Exclusive: ‘Love & Hip Hop: Houston’ In Works Again, Production Scouting Potential Talent
Do you think the third time will be the charm for a “Love & Hip Hop: Houston” series?
theJasmineBrand exclusively reports that “Love & Hip Hop: Houston” is reportedly in the works, once again. You may recall that in 2016 rumors surfaced that the reality series was making its way to the Texas city. At the time, it was speculated that the cast would include Jhonni Blaze, Mehgan James, DJ E, professional boxers/twins Jermall and Jermell Charlo, J. Prince Jr. (son of Rap-A-Lot Records co-founder J Prince), and promoter Lil Keith. Musical artists Sauce Twinz, Kirko Bangz, Just Brittany, and Propain were also rumored to be a part of the 2016 cast.
It was ultimately reported that filming was indefinitely paused due to safety concerns for the crew. Allegedly, extreme violence between the cast and issues with locals caused production to shut down multiple times. Insiders close to the franchise previously told us,
“The Houston situation was too chaotic. Producers and the network were concerned for the safety of the people involved so they ended it.”
Then in 2018, it was said that producers of the reality franchise were trying again to create a Houston version. Somehow reports even surfaced that former “Destiny’s Child” member LeToya Luckett signed on to join the project. However, she quickly shut that down with a post shared online.
“Hey Loves! So yeaaa NO! I am NT on the new season of ‘Love & Hip Hop Houston’. Not sure where that even came from. BUT u can catch me on Season 3 of Single Ladies on VH1 #Felicia.”
According to our sources, executives of the “Love & Hip Hop” franchise are serious about bringing the series to Houston. Insiders tell us that conversations surrounding the potential spin-off have picked up again and VH1 is scouting for talent. It’s currently unclear who they have their eyes on, but it could possibly be an entirely new line-up from the 2016 and 2018 rumored participants.
In 2021, the reality show revealed that Texas native Megan Thee Stallion once auditioned for a spot on its roster. In her tape, she said,
“Megan Thee Stallion is just gonna become a household name. Like when you’re talking about those poppin’ rappers, I’m definitely gonna be in that conversation.”
“Love & Hip Hop” first premiered in 2011 and followed famed hip-hop artists and their loved ones in New York City. Since then, the series has grown, extending its reach to other cities such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Miami.
Who would you like to see on “Love & Hip Hop: Houston”? Tell us in the comments below!