Chrissy LampkinCast Member
As an original member of Love & Hip Hop New York, Harlem native Chrissy Lampkin was an integral part of starting the series. She developed her quick wit and keen sense of self-preservation after being separated from her parents at an early age, but it was her relationship with rapper Jim Jones that put her in the spotlight. Although she departed from the show on Season 2, Chrissy made her triumphant return in Season 10 and has been focused on her all-women investment group that flips houses and manages three properties in Philadelphia called the Lady Millionaires Club.
Emily BustamanteCast Member
Despite being a teen mom, stylist Emily Bustamante was determined to find her own identity and make her dreams come true. She established herself as a styling expert for local entertainers and athletes in Virginia, where she was raised. At age 21, she started dating rapper Fabolous and moved to New York City. Emily soon developed a reputation as one of the most respected and sought-after stylists in entertainment. But she chose to remain behind the scenes to support her partner and combat the negative stereotypes often associated with being the girlfriend of a successful entertainer.
Kim "Kimbella" VanderheeCast Member
Kim "Kimbella" Vanderhee
Originally from Miami, Kim "Kimbella" Vanderhee made a name for herself not only as a model and brand ambassador, but as a sensitive-but-tough, tell-it-like-it-is personality as well. After a falling out with her good friend Yandy, Kimbella has been on a mission to rebuild her squad with other supportive and likeminded women. She proved her strength again when she held it down at home with her four kids while her husband, Juelz Santana, was incarcerated for 17 months.
Olivia LongottCast Member
At age 19, Olivia Longott landed a meeting with an Arista executive who then introduced her to the legendary Clive Davis. He signed the Brooklyn native immediately as the first solo artist on J Records and took her under his wing. Her gold-selling song "Bizounce" was the lead single of her 2000 album, "Olivia," which eventually sold 500,000 copies. After switching to Interscope Records, 50 Cent crowned Olivia the First Lady of G-Unit and featured her on his hit songs "Candy Shop" and "Best Friend." Her time on Season 1 through Season 3 followed her post-G-Unit career as a struggling independent artist.
Somaya ReeceCast Member
Leveraging her popularity on MySpace, Somaya Reece built a thriving career as an actress, personality and musician. In 2010, the Salvadorian beauty released her first single "Tramp" off her distribution deal. Since then, Somaya has reinvented herself as a tea entrepreneur. She appeared on the first two seasons of Love & Hip Hop New York.
Yandy Smith-HarrisCast Member
Yandy Smith-Harris is a multi-hyphenate mogul. She built her empire launching her Yelle Skincare line, heading media brand Everything Girls Love and taking on the role of hip-hop activist. A successful businesswoman and mother, Yandy is not the same struggling music manager from Season 1 who worked for Jim Jones. Her brand represents class, honesty and grace under pressure. Whether she's holding down the household while her husband, Mendeecees, serves his prison sentence or standing up for herself against the likes of Chrissy Lampkin, Yandy faces everything life throws at her head-on.
Rich DollazCast Member
The CEO and founder of Dollaz Unlimited, Rich Dollaz started out as an ambitious intern at Sean "Diddy" Combs's Bad Boy Records. He rapidly climbed the ranks to become one of the most sought-after promoters and managers in hip hop. And although he has a penchant for mixing business with pleasure, having had past relationships with clients Erica Mena, Jhonni Blaze, Diamond Strawberry, Mariahlynn, Jade Wifey and Anaís, Rich never settles when it comes to his career or his love life.
Jim JonesCast Member
An enigmatic member of The Diplomats (a.k.a. Dipset) and entrepreneur, Jim Jones has solidified his place in hip-hop history and beyond. His ability to influence the world continues as he finds new ways to extend his social and political growth. Outside the spotlight, Jim remains committed to his longtime partner Chrissy Lampkin despite sometimes living in different cities.
Juelz SantanaCast Member
Harlem, NY, rapper Juelz Santana shot to fame as a member of the hip-hop group The Diplomats (a.k.a. Dipset). After kicking a years-long opiate addiction, Juelz settled into family life with his kids and Kimbella, a former video vixen he's been married to since 2019. Shortly after his nuptials, Juelz began a 27-month prison sentence for carrying a concealed weapon inside an airport, although he was released in 2020 after serving 17 months.