VH1 continues their reality television reign with a lineup of shows that have returned to give us a candid look into the lives of their reality stars. Christine “Chrissy” Lampkin and her beau rapper/entrepreneur Jim Jones are starring in their second season of Chrissy & Mr. Jones and they are showing us more of their family life, their love, and Mama Jones’ crazy antics even Jim’s son Pudie joins the cast.
Though Jim and Chrissy are engaged they still have not tied the knot or set a wedding date but the two seem very happy with the progress and growth of their relationship. Now that Jim’s 10- year-old son Pudie (from a previous relationship) has come to live with them for the summer they have taken on the responsibility of being fulltime parents for the first time. Pudie is actually a very cute, intelligent, and thoughtful child who seems to be a little sharper than his famous father. Watching Jim and his son interact on the show gives us a softer side of Jim Jones that I’m sure fans are not used to seeing. Fatherhood looks good on Jimmy.
Mama Jones is still being Mama Jones with her deep raspy voice being entrepreneurs and getting money is definitely a family affair as she continues with all of her business endeavors. Now that she and Chrissy have a good relationship Mama actually asks her soon-to-be-daughter-in-law to style her for a cover photo shoot for her book cover. Yes, Jomo’s mom wrote a book on love & relationships. From being a rapper herself to creating a perfume called Pumkash, a clothing line, condom line, and a book to boot the ideas just keep coming. This energetic firecracker even has her grandson, Pudie with her when she goes to a business meeting to see the first copies of her book. While they wait for the meeting she schools her baby on ways to make money and tells him to soak it all in.
After meeting with Deb Antney, (Waka Flocka Flame’s momager) Chrissy decides that she need to take the bull by the horn and stop living in Jimmy’s shadow and be responsible for something of her own. After thinking and speaking with her friend, Emily she decides to ask Jim for control of his Lady Vamp line the women’s line to his Vampire Life clothing line. After speaking with her fiancée and his business partner Damon Dash they decide to give Chrissy the shot she’s been looking for to run and have creative control of Lady Vamp.
Teaching Pudie about business and money making opportunities is also a part of the family hustle. This young man is actually driven too, he took some of his father’s shoes and tried to sell them but instead Jim gives him an opportunity to make money being a water boy for a basketball game.
Daddy Jim takes his son out for pizza and before he pays him the $59 he was going to make Jimmy gives Pudie the option of investing the money in a kid’s line for Vampire Life. Pudie being the smart kid that he is takes the deal to make more than just $59 and Jim makes Vampire Life a complete family affair.
I know we can wait to see how our favorite couple and their family deal with the ups and downs of business and pleasure this season.