Are These Chrissy and Emily B’s New Replacements on ‘Love and Hip Hop’?

July 3, 2012  |  

With the attention that “Love & Hip-Hop” Atlanta has been getting, I know Mona Scott-Young can’t wait to bring the show back up north, but not before she finds two women who can take the place of Chrissy Lampkin, who is getting her own show with Jim Jones, and Emily B, who’s probably chasing Fab around somewhere. Rumor has it Mona has already found those two women though, in the person of Tahiry Rose, Joe Budden’s ex-girlfriend, and a video vixen named Yoncee.

Here’s a little background on Tahiry, according to Necole Bitchie:

Joe was with his main squeeze Tahiry for about 5 years strong until they called it quits back in 2009. Later that same year, Joe snatched up Latina model/music artist Somaya Reece [From Love & Hip-Hop NYC]. For a hot second, he was flaunting her around as his new arm candy but it wasn’t long before that relationship ended badly and, in true Joe Budden fashion, he went in on Somaya and aired her out via Twitter and YouTube. Needless to say, things got real ugly real fast.

To make a long story short. Homemade youtube videos were made from both Somaya and Joe Budden with “F***in lunatic” insults and “erectile dysfuntion” claims by Somaya. In the meantime, Tahiry managed to stay pretty lowkey for the most part until a video of her mocking Somaya surfaced on the internet. Now Somaya and Tahiry hate each other. More recently, rumors of Tahiry and Joey rekindling their spark have been swirling since an emotional viral video of the two discussing their past relationship woes hit the net last December. This was after Joe Budden put his girlfriend at the time, Esther Baxter on blast in a song.

Though it seemed like Somaya wouldn’t be returning to the show because she felt like she didn’t get enough attention last season, if Tahiry is in fact joining the cast, producers are probably willing to give her just about anything she wants to come back and stir up drama—and give her that camera time she wants.

Nicole Bitchie also figures that if Somaya doesn’t come back, Esther Baxter will be the next best thing for the makings of ratchet TV. I wonder if Joe Budden will appear on the show though?

In other replacement news, The Jasmine Brand has an unconfirmed report that Yoncee will also be taking a vacant spot in the cast. Considering she’s a close friend of Tahiry’s and she has the same manager as Emily B and Erica Dixon (of ‘Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta’) we can probably consider her addition to the show a done deal. Though it doesn’t appear she’s romantically linked to any rappers, she’s a part of the industry as a video model and will essentially be the Erica Mena of the group.

Speaking of, Olivia’s manager Rich Dollaz is now managing Erica, who had the beef with Kimbella, and Nicole Bitchie speculates the two might try to force a relationship to give themselves a better story line. Unfortunately that means Olivia will still be the girl trying to make her career happen 12 years later, and I think we’ve all seen enough of that.

We’ll have to wait for VH1 to confirm the reports before we know anything for sure, but this definitely sounds like an interesting, drama-filled circle, i.e. exactly what they’re looking for.

Would you be interested in seeing Joe Budden’s ex and her best friend join the cast?

Brande Victorian is the news and operations editor for Follow her on twitter @Be_Vic.

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