Debra Antney (pictured above) mediates a dispute between Tammy Rivera and female impersonator D Smith, who was offended by comments made by Tammy's estranged husband, rapper Waka Flocka, about cross dressers.
AJC Radio & TV Talk's Rodney Ho has your recap after the break.
AJC Radio & TV Talk -- Deb Antney, Waka Flocka’s mom, tries to resolve a dispute between Tammy and Bambi vs. D Smith and Betty Idol from an earlier episode over transgender issues. It started with Waka’s comments last fall about transgender people and specifically Caitlyn Jenner where he called her “evil” and said she was “rebuking God.” (Read them here).
Ultimately, lots of people have a hard time understanding or even tolerating transgender people and neither Betty Idol nor D Smith have a lot of patience for that type of attitude. So when Deb Antney starts defending her son, D Smith gets instantly defensive herself and quickly becomes disinvited to an anti-bullying panel Deb is holding.
At the actual panel, everything seems to go okay when D Smith and Betty decideto show up anyway because that’s dramatic! During a Q&A, D Smith goes up to the podium to espouse compassion and love for transgender people. Tammy makes it personal, saying she thought her husband Waka was just expressing an opinion and not being hateful toward transgender people. She considers D Smith and Betty way too sensitive and judgmental. And she says she has a hard time explaining transgender to her little kids who don’t even know yet about sex.
“Transgender has nothing to do with sexuality,” D Smith says. “It has nothing to do with sex. It has to do with the soul.” .
“As a woman, I felt attacked because of an opinion my husband had,” Tammy says. She says her husband simply didn’t disagree with the “lifestyle.”
That loaded word angers D Smith so much, she slams her hand on the podium. A security guy instantly appears. Deb shoos D Smith away and she leaves.
In classic “Love and Hip Hop” style, an event meant to uplift does the exact opposite.
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