Amara La Negra
Miami born-and-raised with proud Dominican roots, multi-faceted artist, actress, podcast host, real estate investor, and AfroLatina activist Amara La Negra has been named Billboard's Artist on the Rise and one of Rolling Stone's 10 to Watch. Last year, Amara added “mother” to her long list of accomplishments, as she gave birth to beautiful twin girls Sumajestad Royalty and Sualteza Empress. This season, after a painful split from the father of her daughters, Amara faces a difficult choice: forge ahead as a strong single mom, or entertain the possibility of romance with someone new. Can she learn to love and trust again, or will emotional baggage and the pressures of the industry spotlight undermine her shot at love?
Love & Hip Hop Miami introduced him to the world as Trina's cousin, but over the past four seasons, openly gay artist and entrepreneur Bobby Lytes has carved out his own loud-and-proud identity, serving up catchy tracks, outrageous looks, and an unapologetic point-of-view. This season, Bobby returns on a whole new level, having expanded his fanbase amid countless viral moments -- and he’s using his elevated profile to launch a personal and professional rebirth. The soul-baring, R&B-infused single “Judgment Day” heralds a thoughtful, more grown-up era for Bobby, but in order to succeed, he’ll have to prove skeptics wrong and overcome the messy and chaotic reputation that precedes him.
A legendary video vixen and one-time industry “it girl,” Miami native Eliza Seraphin a.k.a. Eliza Reign withdrew from the media spotlight amid a very public legal battle with the very famous father of her three-year-old daughter Reign -- turning her focus instead towards motherhood and a burgeoning real estate business. As the dust of scandal settles, Eliza is stepping back into the public eye, ready to reclaim her narrative and her rightful place in Miami’s vibrant social scene. This season, the hilarious and always outspoken Eliza is mixing it up with the rest of the Love & Hip Hop cast -- and handling some unfinished business with former friends who betrayed her at her most vulnerable moment.
Artist and songwriter Emjay Johnson has collaborated with some of the industry’s top producers, including Rico Love, Jazze Pha, and Dallas Austin. Known for his signature, color-coordinated bowler hats, he’s also Shay Johnson’s brother. Last season, Emjay seemed to close the door on his tumultuous relationship with Amara La Negra. But will old feelings surface now that she’s linked to a new beau?
Florence El Luche
By day, Haitian immigrant and mother-of-three Florence El Luche operates a restaurant and runs a beauty bar. But by night, the serial entrepreneur transforms into Miami's self-proclaimed “Queen of Kompa,” a Haitian pop style performed in French Creole. After a year of dramatic bombshells that ultimately ended her marriage, Flo is picking up the pieces and pushing through. Always about her music moves, she’s linked up with Trina for “Bounce Dat,” a soon-to-drop “Miami meets Haiti” crossover single, and she’s booked and busy with a packed calendar that includes studio sessions, celebrity hostings, and festival bookings. This season, Flo continues her industry ascent while embarking on a personal journey that’s bound to raise eyebrows -- as she’s caught up in secretive romance that defies the expectations of her family and community.
As raw and unfiltered as the city that raised him, Richard Morales Jr. -- better known as Gunplay -- is a legendary figure in Miami’s hip-hop scene. Rising to prominence alongside Rick Ross as a member of the Triple C’s, Gunplay broke out into a successful solo career -- releasing critically acclaimed albums like “Living Legend” and “Active” even as he grappled with personal trials and legal issues. This season, Gunplay returns to Love & Hip Hop Miami on an unexpected path -- sober and in love with his new wife Vonshae Taylor-Morales, a college graduate with multiple degrees and dreams of a career in law enforcement. Although the couple are still in their honeymoon phase, recent stresses -- like family drama, and their infant daughter’s open heart surgery -- have put their bond to the test. Can Gunplay balance the pressures of family life with his streetwise brand -- and resist the temptations of old habits?
An entrepreneur and woman-about-town with more than two decades of experience in entertainment and the beauty industry, Joy Young is the CEO of New Roots Extensions and the owner of a successful hookah rental company. She's also Trina's cousin and Trick Daddy's (almost) ex-wife. This season, Joy explores the possibility of new love -- and quickly finds herself in the middle of drama and scandal.
