Growing Up Hip-Hop

WE tv Celebrates Growing Up Hip-Hop: New York & Untold Stories of Hip-Hop

Many hip-hop stars came out on Monday, Aug. 19 to WE tv’s celebration of Growing Up Hip-Hop: New York and Untold Stories of Hip-Hop. The event kicked off with a premiere screening of Growing Up Hip-Hop: New York at the Paley Center for Media followed by a post-screening panel moderated by legendary radio host Angie Martinez who hosts WE tv’s upcoming new series Untold Stories of Hip-Hop with panelists, Growing Up Hip-Hop: New York cast members Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Kid Capri, Charli Baltimore and Flavor Flav.

During the panel, Flavor Flav shared how proud he was to share the spotlight with his children on Growing Up Hip-Hop: New York saying I’m used to having them on TV with me, but now I get to be on TV with them.” Later in the conversation, Ja Rule spoke about having the opportunity to tell the whole story of the Fyre Festival sharing “I’m never one to shy away from my faults. Because in life, your losses are part of your success.”

Ja Rule speaks onstage as WEtv celebrates the premieres of Growing Up Hip-Hop New York and Untold Stories of Hip-Hop (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for WEtv)

The evening continued with an invite-only after-party at Lavo Nightclub, where cast members danced the night away to the greatest hip-hop hits from Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” to blueface’s “Thotiana,” and even a live performance of the hit song “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama, who was in attendance. Wendy Williams also stopped by the party to catch up with her friend, Growing Up Hip-Hop: New York cast member, Madina Milana.

Growing Up Hip-Hop: New York cast members Jonathan Wilson Lorenzo and Angie Pearson (Irv Gotti’s children), Charli Baltimore’s daughter DJ Sianni, Lil Mama’s brother Arnstar, Kid Capri’s daughter Vina Love, Fat Joe’s son Ryan Cartagena, Young Dirty Bastard’s sister Taniqua Jones, Flavor Flav’s children Da’zyna Drayton, William Drayton, Jr. and Quanah Drayton and Jojo Simmons also attended the celebration. Growing Up Hip-Hop cast member Angela Simmons came out to support her brother, and Debbie Lorenzo (Irv Gotti’s ex-wife) was also in attendance.

Growing Up Hip-Hop: New York premieres Thursday, Aug. 29 at 9:00pm ET/PT on WE tv.

Untold Stories of Hip-Hop premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10:00pm ET/PT on WE tv.