WEtv hosted an exclusive screening for the premiere of the fourth season of the hit series, “Growing Up Hip-Hop,” at The London Hotel in Los Angeles on May 22. The show’s stars, Angela Simmons (daughter of Rev Run), Romeo Miller (son of Master P), Damon “Boogie” Dash (son of Damon Dash), Kristinia Debarge (daughter of James Debarge), Egypt Criss (daughter of Pepa from Salt-N-Pepa and Treach from Naughty by Nature), were in attendance.
The screening began with opening remarks from Marc Juris, WEtv President. Cast members Angela Simmons and Romeo Miller welcomed guests and introduced the first episode of the new season. Following the screening, the cast and guests enjoyed an after party on the rooftop, with music by DJ Kiss, cocktails and small bites.
This season, Angela Simmons, opens up for the first time about a devastating breakup and facing public scrutiny. Vanessa Simmons yearns to be closer to her sister, Angela, but new business opportunities lead to a dramatic, sibling rivalry. Romeo Miller finds himself chasing after the ‘one that got away’ to running to New Orleans with his pops to save an incarcerated family member who goes on a hunger strike!
Meanwhile, Damon “Boogie” Dash’s addiction spirals out of control when his little sister’s life becomes endangered. With her checkered family history, Kristinia DeBarge musters the courage to meet with her long-lost cousin Kyndall Ferguson (El DeBarge’s daughter) while she plans a life changing move to Vegas to further her music career. Egypt Criss has a new beau, but not everyone trusts his intentions with the princess of hip hop. A shotgun wedding in Vegas shocks all!
The drama heats up and relationships are challenged as the next generation of hip hop royalty sets out to do whatever it takes to rise above their legendary parent’s shadow. As they reach new heights to build their empires, not all thrones are protected when everything come crashing down around them.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY