The Real Momma Dee - Family, Music, Reality
Lakesha: Hi, is this Momma Dee?
Momma Dee: Sure is the one and only!
Lakesha: Wonderful! Wonderful! It is a pleasure to have you on the line with me today.
Momma Dee: Thank you!
Lakesha: You have been a huge inspiration for many people including single mothers like myself. How has life changed since being on Love & Hip Hop?
Momma Dee: I came on as supporting cast for my son Lil Scrappy. After the first season the world took me in their bosom and welcomed me and accepted me for who I am. At every turn I tried to be who God made me to be and not who people perpetrated me to be.
Lakesha: Ok. Ok.
Lakesha: Alright! Alright! Well, that’s how it is sometimes, there’s always that love that can’t be broken. That’s amazing…
Momma Dee: Right. She told me like a month prior to the first season that my life was going to change.
I have you to know, the same week the first season came out I went to Walmart and the tension was so overwhelming.
Momma Dee pauses for a minute…
Momma Dee: Well, they’re happy for me, they’re proud of me. My grandson says, ain’t my granny pretty.
Lakesha: Ah! (Laughs) Wow! Wow!
Lakesha: All of your song titles are very meaningful. Do you pull from your personal experiences or are you writing from a creative point.
Momma Dee: I do it all from my personal experiences. That’s how I do my best writing. What I tend to do is reach the heart of man and people are looking for a better way.
Lakesha: What advice would give to someone who’s getting a late start on following their dreams?
Momma Dee: “Chase your dreams to find your strength. Know your weakness and encourage yourself. If you want to achieve you have to persevere.”
Momma Dee: Yes, you can follow me @tharealmommadee, that’s Twitter and Instagram and my Facebook – everything’s the same thing. Follow me, I do talk to people. I’m a Twitter junkie. I look forward to people saying positive things, but I know that the world is not going to be positive all the time. But, if they come on there and say something just know that they’re talking to their mother, because I am somebody’s mother and grandmother. And, the world does not have to agree on my life, just enjoy and ride the wind, just like Momma Dee doing, and in – that – order.