VH1 Finally Confirms LHHNY Firings and New Faces for Season Four
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Who was fired from Love and Hip Hop? “Love and Hip Hop New York” was a huge disappointment in its third season or at least that’s what the ratings said. Viewership for the VH1 reality show dropped something serious and eventually pulled in its worst numbers ever as fans of the show expressed on social media that they were not interested in most of the new cast members. The only story lines that garnered any interest involved Yandy Smith and her baby daddy Mandeecees (Mendeecees) Harris, Tahiry Jose and Joe Budden, and Erica Mena and Rich Dollaz. And because the ratings were so bad, it was rumored that there would be some changes made to the cast for season four.
It’s already been confirmed that former “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star K. Michelle would be joining the cast as a favor to Mona Scott Young, but it’s been a lot of gossip surrounding the fate of everyone else.
Just by the trailer recently released alone, it was confirmed that Yandy Smith, Tahiry and Joe, Erica Mena and Rich Dollaz would be returning, but we did see some new faces in addition to Peter Gunz. But now VH1 has officially revealed the lineup for season four and a lot of folks from season three were apparently fired.
So who got the boot? Olivia, Raqi Thunda, Jen the Pen, Consequence, Winter Ramos, Rashidah Ali, and Lore’l.
And the network has released the names of the new stars. Here’s a little info on each newbie (photos courtesy of VH1).
Tara Wallace is the girlfriend to Peter Gunz, a close associate of Rich Dollaz who we saw a little last season. Tara is a college graduate who attended Jackson State University, and she’s currently the manager of a hot spot in NYC according to the network. She has two children with Peter Gunz, and she wants to be an actress. Despite previous reports, she is not Peter Gunz’s wife as they are not married just yet. Peter will also appear on the show in a supporting role.
Erica Jean is another up and coming actress and she attended Howard University. She also has a son and is said to be currently seeking a career in the medical field as a nurse as well.
Amina Buddafly is an up and coming solo singer who used to have a singing group called “Black Buddafly” with her sisters.
The show returns October 28. Will you be watching? And will you miss anyone from season three that got the axe?