Mama June and Honey Boo Boo on the “Growing up Hip Hop” red carpet

“Mama June” Shannon and her most famous daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson struck poses on the red carpet Tuesday night at the local launch event for “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.”

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Mama June wore a glamorous red gown to show off her newly sleek physique, the result of her most recent reality-show gig, “Mama June: From Not to Hot.”


Photo: James Pray for WE tv

WE tv hosted the red-carpet event at Woodruff Arts Center.

It will feature  Bow WowShaniah Mauldin (daughter of Jermaine Dupri), Reginae Carter (daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright), Zonnique Pullins (daughter of T.I. & Tiny), Brandon Barnes (son of Debra Antney and Waka Flocka Flame’s brother) and Ayana Fite (daughter of DJ Hurricane).

 A release sent post-event said the Tuesday night crowd included the stars and their parents, along with other local notables.
Enjoying the evening: Da Brat, Waka Flocka Flame, Datari Turner (producer, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta”); “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” stars Tammy Rivera, Tommie Lee, Karlie Redd, Bambi, Karen King, Melissa Scott and Erica Dixon; Kandi Burruss and daughter Riley (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”); Trina Braxton (“Braxton Family Values”); Gocha Hawkins (“LA Hair”); Genise Shelton (“Married to Medicine”); Stevie Baggs, Jr (“Match Made In Heaven”), Shanell (Young Money artist) and Princess (formerly of Crime Mob).
Whew! What a crowd! The crew recently hosted a preview event in New York, during which Bow Wow addressed the Twitter meme he sparked with his social-media post suggesting he was traveling by private plane these days when he was instead flying commercial. A fellow passenger happened to see his post and tweeted a photo of him on board.

Jermaine Dupri DaBrat, Shania, Bow Wow and Datari Turner at the event. Photo: James Pray for WE tv

AJC radio and television writer Rodney Ho teed up the new series recently:

WE-TV’s “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” is a natural spin-off from the Los Angeles version that debuted last year and did well. That cast featured Romeo and the kids of Rev. Run, James DeBarge, Jam Master Jay, Treach, Sandra “Pepa” Denton and Damon Dash and already has a third season set to debut in July.

Atlanta’s version, which debuts Thursday at 10 p.m. after “Braxton Family Values,” also features one big name in 29-year-old actor and rap star Bow Wow (Shad Moss), who has been living in Los Angeles for a long time but has roots in Atlanta where he became a kid star. For the show, he comes back to his hometown to promote a mixtape and possibly produce his first album in six years with his former mentor and father figure Jermaine Dupri.”


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