A legend in the 305, Miami Tip made her name as an exotic dancer in the elite world of the Magic City’s strip clubs -- where she stunned audiences with her signature, acrobatic pole routine. A shocking accident nearly claimed her life, but Tip bounced back from her injuries stronger than ever -- making music moves as an artist and manager, and launching her own successful lounge and sleepwear line. This season, Miami Tip is entering a new chapter -- as a writer, with the publication of “The Bottom Line,” a collection of short stories set in the world of gentleman’s clubs. She’s also celebrating a milestone as a mom, specifically her son’s acceptance to Albany State on a full scholarship. Tip is always bold and outspoken, which could have consequences this season as she handles unfinished business with former friends and associates.
A force to be reckoned with, Princess Love Norwood is an entrepreneur, model, and mother -- and no stranger to the ups and downs of the spotlight. Her often tumultuous marriage to Ray J. has played out in front of the cameras, offering viewers an inside look at the unique trials and tribulations of a high-profile Hollywood relationship. Last year found the couple at rock-bottom amid a nasty separation and divorce proceedings, but in recent months they’ve decided to patch things up and give love another chance. This season, Princess finds herself torn between the commitment she’s made to her husband -- and a newfound love for high-stakes poker that has Ray J. eager to leave Las Vegas and return to the 305.
A man of many talents – singer-songwriter, producer, actor, political consultant, and electronics mogul – Ray J. has been gracing TV screens for decades while giving audiences an all-access look at the ups and downs of his high-flying Hollywood lifestyle. Last year found Ray J. at a low point in his tumultuous marriage to Princess Love, but now, the Norwoods are trying to work it out -- and have officially called off their divorce. Alas, they’re trying to work it out in Las Vegas, where the distractions and temptations of Sin City are driving a new wedge between them. As Ray J. plots a return to Miami, can he convince Princess to abandon her new love -- high-stakes poker -- and prioritize her marriage?
A multi-talented artist and songwriter, Safaree Samuels is also a Love & Hip Hop fan-favorite and franchise mainstay -- having migrated from Hollywood to New York to Atlanta. Now, in the aftermath of a contentious divorce, he’s swapping his signature fur for speedos and flip-flops and heading straaaiiight to the 305. Revitalized by the change of scenery, he’s hitting the gas on his music career, and showing the world that there’s more to the Stuntman than stunts as he gives back to the community through his local church. Of course, wherever Safaree goes, relationship drama follows -- and he’s already on the rebound with none other than Miami’s own Amara La Negra. Will this star-crossed Caribbean couple make beautiful music together, or will emotional baggage and the pressures of the industry tear them apart?
An iconic figure in the world of reality television, Shay Johnson is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and Love & Hip Hop fan-favorite known for her fiery, tell-it-like-is personality. But she’s also shown viewers a vulnerable side, mending her relationship with her estranged mother on camera, and leveraging the platform to educate women about reproductive health amid her own courageous battle with fibroids. This season finds Shay in a dramatic new chapter as she raises one-year-old daughter Shajiyah alongside on-again-off-again boyfriend Fabo -- who’s been given a one-year deadline to put a ring on it, or keep it moving.
Sukihana is a self-made star, attracting millions of followers on Instagram with her raunchy stunts, fearless attitude, and catchy viral tracks. After a memorable cameo in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" video and buzzy appearances on Summer Walker’s tour, the Delaware native’s career continued its ascent with a string of high-profile collaborations (including with NLE Choppa and Sexxy Redd) and even higher-profile social media controversies. This season, in the wake of a dramatic break-up and a soul-searching trip to Nigeria, Suki finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads -- plotting a dramatic re-brand with an elevated style and a sophisticated sound inspired by her African roots. But in her quest to be taken seriously, can Suki resist the temptation of “doing it for the likes” and leave behind the salacious antics that made her famous?
