The Cast of Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta and Miami Talks What To Expect This Season

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The new seasons of Love & Hip-Hop are locked, loaded, and ready to go tonight. Last month, VH1 announced the back-to-back season premieres of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and Love & Hip Hop: Miami as part of VH1’s summer hot ‘Level Up Mondays’ programming. The juggernaut franchise returns to two of the hottest cities in the south for a raw behind-the-scenes look into iconic industry legends and ambitious rising stars pushing the envelope while trying to balance realities at home.

This new season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta will turn hip-hop culture on its head and remix it into a new era as Spice becomes the first artist in Love & Hip Hop history to be nominated for a Grammy while on the show. Filled with twists and turns, this season will combine emotional depth with over-the-top humor, shocking betrayals, unforeseen grief and loss, unexpected alliances, divorce, co-parenting, and long overdue family encounters.

We spoke with the cast of both this past week to get the scoop this new season.

ONE37pm: You guys are back! From what I’ve seen, this season is already off to a litty start!

Rasheeda: Oh yeah! People are really going to grasp on to all the different stories and elements and not only be entertained, but be able to get some answers. Now some things do remain unanswered, but at the end of the day the audience is going to see growth and be able to grow with us.

Joc: I think if you had to some up this particular season, it would be a culmination of all of our past seasons. It’s like seeing Scrappy and Stevie J fight. It’s like seeing Benzino get shot at his mother’s funeral. It’s like seeing what took place with Kirk and Rasheeda, and them overcoming their hurdle.

There's a lot of those big moments that I think will trigger a lot of people to really look in the mirror and ask themselves how they can learn to overcome situations and obstacles as well because it’s action-packed. I hate to talk about this season like it’s a movie, but just from looking at the trailer I had so many questions about certain things and now I’m like “Oh!” I think people are going to feel the same way.

Rasheeda: Why Thank You! Women and people in Atlanta are so full of culture and original flavor, and I think from the beginning of Love & Hip-Hop to now, we’ve been authentic. I don’t overthink stuff, I do what I feel. I’m a gemini, so one day I might wake up on some girly girl stuff, the next day might be tomboy, and then the day after that might be neutral. I just go with the flow when it comes to fashion. I do what I feel, and that’s just what it is.

Joc: You know what’s interesting? I’m coming from it like you by asking questions. Rasheeda and Sierra are always fresh, but they are even fresher now because before you couldn’t even see certain designer things because of the logos. I’m not saying that designer logos say that you are fashionably inclined or correct, but it kept them from wearing a lot of the drip that they probably would have normally worn. So now they are really going in.

Kirk: What about you Florence? What are you doing in Miami?

Florence: I love fashion! I own the biggest beauty bar in South Florida right now, and I collab with the dopest stylist right now, Celcha (Cassie Giles). We do a lot of custom pieces, and I’m from Haiti so we like to incorporate different things. You’re just going to have to watch and see! We don’t like to do the regulars. We have done some of the name brands, but most of the stuff that I wear on the show is custom made.

There you have it! The new season's premiere tonight at 8pm ET/PT. Be sure to check it out. 

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