‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star A1 Bentley Compares Himself to Russell Wilson When Talking


If you’re missing drama from Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, have no fear! Lyrica Anderson and A1 Bentley took a new special on Zeus called The Conversation to talk about their relationship.

A1 Bentley and Lyrica Anderson
A1 Bentley and Lyrica Anderson | Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

Lyrica Anderson and A1 Bentley took their issues to a reality television special

Bentley and Anderson have starred together in the most recent seasons of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. Their relationship troubles were a huge part of the storylines, especially in regards to how both of their mothers were heavily involved in the marriage. On the show, there were rumors that Bentley could have cheated on Anderson when she was pregnant. Then, K. Michelle also accused Anderson of cheating on Bentley with Safaree Samuels. On the reunion special for this past season, it looked like the two were still at odds but were headed toward a path forward.

Now, in a two-part special on the Zeus Network, Anderson and Bentley came together in what looked like could be a last-ditch attempt to save their marriage. It was the next in The Conversation series, which is produced by Ray J and Princess Love. In the first installment of the series, Ray J and Love discussed their own marriage and problems.

In the first trailer that was released, all of the drama was teased, including what looked like a potential dust-up between Anderson and her mother Lyrica Garrett, against A1’s mother, Pam Bentley.

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Why Bentley brought up Russell Wilson

In a clip that was released online from The Conversation, Bentley compared himself to a popular professional athlete.

“I have had my fun, I have been out there and I know that it’s nothing out there,” said. “So, speaking from experiences I’m telling you… It’s like hitting the lottery, I will tell you that. Not every Ciara is gonna run into a Russell. There aren’t a lot out there.”

In response to this, Lyrica said “Man, she got her one.” And after this A1 responded with, “And I’m like a Russell,” indicating that he believes he has similarities with the NFL star and his apparent picture-perfect life with Ciara.

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Here’s how fans reacted to that comparison

Overall, in the comments on Zeus’s Instagram post, fans were dismissive of Bentley comparing himself to Wilson. One person commented, “No tf he didn’t say ‘I’m like a Russel [sic]’… cause NO TF HE AINT.”

Another person said, “He is a mind manipulator…he is no way a Russell..more of a flava flav, but definitely not a Russell.”

“I swear he said before in this he cheated so how can he be a Russell, Russell is loyal as f**k and worships the ground Ciara walks on and everything about her as a person,” added someone else….

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