Love & Hip Hop

Love & Hip Hop


Love & Hip Hop is an American reality television series on VH1. The series debuted on March 14, 2011. The series follows the lives of several women who are involved with hip hop.

Cast history

Main Cast

Cast memberSeasons
Yandy Smith Main
Erica Mena Main
Winter Ramos Main
Rashidah Ali Main
Tahiry Jose Main
Raqi Thunda Main
Jen "The Pen" Bayer Main
Chrissy Lampkin Main
Olivia Longott Main
Emily Bustamante Main
Somaya "Boss" Reece Main
Kimberly "Kimbella" Vanderhee Main

Recurring Cast

Cast MemberSeasons
Rich Dollaz Recurring
Olivia Longott Recurring
Kaylin Garcia Recurring
Lore'l Recurring
Mandeecees Harris Recurring
Joe Budden Recurring
Consequence Recurring
Jim Jones Recurring
Mama Jones Recurring
Mashonda Tifrere Recurring
Erica Mena Recurring
Teairra Mari Recurring

Guest Stars

Darrelle Revis NFL player for New York Jets
Juelz Santana Musician, Member of The Diplomats
XO Somaya's Ex-Boyfriend
Bijan RythmiK Williams Celebrity Choreographer for Jim Jones & Somaya
Fabolous Musician, Emily's Boyfriend and Father of her Son.
Maino Musician.
Midi Mafia Producer.
Cam'ron Musician, Member of The Diplomats.
Funkmaster Flex Rapper/ Radio Host

Production history

The series was first mentioned in VH1's programming development report in early 2010 as Diary of a Hip Hop Girlfriend.[1] On January 4, 2011, it was announced that Love & Hip Hop would debut on March 21, 2011 as an eight episode series. The first season was later expanded to nine episodes in order to include the first season reunion, which aired on May 16, 2011.[2]

On May 25, 2011, the series was renewed for a second season.[3] The show's second season premiered on November 14, 2011 with two new additions to the cast: Kimbella Vanderhee, mother of Juelz Santana's son, and Yandy Smith, Jim Jones' manager.[4] The season 2 premiere came in with the highest ratings in 2 years in VH1 history with 2.566 million viewers for a premiere episode.[5]

On December 4, 2012, VH1 announced that the third season is scheduled to debut on January 7, 2013. The new season features a prominently new cast with a few cast mates from previous seasons.[6]

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesSeason PremiereSeason FinaleReunion
1 9 March 14, 2011 May 2, 2011 May 16, 2011
2 11 November 14, 2011 January 23, 2012 February 6, 2012
3 TBA January 7, 2013 TBA TBA

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