Frames NYC seemed like the perfect place for the Mob Wives to host a premiere party, but immediately prior to the event, publicist Sibrena Stowe De Fernandez received an email from the venue manager, Frayda Resnick, specifying that there were to be no rappers or Love & Hip Hop cast members in attendance. Fernandez was horrified, as LHHNY’s Rashidah Ali and Lore’l were invited, as were several rappers, including Jim Jones.
Non-celebs also had issues getting in for failing to dress according to the dress code. However, reports say all the Hispanic and Black guests were dressed in appropriate attire.
“We were never made aware of any dress code for our guests,” said Mob Wives cast member Karen Gravano. “They just didn’t want an urban crowd there. [And] by urban crowd, I mean minorities. I have a biracial daughter; I have a problem with this. We would have taken our party elsewhere.”
Additionally, Resnick made comments to the press asking that they “absolutely not be mentioned” on VIBE or any other hip-hop culture websites because this was not their “target demographic.” When asked why she instated the ban, Resnick stated she didn’t want to take the chance, citing the Chris Brown and Drake fight.
This claim holds no weight with the mob wives.
“Has she not watched our show?” Mob Wives cast member Ramona Rizzo asked. “There have been times we’ve gotten into it and threw dishes! How do they allow people like us in then?!”
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