Love & Hip Hop may be visiting Atlanta for now, but VH1 is gearing up to bring the show back home to New York for a third season. And with two of their major cast members out of the picture (Chrissy and Emily B) producers are pulling out all the stops to keep viewers tuned in, including snagging model Tahiry Rose and her ex-boyfriend Joe Budden to appear on the show.
Of course, it wouldn’t be reality TV without drama so just to make things a little more interesting, producers are trying to get Somaya Reece, who’s also been linked to Joe Budden, to sign on for another season. [Messsssy!!!]
To give you a little back story on these folks, Joe was with his main squeeze Tahiry for about 5 years strong until they called it quits back in 2009. Later that same year, Joe snatched up Latina model/music artist Somaya Reece. For a hot second, he was flaunting her around as his new arm candy but it wasn’t long before that relationship ended badly and, in true Joe Budden fashion, he went in on Somaya and aired her out via Twitter and YouTube. Needless to say, things got real ugly, real fast.
Homemade youtube videos were made by both Somaya and Joe Budden with “F-ckin lunatic” insults and “erectile dysfuntion” claims by Somaya. In the meantime, Tahiry managed to stay pretty lowkey for the most part until a video of her mocking Somaya surfaced on the internet. Now Somaya and Tahiry hate each other. More recently, rumors of Tahiry and Joey rekindling their flame have been swirling since an emotional viral video of the two discussing their past relationship woes hit the net last December. This was after Joe Budden put his girlfriend at the time, Esther Baxter on blast in a song.
[Yes, that is a lot to keep up with.]
It’s safe to say, if Somaya decides that she does not want to come back, Esther Baxter is next on the list of possible replacements.
In other L&HH news, Olivia’s manager Rich Dollaz is managing model Erica Mena and they may force a relationship next season to keep things interesting.