A wise woman once said that the children are our future and the cast of WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop is a testament to this ancient African-American proverb. Starring rap and R&B stars from the old and new school, Season 7 of the reality TV show returned in January.
Among the cast members who returned this season is Sakoya Wynter, the daughter of K-Ci & JoJo’s Jojo Hailey. She made her debut on the series in Season 6. Upon her arrival, she found herself at the center of controversy. The drama involved her co-star, Angela Simmons, who was rumored to have dated Sakoya’s baby daddy.
In an exclusive interview with Distractify, Sakoya addressed the drama with Angela, which came to the surface yet again in the March 2 episode of GUHH. Here’s what she said!
‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ star Sakoya Wynter’s baby daddy? She shares a son with NBA player Brandon Jennings.
Sakoya and her ex, Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings, welcomed their son in 2010. While the two have been separated for a decade now, Sakoya said that they’re united in their efforts to raise their almost 13-year-old son, Legend Truth Jennings.
“My son's father and I aren't together … we haven't been together,” Sakoya said in her interview with Distractify. “Co-parenting is definitely where we are right now. We are both very supportive of our son and try to do the best that we can as parents.”
“I like to keep the parenting side of what I do outside of the show,” she added. “If I decide to share that, then it may mess up the dynamic or whatever — I'm not sure. When you’re on TV, you get a lot of attention. And there are a lot of different opinions coming from different ways that can change the way you feel about certain things.”
Despite the drama Sakoya finds herself embroiled in on the show, she said that her relationship with her child’s father is pretty copasetic. While we haven’t seen him on GUHH thus far, Sakoya didn’t rule out the possibility that Brandon would appear on future episodes of the reality series.
“I'm definitely thinking about it,” Sakoya said of inviting her ex on the show. “My son plays a lot of sports and we're always at the games and stuff like that. So it may be one of those events where we're at a game or his birthday party, and his dad like pops up.”
“I'm definitely thinking I'll eventually open up that side of my life to the show,” she added.
However, Brandon joining the show may or may not stir up the alleged beef between Sakoya and her GUHH co-star.
Sakoya Wynter sets the record straight on her ‘GUHH’ beef with Angela Simmons: “I’m rooting for Angela.”
Angela and Brandon were spotted together shortly after Sakoya welcomed their son, which was a point of contention between the two in Season 6.
Sakoya gave Distractify an exclusive update on her drama with Angela, which, according to her, was the result of a whole lot of “he said, she said.” As of this writing, there’s no bad blood between the duo.
“Angela and I are cool. We spoke and it was a lot of just miscommunication,” she shared.
“When I spoke to Vanessa, Vanessa cleared it up and she was like, ‘You know what, I don't even really actually think that they dated,’” Sakoya recalled. “Ultimately, they weren't together. So Angela and I are cool. We're not friends, but we're definitely cool.”
“I big her up all the time. I'm rooting for Angela,” the GUHH star shared.
Watch Sakoya on new episodes of Growing Up Hip Hop Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on WE tv.