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.
Mimi Faust has been charming the audiences of VH1's highest ranking reality show for five seasons. Initially the "girlfriend" of Stevie J, Mimi has found a way to stand on her own. Her confidence, style, and wit keeps viewers engaged, as she balances motherhood with relationships and new business ventures.
The devoted mother of Eva, her child with her ex-Stevie J, has had a rocky relationship with Stevie's ex-love Joseline Hernandez. The Mimi-Joseline battle is likely to continue as her nemesis gives birth to a baby that may connect them for life.
Rasheeda Frost is the epitome of a "boss chick". She has built her brand, cosmetic line, and store into quite the empire, and she has plans of expansion.
Karlie Redd's star is burning brighter than ever! Karlie returns to her acting roots after securing a recurring role on Bounce TV's "Saints and Sinners". She's also a serial entrepreneur, finding new opportunities at every turn.
Karlie is hard at work expanding her Merci stores nationwide and has finished her new book, "Even Exchange" which documents her steamy sexual conquests, and offers readers a manual on how to achieve Karlie's level of sexy!
Season 3 + Seasons 5-6
Tammy Rivera is more focused than ever on making a name for herself on the fashion scene with her T. Rivera line.
It's no secret, she and Waka have had a tough year; however, Tammy is taking her energy and redirecting it towards building a brand and making sure home is good for both her and her daughter, Charlie. What fans may not know is, Tammy has also been in the studio with some heavy hitters working on music! The songbird has kept her talent under wraps until now, and is looking forward to sharing new music this year. Looks like there may be two musicians in the family!
Tommie Lee instantly rose to stardom with her television debut last year; 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. .
Stevie J has been melting hearts since his days as a Bad Boy, working alongside giants such as P.Diddy, Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, and Mariah Carey. The three-time Grammy Award winning songwriter, producer, and musician has been focused on crafting new music with contemporary artists.
Scrappy was discovered by Lil Jon over ten years ago. His southern roots appealed to Lil Jon who gave him his first record deal. Since then, Scrappy has maintained his music and is currently taking acting classes to make his debut on the big screen. He has extended his brand into model and artist management, and is looking forward to his next role as “husband”.
His mother, Momma Dee, is legendary for her non-stop meddling but has finally come on board supporting the upcoming nuptials between he and his fiance Bambi.
Kirk Frost's portfolio of song placements is significant to say the least. Kirk has had a hand in placing songs on films such as Beauty Shop, The Fog, and and several others.
Yung Joc is the true definition of a hustler! The Atlanta native recently signed on as an MC for Atlanta's hit radio station Streets 94.5. Joc was also featured as the comedic wingman on the hit spin off show Leave It To Stevie, and has been hitting the stage at comedy clubs around the nation brandishing his comedic chops. And of course, he's been hard at work in the studio working on his own new music and producing for new talent.
His newly coiffed hair isn't the only thing keeping people talking; Joc recently rekindled an old flame, and the streets are buzzing about the reunion.
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.
Momma Dee aka "The Queen of the South," is paving her own path in the music industry after experiencing great success with a few big singles. The mother of two and wife of one is currently in the studio working on new music! While she and her husband Ernest may not always see eye to eye, they certainly agree on the fact Momma Dee's star is steadily on the rise.
Jessica "Dime" is a Memphis born raptress and entrepreneur. After leaving a deal with Flo Rida's International Music Group, Dime relocated to Atlanta to expand her brand. She is currently working on a new hairline, spending countless nights in the studio on new music, and has decided to make her love life a priority. .
Bambi is formerly a cast member of Vh1's Basketball Wives LA, who followed her heart and her dreams when she relocated to Atlanta three seasons ago. She hoped to jumpstart her music career, but instead found the love of her life as the on-again, off-again homie, lover, friend of Scrappy.
Bambi's love for Scrappy has been tested over the years, by both his reluctance to commit and his meddlesome mother Momma Dee. But now, the two are engaged and making plans for a wedding, and hoping that nothing or no one will derail their plans.
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.
Karen "KK" King is not your average mother - she is full of life and often on the scene with her sons, popping bottles at popular nightclubs around town. Back in the day she was a formidable "momager" to her son's Scrapp and Sas, and she brokered deals for them with Akon's Konvict music and other artists, including T Pain, in the past.
Through her musical connections, KK met her lifelong friend, Stevie J, whom she considers a brother. KK and her family have had some tough times in the past, including the shooting death of KK's nephew. But KK is now focused on getting the lives of everyone in her family back on track.
Melissa Scott is a top promoter in Atlanta. Her company Traxx Girls throws some of the biggest LGBTQ parties in the country. Aside from throwing parties, Melissa also owns a luxury party bus company and rents out her posh whips to some of Atlanta's elite! She is BFF's with veteran cast member Karlie Redd and has close ties to Mimi.
As a graduate of Paine College with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics, Melissa knows how to work the facts and figures of producing progressive entertainment ventures. She is part owner of Pals at Soul Bar and occasionally gets in the DJ booth to spin tracks at exclusive events.
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.
Jasmine Washington is a New York native and and former exotic dancer who moved to Atlanta three years ago with big dreams for her future. She met her current boyfriend Rod Bullock and had big relationship goals, until she found herself pregnant and had to adjust her plans.
Jasmine is currently balancing being a new mom with career aspirations, and a few secrets of her own.
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.
Sierra Gates is the ultimate entrepreneur. Growing up in the mean streets of the A, Sierra was forced to grow up quickly when she found herself pregnant and homeless at 15. Kicked out of the family home by her mom, Sierra was determined to make a better life for her and her daughter. She began working as a makeup artist in a boutique shop and spent her nights doing makeup at the hottest strip clubs in Atlanta.
Now, Sierra owns one of the flyest glam shops in the city. She met the love of her life, Shooter while building her empire. She has been married for 8 years and has two children. She is the personification of dreams coming true! Not yet thirty and not yet scratching the surface on what she plans to do in the glam world.
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.
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 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."
Erica Dixon is the longtime on again/off again girlfriend of Lil Scrappy, and mother of his 9 year old daughter, Emani. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Erica was raised in Hempstead, NY. She's the youngest girl of nine siblings, among them six brothers, who shaped her into the tough, headstrong person she is today.
After a short lived engagement to Lil Scrappy, Erica Dixon continues to emerge as her own woman - co-parenting her daughter, dating anew, growing her fashion line, Klass 6, and looking to become an author.
Scrapp DeLeon was a prodigy of Stevie J's in the early 90s when he almost hit the big time in a rap group called Da Raskalz Cru, alongside his brother Sas and cousin Dolla. Scrapp and the group secured a multi-million dollar deal with Dreamworks thanks to his mother KK. However, personal setbacks (such as the highly publicized murder of Dolla) pushed Scrapp away from the limelight.
These days, Scrapp has decided to manage his younger brother Sas' solo rap career while he stays busy by juggling his women (his son's mother Tiarra and his main chick Tommie), fathering his children, and Tiarras, and dealing with legal issues that may derail any chance for happiness.
Scrapp DeLeon's feisty son's mother is the perfect combination of brains and beauty. She is a reserved corporate dynamo by day and a sexy club vixen by night. But don't let her fool you! Tiarra does not tolerate any nonsense from anyone. She is a real woman, handling real issues while parenting her children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.