It's a new chapter for quintessential boss chick Rasheeda Frost. Construction is underway on a new lounge and restaurant, both locations of Pressed are thriving, and Rasheeda and Kirk have taken to the lecture circuit, offering their devoted fans advice on love, money, marriage and how to have it all.
She's tired of dwelling on the past, so Rasheeda's forgiven Kirk for all of his transgressions, and in her mind, there's just one last piece of baggage to unpack: meeting Kirk and Jasmine's two-year-old son Kannon.
It's an emotionally complicated experience that leads Rasheeda to realize that forgiving and forgetting isn't always enough -- and that there's still real work to do in her marriage.
For seven seasons, actress, artist and entrepreneur Karlie Redd has put it all out there -- giving audiences a front-row seat to her ruined romances, failed friendships and nonstop drama. But this year, perennial bridesmaid Karlie is out to level up and win.
She's now reveling in her engagement after a very brief courtship with Maurice, a.k.a Arkansas Mo, a trucking mogul whose over-the-top proposal -- including a $150,000 ring -- raised eyebrows around The A and activated the haters.
While racing to the altar, Karlie is also diving head first into motherhood by exploring IVF treatments that may give her a chance at having the baby boy she so desperately wants.
For seven seasons, Oluremi "Mimi" Faust has captivated audiences with her journey from hip-hop girlfriend to empowered, entrepreneurial, independent woman. Since settling into a comfortable relationship with her girlfriend Ty, Mimi has been largely unbothered -- content to sit back and eat burritos as drama erupts around her. That all changes this season when Mimi is nearly killed in an armed robbery, which forces her to deal with Stevie J for the first time since his unexpected wedding to Faith Evans.
Changed by her near-death experience, Mimi becomes a bolder voice within her social circle -- mixing it up with Spice over her jaw-dropping publicity stunt and attempting to negotiate peace between Karlie Redd and her arch nemesis Pooh Hicks.
Hip-hop artist, DJ, comedian and salon owner Jasiel "Yung Joc" Robinson is back in action -- and he's a changed man.
After years of living a messy life that yielded four baby mothers, eight kids, a failed marriage, countless breakups and endless drama, Yung Joc is finally ready to grow up and settle down with Kendra -- his secret, on-again, off-again girlfriend. The two have been talking marriage and family, but there's one big obstacle that stands in the way of their happiness: the truth.
It turns out their relationship overlapped with a number of other dalliances – notably, Joc's romance with Karlie Redd. Now that he's ready to come forward about his relationship with Kendra, Joc is faced with a difficult decision: Tell the truth or get found out.
Raunchy, raw, ultra-charismatic Spice made a big impression on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 7, and now she's ready to take her career to the next level: becoming an A-lister in the American music industry. But mainstream success has proven elusive for the Jamaican "queen of dancehall."
Frustrated by her career's stalled momentum in the states, Spice takes drastic measures to get the public's attention, channeling criticisms about her into a shocking promotional campaign that sends one of her songs rocketing up the charts, even as it ignites a fierce debate among the cast.
This season, Spice is raising the curtain on her bold and brash demeanor, letting the audience see her complicated, vulnerable side as she's forced to reflect on and overcome her insecurities.
After shocking the world with a surprise wedding to who was once his longtime friend and sometimes lover Faith Evans, Grammy-winning super-producer and father of six, Stevie J is living it up as a married man on the West Coast -- for real this time.
But the honeymoon phase ends when an armed robbery puts his ex Mimi and their daughter Eva in danger, propelling Stevie and his new wife back to Atlanta. As he navigates a tumultuous co-parenting situation, Stevie embarks on a journey of growth and redemption that forces him to make peace with the ghosts of good guy’s past.
Before stealing hearts on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 5, Scrapp Deleon fronted the teen rap group Da Raskalz Cru alongside his brother Sas and his cousin Dolla. But personal setbacks, including Dolla's murder and a series of romantic entanglements, slowed the momentum of Scrapp's hip-hop career -- and his arrest and conviction on drug charges seemingly ended it. But it's a new dawn in The A, and after serving two-and-a-half years of a five-year prison sentence, Scrapp is a free man. Sort of.
