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On Monday night (April 15), the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta met up at the city’s Cream Ultra Lounge to view the screening of the second season’s first episode. As a couple hundred bloggers and Atlanta tastemakers looked on, it was evident that the drama could, at any point spill over from reality television to actual reality—without the help of camera filters or glossy cinematography.

The only castmembers not in attendance were K. Michelle and Lil Scrappy—presumably because of his legal issues—but there was enough going on between his fiancé Erica Dixon, Momma Dee and scorned ex-lover Shay to distract guests from his absence.

During the evening’s Q&A session, Momma Dee defended her stance on intervening in Scrap’s love life saying, “There isn’t anyone in here that wouldn’t fight to protect their son. He’s grown but he’s still my son.” As the crowd murmured, unconvinced, Shay jumped in, fueled by last season’s humiliation and the evening’s unlimited access to liquid courage. “Will Scrappy marry Erica?” It was a challenge more than a question. “Will. Scrappy. Marry. Erica?,” she said again with emphasis. “Hell f-ck nah.”

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Dixon, Scrappy’s fiancé and the mother of his child, sat stewing up until that point.

“I have nothing to prove,” she said dismissively, “There is no competition baby.” To which Shay responded, clearly inebriated, “No competition at all. There is nothing!” The crowd of event attendees grew anxious, almost expectant of a glass to be thrown as the tension increased in a venue that was already too packed for a girlfight of epic proportions.

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