The second episode of ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ places the girls in New York City close to each other. In other words, that is a recipe for drama and Monkeyfoolishness. So far they are mostly cordial within the group, which makes sense because this is a “sisterhood” at least for now. Lets not forget this is an ego-based tension situation. After all it is hip hop. I mean ask the characters…. I mean the cast of Love & Hip Hop.
Anyway, here is where the petty dispute between Nyemiah Supreme and Diamond starts. Siya introduces the two at the studio, and the Monkeyfoolishness begins…. Supreme says one of the many things you shouldn’t say to a person who was or is famous:
“Oh, I ain’t know you were in the group [Crime Mob].”
I mean dang you could’ve give her the benefit of the doubt and say she didn’t mean it in that manner (side eye) , well Diamond wasn’t buying it she peeped game. now you know Supreme was dead wrong and looking for trouble. Siya’s WTF facial expression makes it quite clear that Supreme messed up.
Naturally, Diamond’s finds herself being a villain toward Supreme: doing things like standing her up to hang with Brianna Perry and her friend, to spearing the evil eye at Supreme from across the club during her performance — drink in hand. All to remind Supreme that “nobody knows her.”
it’s all a bit too minor to be drawn out over an hour-long episode, but Diamond does have a great moment with Perry as she’s passing along advice:
“I can’t die with this knowledge. Why not help the next person be a better person?” Circle of life. Okay Lion King
The rest of the episode of course builds on the tensions from the prior episode: Perry vs. her momager Kiki and Siya vs. the clingy Renaye. Which is merely a variation of the drama of the pilot.
Siya makes up with Renaye by buying her a dog, the two go into the club where Supreme and Perry are performing, Siya “networks” with other women and Renaye pleads to leave in jealousy. Hopefully this dynamic doesn’t repeat.
Perry seems to be the logical center of the show, but ends up shorted thanks to her mother’s immaturity. She’s perhaps one of the few who’d push for her daughter to skip her mid-term for a New York concert.
As Perry is preparing, Kiki is sipping Hennessy playfully inviting her assistants to join. As expected, this leads to disaster. Why am I not suprised. Perry’s sound goes haywire during her performance, while Supreme’s following set goes smoothly. Kiki’s finger pointing can’t save what seems to be her own fault.
But while the disaster is predictable, Perry barely controls her temper when she chews out Kiki in the hotel room. You forget the familial hierarchy here as a stone-faced Perry, 22, delivers the scolding, while Kiki is powerless with her back against the wall as the roles are switched. The mother is suddenly a child blurting out(“What you want me to do?” “I was tryiinnggg!”) and left sulking and muttering to herself like a child would , for the moment she’s no longer Perry’s manager. A tough blow to deliver, but at Perry’s standpoint, business is business.
Until next time peeps stay tuned every week on Oxygen for another installment of Sisterhood of Hip Hop, Tuesdays at 9pm. Dont miss out.