On the Cartel Crew episode “It’s How You Die and When You Die,” Michael Blanco is stressed. He turns to his friend Kat “Tatu Baby” for help. He surprises her by showing up at her tattoo shop to talk about his girlfriend Marie. He’s found out that Marie might have lied to him about running a webcam. He’s upset because he says he’s never lied to her.
Michael says he knew about Marie’s webcam but he didn’t know it was after the baby was born. Michael tells Tatu that they had an agreement: “That I wasn’t going to get into any crime and she was not supposed to continue.” Michael admits that he’s not making as much money as he used “when I was in the business” but says “she didn’t have to do it. This is heartbreaking.”
Tatu says “Marie didn’t lie, she made one mistake.” Tatu tells Michael maybe she needed money at a time and felt “uneasy asking you for it.” Tatu tries to persuade Michael, “Marie, she did something wrong and she’s trying to own up to it — but look at all the things she’s done right.” She suggests that he calm down and not make an irrational decision. “Talk to her,” she says. Cartel Crew airs Mondays at 10 pm on VH1. [Watch It Again: Stream VH1 shows anytime — VH1 app is free]