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….

Erica Mena - Cyn Santana - Amina Buddafly

They say Erica Mena was allowed to return to season 4 cast only if she would agree to participate in an erotic lesbianic relationship with former LHHATL star K.Michelle. But K.Michelle backed out of the deal at the last minute with no explanation. So someone named Cyn Santana (pictured below) agreed to give it a shot.

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Word is that Cyn — who is GAWJUS — is only pretending to be a lipstick lesbian because she desperately wants to be a cast member on LHHNY. Erica (pictured below) showed up at the premiere party with a new set of breast and butt implants, courtesy of her smiling auntie Mona (Scott-Young).

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The whole lesbian plot line was tried (and failed) during last season’s Love & Hip Atlanta. Although Ariane Davis is a hardcore lesbian — her real life lover (a stud from California) allegedly told Ariane she wasn’t too comfortable with Ariane tickling another woman’s tonsils — even for a phat paycheck.

Ariane’s lover is well aware of socialite Tae Heckard’s flip flop transformation from hard core lipstick lesbian to Nelly’s kept girlfriend. She’s reportedly worried that Ariane will go that route also. Particularly since Ariane is supporting her girlfriend’s lifestyle at the moment. So don’t expect to see Ariane play a lesbian (or anyone’s girlfriend) on next season’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.

Mona Scott-Young

WATCH the full episode of episode 1 below. “Love & Hip Hop” airs Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on VH1.

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Photos: Stephen Knight, video courtesy of Yardie