Chopper will be Bad Boy South’s first solo act, will work with Babs on a film.

Chopper will be Bad Boy South’s first solo act, will work with Babs on a film.
Despite the fact that P. Diddy dissolved Da Band, as seen on the Making the Band 2 finale, the group’s bad boy and youngest member Chopper isn’t all that upset. That’s probably because he “is going to be the first solo act on Bad Boy South,” MTV News reports. Ness and Babs are each recording solo albums, but they’ll be apparently packaged together, “sorta like a group,” she says. Finally, he and Chopper “are going to be working on an independent film with Lil Fizz and some actors from ‘The Sopranos,'” MTV says.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.