If you ask Peter Gunz what he thinks Love & Hip Hop the viewer’s perception of him, he will tell you that he doesn’t care. He has heard everything – that she is a woman, a manipulator, and she is selfish. It’s not that he doesn’t care about the mistakes he made, but instead worries about fans’ worries the love triangle which ended more than three years ago, he took a step back to analyze his past mistakes and make sure he better move forward.
Today, Peter’s attention is on his children versus managing several romantic relationships. In fact, when Showbiz interviewed him via video call, Peter was relaxing in the swimming pool of his home in Dallas with his four children. He apologized to the children who made a fuss in the background during our chat, but assured us that it was part of his normal routine.
Peter was in Dallas when he completed his assignment as the host of the first updated version Spectacles. Over the past few years, he has sought to diversify his resume with acting, return to music, and finally rid himself of the personality he has maintained since then. Love & Hip Hop.
We talked to Peter on his new hosting show, the role of acting, community involvement, and his efforts to show the real Peter Pankey.
Fans find it ironic that Peter is the new host of ‘Fraudsters’ because of his cheating past, but Peter says his experience makes him the perfect host.
Social media reaction about Peter hosting Spectacles fast. While many laugh at the irony, others are truly angry. Peter understood the confusion and some were angry, but said that overall, this show was something he could do well because of his own experience.
Most people follow my story Love & Hip Hop ’ would say I have the courage to take this job but I am very fit. You want someone in this role who has taken a similar path. Although I am not proud of my reputation because of certain decisions that I make, I know that I am attractive because of what people see.
Peter joked that if there was anyone who could bring good ratings, there he was. More importantly, he brought different elements to the show as the master of ceremonies.
He made history the first African-American host in his 20 years of history. Regarding how he will manage the potential crazy results from the performances of the participants, he said more than anything, he will lead with empathy.
“I sympathize with those who are caught and those who are heartbroken over the discovery. My goal is not to solve a happy home, but instead to help couples decide whether they can solve the problem or maybe separation is the best,” he explained.
Peter knows a thing or two about cameras that document someone caught cheating, but insists that the viewers ‘Love & Hip Hop’ only know a small part of his life.
For four seasons, Love & Hip Hop fans watched the love triangle between Peter and his old girlfriend Tara Wallace – and his wife Amina Buddafly.
Peter and Wallace were together for 13 years before he secretly married Amina, causing an endless cycle of endless love between her and the women and children born between the relationships. Despite his madness, Peter said he knew what he was registering for.
“I hate it when people don’t use their common sense and say I’m arrested for cheating. I know going to shows that I have another relationship,” he said.
But knowing that it would be discovered that he was unfaithful and witnessing the pain he would cause to the two women he loved were two different things.
“I understand pain and shame and that is something I regret for a lifetime,” he said. “I am not proud of my appearance on the show but you are alive and you are learning.”
Peter promised viewers to watch the results of the drama he didn’t mean. He saw the show as an opportunity to advance his third career: Tara’s career as an actress, Amina’s career as a singer, and helped her too. Although the exposure helped some people, the narration for Peter remained the same all the time in the series.
One of the goals of ‘Love & Hip Hop’ for Peter is to show off his musical talent. Unfortunately, fans don’t want to accept because of their love triangle
Peter and Amina not only married, but they made beautiful music together. In Showbiz interview with Amina, he admitted that Peter was one of the best artists he had worked with. Although Peter did release music during his time on the show, it was not well received.
Before becoming a rapper, Peter was a musician. His father brought him a drum set when he was six years old. Years later, he discovered the Prince and was inspired by the Prince to write, produce and compose all of his music and began to do the same.
Peter later learned to play the guitar. Growing up in the Bronx when hip hop first began to gain popularity, it became immersed in the world of hip hop. He hopes to show full coverage of his art on the show.
“I give music shows but people really hate me, they hate my personality,” he explained. “The music doesn’t match my narration on the show and fans won’t give me a chance.”
Peter did not let the perception of him from the show put an end to his musical aspirations
Although the music is not too far from the platform on the show, Peter revealed that he returned to the show and took control. He is not interested in working with record labels and giving up the rights to publish them as he did in the past, but he returns to the studio and has several projects in the works – one of them is with his son and fellow rapper, Cory Gunz.
“I did a mixtape with my son Cory – we call it 2 Gunz Up,” he exclaimed. “Here are 10 songs and the vibe is old school versus new school. Cory will rhythm with new beats and I will rhythm with old beats. Mixtape will fall this summer. ”
Peter also continues to produce music for other artists.
Outside of music, Peter uses his platform for the advancement of his community
Peter’s music is not the only one omitted Love & Hip Hop, he proved to be a community activist. Peter has an initiative called Gunz Against Guns, which is dedicated to removing weapons from the streets.
“I go to Rikers Island once a month. I also go to different schools and talk to children about the consequences of carrying weapons, “explained Peter. “I am a criminal and a victim of this system and I know what it’s like to commit crime for the rest of your life. I want to prevent others from having burdens.”
Peter said that Love & Hip Hop the camera did follow him to do work for Gunz Against Gunz but never showed it on the show. Now, he uses his social media and other avenues to push the work of his community forward. He also posts about various forms of injustice to his social media almost every day.
Now that ‘Love & Hip Hop’ is over, Peter looks forward to other business and entertainment opportunities, including venturing into acting and opening up his own business
Thanks to his manager, Ken Hamilton, Peter said he expanded his portfolio to include acting. He is committed to taking a role that is closely related to his life experiences.
“I wrote my own film entitled I titled The Militian. “It’s about my son Cory and his friends and the trials and tribulations they experienced in the Bronx,” Peter said.
He has several main roles in drama and film. “Ken [Hamilton] wrote a drama that I acted about a child who was torn between rap and the street and that was something that moved me. I also did a small part in a film called Asbury Park which was supposed to come out soon and I wanted a further role. “
Peter hopes to give fans a full perspective of his life in his upcoming memoir
Although he doesn’t care about people’s perceptions about himself, Peter wants to show who he is as a whole and not just what is shown in the reality ensemble series. He plans to tell his story in an upcoming memoir that will tell his childhood and connect his mistakes with childhood trauma.
“In any way I will not use my childhood or watch the men in my life become unfaithful as an excuse for the behavior I take as an adult, but my background will provide insight into some of the decisions I made,” he said. I am not trying to change anyone’s mind about me, but people must understand that you only see me for 15 minutes compiled in the hour series and if all you see is that bastard, then, of course, that’s perception. ”
If anything, Peter wants his book to be an example of who matters most, his children. “These are the people I have to explain to myself and when that day comes, I’m ready to do it.”
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