Adonis - Growing Up Hip Hop, Kristinia DeBarge

Kristinia DeBarge has an interesting relationship with her producer, Adonis Shropshire.  In episode 5 of Growing Up Hip Hop's third season, "Mo Money Mo Problems" Kristinia meets with Sandra "Pepa" Denton.  They discuss Pepa's book but Pepa really wants to talk to her about Adonis.  Pepa's daughter, Egypt told her about Kristinia's relationship with Adonis.


Pepa is a veteran in the music industry so Kristinia should listen to her advice.  Pepa asks Kristinia about her relationship with Adonis and Kristinia tells her that she has known the producer since she was 19.  Pepa asks about Adonis' wife and finds it weird that Kristinia doesn't have a relationship with Adonis' wife.

Adonis Growing Up Hip Hop Kristinia DeBarge
Adonis Growing Up Hip Hop Kristinia DeBarge

Check out the book Pepa doesn't want Egypt to read:



Adonis is a successful songwriter and producer.  He has worked with some of the most popular artists in the world including Mariah Carey, Usher and Beyonce.  The reality show is shedding light on one of the music industry's biggest problems.  Producers take advantage of artists on a regular basis.  It's blackmail and it needs to stop.


What do you think about Adonis' appearance on Growing Up Hip Hop? Do you think his relationship with Kristinia DeBarge is appropriate? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.



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