‘Love & Hip Hop New York’ Cast Reportedly On Strike After Bitter Contract Dispute With VH1 Execs
There appears to be a bit of tension on the set of popular reality show, Love & Hip Hop New York between VH1 executives and nearly the show’s cast members.
According to TMZ, the entire cast was supposed to report to set on Tuesday to film next season’s trailer and only half of them showed up! Sources say the rest of the cast stayed home in an effort to protest their dissatisfaction with the way that recent contract negotiations went down. Word on the street is that some cast members want double what they made last season!
But wait, there’s more. The source also said that the cast members who did show up to film got upset when they learned of their co-stars’ decision to protest. Feeling that they were also entitled to contract revisions, they too decided to protest and stormed off of the set.
We hear that money isn’t the only issue, though. While some cast members are asking for more money, others are pissed at the manner in which they were portrayed on the show last season and want more control over the footage that gets aired. An insider says that emergency negotiation meetings are being held sometime this week. Supposedly, the displeased cast hopes that their demands will be met by the end of this week. If not, they plan to continue their protest until they get what they want.
Mona Scott-Young probably isn’t too pleased about all of this. VH1 has yet to comment on the speculations.
What do you think of this?