VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” stars Lil Scrappy and Erica Dixon’s turbulent relationship played out in front of millions of viewers. Public perception of the proclaimed “Prince of the South” was less than stellar as the show focused on Lil Scrappy’s balancing act between his girlfriend and best friend and even included his mother’s comical views on his relationship. Lil Scrappy surprised viewers with his commitment to be “stand up and be a man” and proposal to Erica on the “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta: Reunion.” “I can’t wait to change her last name to Richardson,” the hip hop star admitted to rolling out. “It was time to take it to the next level. It was time to do something really grown up.”
rolling out’s DeWayne Rogers interviewed and shot the “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” couple for this cover. Wardrobe stylist Kudzi, inspired by an era of sophistication, took the couples’ over the top hip hop image back to the 50s. Erica Dixon flaunts her engagement ring on the cover solidifying there is some love in hip hop after all. “It was important for us to take this opportunity to celebrate some positivity that came from drama surrounding a reality TV show. Lil Scrappy deciding on national television to honor his family and step up to the plate is something we felt was cover worthy”, says publisher Munson Steed.
In addition to discussing the upcoming nuptials, Lil Scrappy and his bride to talk candidly with rolling out about the editing process and how the popular show was received with fans. “It wasn’t scripted or fake, but the editing process is what makes things seem a certain way,” Erica explained.
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