Yandy Smith
Yandy Smith will be a cast member on “Love & Hip Hop: New York” Season 8. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

The “Love & Hip Hop” franchise will be returning to New York for its eighth season on VH1 Monday night. While there are some cast members who have been on the show from the very beginning, there are several new faces joining the series and these newbies are more than ready to take on the many challenges that the concrete jungle throws their way.

Before tuning into episode 1, check out the “Love & Hip Hop: New York” Season 8 cast below:

Yandy Smith

Yandy has been a part of the “LHHNY” world since the early days, so there’s no surprise that she is front and center for the latest season of the series. Fans have become obsessed with Yandy and Mendeecees Harris’ love story but now that the man in her life is locked up in prison, the tension in their relationship has taken a turn for the worst.

Bianca Bonnie

While ambitious, Bianca continues to let her smart mouth get the best of her and finds herself in confrontational situations. This season, Bianca’s past with newcomer Brittney Taylor will be brought to light as the two women fight over who will be the more successful artist on the New York scene.


The “Once Upon a Time” artist is more than ready to release new music under Gwinin Entertainment, however, her new boyfriend, James R, seems to have a big issue with her boss. With James’ wandering eye and MariahLynn’s short temper, their relationship may come to an explosive end.

Remy Ma And Papoose

Papoose and Remy Ma
Papoose and Remy Ma will be cast members on “Love & Hip Hop: New York” Season 8. Maury Phillips/Getty Images
Remy is at the peak of her career, after winning a BET Award as Best Female Artist. The rapper has continued to encourage women to unite in the heavily dominated hip-hop music industry, but will she let her desire to be great get in the way of creating a family? This season, viewers will see Remy and Papoose go through the IVF process, but with their busy schedules and careers, having a baby may not be the best idea.

DJ Self

DJ Self
DJ Self will be a cast member on “Love & Hip Hop: New York” Season 8. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

The Power 105.1 DJ is eager to expand his Gwinin Entertainment empire and has added a new artist to his roster, Dreamdoll. While they work to develop her career, Dreamdoll finds herself falling for Safaree Samuels.

Lil Mo

Lil Mo
Lil Mo will be a cast member on “Love & Hip Hop: New York” Season 8. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
Known for her hit songs in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, Mo is working on putting out new music. However, her journey to new music has been complicated by her dedication to being a wife and a mother, while cheating rumors plague her marriage to Karl Dargan.

Jonathan Fernandez

New to the “LHHNY” franchise, Jonathan will definitely bring the drama this season. When he is not working as an image consultant and developing his cosmetics line, Jonathan is attempting to enjoy his relationship with up and coming artist, Trent Crews. However, when Jonathan suspects Trent is straying from their relationship, he comes up with a plan to catch his boyfriend in the act.


Anais is new to the “LHHNY” scene, but is well versed in the world of music. Already a star in the Latin market, Anais is looking to break into the New York scene. Although she is married, Anais’ presence in her manager Navarro Gray’s life poses a big threat to his relationship with girlfriend Ashley Diaz.


Following the end of her relationship with J Adrienne, Snoop is hoping to find the one she can finally settle down with, but in the meantime, her main priority will be growing her record label.

Safaree Samuels

Safaree Samuels
Safaree Samuels will be a cast member on “Love & Hip Hop: New York” Season 8. Greg Doherty/Getty Images

Fans may recognize Safaree from the “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” franchise, but the Brooklyn native has decided to move back to his old stomping grounds in order to be closer to his family. Although he will be focused on growing his brand, Safaree has every intention of having a good time while living in the city that never sleeps.


After rallying support from her girls following the release of her book, “Secrets of a Jewel,” Juju is hoping that her friends will have the same enthusiasm when she attempts to cast them in a play based on the book.


The Harlem born rapper has worked with some of the hottest artists in the hip-hop music industry and is dealing with the realities of fame. When Jacquae begins dating Sophia Body, who has a notorious reputation, he is surprised to find that those closest to him can’t bring themselves to support his new relationship

Rich Dollaz

Rich Dollaz
Rich Dollaz will be a cast member on “Love & Hip Hop: New York” Season 8. Brian Ach/Getty Images

After being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Rich is trying to turn his life around and focus on his business. However, when he meets an up-and-coming artist, the notorious creep squad member will sink back into his old ways.

“Love & Hip Hop: New York” Season 8 premieres Monday at 8 p.m. EDT on VH1.