Executive producer Mona Scott-Young wants some fresh faces to help revive the poor ratings and bad reception of previous seasons.
The cast has reportedly been scaled back “due to fights, not enough storyline, unnecessary fighting/lack of dialogue, or for being boring and uninteresting.”
Here’s the reported list of who has been kicked to the curb:
4. Brittaney Taylor
5. Bianca Bonnie
6. Lil Mo
7. Karl Dargan
8. Navarro Gray
9. DJ Self
10. James R
11. Ashley Diaz
12. Sophia Body
14. Ayisha Diaz
15. JuJu ( will only make cameo appearances)
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The franchise is said to be going for a smaller cast for season 9.
Returning next season are:
Ruben (Anais Husband)
Remy Ma (appearance will be scaled back)
Executives approached three fan favorites from previous seasons, according to the report:
1. Joe Budden
2. Cyn Santana
Maino and his girlfriend Maggie Carrie are also joining the cast, along with Dave East and his girlfriend Millie.
“Love and Hip Hop NY” returns December 2018 to VH1.