He's been released to the residential custody of a halfway house, which allows him a few hours of freedom each weekend as he awaits his chance at parole. A lot has changed since Scrapp went inside -- Karlie's engaged, Tommie's facing prison time, and Scrapp discovered that his presumed-dead father is actually still alive. The joyful reunion brings up serious questions that threaten to tear apart the King family.
Meanwhile, Scrapp is focused on his upcoming parole hearing -- which means no drama. But wherever Scrapp goes, trouble tends to follow, and a blossoming relationship with Moniece Slaughter may prove to be a ticking time bomb -- especially if Tiarra, the headstrong mother of his child, is involved.
Last season's beloved breakout star, the now-and-poppin' Tokyo Vanity, just signed a lucrative endorsement deal for her own cosmetics line, and she's working on new music that's generating buzz throughout the biz. But Tokyo's free-spirited, loud-and-proud persona masks a more complicated struggle that comes to the surface when she's challenged by her friends to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Meanwhile, Tokyo finds herself on a collision course with Akbar V, another rapper with a bold personality who thinks there's only room for one plus-size rapper in The A.
Songwriter and producer Kirk Frost saw his stock drop dramatically in recent seasons, and the one-time "America’s favorite husband" has since become public enemy No. 1 after his affair and the child born from that affair were revealed in a particularly dramatic way. Determined to redeem himself in the eyes of his family, Kirk is striving to become a more active part of his son Kannon's life -- and that includes encouraging Rasheeda to develop a relationship with the child.
But Kirk hasn't been completely honest with Rasheeda about certain aspects of his co-parenting with Jasmine, and when the truth comes to light, it's clear that all three adults still have some unfinished business.
"Money in the Bank" rapper and undisputed "prince of the South" Scrappy is back in The A, newly married and on the mend after a frightening car accident left him counting his blessings. Chief among those blessings is his beloved wife Bambi, who's nine months pregnant and feeling every second of it.
Unable to care for themselves leading up to their child's birth, the couple have taken up temporary residence at Momma Dee's palace, a too-close-for-comfort situation that's been made more complicated by the arrival of Bambi's estranged mom Cece. As boundaries are violated and a vicious feud erupts between the two grandmas-to-be, Scrappy is the only one with a chance at restoring peace to the kingdom.
Newly married and nine months pregnant, Bambi should be sitting back and taking it easy. Unfortunately, peace and quiet have been hard to come by ever since Scrappy was in a serious car accident that left him with a leg injury, which resulted in the couple moving in with Momma Dee until after the baby's birth.
Overwhelmed by the discomfort of her pregnancy and the stress of caring for her injured husband -- not to mention Momma Dee's nonstop shenanigans -- Bambi accepts her mother Cece's offer to fly in from L.A. and assist the family in the weeks leading up to the pregnancy. Although conflict immediately erupts between Momma Dee and Cece, the visit may prove to be exactly what Bambi and her mother need to repair their difficult, sometimes-estranged relationship.
Reality TV icon Deborah "Momma Dee" Bryant is back. With her newly married son Scrappy not only on the mend after a severe car accident, but also expecting a baby boy with his beloved wife Bambi, the reign of Momma Dee appears to be entering its golden age. But palace intrigue is afoot, and a battle for power is already underway.
To Momma Dee, the arrival of Bambi's mother Cece -- who flew in from Compton, CA, to help out the incapacitated couple -- is actually a thinly disguised coup designed to minimize Dee's influence on the life of her unborn grandchild. As Scrappy and Bambi warm up to Cece, Momma Dee's aggravation escalates -- leading to a tense grandma vs. grandma conflict, stunning betrayals and a dramatic banishment from the palace.
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta OG Erica Dixon returns to the franchise and is now completely over the baby-daddy drama that dominated her early years on the show. Having recently graduated college, Erica is a committed mother to her teen daughter Emani, and has even formed a strong bond with her former nemesis Momma Dee.
But she has yet to mend fences with her daughter's father Scrappy, who's iced her out in recent years. A surprise baby bump could be the game-changer that leads to a reconciliation -- or not.
No longer content with being a celebrity sidekick, entrepreneur and VH1 fan favorite Shekinah roars onto Love & Hip Hop ready to make her mark. The life of every party, Shekinah is a long-time friend to Sierra, Tokyo Vanity, Che Mack and virtually everybody on the cast.
But that could all change in a hurry once she gets mixed up in the drama: With her outspoken opinions and ride-or-die personality, Shekinah is never one to mince words.
Hailing from Atlanta's notorious Cleveland Ave, prodigiously talented rapper and tell-it-like-it-is social media star Akbar V is finally making her mark on the industry after years of grind and hustle, having just celebrated the release of her critically acclaimed album "The Coldest Summer," featuring collabs with 21 Savage and K. Michelle. Despite her skyrocketing career, Akbar's life is full of struggle.
She's in an on-again, off-again relationship with fellow rapper Profet, and she's still dealing with the mental and physical aftermath of a gunshot wound to the head. For Akbar, losing isn't an option. She's on a mission to reunite with her five children, but in order to do so, she'll have to get out of her own way -- working with her notoriously hot temper to channel her pain into music.
Dancer turned glamorous socialite turned wife to music mogul Hiriam Hicks, outrageous, outspoken and out bisexual Pooh Hicks has long been the secret epicenter of the Atlanta ladies' social scene, playing happy hostess to the likes of Karlie, Mimi, Sierra and Rasheeda.
With her clout, connections and sex-positive attitude, Pooh touts herself as the keeper of everybody's secrets. So when Karlie makes a grave miscalculation in purposely omitting Pooh's name from the guestlist for her engagement party, it threatens to upend their entire social circle.
Beauty boss, entrepreneur and Glam Shop CEO Sierra Gates is expanding her empire, having recently closed a deal to purchase the entire building in which her store is located. And after a year of drama and betrayal, she's finally back on good footing with her on-again, off-again boyfriend BK Brasco.
Glowing with good fortune, Sierra wants to help her friends level up too, which leads to a confrontation with Tokyo Vanity, who is not about to change her life for anyone but herself. But it turns out Sierra's the one who may need to get her house in order, as she's about to find out things with BK aren't quite as perfect as they seem.
A natural hustler and entrepreneur, Karen "KK" King enters Season 8 with cause to celebrate: Her beloved son Scrapp is finally coming home, having been granted limited release to a halfway house as he awaits review by his parole board.
But the situation has numerous complications -- namely the discovery of Scrapp's presumed-dead father Big Will – who's alive and well and living in California. Unanswered questions unearth long-buried family secrets that force KK's sons to recognize the struggles and sacrifices she's made to keep the King family together.
A successful immigration, criminal defense and real estate attorney with a type-A personality, Kendra Robinson has big dreams of becoming a Fulton County judge and has already hatched plans for her boyfriend Yung Joc's post-hip hop career as an elected official. But Joc hasn't been entirely honest with Kendra about certain aspects of their relationship -- and when the truth comes to light, everybody's going to get cross-examined.
Guess who's coming to The A? Moniece Slaughter, the singer-songwriter and Love & Hip Hop mainstay whose resilient personality and bold opinions have long made her a fan favorite. In the aftermath of her dramatic breakup with AD Diggs, the L.A. native has been quietly exploring a romantic relationship with none other than Scrapp Deleon.
Turns out, the two were pen pals throughout his prison stint, and now that she's single and he's been released to a halfway house, they've decided to test their chemistry in person. So far so good, but Scrapp's noncommittal attitude, Moniece’s exacting personality and Tiarra Becca's lit fuse pose serious threats to their burgeoning relationship.
Five years after Joseline was dismissed as "the help" and Stevie J told her to lose 30 pounds, sensitive soul Che Mack has returned to the scene -- and the glow-up is real.
Che is back, and she's making her mark as a DJ in the local hip-hop community while raising her two-year-old daughter Ginger and navigating a complicated relationship with Made Man -- a rapper whose own star is on the rise in the wake of hit tracks like "Big Money" featuring Offset.
Despite her infectious energy and positive attitude, Che still harbors resentment over the way she was treated years ago, and a chance encounter with Karlie Redd leads to a shocking act of revenge.
A college-educated mother of five, Tia Becca has weathered tough times in the years since Scrapp, the father of her son King, was sent to prison. After a brief marriage to another man, she now works as a traveling hostess and sees Scrapp's impending release -- and the possibility of a romantic reunion -- as her family's best shot at happiness.
BK Brasco is poised to leave his undeniable mark on Atlanta. While most know him as an emcee, over the years Brasco has evolved into a full triple threat, building an impressive resume as a songwriter and model/actor as well.
The Brownsville, Brooklyn native initially pushed his way to the forefront of NY's competitive indie rap scene with his former rap group "Brooklyn." Discovered by the late Shakir Stewart, the group was signed to Arista Records. Although the group disbanded, Stewart saw something special in Brasco and helped him hone his skills as an MC and songwriter. He's worked with producers and songwriters such as Scott Storch, Polow Da Don, and Sean Garrett.
Following a brief stint at Interscope records, BK Brasco crossed paths with megastar Timbaland, signing on as an artist, songwriter and producer. BK is now in the A looking to make an indelible imprint in the music capital of the world, while also making his mark on the ladies.
After years of weathering her reputation as "the other woman," Jasmine Washington is ready to take control and make things right in her world, which includes establishing a meaningful relationship between Kannon and the Frosts, a mission she finally accomplishes on the evening of their wedding anniversary, when Rasheeda finally accepts an opportunity to get to know the baby boy. But the meeting once again puts Jasmine on the defensive -- except this time, she's more than ready to set the record straight.
Tommie Lee instantly rose to stardom with her television debut in season 5; partly because of her fiery personality, but also because of her flawless looks. The New Jersey native came out guns blazing and has shown no signs of slowing down.
With several business deals in the making, Tommie plans to build an empire around her burgeoning brand. With her ex-lover Scrapp DeLeon behind bars, this single mother of two is hard at work building her empire and needs no prince to complete her kingdom. Tommie may have lost a few friends and gained some new haters, but nothing is stopping her glow up.
Fans fell in love with Jessica Dime when her ball playing fiancé Shawne Williams popped the big question to her in Jamaica and she replied with a resounding "YES". Before her trip down the aisle, Dime is working hard in the studio to crank out hits before her "I Dos".
The Memphis rapper has been finding her footing in the music industry since landing a deal with Flo Rida years ago. Now unsigned, Dime is looking for a label home for her down south flare and bossed up style. She recently released a single and some visuals for her latest song and plans to follow it up with an EP.
You've been living under a rock if you aren't familiar with the name Erica Mena. The New York native burst onto the scene as the Latina firecracker on Love & Hip Hop. After many successful seasons of bringing her unique brand of drama to the small screen, she exited with great fanfare as the fiancée of rapper/actor Bow Wow. Unfortunately, their relationship didn't last and Erica has spent the last few years reevaluating her priorities.
As an actress, she landed a featured guest role on the Emmy Award winning episode of Master Of None, taking her brand to the next level. Now she's back, better than ever, and ready to prove she really has what it takes to make it as an artist. Erica has chosen Atlanta as home base to be close to the talented producers in the hip hop music mecca and is determined to make some music magic.
Season 6 + Season 7
Panamanian beauty Estelita Quintero burst onto the scene last season as "The First Lady" of Stevie J's DangerZone Latina label. The social media fixture fancies herself a model, blogger and actress who has the musical chops to make it!
Estelita's Latin heritage is infused in all she does. She is working on making some fuego hits to match her caliente looks and plans on releasing new music soon!
Tammy Rivera recently found success as a songstress and her hit single "All These Kisses" made an impression on the charts.
While she and her husband Waka Flocka Flame continue to work on their marriage, Tammy is hard at work on making a name for herself in the music business while still juggling her T. Rivera swimwear line and raising her daughter Charlie.
Season 6 + Season 7
Melissa Scott is a local Atlanta DJ and well known event promoter on the LGBTQ scene. Having successfully created a lane for herself by crafting and cultivating events both domestically and internationally, Melissa continues to grow and expand her brand.
Melissa is the owner of Soulbar at Pals Lounge and recently ventured into the party bus business. She hopes to build an empire catering to the elite who like to travel and party in style.
