Tiny & Toya had its Season 2, Episode 3 premiere on BET Tuesday night with a brief appearance by Lil Wayne. And Tameka Cottle was in the process of opening her nail salon. For Antonia Carter, her family gave her the “best of times and the worst of times” on Season 2, Episode 3 of Tiny & Toya. This 30 minute BET program is still engaging and has been a respectable reality show so far. It avoids a lot of name-calling and/or cat fighting.
Season 2, Episode 3 of Tiny & Toya Brings Both Smiles and Tears to Antonia Carter on BET
Just as Carter’s mother is about to enter rehab, she seems to be acting suspicious, including sleeping a lot. But as the show opens, Toya and mom still have the lines of communication open as they drive, but Carter is worried. She’s also worried over her daughter Reginae, who’s about to turn 11. She acted withdrawn during a charity recording session with Tameka Cottle’s group called OMG Girlz, which Reginae is a part of, causing Tiny to call Toya about it. So Carter and daughter go skating and talk it out, and the ex-wife of Lil Wayne finds out the Reginae is concerned about her father’s impending jail time, which actually began later in early March of 2010 over a gun charge conviction, according to FoxNews.com.
But things look better as Antonia Carter plans a rather lavish pajama party for Reginae’s 11th birthday (including custom-made pajamas). Father Lil Wayne even shows up in pajamas, and is shown briefly during the party. But the birthday girl piddles around and is over 2 hours late to her own party, but once she gets there for the awaiting guests on Season 2, Episode 3 of Tiny & Toya, the mood picks up. Lil Wayne’s appearance with his daughter ups Reginae’s spirits. Toya is in a good mood, especially since she’s beginning to see a potential boyfriend known only as “sexy face” for privacy reasons; that is, until her mother high tails it back to New Orleans all the sudden with Carter’s brother, bringing the co-star of the BET show to tears as the show ends.
Meanwhile, Tiny is pre-occupied with opening up Tiny’s Nail Bar after a year of being in limbo. She interviews prospective nail techs, and while she’s impressed with their specialties and skills, she wants more variety.
After a trio of episodes of Season 2, Tiny & Toya still manages to keep the interest because Carter’s family situation is so unpredictable and Cottle’s ventures with her music groups and other businesses are just as unpredictable. And one never knows who’s going to show up, such as Lil Wayne. Another thing that helps move along this BET show and give it a sense of place are the quick cuts of the city scenes of Atlanta between scenes with Tiny and Toya, who also get philosophical during a brief segment over that old saying about “the best laid plans of mice and men…”
Sources for this article about Season 2, Episode 3 of the BET program which saw a Lil Wayne cameo:
Tiny & Toya, April 27, 2010, BET
Rap Star Lil Wayne Heads to Jail:
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/03/08/rap-star-lil-wayne-heads-jail/, March 8, 2010, FOXNews.com