EXCLUSIVE: Love & Hip Hop & Black Ink Crew Franchises Get “Pandemic” Check
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, some of the VH1 non-scripted shows are still being compensated, despite filming being on hold due to the CoronaVirus pandemic. We’re told that the cast of the Love & Hip Hop, along with Black Ink Crew franchises are two of the series that are receiving payments.
A source tells us that all returning cast members from those particular shows will receive a “pandemic check” to help provide financial assistance while being unable to work due to COVID-19. We’re told:
“The Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink Crew franchises were completely shut down at one point, like a lot of other productions – it’s a big hit for some of the cast because this was so unexpected.”
A source says that not all VH1 non-scripted shows have received a pandemic check.
There’s no word on when and how filming for any of the shows will resume.
Love & Hip Hop documents the personal and professional lives of several hip hop and R&B musicians, performers, managers, and record producers residing in various metropolitan areas of the United States.
The original franchise version, Love & Hip Hop: New York, premiered on March 6, 2011. Its success resulted in spin-offs based in Atlanta, Hollywood, and Miami.
Black Ink Crew (also known as Black Ink Crew: New York) premiered in 2013. It chronicles the daily operations and staff drama at an African American-owned and operated tattoo shop in Harlem, New York. The spinoff Black Ink Crew: Chicago premiered in 2015. A spinoff titled Black Ink Crew: Compton premiered in 2019.