Let’s be honest, reality television and all it’s drama is a guilty pleasure.
These ratchet shows somehow reminds us that there are people out there with problems as bad if not worse than our own. But most important, they give us ladies a juicy topic to discuss with our girlfriends, especially when that topic is the dysfunctional relationships and the jerk boyfriends/husbands that some of our favorite female cast members put on display for millions to see each week.
From the love triangle between Mimi, Stevie J and Joseline to the craziness of Kirk and Rasheeda, each storyline left us picking our jaws up off the floor and feeling a sense of empowerment as we watched the ladies put up with their man and his “jerk like” behavior but come out strong in the end. Since we’re right in the middle of reality television season, let’s take a look at some of the biggest jerks and jerk-like behavior we’ve seen thus far. Who would you crown number one?
1. Lil Scrappy, "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta"
Scrappy is probably the nicest jerk of them all, but don't let him fool you. He definitely in our top 5. He was on and off with Erica for the majority of the time because he was secretly involved with his "BFF" and sidepiece, Shay. After proposing to Erica, he seemed to be 100% committed to her until a huge argument broke them up for good. Although he still openly loves Erica, he's moved on to another relationship.
2. Kordell Stewart, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"
This situation really breaks my heart: the end of Porsha & Kordell Stewart. What started off as the perfect Southern relationship has turned into a huge mess as Kordell has filed for divorce. If you watched RHOA, you know Kordell constantly controlled Porsha's every move and when Porsha finally gained a voice & a backbone of her own, Kordell wanted out! This typical jerk behavior earns Kordell a spot on this list.
3. Stevie J, "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta"
Stevie J changed the game. He started out in a relationship with his baby's mother, Mimi, and a side relationship with his artist, Joseline. Throughout the season, we saw Mimi and Joseline fight for Stevie's attention while he was enjoying every moment of being caught in the middle. Now, Stevie J has ended things with Mimi (supposedly) and married Joseline but not without making Mimi his "life partner" first.
4. Kirk Frost, "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta"
While we're on LAHHATL, let's discuss Kirk - Rasheeda's husband & manager. The couple seemed to have the perfect relationship until Rasheeda got pregnant and Kirk refused to take responsibility for it. He even suggested she got an abortion because he wasn't ready for another baby! When she refused, Kirk roamed free and hooked up with random chicks while he was still married! SMH, who does that? A jerk, that's who.
5. Peter Gunz, "Love & Hip Hop New York"
If you thought Stevie J was bad, LAHH's Peter Gunz takes the cake! He was living with his girlfriend & child's mother, Tara, for years but was secretly MARRIED to his artist, Amina! The kicker: Tara had absolutely no idea! Peter promised Amina that he would break the news to Tara & their sons one day, but when that day came he had another excuse! Peter, my friend, you are crowned King Jerk of reality television!
6. Walter Jackson "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"
Now, most of you might not be a fan of Kenya Moore but one thing's for sure, her boyfriend/friend Walter was the biggest jerk to her on last season's RHOA. Although many claimed their relationship was a lie for the cameras, Walter took it a step further & aired all of Kenya's dirty laundry, calling her crazy, a liar and unattractive, on television! Sure Kenya's not the nicest, but Walter come on, that's pretty mean.
7. Joe Budden "Love & Hip Hop New York"
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Joe Budden and even more with Tahiry. But let's not forget the drama that went down while he was still dating Kaylin during last season's LAHH. While Kaylin was thinking her relationship with Joe was progressing, Joe was busy rebuilding his relationship with his ex, Tahiry. The couple even took a vacation to test their feelings for each other! Fellas, vacationing with your ex is a no-no.
8. Rich Dollaz "Love & Hip Hop New York"
I've always liked Rich but whenever he falls in love he's completely LOST. We saw the train wreck that was he and Erica Mena's relationship last season and couldn't believe our eyes. While Erica is definitely a firecracker, Rich was no angel. While he had Erica's complete trust, he completely betrayed her by giving her songs away! Some of you may not agree, but I think that's a pretty jerk move!
9. Gabe "Braxton Family Values"
I'll applaud Gabe for now as it seems as if he's getting his act together but how could we forget all of the drama he put Trina through on "Braxton Family Values". Not only did he admit to having a "sexting" addiction and having sexual conversations with strangers on the Internet but he admitted to cheating on Trina repeatedly even after getting caught multiple times! Sheesh!
10. Eric Williams "Basketball Wives"
It's been a while since we've seen or heard anything from Eric Williams but how could we forget his jerk like behavior? Throughout BBW, we saw Jennifer dealing with Eric's antics from not being home when she needed him to going as far as throwing a drink in her face when the couple was having dinner. Unfortunately the couple was unable to fix their relationship but we wish Eric and all his jerk-ness the best.
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