Producers of the hit VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop are expanding its franchise to Houston, Los Angeles and New Orleans.
And it appears that the Houston cast may have been selected. DivaWhispers.com reports that the Houston cast includes two rappers, a stripper, urban model, a DJ and a party promoter.
New cast members include Slim Thug, Willie D of the Geto Boyz, stripper/urban model Jhonni Blaze, DJ Hi C, urban model/aspiring actress Kristal Solis and her boyfriend Lil Keith Nelson who is a party promoter.
Slim Thug is an outspoken rapper from Houston that has grabbed plenty of headlines because of his opinions of women and drama with paternity cases. Slim, who was featured on Beyoncé’s Check On It single, once said white women treat black successful rappers like kings and that black women should bow down.
The Boss Hogg Outlawz member, who once dated Letoya Luckett, recently blasted a woman on Twitter for false paternity claims. He loves to blast people on the social media site.
Willie D is a legendary Houston rapper from the group Geto Boyz. Willie, Bushwick Bill and Scarface made up the group who had a slew of hit songs that included Mind Playing Tricks on Me and Gangsta of Love.
Willie has been out the spotlight for quite some time but remains a fixture in Houston. He often speaks at colleges and high schools.
Jhonni Blaze is a stripper at V Live gentlemen’s club in Houston. She’s appeared in Fat Joe, Diddy, and Juelz Santana videos. But she most known for her recent health scare at the strip club. She allegedly danced so hard at V Live one night that she miscarried her baby onstage.
Blaze’s text messages that revealed she was allegedly pregnant by Baltimore Ravens player Bernard Pierce were also leaked to MediaTakeOut.com. Pierce allegedly called her a ‘bitch’ in July and threatened her if she didn’t have an abortion.
DJ Hi C, whose real name is Crawford Wilkerson, is a fixture on the turntables at the parties in H-Town. But he’s also collaborated with DJ Quik and AMG and worked for Hollywood Records, Skanless Records, Tommy Boy and Rap-a-lot Records.
Kristal Solis is an urban model who has appeared in Rick Ross and Birdman videos. The Hispanic model has also been featured in Urban Ink, Show, Hip Hop Weekly, Low Rider,Custom Bikes, Hustle Bunny, Chulo, Dimepiece and Black Men magazines. She’s also an aspiring actress.
Solis boyfriend Lil Keith will also be on the show. He was rumored to have also dated model Rosa Acosta. VH1 has not officially released the cast for show but these names have leaked.
Producers are rumored to have asked Ray J and Teairra Mari to join their Los Angeles cast. The expansion has yet to be officially confirmed by VH1, but producer Mona-Scott Young has admitted her desire to expand the brand.
“I’m always kind of looking at other cities,” she said in April. “In between seasons I’m always looking to see kind of where we should move next.”
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