List of Love & Hip Hop: Miami cast members

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Love & Hip Hop: Miami is the fourth installment of the Love & Hip Hop reality television franchise. It premiered on January 1, 2018 on VH1 and chronicles the lives of several people in the Miami area, involved with hip hop music.[1][2]

The series has a large ensemble cast. 9 people have appeared in the opening credits as leading cast members. The show features a sprawling supporting cast, with 20 people credited as "additional cast" or "featured" in the show's end credits. These secondary cast members appear in green screen confessional segments and (for the most part) have the same amount of screen time and storyline focus as the show's main cast members.

The cast of Love & Hip Hop: Miami's current season will consist of Trina, Prince, Amara La Negra, Shay Johnson, Gunplay, Veronica Vega, Bobby Lytes, Jojo Zarur and Trick Daddy.


Cast timeline

Cast member Seasons
1 2
Trina Starring
Prince Starring
Amara La Negra Starring
Gunplay Starring
Veronica Vega Starring
Bobby Lytes Starring
Shay Johnson Starring
Trick Daddy Starring
Jojo Zarur Also Starring Starring

Original cast members[edit]


Katrina Laverne Taylor (born December 3, 1974), known professionally as Trina, is a rapper.[3][4] Trina was born and raised in Liberty City to a Dominican father and Bahamian mother. She made her rap debut on Trick Daddy's 1998 Billboard Hot 100 single "Nann Nigga" and rose to fame in the early 2000s with the release of her debut album Da Baddest Bitch. She is openly bisexual and has been romantically linked with fellow rappers Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy and French Montana.[5][6] Trina appeared previously in the franchise on the spin-off K. Michelle: My Life, acting as K's friend and mentor.

The series chronicles her latest music projects, including the launch of TNT, her new joint album with Trick Daddy, as well as her sixth solo album The One. The first season explores her family life, including her strained relationship with her flamboyant cousin Bobby, who is in a violent feud with her assistant Alvin, and her cousin Joy, who is trying to find closure after the failure of her marriage to Trick.[7] In season two, tensions with Trick Daddy explode as she struggles to finish their album.

Trina also makes a guest appearance on season eight of Love & Hip Hop: New York while filming a music video with her protégé Brittney Taylor.


Christopher Michael Harty (born September 30, 1989), known professionally as Prince and also known as Prince Michael, is a promoter, brand ambassador, model and rapper. He is the self-proclaimed "Fresh Prince of South Beach", born and raised in South Miami to Jamaican parents.[8][9] He endured a rough life as a teenager and young adult, including two years in a juvenile facility and several years homeless, which led to a series of arrests from 2010 until 2013 for theft, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He eventually turned his life around and landed a job with Varsity LG, one of Miami's largest event promotions companies.[10][11] In 2015, he appeared in Trina's music video for her single "Fuck Boy".

The series chronicles the excesses of his "party boy" lifestyle, which has put a strain on his relationship with Liz, his girlfriend of three years. In the first season, a violent brawl at the launch of his denim line, Roielte, sparks an intense rivalry with fellow party promoter Michelle Pooch. During the season, he and Liz break up, and at the reunion, he is exposed as having cheated on her with Gabby. In the second season, he embarks on a music career under the name Papii Sham Poo and rekindles his relationship with Liz, leading to a violent fall out with Bobby.

Amara La Negra[edit]

Diana Danelys De Los Santos (born October 4, 1990), known professionally as Amara La Negra, is a singer and entertainer. La Negra is an Afro-Latina of Dominican descent. She grew up in Miami as the only child of a single mother who immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic.[12][13][14] In 2013, she released the single "Ayy" which became a hit in the Latin market. However, she has experienced difficulties being accepted in her home country due to her dark skin and afro, and was even parodied in blackface on the Dominican variety show Aquí Se Habla Español by former beauty queen Geisha Montes de Oca.[15]

The series chronicles her attempts to crossover to the mainstream American market. In the first season, she comes into conflict with light skinned Latino producer Young Hollywood after he criticises her afro during a business meeting. After tearfully confiding in her friends Veronica Vega and Steph Lecor, they attempt to act as peacemakers, however this backfires, leading to a dramatic and violent falling out between La Negra and Vega. In season two, she comes into conflict with most of the show's cast, after Keyara and Jessie Woo accuse her of boyfriend-stealing.

