We’ve known for a while now that Joe Budden, his new girlfriend Kaylin Garcia and his ex-girlfriend Tahiry would all be new additions to the Love & Hip-Hop NY cast, but we didn’t have any further info about who their co-stars would be. Would the entire old cast be returning? Would new people be added? These questions have been answered via an official VH1 press release with the full cast for the new season, set to premiere on Monday, January 7th at 8pm. Find out who’s returning, who’s not and who’s new below!
Returning: Yandy Smith, Olivia, Erica Mena & Rich Dollaz (so no Kimbella, no Emily B, no Chrissy, no Somaya Reece). Fun fact: Erica and Rich are now dating!
Added: Joe Budden & Kaylin, Tahiry and…
Raqi Thunda – Radio personality and DJ Raqi Thunda has no problem keeping it real. Raqi and Joe Budden insist they are just long-time friends. However, Raqi and Joe’s ex, Tahiry don’t see eye- to- eye and have a tumultuous relationship.
Consequence – NYC rapper Consequence has established a successful career working with the likes of Kanye West and A Tribe Called Quest. His five year relationship with fellow cast member Jen Bayer and their 1-year old son Caiden has left the couple bickering about how to raise the child based on differing cultural and religious beliefs.
Jen “The Pen” Bayer – Known for dishing up gossip with DJ Whoo Kid and The Hot Boyz of Chicago, Jen has spent the past year raising Caiden, her son with cast member Consequence.
Winter Ramos – With a brief appearance in the second season of “Love & Hip Hop,” Winter Ramos, former assistant to rapper Fabolous, is making her name in hip hop history as she writes a tell-all book on her roster of famous ex-boyfriends and her life in the music industry. She is currently the Creative Costume Designer for Flavor Unit Films.
Rashidah Ali – Known as the “Blinged Out Bombshell,” Rashidah is most known for being a shoe consultant to the stars and is currently working on launching her own shoe line, Encore.
Not in the press release is one other name I (Marisa) know for a fact has been filming for the show, a female rapper from NY. Perhaps they want to keep it a secret, so I won’t say who just yet. You’ll have to wait and see on January 7th!