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.
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.
Last night was the season 3 premiere of the original Love and Hip Hop: NY. I missed it. But I’m posting a full recap from VH1 blogger, who unfortunately is forced to watch this drivel. I’m guessing this will be the last season of LHHNY.
I don’t know who many of these people are. Of course, no reality show season premiere would be worth its salt without a manufactured fight to get the season started off on the wrong foot.
“Y’all want to play games. I wanted to tan,” said Tahiry.
Love and Hip Hop took the third season back to its roots in New York City. Veterans Yandy, Erica, Rich and Olivia dominate the first episode with the storyline of a couple new additions sprinkled in like Mendeecees Harris, Yandy’s boyfriend. Rapper Joe Budden and video vixen Tahiry are exes working to rebuild their friendship. Jen The Pen, Consequence, Raqi, Lore’l, Winter Ramos and Rashidah Ali are also among the freshman class this season. When love and hip-hop are involved drama is bound to ensue.
Tahiry spent five rocky years in a relationship with Joe Budden. Joe’s attempt at building a friendship with Tahiry goes something like this: Compliment her booty. “It got fatter or something?” Over lunch tell her how much being friends would mean to you. When her response is, “Don’t nobody want a f—ing hug. Do it look like I want a f—ing hug?” he tries another method — push her buttons.
Mona Scott-Young knows that she has a hit on her hands with Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, and not so much with LHHNY. Rather than focus on promoting the upcoming season of the original Love & Hip Hop NY (which is sure to be a wash), Scott-Young is still trying to get more mileage out of the hit Atlanta reality TV series.
Over the weekend, Scott-Young aired a LHHATL special titled “Dirty Little Secrets”. I didn’t watch the show, but according to celebrity blogger Jasmine Brand, “the 60 minute episode gave viewers an inside look on climatic story-lines like who REALLY started the fight between Joseline and Stevie J vs Lil Scrappy and Erica; how devastated Shay was when she saw Scrappy propose to Erica; why Rasheeda was REALLY so upset at K.Michelle at the reunion, along w/ more foolisheness.”