INTERVIEW: Bambi Talks Hair Line, Shimmer Life Elite & Much More
She was first introduced to many on Basketball Wives as the friend of Malaysia Pargo. Now, Adiz “Bambi” Benson returns for a second season on Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta to dazzle and share her relationship with fiancee and rapper, Lil’ Scrappy . We spoke with Bambi about the show, her relationship with cast members and her two new business ventures. We also learned that she has never stopped working on music. Read below to see everything she’s been up to.
Parlé Magazine: Hey Bambi! How are you?
Bambi: I’m good! How are you?
Parlé: I’m good! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to have this interview! So, you’re back on Love & Hip Hop this season. What can we expect from you?
Bambi: The same Bam, but obviously a different year and I have a few more businesses that I’m running right now. That’s really the main focus.
Parlé: What happened since last season with you and Momma Dee’s relationship? Last season, we saw her cooking you soup to now, this season on the first episode, there seems to be a difference. Do you mind elaborating?
Bambi: Well, actually that relationship is still like a work in progress. It’s only been like a year since I’ve been around her so, we got a long way to go.
Parlé: How are you and Scrappy’s relationship going?
Bambi: We’re actually really great right now, at the moment.
Parlé: Are you and Malaysia still friends?
Bambi: Yes we are. Absolutely. I just talked to her about ten minutes ago.
Parlé: Are you making any new music? When you were introduced to many on Basketball Wives, you were showcasing your talent.
Bambi: Absolutely. I actually never stopped but, that’s not the focus for the people on Love and Hip Hop but I’ve been recording since you saw me [on Basketball Wives].
Parlé: I noticed that you have a couple businesses which you spoke about earlier. You have a hairline, Shimmer Elite Extensions. Can you tell us a little about that?
Bambi: The Shimmer Elite Hair Extensions is just something I have to offer to the fans and the girls who admire me for my hair. People always ask me where I get my hair from, what kind of hair extensions are you wearing? So, I just wanted to be able to offer them exactly what I use.
Parlé: Oh good! Can you tell us a little about your online boutique?
Bambi: It’s the Shimmer Life and it’s not really a huge boutique but, it’s just some key pieces that I feel like all the girls must have, whether it’s like leather joggers or the jewelry. Anything that’s trendy and cute, I’ll buy it and throw it up on the site for the girls so they can go and buy.
Parlé: Some people have a lot of misconceptions about people when they see them on television or even on social media. What would you say is the biggest misconception about you?
Bambi: There are so many. I don’t even know where to start, I always tell people, you only get to see maybe, not even 10% of a person’s real life on these shows. It’s not The Bambi show. It’s Love and Hip Hop. You’re going to see the part of me that they want you to see.
Parlé: They’ll pick the few minutes that they want to show out of each episode.
Parlé: Is there anything else that you would like to share with everyone?
Bambi: Basically that was everything. The Shimmer Life Boutique and the Shimmer Elite Hair Extensions. They can find all that by hitting me up on Instagram at @adizthebam.
Parlé: Thanks again for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with us!
Bambi: Thank you!