Give ATL A Run For Their Money: The Has-Beens and B-List Celebs Who Should Be On Love & Hip Hop New York

October 22, 2012  |  
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“Love and Hip Hop” is an amazing show, mainly because it brings together women of all socio-economic backgrounds (cubicle-dwellers, hoodrats, executives) to bear witness to the intriguing of lives of rappers and the women who love them. After the show’s second season and the drama that went down between Chrissy “Iron Fist” Lampkin and producer Mona Scott-Young, it’s doubtful that the Jones clan will be back in the spotlight under the “Love & Hip Hop” banner. If this show, which gave the world Mama Jones and her “PumKash,” lives past the 3rd season, it should cast the following women to spice up prime time TV with their boughetto shenanigans and hold down the L&HH brand.


The Queen of Baby Hair Sideburns and High Mistress of Thigh Thickness (aka Nelly’s girl), Ashanti is someone we haven’t seen in a minute, and it’d be nice to know how she’s doing. Add to that the fact that her boo-thang’s tour bus was recently busted for having a grip of work in Texas, and that makes her storyline something


Debbie Lorenzo

The wife of hip-hop mogul Irv Gotti is no stranger to VH1 – she and her husband kept it really real on their show “Gotti’s Way.”  She seemed down to earth, someone that the everyday viewer could identify with. Everyone can’t be crazy. The only thing that could potentially be an issue is that Ashanti allegedly had an affair with her husband, which could make things a little awkward on the set if the two were ever to come face to face.



Ms. Pep is always a lot of fun and would add a bit of old-school spunk to the set. Famous for her “Shoop” and “Let’s Talk About Sex” raunchiness, Pepa is in touch with her sexuality and would bring a Millie Jackson-esque sense of the debauchery to the atmosphere.


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Teyana Taylor

Beautiful, big haired, and still trying to make it in the entertainment industry, Teyana’s Harlem bombast and rock hard abs would be a come up, both for the show and for the ingénue. She seems like she has a bit of sass to shake up the old heads, and could definitely get herself more widely known from appearing in front of the reality TV cameras.

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Azealia Banks

Another Harlemite, the dirty-mouthed mermaid is starting to blast off, so why not catch this rising star before she becomes the next (insert high profile lady rapper name here).  She’s young, she’s fun, and she says what’s on her mind. Oh, and she actually has music out that people like fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld are listening to.

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Foxy Brown

Where is Inga Marchand? At least if she showed up on the set of L&HH she could make an attempt to regain her footing in the realm of relevance.  In every recent appearance Foxy has been more ‘ill’ than “Ill Na Na.” Maybe a quasi-staged reality show would give her the opportunity to get back right.

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Rocsi Diaz

Now that Rocsi is no longer employed counting down jams at “106 & Park,” maybe she can make her coins presiding over the wives and mistresses of the L&HH. She’s been seen out and about with high-profile actors, and is no stranger to scandal. Surely she’d have some mess unique perspectives to bring to the table.

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  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    Ashanti is not the High Mistress, she’s the High Priestess. . .

  • StephLuv

    I would love to see this cast. All these women would bring it. Tired of the video models and aspiring girlfriends of rappers. These ladies could rep NYC the way it should be done.

  • Ms. Bee

    No thanks to Teyana Taylor, Azelia Banks or Rocsi Diaz. We do not want. But I would absolutely tune in if Inga Foxy Brown Marchand showed up. I’m sure she would slap somebody on the very first show.

  • dbatt001

    sorry to say but Rocsi is not ratchet enough…she will be boring…ughh what has reality tv standards come to? smh

  • IllyPhilly

    This list is actually dead on. I don’t think you’d get as much fighting though. The other chicks were cling-on girls and/or straight up nobodies. I feel like Ashanti is still living lovely she might be too big for that. Foxy should get on and air out where her and Amil stand about Jay-Z cuz I wanna know what happened.

  • I wont be watching LHHNYC. Way too much drama. ATL had a lot of drama but it wasn’t overbearing and there wasn’t any bullying (as my memory serves me anyway). But as for the list. Some of them I agree with. Like Teyana Taylor, I love her. And Irv Gotti’s wife. Although I did see their reality show and she is basically another MiMi and Emily B. Ashanti and Rocsi probably wouldnt do it because they probably feel their celebrity status is above a shared reality show with a bunch of ratchet d-list wanna be celebs.

  • Meyaka

    I want the show cancelled…

    • IllyPhilly

      Damn, tell ’em how you feel.