First, the press release:
Last night, VH1 and Myx Fusions Lounge along with Monami Entertainment and Eastern, celebrated the Season 4 premiere of the hit TV series, “Love & Hip Hop” in New York. Hundreds of industry insiders packed Stage 48 to watch the live premiere with the cast, which included returning members Yandy Smith, Rich Dollaz, Erica Mena, Joe Budden, Tahiry Jose and Rashidah Ali as well as newcomers K.Michelle (“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”), Tara Wallace, Amina Buddafly, Saigon, Erica Jean, Cyn Santana and Nya Lee (Peter Gunz was absent). After the viewing of the juicy premiere episode, the cast participated in a fiery Q&A – moderated by Hot 97′s Laura Stylez — that covered everything from affairs, lesbian relationships, and record label launches. This is definitely the season to watch!
Special thanks to Ciroc, Beautiful Textures and media partners Power 105 and Hot 97.
Now to the TEA….
According to my very well-connected source out on the west coast, reality TV show producer Mona Scott-Young is heated about the leaks coming out of her camp.
Specifically, she’s upset that the cast members of all three of VH1′s planned Love & Hip Hop spin offs are now known to the public. See, that’s the problem with leaks: they are very hard to contain once the leak is sprung.
Someone posted the following comment over on Lipstickalley.com. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Lipstick Alley is a messy board, I mean message board, where former gold diggers, groupies and jump offs vent about rappers and professional athletes who used to be their sponsors.
Afternoon TEA! Mona Scott Young Casting for ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Spin Off Series in Houston, LA and New Orleans
My west coast connect poured this TEA a few minutes ago. The TEA is hot! So please sip with caution. Love & Hip Hop producer Mona Scott Young is reportedly casting for 3 new spinoffs of VH1′s popular Love & Hip Hop franchise series. Mona isn’t going to be happy that this TEA has been spilt.
How are you, I hope all is well, I miss talking to you. I wanted to spill some tea to you even though I know you aren’t using reality tv shows, but my friend ________________ shipped me some Lipton tea about the casting and I wanted to send it to you first.
Mona has been granted by VH1 to have another Love and Hip-Hop city spin-off out of Houston, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. She can only pick one city out of the three. ____________ [identifying information redacted] she told me they have casted Tyga and Blac Chyna, Miss Joie (Bow Wow’s baby mama), Karrueche Tran (Chris Brown’s girlfriend), Lola Monore (Wiz Khalifa’s former artist), Jasmine Sanders (Chris Brown’s and Young Jeezy’s ex girlfriend), Jas Prince (Christina Milian’s boyfriend). And if the LA one gets the final greenlight by Mona it will be co-proudced by Ray-J who is bringing on his protege rapper Yung Berg, and will feature Ray-J’s own drama with his two side pieces, Teairra Marie and Princess Love (former #2 of Floyd Mayweather).
If you decide to post this please block out __________’s name. She really wants the LA one to get picked up since ____________ and Mona said the cast with the most hype on the internet will likely get the greenlight from execs at VH1. Thanks!
Someone named Traci Steele was fired from VH1′s hit reality TV series Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, according to Talkingwithtami.com.
Apparently Traci was not “turnt up” enough for the show’s messy producer Mona Scott Young. Mona moved Traci to the curb to make room on Season 3 for a nobody who is more willing to snatch wigs on cue.
Like former LHHATL cast member K. Michelle (who was shipped off to the NY franchise), Traci won’t be missed.
HENNESSY V.S. held a Day party at a local club as part of the 8th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards weekend in Atlanta. Numerous B-and C-list celebrities stopped by to chat with V-103′s Big Tigger for a live radio broadcast, including rappers Nelly, Mack Wilds (aka Tristan Wilds); singer Keyshia Cole, and the cast members of VH1s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Mimi Faust, Erica Dixon, Karlie Redd, Shay, Benzino and Bambi. I won’t mention the name of the club.
They owe me money.
In an interview with Power 105′s The Breakfast Club today, Waka cleared the air, saying his fiancée Tammy Rivera was the one joining the cast, not him.
But sources told Michelle over at StraightfromtheA reality TV blog a different story. They said Waka signed on the dotted line months ago, but he backed out at the last minute after rumors began circulating that he joined the cast because he thought the set of a reality TV show would be a safer environment for him.
Producer Mona Scott-Young has apparently found a replacement for departing “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” loud mouth K. Michelle, who is joining the cast of the LHHNY to help save that show from cancellation.
According to reality show blogger Michelle of SFtA, rapper Waka Flocka Flame and his fiancée, Tammy Rivera, are set to join the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” hijinks next season.