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When part one of the “Love & Hip Hop: New York” season 4 reunion special aired last night, fists were thrown and tears were shed all in the matter of an hour. Tahiry took over our Twitter handle (@HelloBeautiful) to give some of the tea from behind the scenes and comedienne Mo’Nique hosted the evening and dug deep to the root of our favorite character’s story lines. Some issues that played out over the season went unresolved while others were laid out on the table for the audience to judge. Either way, it got pretty juicy.

Check out our countdown of the six most memorable moments.

6. Mo’Nique Explains…

Fans were quite shocked when it was announced that Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique would be hosting the #LHHNY reunion special. Let’s be frank: it seemed like a pretty desperate move for Mo’Nique to be hosting as ratchet a show as ‘LHHNY’ but Mo’Nique clarified why she took the position and her reasoning was simple: she got hooked. “One Saturday there was a ‘Love & Hip Hop’ marathon [and] when I tell you I wanted to turn the channel and I could not because I realized these people’s lives, their stories were so compelling and they take you on an adventure,” Mo’Nique explained to the audience in a dramatic voice like the one Iyanla Vanzant uses when she pulls the demons out of her show guests’ backs. Mo’Nique was drawn in to the Mona Scott-Young production for the same reasons we were. It’s just like that car wreck you just can’t turn away from…

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