MTO News spoke with a VH1 producer who spilled the tea on the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop NY. Love and Hip Hop has done a total revamp for the New York installment. After poor ratings and a bad reception for season 8, a lot of season 8 cast was fired or scaled back due to fights, not enough storyline, unnecessary fighting/lack of dialogue, or for being boring and uninteresting.

Mona did a mass firing of majority of the cast!

Gone are the following

1. Snoop

2. Dreamdoll

3. Mariahlynn

4. Brittaney Taylor

5. Bianca Bonnie

6. Lil Mo

7. Karl Dargan

8. Navarro Gray

9. DJ Self

10. James R

11. Ashley Diaz

12. Sophia Body

13. Grafh

14. Ayisha Diaz

15. JuJu ( Will only make CAMEO apperances)

The franchise is going for a much smaller cast for season 9: Only 9 from season 8 are returning! The returning Cast Members are as follow:

Yandy Smith

Jonathon Ferndaz

Kiyanne

Jacquae

Anais

Ruben (Anais Husband)

Rich Dollaz

Safari

Remy Ma (Appearance will be scaled back similar to K. Michelle in season 4)

Papoose

Now for the NEW additions. Executives approached three fan favorites from previous seasons, to do Season 9 of Love and Hip Hop NYC. Rejoining the cast of Love and Hip Hop are:

1. Joe Budden

2. Cyn Santana

3. Kimbella

Maino and his girlfriend Maggie Carrie are also joining the cast, along with Dave East and his girlfriend Millie.

Love and Hip Hop NY returns December 2018 to VH1. (MTONews)

A SHORT HISTORY ON LOVE AND HIP HOP…….

Love & Hip Hop is a media franchise that consists of several reality television series broadcast on VH1. The shows document the personal and professional lives of several hip hop and R&B musicians, performers, managers, and record producers residing in varying regions throughout the United States. The original franchise version, Love & Hip Hop: New York, premiered on March 6, 2011. Its success resulted in spin-offs located in Atlanta, Hollywood, and Miami.

The series is known for its sprawling ensemble cast, with over 200 cast members. Many are notable figures in East Coast, West Coast and Southern hip hop, including Jim Jones, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Scrappy, Trina and Trick Daddy, as well as R&B artists like Ray J, Keyshia Cole and Stevie J. The franchise is also known for launching the careers of previously unknown artists, including Joseline Hernandez, K. Michelle and Cardi B.

The franchise has generated controversy since its inception, and is often criticised for tending towards a narrative format more commonly seen in scripted genres such as soap operas, and appearing to fabricate much of its storyline. However, it is one of the highest rated unscripted franchises in cable television history, and has been described as “riveting”, “addictive”, “bawdy and hilarious”, and a “guilty pleasure”.

The show has aired continuously since May 15, 2014, with an incarnation of the franchise airing nearly every Monday on VH1. In the United States, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta usually airs in spring and through summer, followed by Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood in the fall and Love & Hip Hop: New York in the winter.

As of July 23, 2018, 307 original episodes of New York, Atlanta, Hollywood and Miami have aired over twenty-one seasons. (Culled From Wikipedia)

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