They started in New York City and made one hell of a mark in Atlanta, and now VH1 is taking their popular “Love & Hip Hop” franchise all the way to the West Coast!
According to the press release, “LHHH” will follow a new group of “R&B and Hip Hop hopefuls” who all have their “eyes on the prize” and are ready to deliver the “shock, drama and scandal” we’re all used to seeing on reality television.
The main cast includes rapper-singer-producer Ray J, Morgan Hardman (Ray J’s “best friend” and executive assistant), social media expert Soulja Boy, Nia Riley (daughter of singer-songwriter-producer Teddy Riley and Soulja Boy’s girlfriend), R&B singer Omarion, his girlfriend/baby mama Apryl Jones,R&B singer/actress Teairra Mari and radio personality Yesi Ortiz.
The show’s supporting cast will feature former B2K member Lil Fizz, struggle rapper Yung Berg, aspiring rapper Hazel E and a few others.
Here is VH1′s rundown of the cast “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood,” which premieres Monday, September 15th at 8 p.m.
Ray J: Recording artist who has been romantically linked to several well-known names in recent years. Currently, he seems inseparable from his best friend and executive assistant Morgan Hardman.
Soulja Boy: YouTube sensation with his hit “Crank Dat,” romantically linked to R&B Royalty, Nia Riley, daughter of Grammy-award winning music producer/singer/songwriter Teddy Riley.
Omarion: Former lead singer of hit R&B band B2K, now pursuing a solo career while dating Apryl Jones, a backup vocalist. The two are currently expecting their first child.
Lil Fizz: Former bandmember of R&B band B2K who, although he shares a child with ex-girlfriend Moniece Slaughter, is thinking about settling down with his present love Amanda Secor.
Yung Berg: Grammy-nominated producer and musician. He has worked with artists such as Lil Wayne, T Pain, Ray J, Tamar Braxton and Meek Mill.
Teairra Mari: Actress and R&B songstress and ex-girlfriend to Ray J. Popular for her hit song “Make Her Feel Good.”
Hazel E: Former celebrity publicist, currently pursuing her own music career as a rapper.
Yesi Ortiz: “Voice of LA,” DJ/ Music Director for hip hop radio station Power 106.
Sincere Show?: A premier club promoter in the Los Angeles area.
Nikki Mudarris: A born and bred LA girl, Nikki is an heir to her family’s real estate fortune.