Rich Dollaz called Jenny Boom Boom on the Hot Afternoon Show to address Peter Gunz’ shocking confession on Episode 3 of Love & Hip Hop: New York Season 4! [Spoilers below]
Peter Gunz made huge waves this week on Love & Hip Hop: New York, when he finally reveals to Tara (his baby mama and girlfriend of 13 years) that he has been cheating on her with Amina. Even more drama ensues when Tara later finds out that Peter also tied the knot with Amina behind her back!
Jenny mentioned that she always looked up to Peter Gunz, but this recent episode portrayed the icon in such a different light. She asked Rich Dollaz if he thinks Peter’s respect within the hip hop community will take a hit after the show.
“The game has changed. There is a new formula, and I give people this example all the time,” he explained. “Olivia (from seasons 1-3), was not willing to do what people are doing on television now. I think that hurt her. She wasn’t able to capitalize the on the fan base and the things you need to do to make people love you. Flip that, and you have Peter Gunz. He may have put too much out there for the world to see, so it kind of backfired to some degree, but as an artist and a creative person, I think you want to be in the limelight. You want to be in the forefront. Nobody was asking about Peter last year, and now everybody is talking about Peter all the time. As an artist, you just have to take the good with the bad. My thing is just don’t be irrelevant. They can hate you, and they can love you, as long as they want to party, drink with you, and you can get a check from it… than more power to you.”
“I don’t defend [Peter’s] actions and his life,” Rich clarified. “But at the same time, for him to get back to where he wanted to be financially, and for him to get back to where he wanted to be in regards to the public eye, there is something to be said.”
The Peter/ Tara/ Amina love triangle has boosted all three members into the limelight, and everyone has been tuning in to find out what will happen next. The show has already seen a huge improvement in ratings over its previous season.
“Peter is a star again, and our ratings are higher than they have ever been because of this guy right now,” Rich continued. “He brought Love & Hip Hop: New York back. Last year was rough for us, [but] now here we are doing five million people on a Monday night. People are talking about us like they are talking about the show below the Mason–Dixon line!”
–Tyler Roman, Hot 93.7/ Hartford