La Negra was dubbed by Billboard as the show's "breakout star", landing a multi-album record deal with BMG hours after the show's premiere.[16] Her storyline, which explores with colorism and eurocentrism within the Latin community, has garnered significant media attention.[17][18][19]


Richard Morales Jr. (born July 18, 1979), known professionally as Gunplay and also known as Don Logan, is a rapper. Gunplay was born in El Paso, Texas to parents of Jamaican and Puerto Rican descent and grew up in Carol City in South Florida.[20][21] He is a practitioner of Santería. He made his rap debut as part of Rick Ross' Southern hip hop group Triple C's, before embarking on a solo career. He has had a very public battle with cocaine addiction.[22][23] In 2012, he faced a life sentence in prison after being arrested for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault. Charges were later dropped and he relocated to Atlanta. Gunplay appeared previously in the franchise as a supporting cast member on one episode of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, where he convinced his friend Lil Scrappy to move to Miami with him.

The series chronicles his return to Miami and the battle with substance abuse and the temptations of gang life. The first season explores his relationship struggles with Keyara, his girlfriend of two years, including his lingering feelings for ex-girlfriend Miami Tip, and a suspected relapse after the death of a close friend. The second season chronicles his attempts to win Keyara back, after she discovers that he has been messaging other women.

Veronica Vega[edit]

Veronica Vega (born April 23, 1991) is a singer, rapper and dancer. Vega was born and raised in Hialeah, Florida to a Cuban father and Venezuelan mother.[24][25] She is signed to Zone 4 under the mentorship of Polow da Don. Vega is known for her single "Wicked", which features Pitbull, and her viral hit "Pay Me", which caused controversy for her use of the word "nigga".[26]

In the first season, Vega attempts to resolve Amara's issues with Young Hollywood by agreeing to go on a date with him, however it backfires, igniting a feud between the two girls. In the second season, she struggles with her career and providing for her family due to the events of the previous season.

Bobby Lytes[edit]

Bobby Nico Wade (born October 24, 1990), known professionally as Bobby Lytes, is a rapper. Lytes was born and raised in Homestead, Florida to Dominican parents. He is Trina's first cousin.[27][28] In 2014, he was arrested multiple times for grand theft, larceny and probation violations.

Lytes is the first openly gay main cast member in the franchise's history. The series chronicles his career struggles as a gay rapper in the homophobic hip hop industry. In the first season, he discovers that Jeffrey, his boyfriend of a year and a half, has been cheating on him behind his back with his ex Malik. In the second season, his friendship with Prince disintegrates after he disapproves of Prince's relationship with Liz.

Shay Johnson[edit]

Shay Johnson (born September 30, 1983) is an urban model, reality television personality and fitness guru, originally from Atlanta, Georgia.[29][30] She is a former video vixen who appeared in hip hop videos for Fabolous and Young Dro, however, she is best known as "Buckeey" on the VH1 reality shows Flavor of Love and Charm School. Johnson appeared previously in the franchise on first two seasons of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta as Lil Scrappy's "friend-with-benefits", who she was in love with but he refused to claim their relationship as anything more than casual sex.

In the first season, Johnson relocates to Miami for her man, Pleasure P, who she has been in a long distance relationship with for two years. She quickly clashes with his Pretty Ricky group mate Baby Blue Whoaaaa, before igniting violent feuds with Pleasure's ex Gabby (who she dubs "Mint Chocolate" after the ice cream she threw at her) and "Instagram science experiment(s)" Chinese Kitty and Chinese Nicky. During the season, her relationship with P falls apart. In season two, she struggles with a serious medical issue, amid a violent feud with Jojo.

