Reality show producer Mona Scott-Young held a launch party last night for the latest installment of her Love & Hip Hop franchise. About 250 celebrities, bloggers and tastemakers gathered for a sneak peek of the show and to see and be seen. No one was more ecstatic to be there than Mona who recently dropped 50 pounds. Some in the crowd whispered that Mona was unrecognizable.
Pictured above are actor/singer Ray J, Mona Scott-Young and Princess Love.
Jamaal Buster and Eva Marcille
Masika and Berg are in the MYX
Bloggers Karen Civil, center, and Olori Swank, far right.
Mona Scott-Young, left, and Debra Antney
Former rapper Soulja Boy, left, and former lesbian Nia Riley
From a Press Release:
Last night in Los Angeles, VH1, Monami Entertainment and Eastern TV celebrated the premiere of their newest series "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood." Over 250 VIPs gathered at the Inside Jokes Comedy Club in the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for a sneak peek of the show and a first look at the cast which includes: Ray J, Princess Love, Omarion, Apryl Jones, Soulja Boy, Nia Riley, Teairra Mari, Yung Berg, Hazel-E, Fizz, Amanda Secor, Nikki Mudarris, Moniece Slaughter, Masika Kalysha, Yesi Ortiz, Morgan Hardman, Sincere Show and Leslie Burrell (who was not in attendance).
Additional guests included model/actress Eva Marcille, Los Angeles Clippers' Matt Barnes, Torrei Hart ("Atlanta Exes"), Deb Antney ("Love & Hip Hop Atlanta"), and Somaya Reece ("Love & Hip Hop: NY").Upon arrival, guests relaxed in the MYX & Mingle Lounge where they sipped MYX Fusions Moscato and noshed on bites from Chef Ameera and Jazzy Cakes. Moments later, attendees filed into the theater, where DJ Carisma was spinning the best in hip-hop. Executive producer Mona Scott-Young welcomed the crowd and kicked off the screening, which was followed by a lively Q&A with the cast (moderated by Ortiz). Special thanks to event partners MYX Fusions Moscato, Penske Cadillac, Ciroc, Power 106, Play Gig-It, Mearc 5 Music Group and The Brand Group.
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Photos: Rowena Husbands, Kass (The Brand Group)