“Love & Hip Hop” premieres in 2013, primarily with a new cast and new relationships, in January.
Breaking the news Tuesday, VH1 has set the anticipated third season premiere date for the series, which will feature familiar faces like Erica Mena, Olivia, Rich Dollaz, and Yandy Smith.
“Last season, entertainment powerhouse Yandy Smith ended her eight-year management role with rapper Jim Jones. Since then, Yandy and boyfriend Mendeecees Harris have welcomed a baby boy and are navigating the waters of commitment and family,” reports VH1.
“Firecracker Erica Mena exploded onto the scene last season and is now continuing to work on her career with manager and new boyfriend, Rich Dollaz.
The two have recently begun mixing business with pleasure, but could this be a recipe for disaster? Olivia Longott, the former first lady of G-Unit, is back this season working on her new album and trying to come to peace with her manager Rich dating Erica.”
“Fierce free-styling artist Joe Budden is widely considered one of hip hop’s most gifted lyricists. His Grammy award-winning song “Pump It Up” was featured in the hit movie 2 Fast 2 Furious. This ladies’ man is also known for posting about his very public relationships and break-ups online,” reports VH1.
Winter Ramos, a former assistant to Fabolous and a budding author (writing a book documenting her relationships with men in the music industry) will also appear.
Rashidah Ali, an entrepreneur working on her own shoe line titled Encore, rounds out the cast.
“Love & Hip Hop” returns for a third season Monday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. on VH1.
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