Reportedly, THIS IS YOUR NEW CAST OF “LOVE AND HIP HOP NYC.” As many of you know, last season’s stars Jim Jones and gf Chrissy Lampkin left the show for their own spin-off. Additionally, Somaya Reece was axed for lack of a storyline–though we hear she just signed with Fat Joe’s Terror Squad–so there!!! And, Emily B. too left the show. She is seen occassionally on Jim and Chrissy’s show, “Chrissy and Mr. Jones,” and we hear she and Fab will probably star in their own spin-off sometime next year! That said, let’s move on to THE NEW CAST MEMBERS. Peep the deets below!
Rapper Consequence and his baby mama Jen the Pen– Consequence is rapper Q-Tip’s cousin and a former member of Kanye West’s group G.O.O.D Music. Jen the Pen appeared on a reality series called Ultimate Hustler that was produced by former Rocafella Records co-owner Damon Dash. She also used to pen a blog called “JenThePenB%tches.” This couple should bring the juice a la Stevie J and Mimi because we hear Consequence keeps Jen sweating due to his extracurricular activities (if you know what we mean). Jen is a well-know industry chick who’s quick to put people on blast. (STAY LOCKED HERE FOR MORE ON THAT).
Joe Budden and new girlfriend Kaylin Garcia– Joe Budden is a well-known NYC rapper who’s pretty unknown everywhere else. He’s most famous for writing clever lines and making Youtube videos with his girl toy of the moment. His newest girl Kaylin is supposedly a Zumba fitness instructor. Anyway, Joe’s got a rep for being a major A-hole. Just ask his former girlfriends, models Esther Baxter and Tahiry.
Tahiry– Yeah, you read right. Joe Budden’s ex-girlfriend Tahiry will join Joe and his new girlfriend Kaylin on LHHNYC. Ain’t that special? Tahiry is a VERY well-known urban model who’s graced every urban men’s magazine you can think of. Truth be told, Joe gave Tahiry her start in entertainment when he started making Youtube videos with her during their 5/6 year relationship. But that’s beside the point. Tahiry has made a name for herself with banging magazine spread after banging magazine spread. Joe and Tahiry had a nasty break-up but according to Joe, they’re all good now. LHHNYC will reportedly follow Tahiry’s quest to become the NEXT HOT FEMALE RAPPER… Let’s just move on!
Winter Ramos– Remember that chick on last year’s LHHNYC who was giving Emily B. advice on Em’s uncommitted baby daddy Fabolous? Well, she nabbed a spot on this season of LHH. We don’t know much about Winter other than the fact that she used to work for rapper Fabolous as his assistant, now works for Hip Hop Weekly as some kind of advice columnist, is from Miami, Florida, and was once arrested for battery. Did we just leak that? Our bad. Stay tuned for more on that!
Raqui Thunda aka Raquel D–Raqui Thunda is another ex-girlfriend of Joe Budden! Stevie J. anybody? She is now a radio personality who interviews celebritites for a show called Random Rock Candy. We’ll post more about Raqui soon. All we can say for now is that we think this girl will bring The Crazy!!!
Lore’l– This chick is signed to rapper Red Cafe’s label “Shakedown.” She’s released a few mixtapes. The latest joint was released in April and is called “Leading Lady.” Lore’l seems to be a true artist as she has a legitimate website and musical track record that proves she’s in the game for the long hall. We’ll have to see if (with her newfound reality fame) Lore’l's career goes BIG or BUST.
Rashida Ali– Now we get to the second little criminal in the bunch. You may have seen Rashida on last season’s Basketball Wives (or not). She had a very minor role. This chick though, may just be the one to watch. She is the female you gossip followers know as THE NYC GIRL WHO SLICED AND DICED A BOUNCER AT A CLUB. Yeah, that’s her! She used to own a shoe store in New York called “Bourgeoisie Shoes” but that joint closed when Rashida was evicted for nonpayment of rent. You should also know that Rashida has been arrested twice for larceny. She once skipped out on a hotel bill at a luxury hotel. Where they do that at?
Yandy Smith and her baby’s daddy Mandeecees– Yandy Smith returns this season, and she brought along her low-key baby daddy Mandeecees this time. Little is known about Mandeecees execpt Yandy’s claims he works in the music industry…and the fact that he may have slept with his last girlfriend’s teenage daughter. Is that why Yandy kept mum about Mandeecees DESPITE SCREAMS FROM FANS WHO KEPT ASKING WHO SHE WAS DATING AND WHO HER BABY’S FATHER WAS? I don’t know…but I’m sure these little details will all spill out soon! Tea anyone?
Kimbella and her baby’s daddy Juelz Santana– Kimbella and Juelz were at odds at the end of last season…and they reportedly broke up. Somehow they got things together and now seem to be happy as a lark together. This couple probably won’t expose too much about their private life (BUT THAT’S WHAT TWITTER IS FOR RIGHT?) however, you can bet your bottom dollar Kimbella will stir the pot just enough to get her a$$ knocked off…AGAIN! Remeber that? But you didn’t hear that from me!!!
Rich Dollaz and Erica Mena– Our sources tell us this relationship is of the showmance variety. Know what that means? It’s made-for-tv! Yeah, we said it. Rich and Erica are supposedly an item. They’ve popped up together at various functions. That’s cool. We want more proof these two are REALLY A COUPLE. Don’t you? And if what we hear is true, maybe Rich needs to spend more time helping his artist Olivia make some hits than he does cruising red carpets with Erica. That way he could pay his (reported) overdue child support. And Erica dear, do you NOW know where your child is? Folks are saying while Erica Mena looks like a latina bombshell in this month’s Maxim magazine, she’s really a buss down who’s living in the projects, who leaves her son with anybody who appears interested.
Olivia Longott– Olivia returns this season and we can expect to hear some hot tracks from the R&B singer, and a lot of crying from her manager Rich about why he thinks it’s unfair Olivia’s career isn’t popping off like it should. We hear Olivia’s in a hot new romance with a celeb now. Maybe…just maybe Liv will spice up her screen time with a little peek at ther new boo…Is that too much to ask?
There you have it folks! Your brand new Love and Hip Hop NYC. You like???