[Exclusive] Yandy Smith Opens Up About Her Pregnancy, Being ‘Pregnant In the Club’ & More

Here are a few excerpts from PART 2, of the exclusive interview that I did with Everything Girls Love President, Yandy Smith. Yandy talks about everything from the pregnancy rumors,  her involvement in the Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta spin-off, and rumors that she may be trying her hand at radio. Peep a few excerpts:

On how involved she is in the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta (spin-off):

“Right now they’re shooting Atlanta, which I hear is very good. After Atlanta, we come back and start shooting for “Love And Hip Hop: New York.” Our company produces it, but as far as the cast and everything, I’m not involved at all. This is my break from reality TV, which I needed.”

On if she’ll be back for another season of Love and Hip Hop: New York :

“I’m not opposed to it. If all the stars align and the dollar signs add up, I will absolutely [be back on The show]. “I speak to Kimbella, Olivia, and Somaya often. And of course I speak to Mona every day. So I do speak to a lot of the cast still.”

On working with Missy Elliot:

“Right now I’m super focused on Missy. It’s been a long time since she had her own project out, so I’m focused on making that project great. She has a lot of events coming up. To move Missy, its not a small job. Missy is all about her dancers and all about a huge production. She’s a perfectionist so there’s a lot of time and effort that goes into making a Missy project… It’s the old Missy that made you guys fall in love, and put her on the map. She has a couple hardcore tracks that take you back to the root of hip hop, of course she takes you to the club with some of the records, and she even shows off her beautiful voice with some R&B tracks. I think you guys are in for a surprise.”

On her experience hosting the morning show for New York’s Hot 97 and if she’s considering a new gig in radio:

“I’ve been hosting at Hot97. It was for 2 days, but I might be back! I would like to be back on the radio show. It was amazing working with Cypha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg. I never knew it could be that entertaining. We were just being silly. I was exhausted, but the minute we turned those microphones on and got to acting silly, it was a good time.”

On whether or not she is pregnant:

“Yes, I am expecting, and that is the main reason why I won’t be taking any more club bookings… I’m having a little boy and he’s already overweight!… I haven’t been showing, but now that I’m entering my sixth month I’ll start showing, and I don’t want to be known as the pregnant girl in the club. This is my first so I’m super excited. I have so much stuff going on, I have no idea how I’m going to balance it all. So my newest article in Black Enterprise will be ‘How do you guys do it?'”

On her response to criticism surrounding her being pregnant in the club:

“Before the show ended there were already bookings up until March, almost every single weekend. Now my boyfriend travels with me, as well as security, plus the club armed security wherever we go. We enter through a side or back door and I’m escorted to VIP, where I sit down. People can say what they want, but I’m fine with it, my man is fine with it, and I’m protected by security, so I’m not going to turn down a 12-15 thousand dollar weekend just because people have something to say. I spoke to my doctor about traveling and he told me it was not a problem. But now that I know I’m about to start showing, I’m going to sit down and take it easy. I was not in the middle of the dance floor, I was not drinking, so it was fine. People can say what they want but I’m thinking of my child’s future. If financial security is something that you can give to your family, it makes you feel great. I feel good that I’m able to put aside a college fund before my child is here, in one month. People can blog and say what they want but my child is good. I don’t want people to think that money is more important than my child’s health, but I made all my doctor appointments, and made sure it was healthy to continue working.”

Peep the full interview at Everything Girls Love.