Trick Daddy[edit]

Maurice Samuel Young (born September 27, 1974), known professionally as Trick Daddy, is a rapper and record producer. He is the self-proclaimed "Mayor of the 305", born and raised in Liberty City.[31][32] Trick Daddy rose to fame in the early 2000s, with a string of Billboard Hot 100 hit singles and albums released on the label Slip-n-Slide Records. In 2009, he was diagnosed with lupus, which he refuses to take medication for.[33] He has a long criminal history of drug possession and weapons charges and in recent years has faced a number of financial difficulties, having declared bankruptcy three times.[34]

The series chronicles his latest music projects, including the launch of TNT, his new joint album with Trina. In the first season, he is reunited with his estranged wife Joy, who he has been separated from for four years. In the second season, he clashes with Trina while attempting to finish their album together.

Season 2 additions[edit]

Jojo Zarur[edit]

Joanna Nemar Zarur (born November 15, 1991) is a celebrity stylist and entrepreneur, originally from Mexico City, Mexico.[35] She grew up in Coral Gables, Florida, to a Mexican father and Lebanese-Arabic mother. She studied pre-law and economics at Stanford[36] before leaving school to become Young Thug's stylist. She owns the boutique store Zarur Boutique, which is featured on the show.

Jojo appears as a supporting cast member in the first season, which focuses on her business ventures, amid tensions with her wealthy parents who are going through a divorce. She develops a close friendship with Amara, and sides with her in her feud with Veronica, Steph and Young Hollywood.

She joins the main cast in season two. She comes into conflict with Miami Tip, Prince and Jessie Woo, while struggling to stay a loyal friend to Amara and Bobby. She begins dating Pleasure P, igniting a violent altercation with Shay.


Cast timeline

Cast member Seasons
1 2
Young Hollywood Also Starring
Mami Ana Also Starring Guest
Keyara Stone Also Starring
Pleasure P Also Starring
Miami Tip Also Starring
Joy Young Also Starring
Gabby Davis Also Starring
Jeffrey White Also Starring
Michelle Pooch Also Starring
Malik Williams Also Starring
Liz Cifuentes Also Starring
Steph Lecor Also Starring
Juju C. Also Starring
Lil Scrappy Also Starring
Chinese Nicky Also Starring
Chinese Kitty Also Starring
Faride Nemer Also Starring Guest
Baby Blue Whoaaaa Also Starring
Jessie Woo Also Starring
Spectacular Guest Also Starring
Khaotic Also Starring

Original cast members[edit]

Young Hollywood[edit]

Elijah Alexander Sárraga (born August 14, 1986), known professionally as Young Hollywood, is a record producer and songwriter.[37] He is known for his collaborations with Migos and Pitbull and is considered a pioneer of Latin trap music, having won a BMI Award in 2017.

In the first season, he comes into conflict with Amara La Negra after he makes offensive comments about her appearance during a business meeting. His colorist comments, including calling Amara a "nutella queen" and describing her afro as "not elegant", generated a storm of controversy against Hollywood, including death threats.[38] The two eventually come to an understanding and start working together, fracturing Amara's fragile friendship with Veronica and Steph.

Mami Ana[edit]

Ana Maria Oleaga (born May 23, 1960), named onscreen as Mami Ana, is Amara's mother.[39] She is an Afro-Latina of Dominican descent who immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic before Amara was born. She endured a rough life initially in America, having to work two to three jobs to support her daughter.

Mami Ani appears in a minor supporting role in the first season, appearing in only one green screen, shared with Amara. The two are depicted on the show as nearly inseparable, with Amara tearfully expressing her hope to be able to provide for her mother. She returns in a guest role in season two.

