VH1 Reveals New And Returning Cast Members Of Love & Hip Hop, Back December 15

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    NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 31: Cisco Rosado attends the Rhymes Over Beats Hip Hop Launch at The Griffin on March 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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    NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 25: Jennifer Williams and Cisco Rosado attend Republic Records MTV VMA Viewing & After Party at La Cenita on August 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 21: Cisco Rosado, Olivia Longott, and Tahiry Jose attend The New Billboard Launch Event at Stage 48 on February 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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The city that never sleeps is back to its old games because Love & Hip Hop New York – the OG of the franchise – will return to VH1 for a fifth season on December 15.

Joining the ranks of Erica Mena, Yandy Smith, Amina Buddafly and Tara Wallace are an array of established and up-and-coming hip hop producers and artists. Producer Cisco Rosado isn’t a stranger to the reality world since he was previously linked to Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams. Meanwhile his relationship with Daryl Strawberry’s daughter, Diamond Strawberry, is a “don’t ask, don’t tell” situation.

Find out more about the new cast members, who are sure to create beautiful music and a lot of drama, in the full press release below.


NEW YORK, NY – November 17, 2014 – VH1 is taking another bite out of the Big Apple as the fifth season of Love & Hip Hop: New York premieres Monday, December 15 at 8PM ET/PT. With fresh faces and returning fan favorites, Love & Hip Hop: New York continues to capture the heart and hustle of being on top of the music industry in the city that never sleeps. The birthplace of hip hop is the stomping ground for these hopefuls to continue to make their dreams come true – whether it’s to reunite their family, secure a relationship, or become a rising star – they each will hit the pavement trying to make it all happen. Be sure to ’like’ Love & Hip Hop on Facebook, follow @LoveHipHopVH1 on Twitter and use #LHHNY to join the conversation.

Meet the new cast members of Love & Hip Hop: New York:

Chink Santana– is a talented music producer who has worked with artists such as Ashanti and Keyshia Cole. His girlfriend Chrissy Crastanda would like to solidify their relationship, but Chink’s commitment to his family and work may prevent them from moving forward.

Chrissy Crastanda– is a NYC socialite and owner of a modeling agency. She is ready to start a family with her boyfriend Chink but his other commitments and delayed divorce are putting her wishes on hold.

Cisco Rosado– is a well-known producer who has worked with Tank, Jim Jones and Uncle Murder. His “don’t ask, don’t tell” relationship with his girlfriend Diamond Strawberry takes a turn for the worst when she decides to move to NY to be closer to him and later finds out he has been dishonest.

Diamond Strawberry– daughter of New York Mets outfielder Daryl Strawberry, Diamond has moved to NY from L.A. to start her career as a model and build her relationship with her boyfriend Cisco but her decision backfires when she finds out her boyfriend has betrayed her.

Precious Paris– formerly signed to 50 cent’s label G-UNIT, recently signed a management deal with Dollaz Unlimited. But when another artist is added to her manager’s roster, she is disappointed to find out that she may be sharing her spotlight.

Last season on Love & Hip Hop: New York, the cast looked forward to new beginnings and had left many issues unresolved. This season, issues and relationships resurface.

Returning fan favorites include:

Yandy Smith has her family back – Mendeecees is home and ready to rebuild his life. The couple is expecting a daughter and are raising their son together but with his pending trial looming over their heads, will it jeopardize their happily ever after?

Peter Gunz continues to struggle managing his love triangle with his wife Amina and his longtime girlfriend Tara. Now, Amina and Tara are turning the tables on Peter and secrets that were still in the dark will be brought to light.

Erica Mena has recently gotten engaged and has begun to make her way as an entrepreneur but will she be able to keep it together if her ex-girlfriend Cyn Santana teams up with her ex-lover Rich Dollaz?

Rich Dollaz is infamous for blurring the lines of business and pleasure, and now he has found his way in between two new female artists. Will he be able to overcome his temptation, stick to business and make them stars?

Old habits die hard and the right moves are crucial for the continual climb for success. It takes heart and tears to survive in the streets of New York and this cast is holding nothing back. Watch it unfold with the season premiere of Love & Hip Hop: New York on Monday, December 15 at 8pm ET/PT.

Love & Hip Hop: New York is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie R. Gayle for Monami Entertainment and Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, David DiGangi and Ian Gelfand for Eastern TV. Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz and Vivian Gomez are executive producers for VH1.

Love & Hip Hop season 5 will premiere on Monday, December 15 at 8 PM ET/PT.