“Basketball Wives LA” is adding two new cast members for Season 5! It was announced that model Angel Love and celebrity DJ LaTosha Duffey will be joining the cast for the upcoming season of the VH1 reality show. The ladies are most likely replacing Draya Michele and Mehgan James, who both previously announced that they were leaving the series.
According to VH1.com, Angel and LaTosha (who goes by DJ Duffey) will be joining returning cast members Angel Brinks, Brandi Maxiell, Malaysia Pargo, Jackie Christie, Tami Roman and Shaunie O’Neal. “Basketball Wives LA” Season 5 is set to premiere July 17.
On Friday, DJ Duffey confirmed she was joining the show, posting on Instagram she thought it was time she shared her good news with her fans. “I will be a full time cast member on this seasons VH1 #basketballwivesla and I’m so blessed and lucky to be apart of such a great show,” she wrote. Apparently, DJ Duffey is close friends with Brandi, who helped her get a spot on the cast.
Angel Love also had a little help getting cast on the show. In an Instagram post Saturday, the model revealed she’s good friends with Angel Brinks. “OMG!!! I’m so blessed and super excited to announce to you guys that I’ll be joining one of #VH1 hottest reality shows #basketballwivesLa as a new cast member,” she posted. “Mark my words when I tell you guys THIS SEASON WILL BE LIKE NO OTHER!!”
So who are Angel Love and DJ Duffey? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the new “Basketball Wives LA” cast members.
Even though DJ Duffey has become known as one of the top female DJs, she hasn’t been in the industry very long. According to the Dallas Observer, she’s been DJing only a few years but has landed some high-profile gigs such as the NBA All-Star Weekend and Amber Rose’s Slut Walk 2015. She’s also the official DJ for New Orleans rapper Curren$y.
In addition to entertaining at some of the hottest nightclubs in Los Angeles, DJ Duffy is a single mom. Her young son, with ex-husband Brian Jackson from the New York Giants, is often featured in some of her Instagram posts. According to the Jasmine Brand, there was also a rumor that the DJ once dated Drake.
Angel Love is a model and has been featured on the cover of Black Vixen. It’s not clear how she’s connected to the basketball world, but she does have an infant daughter she often shares pictures and videos of. According to her Instagram page, she’s also an ER registered nurse.