There are rumors that the cast of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” is about to get a major shakeup. According to reports, producers want to fire about half the cast before filming for Season 4 starts.
On Monday, Wetpaint reported that producers thought there were “too many” cast members on Season 3 and are considering letting some people go. Some of the names speculated to be on the chopping block is Teairra Mari, Fizz, Shanda Deynce and her husband Willie Taylor, and newbie Safaree Samuels. The outlet also reported that Soulja Boy was going to be fired, but the rapper announced last month that he was quitting the reality TV series because it was “too ratchet” for his brand.
None of the aforementioned cast members have commented on the firing rumors, and VH1 typically doesn’t respond to casting speculation.
Although it’s not clear if producers are actually planning a massive firing spree, we made a list of all the cast members we hope to see next year on Season 4 of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.”
Princess Love and Ray J: Season 3 focused on Princess and Ray J’s rocky road to the altar. There were a few times we weren’t sure they would make it to their wedding day, but the couple tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony during the finale. We would love to see Season 4 explore Ray J and Princess’ lives as newlyweds. Plus, Princess still has some unfinished business with Moniece Slaughter.
Brandi Boyd and Max Lux: Brandi was extremely entertaining this season. From jumping on cars to barking like a dog in a restaurant, Brandi wasn’t afraid to show who she really is. It was nice getting to see more of Brandi and Max’s family, and we hope VH1 continues to explore that.
Moniece Slaughter: Moniece found herself in a bunch of drama this season. She was feuding with Brandi and Princess, and she had to deal with some of her cast members getting their hands on her sex tape. It’s clear Moniece still has some issues with the ladies, which is something Season 4 could explore. If she’s brought back, the new season could also focus on her relationship with Digg the Kicks.
Masika Kalysha: After quitting the show, Masika returned for Season 3 and we would love to see more from her on Season 4. Masika is known for one-liner jabs at her co-stars, but she’s also busy being a single mom and running her empire.
Nikki Mudarris: We have to be honest: we don’t see Miss Nikki Baby leaving the show. Ever since joining in the first season, Nikki has become a fan-favorite cast member. She isn’t afraid to put some of her female (and male) co-stars in their place, but she also doesn’t apologize for being a total boss. We could definitely see Season 4 exploring more of her love life, especially since it seems like things are heating up with Rosa Acosta. Or is she back with Safaree Samuels?
Lyrica and A1: New cast members Lyrica and A1 were a pleasant surprise on Season 3. It was nice getting to see Lyrica and A1’s relationship play out, but both of their moms stole the show. Pam and Lyrica G fought all season, but thankfully were able to make amends towards the end of the season.
Hazel-E: Hazel wasn’t an official cast member, but she did make an appearance on the show and during the reunion. Although Hazel quit the series to focus on other things, it would be interesting if producers talked her into joining the Season 4 cast.
Tell us in the comments which cast members you hope return for Season 4 of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” and don’t forget to check out part two of the reunion Monday at 8 p.m. EST on VH1.