''You've Got More Haters, That's All''
7:00AM ET September 21st, 2012
Contributor : Erica Moore
A Rocky Williform Company
Rapper Lil Scrappy found a second life, career-wise, after he began appearing on "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" this past season, and he says that it was a great decision. Scrappy says that reality TV has helped grow his fanbase, and he believes rappers are afraid of reality shows because they're afraid to let the public see who they really are.
"You've got more haters, that's all," Scrappy told SOHH. "That's all, that's all I've seen. You've got more haters, you've got more fans and what I try to do is not get it mixed up between fans and followers. My fans are the ones that have been down with me even before 'Love & Hip Hop' and then you have the followers that are going to follow whatever is hot at the time. Then you gain new fans, so, it's just a lot of these new people around that ain't been around. Then you have a lot of new money that wasn't getting made that's getting made now."
"I'm going to be honest with you, I don't think [it's rappers being less] camera shy, I just think there's certain people that let it be known they are super thugs and they are super human and if they were to let people into their life and have them find out that they weren't super, that they just like them, they probably wouldn't feel them as much," Scrappy said. "Whatever they would try to put out there [on store shelves] wouldn't work, you feel me? Only certain people can be loved for being real. Sometimes people are a little too real, get carried away and so you wouldn't know."