In case you missed it, Jim Jones and his long-suffering girlfriend Chrissy Lampkin have moved over from VH1’s Love and Hip Hop franchise to their own WEtv show Vow Or Never. Airing Thursdays at 10 p.m., the show attempts to answer the question we all have – will these two ever get hitched?
If you remember, Jones, the linchpin in Harlem’s Dipset crew, along with Cam’ron and Juelz Santana, has been dating Lampkin for 11 plus years and the two have still not settled on a wedding date. If Jim’s mother Mama Jones has her way, that day will be in Neverary, as she, in true reality show tradition, is a meddling, enabling mother who just doesn’t have good boundaries.
We caught up with the Dipset capo recently to see what we could find out.
What can viewers look forward to this season on Vow Or Never?
It’s about me and Chrissy and my family. Same dynamic as people used to see us on television but of course you have the wedding in the midst of everything. We got a few crazy friends involved, my mama’s there, so it’s about what’s going on in our life right now.
So there is definitely going to be a wedding?
I don’t know – that’s something that you gotta watch.
You have three of the most important relationships of your life on public view – your fiancée, your mother and your best friend, Freaky Zeaky. Was that a difficult decision putting those relationships on TV for the world to see?
Nah, not really. It’s not nothing new. It’s our third show, so we’re used to cameras following us. We give the people a good chunk of whatever our reality’s like. We go through our ups and our downs but above all, we support each other and we love each other to the utmost.
A lot of people are rooting for you and Chrissy, but I’m sure you know reality shows can really mess up people’s relationships. Did you consider whether it would affect you guys in a negative way?
Nah, I wasn’t worried about the negative. When we started this, when I did Love and Hip Hop, when I put that whole show together, I understood what was at stake. Shout to everybody who made a bunch of money off me. But that’s how it is, that’s life. It’s no pressure.