Keyara Stone[edit]

Keyara Stone (born May 5, 1991) is an urban model, brand ambassador and entrepreneur, originally from Chicago, Illinois.[40] While in college, she became the victim of the city's notorious gun violence when she was caught in the crossfire of a gunfight and shot three times in her chest, ankle and arm, leaving her immobilised for 6 months and diagnosed with PTSD.

In the first season, she moves from Atlanta to Miami for Gunplay, and struggles with his substance abuse issues. She has broken up with Gunplay by the second season, after she discovers he has been messaging other women.

Pleasure P[edit]

Marcus Ramone Cooper (born December 27, 1984), known professionally as Pleasure P, is a Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer and songwriter.[41] Pleasure is best known as a member of Pretty Ricky and the sole singer of the group.

The first season chronicles his turbulent relationship with Shay, which ends midway through the season. He then pursues a romance with Joy, igniting a violent altercation between the two women. He begins dating Jojo in season two.

Miami Tip[edit]

Kenisha Myree (born December 30, 1985), known professionally as Miami Tip and also as Tip Drill, is a rapper, originally from Long Island, New York.[42] She was raised in Coral Springs, Florida to parents of Puerto Rican and African-American descent. She rose to fame as a stripper on the South Beach Strip, with her best friend Skrawberry, who also appears on the show.[43] She turned to music after a traumatic fall in 2012, when she fell 30 feet from a strip pole.

She appears in the first season as Bobby's close friend and confidante. During the season, she reconnects with her ex-boyfriend Gunplay, which initially puts her at odds with Keyara, which dissipates when Tip expresses sexual interest in her instead.

Joy Young[edit]

Amane Joy Burnett Young (born May 27, 1977) is the estranged wife of Trick Daddy.[44] She is Trina's cousin. She married Trick in 2003 and they have been separated for four and half years.

The first season explores her attempts to finalise her divorce, but Trick refuses to let go. She later pursues a romance with Pleasure P, sparking a brawl with his former girlfriend, Shay.

Gabby Davis[edit]

Gabrielle Davis (born June 4, 1989) is a model, originally from Kingston, Jamaica.[45] She dated Pleasure P prior to the show.

In the first season, she attempts to rekindle the flame with Pleasure P., igniting a feud with his girlfriend Shay. After Shay throws an ice cream at her after discovering the two together, she dubs her "Mint Chocolate". At the reunion, her affair with Prince is exposed.

Gabby does not return to the show after the first season's reunion.

Jeffrey White[edit]

Jeffrey Jermaine White (born December 11, 1987), known professionally as Jeffrey J, is a model and men's swimwear designer.[46] He was born in Dade County, Florida and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. His father is rapper JT Money.[47]

He introduced in the first season as Bobby's boyfriend of the past year and a half. During the season, he rekindles his relationship with his closeted ex-boyfriend Malik, igniting an intense feud between the two men.

Jeffrey does not return to the show after the first season's reunion.

Michelle Pooch[edit]

Michelle Lisa Janco Puccio (born October 30, 1980), known professionally as DJ Michelle Pooch, is a promoter, socialite and DJ.[48] She rose to fame as the wife of high-profile Miami Beach nightlife impresario Tommy Pooch, who she has since separated.

During the first season, she comes into conflict with Prince, the two facing off at several events.

Malik Williams[edit]

Malik Williams (born November 2, 1985) is a brand ambassador, socialite and stylist.[49] He dated Jeffrey prior to the show.

In the first season, he is closeted but his feelings for his ex-boyfriend Jeffrey make it difficult for him to maintain his heterosexual facade. He comes out and the two begin an affair, igniting an intense feud between Malik and Jeffrey's boyfriend Bobby.

Malik does not return to the show after the first season's reunion.

Liz Cifuentes[edit]

Liz Alexandra Cifuentes (born February 19, 1994) is a socialite and bartender.[50] She was born in Miami Lakes, Florida.

