Romeo Miller (son of Master P), Kristinia Debarge (daughter of James Debarge), Angela Simmons (daughter of Rev Run), Egypt Criss (daughter of Salt N Pepa member Pepa), TJ Mizell (son of Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay) and Damon “Boogie” Dash (son of Damon Dash Sr.) are returning to WE Tv this October for season two of Growing Up Hip Hop. WE TV premiered the first episode of the second season of the series at New York’s Paley Media Center with cast members Romeo, Egypt, Damon, and Kristinia in attendance. Simmons who just recently gave birth to a baby boy was not present at the premiere.
Season Two reintroduces us to the young stars as they continue to step out of the shadow of their famous parents and achieve recognition for their own accomplishments. Aside from dealing with family conflicts such as being sued by a family member, the cast deals with Angela Simmons engagement and pregnancy announcements this season as well as the aftermath of Dash’s arrest last spring.
During a post-screening Q&A in giving advice to a cast member about whether to put college on hold to pursue a music career Romeo Miller who was a prominent hip hop name well before he reached college age told the audience, “I put my career on hold to go to college. I had the number one show on Nickelodeon for four years, and I got crazy offers millions of dollars and I wanted to go to school. The reason I wanted to go to school was because I was one of the biggest child stars. I did a lot of research I was like why does Macaulay Culkin do this and why did Michael Jackson do this etcetera, etcetera. The one thing I put together is going to college you can grow up. It’s like the real world in a bubble. It’s not for everybody but for me it was definitely pivotal in me maturing and mastering my craft and growing up as a man.“
Also WE TV showed a teaser trailer of their new series Money Power Respect, which is Love and Hip Hop executive producer Mona Scott Young created which follows elite female entertainment attorneys and their overcoming trials and obstacles in their personal and professional lives.
The cast of both Growing up Hip Hop as well as the cast and producers of Money Power Respect headed over to W hotel’s Living Room Bar & Lounge to celebrate the premieres of the shows, which will officially premiere on WE Tv on October 13th at 9PM and 10 PM EST.