Raised in Houston's 5th Ward, Brittany Bullock, better known in the industry as "Just Brittany" makes some noise as she joins the cast this season. Formerly signed to Cash Money Records under the watchful eye of hip-hop mogul Brian "Birdman" Williams, this songstress' unique and diverse sound has earned her 3 slots on the Billboard charts making her the premier artist to watch.
In 2017, Brittany broke into television as a contestant on the VH1 reality series Signed, where she landed a single deal with Rick Ross who dubbed her the first lady of MMG. She recently made the move to Atlanta to work with some of ATL's heavy hitters and develop her sound, while working on her album.
Hit-maker Sean Garrett, aptly dubbed "The Pen" by Jay-Z, has built a reputation for himself not only as one of mainstream music's hottest producers and a Grammy nominated songwriter, but as a young living legend. Garrett stands as one of the music industry's heaviest hitters, changing the game one Number One hit at a time.
Producing an impressive number of number one chart-toppers, Sean is one of the top producers of his generation according to Billboard – with more Number Ones in a shorter period of time than any of his peers. Garrett is responsible for penning and producing dozens of chart topping hits for all of today's brightest stars – from Beyonce and Justin Bieber, to Usher and Miley Cyrus.
Garrett has finally stepped out from behind the scenes and into the spotlight. He recently released two singles: "Twilight Zone" featuring Trey Songz and Future, and "Anytime" featuring Migos. Garrett is impacting the industry and changing the culture as he attempts to transition from hitmaker to artist while wrangling his best friend BK Brasco and romancing some Georgia peaches along the way.
Keely Hill joins the cast bringing with her over a decade of music and entertainment industry experience. Getting the hustle started in college, she landed a gig as a marketing representative for Universal Music Group and spearheaded various successful marketing and promotion projects.
Keely crash landed in the A, after a stint with Def Jam in NYC and she is looking to continue to build an undeniable brand as music rep to the stars, while also juggling a rekindled romance with mega promoter K. Botchey.
Atlanta's super party promoter K. Botchey is known for throwing some of the hottest parties in the dirty south! He is a "Street Ambassador" and promoter for Atlanta's newest hip-hop station at Streetz 94.5.
Botchey is an important fixture on the scene in Atlanta and his influence stretches to his charitable works as well. He is always on deck to lend a hand with various charities in the community and attributes a lot of his social awareness to his upbringing.
Raised by first generation Ghanaian parents, K. Botchey has tasked himself with making a difference for his family, with his multiple business ventures. Aside from his philanthropic efforts, one of his main priorities has been to rekindle his relationship with music executive Keely Hill.
Season 6 + Season 7
Rod "Shooter" Gates is a Grady baby through and through. He grew up in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Atlanta and got his nickname, Shooter, because of his skill winning money from shooting dice in the streets. Shooter has always had an ear for good music and started working with artists such as Young Thug and Cash Out.
Shooter spends his nights in studios and clubs, keeping his ear to the streets for the next big artist.
Fan favorite Joseline Hernandez has captivated the hearts of fans for the last five seasons. The soon-to-be mother, has been hard at work throughout her pregnancy. She's spreading her wings to ensure her spot in the limelight and a secure future for her coming child.
In addition to making music, she recently added "actress" to her resume after landing a recurring role on Lee Daniels' breakout series "Star." A week-long stint as a guest host on the talk show "The Real" may open more doors. And of course, Joseline is always releasing new music. All this while preparing to be a first time mother! Pregnancy certainly isn't slowing down this Miami native.
Ariane Davis lights up any room she enters. Her charisma, personality and stunning looks have been captivating audiences for years. She's a sought after model and has been spending late nights in the studio completing her new EP.
Ariane has also become a staple in the LGBTQ community, and travels the nation hosting LGBTQ events using her celebrity to champion charitable causes.
Season 3 + Seasons 5-6
Waka Flaka Flame is a global icon and rapper who rose to prominence as Gucci Mane's protégé and flagship artist. Waka has made it big in both the hip hop and EDM worlds, working with mainstream elite like T.I., Drake, and B.o.B. His upcoming album "Flockavelli II" will feature his traditional iconic trap raps as well as some EDM influences.
