♪ Feel, feel, feel it ♪ ♪ Feel, feel it-it ♪ ♪ Woo ♪ Please welcome Mona Scott-Young. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (dance music) Come on in. I can’t wait for the holidays no more. Nor me. How are ya? You are youngin’ down. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) You look good, girl. Well, thank you very much, my darling. I figured I should come dressed for the season. Well, you look perfect. Oh, shoe cam please first. Oh, shoe cam, yes, yes, yes. (tinkling music) (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Can you see them? Nice velvet. Yes. Good toes. A good Jimmy Choo shoe never hurt nobody. Right? Yes, exactly. Come on, ladies, give it up. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) We’re in a young people’s business. Hello. And I love me a good shoe. Yeah. Yes. But I love the red hair. This is a little something different. I just felt like I wanted a change. What do you guys think? (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) I like it.
You like it? Yeah. I have been your color for so long that I put it on, I was like oh, but it’s growing on me. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. And it feels festive. So this is my holiday look.
Well, for the holidays. Exactly. Good human, is that to counteract all the stuff you put on TV? Hello. No, it’s to counteract what people think about me. I am a good human, yes. Thank you. (audience applauds) Yes, I am. Mhm. (laughs) (Wendy laughs) So the holidays are here, you have any good plans? I do have big plans. My family and I, we’re finally taking a family holiday. The four of you? Yeah, exactly, the husband, the daughter, the son and we are going to Africa. Ooh. So I’m very excited about that, yes. (audience applauds) Do your kids still wanna vacation and be around you like that? Absolutely, I’m fun. Yeah? I’m a fun mom, yeah. We saw your daughter on the singing competition show. America’s Got Talent, that one? That’s it. Oh sorry, that singing competition. Yes, she did that on her own. No, you can say [Inaudible], I forgot. Okay. She signed herself up and was like “Mom”– You had no idea? I had no idea. And I’m like “Didn’t you need an adult to sign off for you?” and so she was like “Yeah.” No, didn’t you know how to forge? Hello?
Okay. Hello? So yeah, she told me that she got in. I was so proud of her. So I just jumped on a plane. I came back and stood in line for five hours while she went through the whole process. But she was amazing. But you wanna know what, there’s something really sweet about that ’cause she could always be a part of the Mona Scott-Young empire and be a businesswoman or she coulda had you call family friend Missy Elliot or anybody to do– Oh, exactly. That would never happen. Even my son, he finally graduated college. I’m thinking he’s– Morehouse. Morehouse man, yes. (applauds) Yeah, yeah, okay. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) He’s a Morehouse man. And I’m thinking oh, there’s my boy, on his graduation, I’m thinking he’s gonna come into the family business– And work for the empire. He wouldn’t, he just got a job. He actually works for Nickelodeon, I’m very excited about that. Yes. (audience applauds) Did you have to make some phone calls? Nothing at all. ‘Cause he had interned. They loved him, kept calling and asking about him, and brought him back. Aw. So I’m very proud of him, I’m very proud, yes, yes. Yeah. (audience applauds) Now do they both still live at home? They do, they do. He went to school in Atlanta but after he graduated, he came back home. And she’s 16. Right, right, where’s she goin’? She’s 16, yeah. Well, she might be in boarding school, I don’t know. She’s 16 going on 60 ’cause she is the boss of me. Okay. Yes, exactly. Okay, and what’s your husbands doin’? What’s his– He’s good, still running everything, making sure all the trains stay on the tracks, that I don’t get outta hand. Exactly, so no, life is good, I’m blessed. I cannot be, yeah I can’t complain. (audience applauds) Would you be insulted if a girlfriend gave you a Botox for the holidays? No. Exactly. I wouldn’t at all. At all. No. Because I expect my girlfriends to pull my coat. If my wrinkles are showing and I need this, make it happen for me. I’m just saying isn’t that what girlfriends are for? Yeah. To keep at a 1,000. (audience applauds) Girls are getting insulted by that. Oh, get over it.
It’s like a good moisturizer or somethin’ like that. Exactly. (laughs) I wouldn’t be insulted. I want my girlfriends to keep it real with me. If they don’t, who will? Exactly. Well, your husband. Well, yeah– But sometimes, they love so much that they look past everything. Exactly. ‘Cause my husband’s thing is “Are you gonna wear that? “Is that what you’re going out in?” But I learned that’s how he buys himself time when he’s running late. Yes. How long have you been married? We’ve been together 23 years. We’ve been married, we’re going, yeah, on 15 years, in 2020. That’s a good one, that’s a good one. (audience applauds) Yeah. All right, Mona. Yes. New York, Love & Hip Hop: New York returns on Monday. Return to royalty, yes. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) The return of royalty, I should say. Now Jim Jones makes it no secret on TV that he has a problem with you. Mm, okay. (laughs) But Jim and Chrissy are back in the fold. They are back. How did you make that happen? I think, you know what, it’s so hard doing these show, I bought you a gift, don’t you open it. I’ll be in trouble with your producers. But I came bearing gifts. Did you like my Santa outfit, the red jacket? (audience applauds) I figured I should come bearing gifts. Thanks. Yes, we’ll talk about it down the road. It’s a gift of knowing.
