By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Now that the cast of Season 3 of Love and Hip Hop has been revealed, people are anticipating yet another dramatic season from the very popular reality television series. Although the head honcho from the first two seasons isn’t returning (Chrissy Lampkin), Mona Scott Young has pulled all the stops to give fans of the show many more reasons to watch the upcoming season. After the insane popularity of the first season of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, word on the street is Mona was feeling pressured to stick to the formula that worked – and that is a ladies man who is involved in some kind of twisted love triangle that is pretty much going to cause a lot of drama and friction within the cast. No, we won’t be seeing Stevie J., Joseline Hernandez, or Mimi Faust on the show; but we will get just as much drama from newbies rapper Joe Budden, his ex girlfriend Tahiry, and his current “boo thang.”
VH1 has released a clip of the first episode, and in the clip, there’s plenty of drama to satisfy viewers who have come to expect that and more from the show.
The sneak peek starts off with the back story between Joe Budden and Tahiry, and Tahiry explains that although she and Joe have broken up, he is now reaching out to her and wanting to establish a friendship. But Tahiry finds that hard to do at this point because their breakup was so bitter. Regardless, she agrees to meet him for lunch, but the conversation turned so sour that it ended with her tossing drinks and cursing him out in front of everyone else in the restaurant.
Erica Mena is back for another season, and now attempting to get more serious about her modeling career. She’s experiencing the common problem that most urban models face when they fear they may have done too much booty modeling to ever get into high fashion modeling. She is dating her manager Rich Dollaz, who happens to still be Oliva’s manager (Olivia also returns for Season 3 and isn’t too happy about Erica dating her manager).
Yandy Smith also returns to the series, and now tackles the role of motherhood. Although she is in love with her baby’s daddy Mandeecees, she is learning quickly that he may not be mature enough for fatherhood. After telling her he’d rather go to the club than help her get their new baby shower gifts to their house, she becomes even more frustrated about their relationship.
Check out the clip:
Season 3 of Love and Hip Hop premieres January 7.