Although he has slowed down on the touring to make family his number one priority, Waka continues to sell out shows around the globe.
Rod Bullock is an Indianapolis native who got his start in the music industry placing records on various artist's albums including: R Kelly, K.Michelle, Fabolous, and Lil Wayne to name a few. Rod was also instrumental in discovering Yung Joc and bringing his musical talents to light.
He is currently managing three time Grammy nominated producer, singer, songwriter, Rico Law A.K.A. Louis Gold, and R&B Superstar Mishon. But to fans of "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta," he'll make a splash as the ex-boyfriend of Mimi Faust, who has popped up with an intriguing new love life and some secrets to share.
Keanna Arnold was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. The youngest of three siblings, she received her Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management while working as an exotic dancer at a popular Atlanta night club.
Eager to leave that lifestyle in her past, she is making moves to find her way into the skincare and beauty industry.
Miyha "Lovely Mimi" Thi Luong is a social media superstar! Having amassed over 1 million followers on Instagram, Lovely Mimi's outspoken and vivacious personality has everyone wondering what she'll surprise them with next.
The Vietnamese beauty and mother, hails from the DMV area where she owned one of the hottest nail salons in the area. She has become one of the most sought after nail technicians and recently made her way to Atlanta to mark some new territory. She is steadily working on expanding her brand, and has recently been testing out her music chops to keep things really popping. Lovely Mimi hosts parties nationwide and occasionally gets on the mic to spit a few bars of her pop infused rap.
Moriah Lee has been the trusted assistant to Sierra at The Glam Shop for several years. Moriah's devotion and marketing skills grabbed the attention of Sierra and her husband, and it wasn't long before Moriah became The Glam Shop's marketing assistant.
However, Moriah is making strides so that one day she will be her own boss! She is currently enrolled in school and looks forward to graduating this year with a bachelor's degree in Global Logistics & International Business.
Season 1 + Season 2, Season 5
Anyone whose had the pleasure of knowing singer, business woman, songwriter pianist, reality television star and Memphis native, K.Michelle since her childhood is aware that she was destined to be the woman she is today. Gymnastic, swimming, and piano courses kept her inquisitive spirit busy until age nine, when the time arrived for her to begin vocal lessons with renowned children's vocal coach Bob Westbrook (Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears etc).
A lifelong affinity for country music (The Judds are a personal favorite), lead to K.Michelle earning a scholarship to Florida A&M for yodeling.
For the millions of fans who have watched the no-nonsense cutie fight for what she feels is right on television every week, her debut album title, 'Rebellious Soul' is most appropriate. "I'm a rebel, a firecracker," she tells. "I do what I want to do. My music is like that as well. I rebel against anything that society tries to use to keep us boxed in - racism, judgment, anything that makes you feel inferior as a woman." The result is what she describes as an "old-school" but "aggressive and urgent" music feel. The guest list of vocalists include Elle Varner and K.Michelle's mentor R. Kelly, who will also embrace some maestro duties. After years of professional and personal lows but mostly highs, it's time for the once diamond in the rough to be recognized for the true gem that she is.
The stars are aligning for Tennessee's daughter, and she couldn't be more pleased. "I'm really at a point in my life where I wanna work on myself and just be happy," she says. "I don't want any drama. I just want to create that music that makes you feel so so good."
Season 3 + Season 4
Brooklyn born and raised, Nikko London has established himself as one of America’s most notorious and hated reality TV villains. Accused of both manipulating and tarnishing the image of Mimi Faust in his quest for fame (or infamy), their Scandal In Atlanta sextape leak took the world by storm. A music industry vet, Nikko has managed to stay on the scene from NYC to LA to The ATL in his quest for fame and fortune.
His estranged wife Margeaux Simms - a secret kept from both Mimi and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta fans for almost two seasons - is a multi-talented stylist, and recording and visual artist. She has relocated to Atlanta from Brooklyn in the hopes of restoring their relationship. As self-proclaimed "soulmates", the pair are also partners in both fashion and music enterprises.