How’d they get back? How’d they get back to you? We reached out to them. I reached out to Chrissy. It’s been so long and people go through ups and downs. This show is very hard ’cause they’ve given so much of their real lives, it’s an emotional rollercoaster, right? So we had our ups, we had our downs. I was like so much time has gone by. It’s the 10th season. How many people can say that? 10 seasons of Love & Hip Hop: New York. (audience applauds) So they’re both participating. They both are participating. This is the year of return, for black people, right? It’s 400 years, marks 400 years of slavery, and that’s why we’re all flocking back to Africa in December and I felt that I– Is that where we’re goin’ in December? We are, we are. It’s gonna be fabulous. You should be on that plane, what’s wrong with you? I work every day. It’s gonna be amazing. It’s between the Christmas holiday. But anyway, we tied that theme in. I’ve got plans. (audience laughs) You gonna wanna be on this plane when you see the shenanigans. We’re gonna be havin’ a ball. Everyone’s going. It’s not the destination, it’s mingling with too close to the light, no. Okay, tune in to Wendy in Africa between December 26th and January 3rd. (laughs) All right, now look– Okay, wait, wait. But we brought everyone back. Okay, let me ask you, Remy versus the girl, Brittney Taylor. Now Brittney is the one, Remy just got off scot-free, thank God. Thank God. (applauds) Brittney is the one that accused Remy of punching her in the face. Now how were you dealing with that on the show? Well, first of all, it happened off the show. It’s already taped? It didn’t happen during the taping. She wasn’t even a cast member at the time. I mean I just wanna say that. But you brought her on the cast to stir the pot. She was on the cast but prior to. They didn’t even know each other when we first started shooting. They met on the show. And listen, I’m just glad this whole ordeal is over. Remy had just celebrated being off parole, getting her [Inaudible] and then she got that. But here’s the thing, do you make phone calls in between to try to get in between the people or do you go home and put your phone on vibrate and throw it under the bed? No, no, no. Please, I wish I could. This is 24/7. No, sometimes, it’s like come on guys, what are we doing? You guys are friends, you need to talk, that kinda thing. But in this instance, that wasn’t the case ’cause this all happened off season. It was one of those things I saw in the blogs. I spoke to Remy of course, what’s goin’ on. And you entertain these people at your actual house. I mean now they know where you live. I mean are you always movin’? No. (laughs) I’ve been in the same house for 17 years. Do you ever get a knock-knock at three o’clock in the morning? No, no. I get phone calls 24/7 but not a knock-knock. And listen, the reality of it is I love these guys. I spend time with them, I care about them. Make money off of them. They’re welcome into my home because I actually see them as good humans. (audience applauds) Good for business. Good humans. Good for business. Mhm, it’s okay. It’s the truth though. You are doing such big things that people need to squint and realize while you might wanna say Mona might be wrong for putting all this, exposing on TV, she doesn’t expose what some numbskulls don’t want to be seen. So somebody might as well film it. Why not you? Yeah.
Okay? (audience applauds) That’s how I feel. I mean listen, these are the lives they’re living. You know it as well as I do, Wendy, this stuff happens when my cameras are nowhere to be found. That’s what I’m saying, exactly. Do you know what I’m saying? So now Joseline, she cursed you out too, on TV, off TV, on social media. It’s a rollercoaster ride of emotion. But you’ve accepted her back and given her her own show. No, no, no, she’s at– That’s not your show, that Miami show? No, on Zeus, the show, no, no. Yeah. She’s back on Love & Hip Hop: Miami and this platform was designed to be an opportunity for these guys. Do they go off the rails? Occasionally, but that’s all in the past, you know what I’m saying? Like I said, with Chrissy, it’s all about moving forward, it’s a new year. We’re just celebrating royalty, our black excellence, and I want everyone to have– Excellence? Well, black excellence, absolutely. Uh-huh. Every step of the way, yeah. (laughs) Yes, we tune in to the Mona Scott shows for black excellence. (audience murmurs) Oh gosh. These ladies are– Excellence at its best. These ladies are amazing with the things that they’re doing. Rasheeda’s got businesses. I know. And you cannot front on any of that stuff. Absolutely. (applauds) You’ve gotta give them props for everything these ladies have been able to accomplish. (audience applauds) Living very difficult lives that half of us, ’cause I say it all the time, I can’t deal with half of the stuff that they deal with. I know. I can’t get up and recover and do it all over again the next day after having my entire life blown up on television for the world to see. That’s not an easy thing. So I give them props all the time, especially the ones that are able to take it and leverage it and move into something else. Yes, absolutely. (audience applauds) Do you like Stevie J. and Faith Evans being married? I love them together. I love them.
Oh really? There they go, yeah. I feel like Faith– I’m very conflicted. Faith brings out the good, the best in Stevie, you know what I’m saying? He needed someone to stabilize him and to really, he’s so family oriented now, it’s so funny to see him, like with Ryder, and he’s definitely in this marriage. I love them together. And they have a long history. (audience applauds) You know what I’m saying? When you get together with someone you know. I know. And who knows you, someone who knows you. That’s important for the longevity of a relationship. It’s all these new-news that fall apart. I always love having conversation with you. You’re doing big things. Yes. But at the cost of what? At the cost of offering an opportunity and a platform to people who would not normally have it. Somebody’s gotta do it. End of story. Might as well be Mona Scott-Young. End of story. (audience applauds) Good for you. Thank you for this, by the way. I saw what it is. We didn’t talk about my African ancestry that I am now– But look, look, look, obviously you’re African and your ancestry, obviously I– Well, no, I’m from Cameroon. Okay, look, he’s backing me up to say you gotta go. Okay, fine. Okay. You don’t wanna talk about my blackness, fine. Love & Hip Hop: New York, everybody, (audience applauds) where black excellence is celebrated, premieres on Monday night at eight on VH1. ♪ Feel, feel, feel it ♪ ♪ Feel, feel it-it ♪ ♪ Woo ♪