The Love & Hip Hop franchise is still whetting our palettes and while we haven gotten our fill of guilty pleasures with all the drama from LHH Hollywood, VH1, Mona Scott and the team are about to take things back to New York. Love and Hip-Hop New York Season 8 is scheduled to premiere on Mon., Oct. 30 with the veterans you love and some brand-new stars set to join the cast. Although, there had been some rumors that Remy Ma and Papoose wouldn’t be returning to the show according to MediaTakeOut, thankfully it has been all worked out! Remy Ma and Papoose will be on deck for Love and Hip Hop New York season 8 along with Lil’ Mo, Safaree and a host of others.
Remy Ma is on fire this year and reclaimed her position in Hip Hop after her win at the BET Awards as Best Female Artist solidified that she was back! Remy returns to the small screen this season with a mission to push for unity for women in Hip-Hop and break down the stereotypes in the industry. As they try to the put the scars of miscarriage behind them, Remy said she is ready to start the IVF process and wants to give Papoose the baby he so desperately wants. If they can just fit the grueling process into their busy schedule. Will this get in the way of the couple’s dream to start a family?
Also returning is veteran on the show, Yandy Smith-Harris. Always driven by her career Yandy, has been holding down the family while her husband Mendeecees has been locked up. Yandy struggles to balance between the demanding nature of being a single mom, building her brand EGL and giving attention to her husband who is awaiting a potential 2018 release. Insecurities in their marriage will start to be revealed and their relationship is put to the test as major trust issues begin to arise.
LHH Hollywood fans will see Safaree, who comes back to his home city to promote his coconut oil and men’s boxer brief line. Surely there will be some new furs to display.
As always, Mona has some new superstars joining the cast lineup this season. Long Island native, singer Lil Mo will be gracing the series, with her husband, Karl Dargan who is a gold medal winning boxer & Welterweight champ. Already a reality vet hailing from reality show R&B Divas, which ran 3 seasons, Lil Mo holds nothing back. The popular R&B/Hip-Hop singer has been in the music business for over two decades and she is currently hard at work on her sixth solo album. While this is the third marriage for Lil Mo, her blended family may be threatened by cheating rumors, so we’ll have to stay tuned to see if they’ll have a happily ever after.
Latin vocalist Anais is also joining the cast as a newcomer. Anais is already a star in the Latin market, but the sexy Dominican singer is ready to make her cross-over debut onto the New York scene. Managing Anais’ career moves to get her to the top is powerful hip-hop attorney Navarro Gray and his girlfriend Ashley Diaz. However, the beautiful Anais can bring waves any relationship with her flirtatious ways even though she’s married to an older man.
Harlem rapper Jaquae, who’s made some noteworthy collaborations with some of hip hop’s heavyweights will be sharing a story line with his current hookup, Sophia Body a former video vixen. Sophia’s dating history is quite infamous. Will they ever be able to move forward in a new romantic relationship or will her past continue to follow her and never be forgotten by his friends?
The talented Bianca Bonnie is returning, but she continues to be plagued by her personal struggles. In comes rising rapper Brittney Taylor, who is thirsty and will be giving Bianca some competition. Brittney Taylor, who has history with Bianca is vying for her spot and this may get explosive when they finally meet up after their last encounter.
With the success of Cardi B. and her “Bodak Yellow” single, she has left the show, MariahLynne who’s under Gwinin Entertainment, wants her moment. She is focusing on releasing more music but her new boyfriend James R may become a distraction. The drama will certainly stir as DJ Self’s new artist Dreamdoll joins the roster on the same label as her.
This season we are introduced to a new couple; image consultant to the stars Jonathan Fernandez, who is dating rising R&B vocalist Trent Crews. Jonathan Fernandez began his career at just 16 years old and has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. Now he’s starting his own makeup line, “By Jonathan Cosmetics”, which brings him back to his hometown of New York. Jonathan reunites with old friends and further explores his new relationship with Trent Crews.
Snoop has got her mind on the music. Gorgeous Gangster Records is Snoops record label that’s getting all her attention right now. Building this record label is her top priority. Following her breakup with her J. Adrienne last year, she is looking for a new flame and wants to settle down.
After a recent health scare earlier this year, Rich Dollaz is ready for change and is now putting his energy and focus back into Dollaz Unlimited.
Juju returns this season and after the success of her book “Secrets of a Jewel,” she has plans to turn it into a play and even recruit some of her fellow “Love & Hip Hop” cast mates to star in it.
From the streets to the clubs, Power 105.1’s DJ Self is hustling and making moves looking for new ways to expand his Gwinin Entertainment brand.
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Don’t miss the jam-packed Love and Hip-Hop New York Season 8, which kicks off in a couple of weeks on Oct. 30 at 8/7c
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