New to the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta cast, Margeaux (Margo) Simms has been a secret from both fans and from her estranged huband's ex, Mimi Faust, for two seasons! This multi-talented stylist/recording/visual artist of Canadian-Jamaican heritage grew up surrounded by farmland, but by the time she was 14 was pursuing music. She sang on hip-hop tracks while attending Ryerson Polytechnic University to study fashion design, adopting the brand moniker "HOFM" (Houseofmargeaux). Even though she moved to the U.S. to pursue a career as a fashion designer, she soon realized she wanted to be a professional musician.
In 2005 her group Test Drive was produced by Timberland, Danja Handz, and The Runners, along with DJ Khalid. Margeaux has also worked with producer Nellee Hooper (No Doubt, Bjork, Massive Attack). Along with working as a bartender, Margeaux then went on to produce her self-released solo EP 'Animal House'. "HOFM" is now finishing up her third EP which is not yet titled.
Margeaux has relocated to Atlanta from Brooklyn in the hopes of restoring her relationship with Nikko, and despite their estrangement, the self-proclaimed "soulmates" are also partners in both fashion and music enterprises.
Talented, provocative, and groundbreaking all describe the newest Love & Hip Hop Atlanta addition D. Smith! This Miami-born, Brooklyn-bred singer/songwriter/producer has worked with some of the best in the business.
Smith's defining moment came after being tapped by Lil Wayne to be a part of his most successful project to date "The Carter III", which sold one million copies in its debut week, and was awarded the Album of The Year and Best Rap Album at the Grammys in 2009.
D. Smith is also the first transitioning transgender woman in Love & Hip Hop history.
The Colombian/African-American stunner first turned heads (under the alter ego SALO) with the international dance hit "Elevator". She next linked up with mega producer Polow Da Don, who officially inducted her into his Zone 4 collective. Soon Betty Idol followed with her debut feature alongside future collaborator 2Chainz on Lloyd's third musical effort "King Of Hearts", on the song "Bang"; this time debuting her alias Betty Idol.
Betty Idol's eclectic personal style and voice make her a "go to" girl for vocal guest spots. She and her BFF D. Smith are setting the music industry and ATL streets ablaze as a dynamic songwriter/producing duo.
Season 3 + Season 4
Kalenna Harper joined the cast in Season 3 as an American singer-songwriter from Philadelphia. She is best known for being a member of the group Diddy-Dirty Money, which was fronted by entertainment/fashion mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs. After the group disbanded in 2012, Kalenna engaged in a very successful songwriting career, penning songs for numerous artists including Christina Milian, Aretha Franklin, Pussycat Dolls, and Ciara.
Kalenna is married to Tony Harper aka T.Vick, a manager, producer, and music executive. T. Vick got his career started in Boston in the late 90’s, and has since managed songwriters/producers associated with Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Grace Jones, Nicki Minaj, The Pussycat Dolls, David Guetta, T.I., Usher, Trina, Rihanna, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, 36Mafia, Christina Milian, and Rasheeda (Frost).
Recently, Kalenna and Tony moved to Atlanta to launch their own label/studio, Phantom Music, Inc., featuring Kalenna as the imprint's flagship artist. In Season 4, the couple adds another addition to their family with the birth of a baby boy, Noah, as well as nightclub owners, with their new venture Klub Kapture.
After being the longtime mistress to Yung Joc while he was infamously dating Karlie, Khadiyah can now proudly proclaim herself as Joc's main squeeze amongst all of his groupies and 4 baby mamas - or so she thinks. Khadiyah feels she's different than all of Joc's baby mamas because she is self sufficient and is Joc's self proclaimed sugar mama. KD has so many jobs (i.e. she's a driver, stylist, realtor, etc.), that she had to ALSO become a corporate accountant just to keep track of all her W-2s!
Khadiyah will stop at nothing to get Joc to put a ring on it because she will never be baby mama #5 after Joc's baby mama #4 Sina. KD hates Sina with a passion and wants to lay the law down on her when it comes to her man!
Sina is Yung Joc's fourth baby mama - even though she had hoped to become so much more in Joc's life. After being a professional caterer in the entertainment industry for many years, and being Joc's music industry friend for 7 years, Sina became pregnant with Joc's twin daughters who both are now 1 years old.
