Originally posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
VH1 released a 30-second trailer full of unspecified drama in advance of season nine of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” which returns Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m.
Yes, the show has made it to season nine and several originals remain, including Mimi Faust, Stevie J, Yung Joc, Lil Scrappy, Rasheeda Frost and Karlie Redd.
The show will likely release more detailed plotlines later but all VH1 gave out was who would show up this season (and not specifying who gets “main” billing.)
In all likelihood, the first six or seven or so listed below are primary cast members and everyone else shows up in varying degrees. This may clue us in that Sierra Gates may have gotten a promotion.
There appear to be no major departures from season 8 though Spice and Scrapp de Leon (who were promoted to star status last season) may have been demoted again. Yung Joc was moved up to regular status for the first time last season as well and he is still listed high up.
Pooh Hicks and Che Mack, who appeared quite a bit season 8 in supporting roles, were not listed below.
There are two new female rappers listed as newbies: LightSkinKeisha and Kiyomi Leslie.
- Rasheeda Frost (OG)
- Stevie J (OG)
- Karlie Redd (OG)
- Yung Joc (OG)
- Sierra Gates (first showed up season 6)
- Mimi Faust (OG)
- Scrappy (OG)
- Kirk Frost (OG)
- Scrapp Deleon (joined as supporting player season 5)
- Bambi (OG)
- Spice (started as guest season 6)
- Kendra Robinson (season 8 arrival)
- Alexis Skyy (made some appearances seasons 5 and 6)
- Momma Dee (OG)
- Rod “Shooter” Gates (appeared season 6 and 7 in supporting roles)
- Akbar V (arrived season 8)
- BK Brasco (arrived season 7)
- Shekinah (arrived season 8)
- Karen "KK" King (first showed up season 5)
- Tokyo Vanity (arrived season 7)
- Kiyomi Leslie (new!) Thisrapper has 846,000 followers on Instagram, most of which features glamour shots galore. She is Bow Wow’s ex girlfriend and appeared on “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” on WE-TV.
- LightSkinKeisha (new!). Another rapper with 1.7 million Instragram followers.
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