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Shad Moss (Bow Wow), Brandon Barnes, Shaniah Mauldin, Marc Juris (President, WE tv), Ayana Fite,
Zonnique Pullins, Reginae Carter, Lauren Gellert (EVP of Programming, WE tv) and Datari Turner (Producer, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta”) pictured at the red carpet premiere of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” at the
Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta on May 23, 2017
Photo credit: James Pray for WE tv
Video credit: Chris Mitchell for WE tv
ATLANTA showed up and showed off on Tuesday May 25, 2017 . WE tv hosted a star-studded Atlanta premiere of its new series, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.” Hundreds convened at Woodruff Arts Center to preview the much-buzzed-about ATL edition of the hit franchise, which stars Bow Wow, Shaniah Mauldin (daughter of Jermaine Dupri), Reginae Carter (daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright), Zonnique Pullins (daughter of T.I. & Tiny), Brandon Barnes (son of Debra Antney and brother to Waka Flocka) and Ayana Fite (daughter of DJ Hurricane).
The cast was in attendance along with their famous parents Jermaine Dupri, Toya Wright, Tiny Harris, Debra Antney and DJ Hurricane. Additional VIPs included Da Brat, Waka Flocka Flame, Datari Turner (producer, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta”); “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” stars Tammy Rivera, Tommie Lee, Karlie Redd, Bambi, Karen King, Melissa Scott and Erica Dixon; Kandi Burruss and daughter Riley (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”); Mama June and daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson (“From Not to Hot”); Trina Braxton (“Braxton Family Values”); Gocha Hawkins (“LA Hair”); Genise Shelton (“Married to Medicine”); Stevie Baggs, Jr (“Match Made In Heaven”), Shanell (Young Money artist), Princess (formerly of Crime Mob) and many more.
After opening remarks from Lauren Gellert, EVP of programming at WE tv, and Marc Juris, president at WE tv, guests were treated to a sneak peak of the upcoming “Growing Up Hip Hop” season 3, which was introduced by cast member Kristinia DeBarge. Then Bow Wow, who is an executive producer on “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta,” intro’d the screening, which was following by a lively cast Q&A moderated by radio/tv personality Ebony Steele.
After the screening, guests headed over to Opium, where DJ Infamous kept the energy high well into the morning.
Catch a sneak peek of the show here: http://www.wetv.com/shows/growing-up-hip-hop-atlanta.
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The check in lines quickly wrapped around the corners. Once checked in guests were treated to some light snacks before the screening.
Gocha Hawkins (WE Tv’s “L.A. Hair”), Genise Shelton (Bravo’s “Married To Medicine”)
Shanell (Young Money Artist) and Princess (Crime Mob), Stevie Baggs (WE tv’s “Match Made In Heaven”)
Torion Sellers (“Barbershop 3: The Next Cut”), Dan Rue and Nick Joseph (Social Media Sensations)
Jhonni Blaze (VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop New York”), Gwen Boyd Moss (WE tv’s “Selling It In The ATL”)
Da Brat and Trina Braxton having a little fun on the carpet. Miss Juicy hits the carpet as well.
Mama June and daughter Alana Thompson (WE tv’s “From Not To Hot”), Ebony Steele (Media Personality/Moderator for the night)
Kristinia Debarge (“Growing Up Hip Hop” Cast), Reginae Carter (“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” Cast)
It’s a family affair. Ayana Fite pictured with father DJ Hurricane (left) and Brandon Barnes pictured with brother Waka Flocka and sister-in-law Tammy Rivera (right)
Shaniah Mauldin & father Jermaine Dupri, Zonnique Pullins with mother Tiny Harris
Jermaine Dupri with long-time protege Bow Wow, Kandi Burruss and daughter Riley Burruss
The house was definitely packed
Cast members Reginae Carter and Ayana Fite strike a quick pose; Toya Wright and Tiny Harris also seen in the audience
Cast members Shad Moss, Brandon Barnes, Shaniah Mauldin, Ayana Fite, Zonnique Pullins and Reginae Carter pictured after the Q&A
DJ Infamous kept the energy high during the after party at Opium
Marc Juris (President, WE tv) pictured with Waka Flocka and Debra Anty
Social Media Sensation Dan Rue caught enjoying the party
Kaila Wilkey (Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club”) and Bow Wow; Da Brat and Montana (BET’s “Ink, Paper, Scissors”)
“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” stars Bambi, Tammy Rivera and Tommie Lee
Erica Dixon (VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”), Tiny Harris and Trina Braxton (WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values”)
The party showed no sign of stopping throughout the night
“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” premieres tonight at 10/9c on WE tv.