"Love & Hip Hop: New York" is back. The VH1 reality show kicks off Season 6 episode 1 by introducing a few of the new cast members and catching up with its veteran stars.
The show begins with Remy Ma performing her song “Whuteva,” and then meeting up with her friend and cast member Rashidah Ali backstage. This season will follow Remy Ma as she transitions to life as a free woman. The rapper was released last year from a New York prison after serving a little over six years. Viewers will also get to see more of Remy Ma's relationship with her husband rapper Papoose.
In the premiere, Papoose is trying to keep Remy Ma out of trouble because she's on parole. The "Conceited" rapper has be in her home by a certain time every night, and Papoose wants to make sure she never misses her curfew. Papoose explains to the camera that he doesn't want to lose his wife again and will do anything to make sure she doesn't go back to prison.
Also during the episode, Papoose asks Remy Ma about them having a child. The pair has kids from previous relationships, but Papoose is ready for them to have a baby together. She tells him that she wants to have an actual wedding first -- they got married over the phone while she was in prison --and then she'll start thinking about having a baby. Papoose surprises Remy Ma by taking her to a castle in New York where they can have their ceremony. He also gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him again.
While Papoose and Remy Ma's relationship is going strong, veteran cast members Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris are facing the possibility of him going to jail again after he singed a plea deal. Yandy is desperate to keep moving forward and not focus on the negative, while Mendeecees worries that she's not facing the reality of the situation. Earlier this month, Mendeecees and Yandy learned that he is headed back to prison for eight years.
Peter Gunz also makes an appearance on the "Love & Hip Hop: New York" Season 6 premiere, and his situation with Tara Wallace and Amina Buddafly is just as messy as it was last season. Peter is cheating on Amina with Tara, and both ladies are now living in the same apartment building. Amina accuses her husband of sleeping with Tara, but Peter denies it.
Throughout the episode fans are also introduced to a few of the new cast members including Power 105.1's DJ Self, rappers Young B and Mariah Lynn and rap duo BBOD (Sexxy Lexxy and Moe Money).
Yandy is managing Young B, who made the 2005 hit "Chicken Noodle Soup.” Young B wants to get her career going and asks Yandy for her help so she signs the rapper up for a cypher DJ Self is having so she can see how Young B performs on stage.
Yandy doesn't know that Young B's nemesis Moe is also in the cypher with Sexxy Lexxy and Mariah Lynn. During the freestyle battle, Moe takes jabs at Young B who fires back with her own diss lines. After the cypher Moe confronts Young B and the two ladies almost get into a fight but security hold them apart. Rashidah Ali, who's managing BBOD, is annoyed that Moe almost gets into a fight and worries that it could ruin her reputation.
Unfortunately, the episode ends with no sign of new cast member Cardi B. The former stripper has already become a fan favorite this season.
"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Season 6 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on VH1.