Sina is still in love with Joc and has lingering resentment towards him for cheating on her with both Karlie Redd and Khadiyah. Sina hates Khadiyah "the home wrecker" for stealing Joc from her and will go head to head with KD to get him back - even if she has to catch Joc cheating with her on candid camera! Sina wants her family with Joc back more than anything in the world.
This St. Louis beauty is a rapstress, perhaps most known for her romance with St. Louis native and rap star, Nelly. Tiffany is also a protegee of another rap legend, Lil' Kim, and has collaborated with such hip-hop luminaries as Yo Gotti, Jim Jones, and Zaytoven. While Tiffany was also romantically linked to superstar, Akon, she's been devoted to her fella, Cortez, who is currently serving a nine year sentence.
Ashley Nicole is a young 20-something Atlanta local who will stop at nothing to become a chart topping Atlanta R&B singer. However, as the spunky/fresh-faced new female artist on Kirk's D-Lo label, she will have to face the wrath of a jealous Rasheeda who is still weary of her husband's secretive ways. Ashley Nicole grew up "when she was 10" listening to Rasheeda's 'Bubblegum' albums,but feels Kirk needs a new "Georgia Peach" after Rasheeda retires from the music game.
Ashley Nicole is a lone warrior in the world after her mom committed suicide, and Ashley has nothing to lose. She's a struggling bartender at Atlanta's popular Harlem Nights bar and will stop at nothing to become a singer! Her dream and Kirk's belief in her is all she has in her life and she's not letting anyone take it away from her…especially Rasheeda!
This brash entrepreneur is the embodiment of a self-made woman. Born and raised in the rough streets of Miami's gritty Overtown neighborhood, PreMadonna has utilized brains and good old-fashioned hustle to take the fashion industry by storm with her highly popular waist trainers.
The body shaping product, worn by celebrities like the Kardashians, have made them and many other women members of Pre's "Waist Gang Society". With more than $1 million dollars in sales, Pre has been featured in major media outlets including CBS, The Huffington Post, and US Weekly.
New to the cast, and new to Atlanta, PreMadonna is looking to continue to build her empire which encompasses not only fashion, but music and publishing. With the backing of her boyfriend, Buck, PreMadonna is taking the "A" by storm.
Benzino is a media executive, solo artist, and record producer. Born in Boston, Benzino is known for being one of the co-creators of the hip hop magazine The Source, which was launched in 1988. He currently publishes Hip Hop Weekly, a well-known urban music publication.
Benzino is freshly engaged to Althea Heart, a former Def Jam signee. Althea has worked with numerous industry artists including Rapper Foxy Brown. Althea released a new single on Valentine's Day 2014, "Ghetto Love".
In an industry dominated by males, DJ Traci Steele emerges as a hard hitting DJ and Radio Personality. She hails from the Bronx, New York, where lived until the age of 19 when she enlisted in the Air Force. Traci served as Senior Airman for 4 years. While stationed in Virginia, Traci heard an open casting call for radio personalities, and immediately reported to WHOV 88.1 to audition in her uniform.
There she met DJ Babey Drew, who taught her how to "hustle," and also became the father their son, Little Drew. Traci was invited to tour with Musiq SoulChild, and for 2 years spinned her way across the globe with his band. Traci later landed in Atlanta, where she can be heard regularly on Hot 107.9. Traci Steele believes in the philosophy of hard work every day. Although music is her ultimate passion, her son Little Drew is her #1 priority.
DJ Babey Drew is DJ Traci Steele's former boyfriend, and father to their son, Little Drew. Born in Queens, Drew migrated south, and hosted a radio show on 103 JAMZ in Virginia Beach, where he occasionally still spins. His ability to rock any crowd as the touring DJ for Chris Brown, validates his position as one of VIBE magazine's Top 100 DJs.
Now, between traveling the world, appearing with Lil' Wayne on Saturday Night Live, or spinning for the Kardashians, he is the hip hop renaissance man. Currently based in Atlanta to be closer to his son, Babey Drew is opening a sneaker boutique in Atlanta, and hopes Traci will partner with him.