‘Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta’ Season 6 Premiere On VH1: Meet The Cast
Season 6 of reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta returned much sooner than fans expected. The newest season will premiere next Monday, much to fans’ anticipation. A lot occurred in its last season, which ran from April 2016 to August 2016. Between pregnancies, break ups, and make ups, viewers had a lot to keep track of.
The series, the second installment of the Love & Hip Hop franchise, first premiered in 2012 on VH1, and is the highest-rated installment of the franchise. It tracks the lives of a select group of people in Atlantic involved in hip hop music.
Before the season 6 premieres, it’ll be wise to check out who will star in the cast, lest you be caught in a swirl of confusion.
The Puerto Rican princess returns to the cast, which she first joined in 2012, appearing as Stevie J’s new artist. A rapper, singer, and actress, Hernandez becomes romantically entangled with Stevie J, much to the outrage of his girlfriend, Mimi Faust. This gave birth to the juicy love triangle that became the show’s leading storyline, and ensured Hernandez’s presence in all six seasons of the show.
Hernandez has also landed a recurring role on the Fox series “Star” and a co-hosting gig on “The Real” for a week. With all that on her plate, the rapper still makes time for the drama involved on “Love & Hip Hop.”
Another primary cast member of the series, Stevie J first appeared on the show in 2012. The love triangle between his then girlfriend Faust and later partner Hernandez was the source of much gossip. Jordan and Hernandez became a hot couple in the hip-hop world, making cameo appearances in music videos with Missy Elliot and Lil Wayne.
Stevie, whose full name is Steven Aaron Jordan, first rose to fame as a member of Bad Boy Records’ “Hitmen” in the 1990s. He has often worked with Sean “Puffy” Combs, producing Bad Boy projects with him. He has also worked with Mariah Carey, with whom he was nominated for a Grammy for in 1997 for his contribution on her album Butterfly.
Mimi Faust also appeared on the show’s first season in 2012, starring as Stevie J’s long-time girlfriend. She has a daughter, Eva Jordan, with Stevie J, and struggles to co-parent her with Stevie, amid the feud with his lover Hernandez.
Faust is also known for her 2014 sex tape with then-boyfriend Nikko London. A year later, she admitted that the tape was staged and not leaked as she had originally claimed.
An aspiring rapper, singer, and entrepreneur, Redd has a daughter, Jasmine Lewis, and is of Trinidadian ethnicity. The show focuses on her love life, which include her escapades with Benzino, Yung Joc, Scrapp DeLeon and Lyfe Jennings.
She has a reputation for being “messy” and lying about her age. When we had left her in the fifth season, she had posed for Playboy and started hosting a morning show for their radio.
A hip hop recording artist best known for his single “It’s Goin’ Down,” Joc joined the show in 2014 as a supporting cast member. Joc has struggled with commitment on hte show, and can’t seem to give up the party lifestyle.
These five are just part of the larger ensemble cast, which will also include Jessica Dime, Tommie Lee, Rasheeda Frost, Scrappy and Bambi, Momma Dee, Lovely Mimi, Sierra Gates, and Moriah Lee.
Tune in next Monday on VH1 to witness the inevitable drama unfold.