It’s been years since Chrissy Lampkin appeared on Love and Hip Hop, one of the original cast members who helped the franchise expand into what it is today. But she has done a number of reality TV shows since then, including her own spin-off, Chrissy & Mr. Jones, Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never and Marriage Bootcamp, proving each time that she’s still good TV. So when word got out that she and longtime partner Jim Jones would be returning to Love and Hip Hop for Season 10, many people were excited, and based on the first preview of the new season, she’s not going to disappoint in bringing the drama — and making the rules.
In a clip that came out after the Love and Hip Hop Hollywood episode on Monday night, we see an old clip of Chrissy jumping on Kimbella Vanderhee, and then we see present-day Chrissy, surprisingly, getting friendly with Kimbella. People are allowed to grow and do better (because how long does one really need to be out here fighting?), but it is certainly a shock to see the two women hanging out based on their history. Still, their connection to Diplomats men Jim and Juelz Santana likely made it impossible for them to not cross paths over the years. It will be interesting to see how this relationship will develop on camera.
But someone not impressed with it is clearly Yandy Smith-Harris. She and Kimbella have not been in a good place since Season 9, when the two disagreed about the story behind how Kimbella ended up creating quite the fuss at a party that featured the mothers of Mendeecees’ sons. Upset about that, Kimbella slammed Yandy and questioned her motives for adopting her daughter Infinity, which created a major rift with Yandy once they tried to work things out. By the end of the season, Kimbella was pregnant and alone after Juelz was sent to prison, and she claimed Yandy had not come around whatsoever to support. All that being said, Yandy clearly feels some type of way about Kim finding support in Chrissy.
In addition to all of that good TV, Tahiry Jose will be returning to possibly interact with Joe Budden, who is still a cast member along with his former fiancée, Cyn Santana. Other confirmed throwback faces we will see this season include Somaya Reece and Erica Mena, who will of course appear with new husband Safaree Samuels.
We’re already shook by the short preview of what is to come, with Chrissy reminding folks that “I’m not here to be disrespected,” so we’ll certainly be tuning in when Season 10 premieres December 16 on VH1.
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