It’s official. VH1 is bringing its wildly popular Love & Hip-Hop reality show franchise to Atlanta!

“Love & Hip-Hop,” a New-York based reality show that focuses on several women who are (or were once) romantically linked to some of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars, has already been through two seasons.

Some of the cast members include Chrissy Lampkin (fiancee of rapper Jim Jones), Olivia Longott (a female Hip-Hop recording artist who once dated Maino), Somaya Reece (an aspiring female rapper), Kimbella Vanderhee (Juelz Santana‘s baby mama) and a few others, including Teairra Mari, Yandy Smith and Erika Mena.

Earlier this week, the “Love & Hip-Hop Season 2 Reality Check” recap episode aired, giving the ladies one last and final chance to speak about the crazy events that took place over this season, and at the end of the episode, VH1 confirmed that “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” will be the next chapter for the show.

According to our friends over at Straight from the A, local rappers Diamond and Rasheeda are on board for the new installment of the series. R&B singer (and Lil Wayne Baby Mama #3) Nivea will not be joining the cast as previously reported.

There are also rumors floating around that Waka Flocka’s mom/manager Debra Antney will be joining the cast, as well as ATL celebrity assistant Rici, who would be a “Yandy” type character, but none of that has been confirmed.

It’s also being rumored that Phaedra Parks will be leaving the “Real Housewives of Atlanta”) to join “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” in some form, whether on or off camera, but that hasn’t been confirmed either.

Either way, it will definitely be interesting to see the dynamics of an ATL version of the show, given the success of the first two seasons.

VH1 did something similar with “Basketball Wives L.A.” and it turned out that version of the show was much better than the original! So we’ll just have to wait and see how everything pans out.

Will you be watching?

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