The first season chronicles her volatile relationship with Prince, who she has been dating for three and a half years. She also develops a friendship with Shay and Michelle Pooch. Midway through the season, she and Prince break up, and at the reunion, she is devastated to discover that he cheated on her with Gabby. In season two, she rekindles her relationship with Prince, igniting a feud with Bobby.

Steph Lecor[edit]

Stephanie Lecor (born September 26, 1992) is a Haitian-American pop singer.[51] She is signed to We the Best Music Group under the mentorship of DJ Khaled.

She appears as Amara and Veronica's friend and confidante in the first season, and while she tries to stay neutral in their feud, it soon backfires and she is forced to choose sides.

Steph does not return to the show after the first season's reunion.

Juju C.[edit]

Juliet Casteneda (born March 21, 1985), known professionally as Juju C. or "The Chocolate Cuban", is an Afro-Latina author, entrepreneur and social media personality.[52] She known in the public eye for her ten-year relationship with rapper Cam'ron, which ended in 2017. She is a main cast member on Love & Hip Hop: New York.

She appears in a minor supporting role in one episode of the first season, and attends its reunion. She appears as Amara's friend and supporter, who attempts to educate Young Hollywood by sharing her experiences with colorism and eurocentrism within the Latin community as an Afro-Latina woman.

Lil Scrappy[edit]

Darryl Kevin Richardson II (born January 19, 1984), known professionally as Lil Scrappy, is a rapper, originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the self-professed "Prince of the South" and is a supporting cast member on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. He had a casual fling with Shay on the first two seasons on the show, however they had a falling out after he refused to claim their relationship as anything more than casual sex.

He appears in a minor supporting role in the first season, which chronicles his move to Miami. He reunites with Shay and attempts to pick up where they left off. He does not attend the reunion and it is revealed that he has since gone back to Atlanta and married his ex-girlfriend Bambi.

Chinese Nicky[edit]

Nikhol Hing (born December 19, 1978), known professionally as Chinese Nicky, is a Chinese-Guyanese socialite, brand ambassador and entrepreneur, originally from Brooklyn, New York.[53]

She appears as Keyara's friend and confidante during the first season. Midway through the season, she gets involved in a brawl with Shay while trying to defend her daughter.

Chinese Kitty[edit]

Taylor Hing (born January 18, 1995), known professionally as Chinese Kitty, is a Chinese-Guyanese socialite, brand ambassador and rapper, originally from Queens, New York.[54]

In the first season, she is caught in the crossfire in an altercation between Gabby and Shay, and her mother gets involved trying to defend her. She later attempts to work with Scrappy to try and kickstart her music career, intensifying her feud with Shay.

Faride Nemer[edit]

Faride Manzur Nemer (born January 11, 1969) is Jojo's mother.

She appears in a minor supporting role in the first season, which chronicles her bitter divorce with ex-husband Antonio. She returns in a guest role in season two.

Baby Blue Whoaaaa[edit]

Diamond Blue Smith (born August 13, 1984), known professionally as Baby Blue Whoaaaa, is a member of the group Pretty Ricky.[55] His brother is his fellow group mate Spectacular while Slick 'Em is their cousin.[56]

The first season chronicles the group's return to music, as well as his tensions with P's girlfriend Shay. The second season chronicles the family tension between Spectacular and his father, who managed the group.

Season 2 additions[edit]

Jessie Woo[edit]

Jessica Juste (born July 6, 1987), known professionally as Jessie Woo, is a Haitian-American comedienne, media personality and singer originally from Montreal, Canada. She was raised in Miami since the age of six. She became a viral sensation on social media through her comedic alter ego, Cadouskha Jean-Francois, which lead to a stint as a red carpet host for BET.

Jessie joins the supporting cast in season two, which chronicles her attempts to launch a music career. During the season, she comes into conflict with Amara and Jojo after she accuses Amara of boyfriend-stealing.


Spectacular Blue Smith (born September 7, 1986) is a member of the group Pretty Ricky.[57] His brother is his fellow group mate Baby Blue Whoaaaa while Slick 'Em is their cousin. After the group dissolved, he founded a multi-million dollar company which manages and monetises the social media pages of high profile rappers.[58] He has a son, Spectacular Blue Smith Jr., born January 14, 2014, with his fiancée Jamee DeSouza.

He appears as a guest star in the first season. He joins the supporting cast in season two, which delves into his strained relationship with his father, Big Blue.


Rubin Carlton McFadden (born December 2, 1984), known professionally as Khaotic, is a rapper.[59] On March 6, 2010, he survived being shot 17 times in a gang-related ambush.[60] On June 5, 2017, he was shot again in a drive-by shooting.[61]

Khaotic joins the supporting cast in season two, which chronicles his legal issues after being involved in a hit-and-run incident during filming.[62] He is dating to Joy.

Guest stars[edit]

Several members of the cast's inner circle appear as recurring guest stars. They include:

Introduced in season 1

  • Simply Jess, a Miami promoter and friend to Amara and Michelle Pooch
  • Slick 'Em, member of the group Pretty Ricky
  • Alvin Kelly, Trina's assistant and Bobby's rival
  • DJ E-Feezy, DJ, record producer and Prince's friend
  • Skrawberry, Miami Tip's friend and fellow stripper at infamous Miami strip club The King of Diamonds
  • Dawn Heflin, Trick Daddy's manager and former Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast member, friend of Joy and Shay
  • Stefi Chacon, radio personality
  • Bryant McKinnie,[63][64] ex-NFL star and friend to Prince, Chinese Nicky, Chinese Kitty and Scrappy
  • Antonio Zarur, businessman and Jojo's father
  • Ray Taylor, Trina's boyfriend
  • Supa Cindy, radio personality

Introduced in season 2

  • Mama Woo, Jessie's mother, a Haitian Christian evangelical preacher
  • Big Blue, Spectacular and Baby Blue's estranged father and former manager

The show also features minor appearances from notable figures within the hip hop industry and Miami's social scene, including Fuego, Ace Hood, T-Pain, Brandon Marshall, Ricardo Louis, Kenyan Drake, Nathaniel Clyne, Irv Gotti, Rico Love, Polow Da Don, Rick Ross, Dreezy, Miss Mulatto, Molly Brazy and Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood's Ray J and Lil Fizz.

The reunion was hosted by Nina Parker.


  1. ^ "Love & Hip Hop Miami Starring Trina, Trick Daddy, and Gunplay, Is Coming In January 2018". Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^
  13. ^
  14. ^
  15. ^
  16. ^
  17. ^
  18. ^
  19. ^
  20. ^
  21. ^
  22. ^
  23. ^
  24. ^
  25. ^
  26. ^
  27. ^
  28. ^
  29. ^
  30. ^
  31. ^
  32. ^
  33. ^ Arnold, Paul (2009-03-30). "Trick Daddy Refuses Treatment For Lupus". Retrieved 2009-03-30.
  34. ^ "Hat Trick: Trick Daddy Files For 3rd Bankruptcy Just Before Foreclosure". Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  35. ^
  36. ^
  37. ^
  38. ^
  39. ^
  40. ^
  41. ^
  42. ^
  43. ^
  44. ^
  45. ^
  46. ^
  47. ^
  48. ^
  49. ^
  50. ^
  51. ^
  52. ^
  53. ^
  54. ^
  55. ^
  56. ^
  57. ^
  58. ^
  59. ^
  60. ^
  61. ^
  62. ^
  63. ^ "Ex-NFL Star Bryant McKinnie Joining 'Love & Hip Hop: Miami'". TMZ. May 1, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  64. ^ "Love & Hip Hop: Miami Cast - Bryant McKinnie". VH1. Retrieved November 9, 2017.

External links[edit]