VH1′s highly successful “Love & Hip Hop” reality series is back in the Big Apple with a bunch of brand new faces and brand new drama for Season 3.
Among the familiar faces on the show are Yandy Smith, Erica Mena, her fiance/manager Rich Dollaz and Olivia (aka the little engine that could), from Seasons 1 and 2, while the new cast members shaking the storyline up for Season 3 include Yandy’s longtime boyfriend Mendeecees Harris celebrity stylist Winter Ramos, fashionista and shoe consultant to the stars Rashidah Ali, satellite radio personality Jen “The Pen” Bayer, her rapper husband Consequence (from “A Tribe Called Quest”), struggling freestyle rapper Joe Budden, his ex girlfriend Tahiry Jose and his “friend,” radio personality Raqi Thunda (who Tahiry believes Joe cheated on her with).
In the first episode for Season 3, exes Tahiry and Joe have some unfinished business and are trying to redefine their friendship while dealing with interference from Joe’s “best friend” and trouble maker Raqi Thunda. Elsewhere, Rich and Erica have taken their relationship to a new level, and Yandy deals with her expanding family.
Watch “Love & Hip Hop” Season 3 Episode 1 below: