Yuuup. You read right Atlanta’s own Soulja Boy is finally headed to reality television and it was only a matter of time.
Mona Scott-Young has been in Soulja Boy’s ear for years trying to get him to join the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta but it seems that the young rapper never fully committed to the cause.
Soulja Boy had originally been cast on LHHATL as the love interest of Scrappy’s ex-Fiance Diamond but I guess they couldn’t pay him enough to keep up the facade in his hometown.
Now the ‘Crank Dat’ rapper has finally reconsidered but instead of being added to the ratchet cast of his Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Soulja Boy went for the big bucks and is now going to be the anchor in a new spin off version of the popular hood drama!
Many say that Soulja Boy’s addition to the cast is a last-ditch effort to pump some life into the show.
The LHHLA cast currently includes:
Ray-J: Brandy’s Brother, Actor/R&B singer
Teairra Marí: (Ray-J’s ex girlfriend and former Love & Hip Hop New York cast member)
Princess Love: (Ray-J’s current girlfriend)
Morgan Hardman (Ray-J’s assistant)
Omarion: Former B2K boyband singer/actor
Apryl Jones: (Omarion’s baby mama)
Yung Berg: Rapper
Yesi Ortiz (Power 106 DJ)
Miss Joie (Bow Wow’s baby mama)
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According to TMZ, sources close to production claim that the show has been struggling with weak story lines and uninteresting characters, so producers felt they needed to add a big name rapper to liven things up.
Right now … Ray J is the biggest star on “L&HHLA” … and producers think he and Soulja Boy will be a huge hit together. Sources close to Ray J say he’s pumped about his new co-star.
Welp… if drama doesn’t live in town, it’s always best to ship it in, right Mona? Just ask Stevie J & Benzino. At least now we know why Soulja Boy was flossing fake cash a few weeks ago (click HERE if you missed that)… he was probably being filmed for one of Love & Hip Hop’s fake scenes. 😯
What do you think of Soulja Boy’s addition to Love & Hip Hop L.A.’s cast?
Will you be tuning in?