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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.
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.
Straight out of the Bronx, NY -- the birthplace of hip hop -- Reminisce "Remy Ma" Smith-Mackie is one of the genre's most respected emcees. As the only female member of Big Pun's Terror Squad, Remy Ma earned her "Queen of Rap" crown with her 2006 solo debut, "There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story." Her career was derailed after a shooting incident in 2007, which resulted in six years in prison. After her release in 2014, Remy joined Love & Hip Hop ready to win and turn out tracks with her mentor Fat Joe and other hip-hop royalty. With her newfound freedom, Remy is back working on music, cohosting the talk show "State of Culture" and balancing her family life with her supportive husband, Papoose, and kids.
Tahiry Jose rose to fame during the course of her public relationship with rapper Joe Budden. Born in Harlem, NY, Tahiry is a model, actress and entrepreneur who holds a degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has graced the pages of Complex, XXL, Vibe and others, but her cover for King magazine was one of the highest-selling issues in the publication's history.
Love & Hip Hop veteran Erica Mena is known for her big personality and tumultuous on-again, off-again relationships. From crying over Rich Dollaz to bad breakups with Cyn Santana and rapper Bow Wow, sharing her love life in front of the camera has made for some of the franchise's most memorable moments. Things were looking up for Erica after her wedding to Safaree Samuels in 2019, but the honeymoon didn't last long as the couple headed toward divorce in 2021, after the birth of their second child together.
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.
A New Yorker through and through, Cyn Santana made a big splash with her quick wit and fiery personality when she debuted on Season 3 as the girlfriend of Erica Mena. After the two broke up, Cyn started a relationship with rapper Joe Budden in 2016, soon after moving in with him and having their baby boy, Lexington. Cyn and Joe got engaged at the end of Season 9, only to suddenly break up during the show's off time. But since kick-starting a music career of her own, Cyn has vowed not to let her personal drama get in the way of her success.
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.
The always outspoken Joe Budden is the brutally honest voice of the community. His wildly successful brand includes the ongoing "Joe Budden Podcast" and his "State of the Culture" YouTube talk show, but navigating his personal life is a different matter altogether. After reinventing himself as a family man with the birth of his baby boy Lexington, Joe and his partner Cyn called off their engagement and hit the bumpy road to co-parenthood.
Born in Brooklyn, Safaree Samuels shot to fame as the ex-boyfriend of Nicki Minaj. But the rapper-producer-songwriter and Love & Hip Hop mainstay emerged as a star in his own right thanks to his hilarious persona and flair for the flamboyant. After some failed flings, Safaree hooked up with Erica Mena, and the couple married in 2019. After having two children together, Mena filed for divorce in 2021.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Papoose represents the grind and hustle of real New York hip hop. Already renowned for his mixtapes, Papoose reached a wider audience with the release of his debut full-length album, "The Nacirema Dream," in 2013. Beyond his music, Papoose's relationship with Remy Ma, whom he married in 2008, has inspired a passionate following of its own. As a husband, father and constant supporter of Black love, Papoose is an outspoken advocate for positive depictions of African-American relationships and families.
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.
One of the music industry's most sought-after makeup artists, Jonathan Fernandez has been perfecting his craft since he was 16 years old. With his fiery charisma and outrageous sense of humor, Jonathan is usually the glue of his social circle, although his flair for drama often makes waves. On a mission to step out from the shadows of his famous friends and carve out his own identity, Jonathan has first had to make peace with his difficult past and self-destructive tendencies.
Juliette "Juju C."
Model, author and entrepreneur Juliette "Juju C." is focused on building her brand after her breakup from Dipset rapper Cam'ron. She wrote her novel "Secrets of the Jewel" to empower women. She continues to pursue an acting career and make new connections -- some even romantic.
As a native of Harlem, NY, Mendeecees Harris is a self-made man. While he is heavily immersed in the business side of the music industry, he prides himself on pursuing a wide variety of entrepreneurial endeavors that range from real estate to fashion. And despite being incarcerated from 2016 to 2020, the music manager continues to support his wife, Yandy Smith-Harris, and his blended family.
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.
PHresher is a rapper who has done records with Eminem, 2 Chainz, Remy Ma and Cardi B. But despite his stage persona as a single ladies' man with a love of the strip club, PHresher is with his childhood sweetheart and mother of his children, Jenn. While he may be a superdad, his better half wants her time to shine in the spotlight. Jenn wants to be included in all of PHresher's events, including parties, music videos and recording sessions.
With her over-the-top personality and infectious energy, Jennaske is a much-buzzed-about rapper from Queens, NY. Starting out as a dancer and choreographer for celebrities such as Maino, Remy Ma, Desiigner and 50 Cent, this bubbly beauty hopes to make the transition to center stage by honing her craft in the studio.
Jenn has been with rapper PHresher since elementary school, and the two have a son and daughter together. So when it comes to PHresher working with women, Jenn has no problem interfering to make her presence known. As a social media influencer, she hopes to share the spotlight with her famous significant other.