With over two decades on the Miami music scene, Haitian-Dominican radio personality Supa Cindy is *the* plug when it comes to breaking new talent in the 305 -- and for her efforts, was recently selected as one of the 39 most influential Black women in radio by the Library of Congress. This season, Cindy is plotting her most ambitious undertaking: “Queens Don’t Compete,” a collaborative album and concert celebrating the current and next generation of female artists. With Trina as a partner in the project, all the up-and-coming ladies on the South Florida scene are vying for the precious few spots. As Cindy has already discovered: Queens *do* compete -- and it’s up to her to keep the peace.
The Hollywood Twins
Straight outta Jacksonville, Aisha and Daisha -- a.k.a. The Hollywood Twins -- are ready to take the music industry by storm! Bored with life in Duval, they recently pulled up in Miami at the invitation of their beloved Uncle Trick -- who sees genuine potential in their early attempts at rapping, and a marketable hook in their fun-loving, larger-than-life personalities. But the twins like to work hard *and* play hard, and are already getting sucked into the 305’s all-night party scene. Can Trick get his nieces together before they squander their one shot at stardom?
Straight outta Liberty City's "Pork 'n' Beans" projects, Maurice "Trick Daddy" Young overcame a childhood surrounded by drugs and violence to emerge as one of the hottest rappers of the 90s. Twenty-five years, eight albums, and countless EPs, mixtapes and collaborations later, the unofficial Mayor of the 305 has branched out as the owner of wildly successful soul-food restaurant Sunday's Eatery and the host of his smash hit online cooking show “B**** I Got My Pots” - where his colorful commentary is even spicier than his food. This season, Trick is seizing the day -- getting in shape, hitting the dating scene, and even removing his signature gold grills. He’s also helping put on his nieces The Hollywood Twins, aspiring rappers whose rambunctious, fun-loving personalities may be more than the notoriously cranky Trick Daddy can handle.
Miami's undisputed rap queen, Trina rocketed to fame in 1998 with her iconic feature on the smash track "Nann," which was the first of many collaborations with Trick Daddy. Trina's audacious, sex-positive lyrics and unapologetic "Baddest B****" persona changed the game and set the tone for an entire generation of femcees. In recent years, she’s defied the industry odds, attaining icon status with a slew of hit collabs and a blockbuster edition of Verzuz opposite Eve. This season, the Liberty City legend is embarking on her most prestigious era yet, with a smash Tiny Desk concert and a new celebrity podcast. But she’s also dealing with heartbreak in the aftermath of a family tragedy and the end of her engagement to longtime beau Raymond Taylor.
A beacon of excellence and ambition, Vonshae Taylor-Morales thought she had her life figured out. After a childhood spent studying around the world, the 24-year-old Lexington, Kentucky native secured a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree, and is currently working on a PHD in Criminology, with dreams of a career in law enforcement. But life took an unexpected turn when she met and fell in love with Richard Morales Jr. a.k.a. Gunplay - a notorious bad-boy on the Miami music scene. One year later, the couple are married with a beautiful baby girl -- and figuring out a future together as they weather the stresses of family drama and public scrutiny. Can Vonshae stay on track with her academic pursuits, or will she get caught up in the unpredictable world of Miami hip-hop? Will she have to surrender her dreams, or can she find a way to reconcile her buttoned-up aspirations with her unconventional relationship?
Miami born-and-raised with proud Haitian roots, Love & Hip Hop newcomer Zoey Brinxx is a hard-hustling artist-on-the-rise who wears her heart on the sleeve. She’s been grinding away for years on the local Miami music scene, but industry politics and skepticism about her weight have kept her big break just out of reach. This year, she’s betting it all on her debut album, funded through side-gigs as a hair stylist and a ghostwriter to the hip-hop A-list. For Zoey -- who struggles with financial instability and housing insecurity -- music isn’t just a passion, it’s a path to a better life. As she makes big music moves, Zoey also seeks to mend generational wounds in a family marked by favoritism and emotional neglect. Season Five follows the culmination of Zoey’s years-long journey to win the love that she’s fought so hard for -- from the industry, from her family, and from herself.