We've told you how fake reality shows like Teen Mom, Counting On, and the Real Housewives franchises are, but Love & Hip Hop and its spin-offs are shining paragons of authenticity, right? No, not at all actually!
In fact, we learned just how scripted these VH1 shows are when Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Joseline Hernandez testified under oath (and on videotape) during her legal drama co-star Althea Heart. "Well, with reality TV, it's mostly — you know, it's called 'reality,' but it's a lot of acting in the reality world," Joseline told lawyers, as a 2015 TMZ video upload shows.
"I say that because a lot of the girls that are on the show, they act, and so there's a lot of acting in a reality TV show, whether it's Love and Hip Hop or another show," she added. "The reality show showcases, you know, a lot of who we are not. And I say that because, it's just, like, you never know what happens in reality TV. They'll showcase your music, they'll showcase certain things, but that's not who Joseline Hernandez is."
(In case you were wondering, Althea sued Joseline in 2014, accusing her of assaulting her while under the influence of cocaine during the filming of the Season 3 reunion show. The suit was later dismissed.)
And in a 2013 radio interview on Sway in the Morning, Love & Hip Hop star Peter Gunz seemed to suggest his storylines were bogus, too. Apparently, he was willing to amp up his love triangle drama for a VH1 paycheck.
"S--t was gonna blow up anyway. I was going to get busted. Why not get paid to get busted?" Peter said of the show, per Bossip. "I'm f--ked up out here. Last time I went to the ATM, that s--t told me to get the f--k outta here … When they called me about the show, I was three months behind the rent. I just gave y'all what was really going on. I was gonna get busted anyway… Let me get paid to get busted. F--k it."
Well, there you go. Another reality bubble burst. The show might as well be called Lies & Hip Hop, are we right?