammy forever.”
Antney mentioned that she likes the shows on We TV better because they allow their reality stars to be genuine. The season finale of “Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka” aired on Thursday, April 16.