Love & Hip Hop: New York (season 5)

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Love & Hip Hop: New York (season 5)
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Starring
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 17
Release
Original network VH1
Original release December 15, 2014 (2014-12-15) – April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)
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List of Love & Hip Hop: New York episodes

The fifth season of the reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York aired on VH1 from December 15, 2014 until April 13, 2015. The show was primarily filmed in New York City, New York. It was executively produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie R. Gayle for Monami Entertainment, Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, David DiGangi and Ian Gelfand for Eastern TV, and Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz and Vivian Gomez for VH1.

The series chronicles the lives of several women and men in the New York area, involved in hip hop music. It consists of 17 episodes, including a two-part reunion special hosted by Nina Parker.

Production[edit]

On January 30, 2014, VH1 announced the renewal of Love & Hip Hop for a fifth season.[1] The series premiered on December 15, 2014. With the exception of Tahiry Jose, Erica Jean and K. Michelle, all of whom left or were fired from the show, the rest of the main cast members from last season returned, along with Cyn Santana, who was promoted to the main cast, and Chink Santana's girlfriend Chrissy Monroe.[2][3] Producer Cisco Rosado joined the supporting cast, along with Darryl Strawberry's daughter Diamond Strawberry, Chink Santana and aspiring performers Precious Paris and Jhonni Blaze.[4]

On April 14, 2015, VH1 announced that Love & Hip Hop: The Wedding, a two-hour special featuring the marriage between cast members Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris, would air live on May 25, 2015. The special was preceded by six exclusive webisodes that were made available on VH1's website from May 12, 2015.[5] The special aired to over 2 million viewers and featured appearances from other VH1 reality stars, including cast mates from Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Black Ink Crew, Mob Wives, as well as from Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Synopsis[edit]

Yandy welcomes Mendeecees home from jail. Cyn and Erica's relationship comes to a violent end. Amina is preparing to give birth to Peter's child but he keeps running back to Tara. Diamond Strawberry has left her daughter in Los Angeles to pursue a relationship with producer Cisco Rosado in New York, but they are both hiding secrets from each other. Socialite Chrissy Monroe is ready to start a family with rapper Chink Santana.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
491"Bride and Prejudice"December 15, 2014 (2014-12-15)2.48[6]

Mendeecees and Yandy figure out the next steps in their lives. Erica wants to move things forward with Cyn but Cyn is skeptical. Peter tries to do right by Amina, but can't get Tara off his mind.

Cyn and Chrissy Monroe are added to the opening credits, replacing departing cast members Tahiry, Erica Jean and K. Michelle. This episode marks the return of Mendeecees as a supporting cast member, the first appearance of Cisco as a supporting cast member, as well as the first appearances of Chrissy Monroe, Chink Santana and Diamond Strawberry.
502"You're Cancelled"December 22, 2014 (2014-12-22)2.17[7]
Diamond and Cisco try to overcome lies and trust issues in their relationship. Amina starts to realize Peter and Tara are not over. Mendeecees wants to accelerate their life plans, but Yandy wants to play it safe.
513"A Lie for a Lie"January 5, 2015 (2015-01-05)2.66[8]

Erica and Cyn's relationship blows up due to suspected infidelities. Peter lies to Amina about a "business trip". Yandy and Mendeecees set a date for their wedding. Cisco digs into his past and tries to get Diamond back.

Although credited, Chrissy does not appear.
524"A Woman Scorned"January 12, 2015 (2015-01-12)2.49[9]
Cyn and Erica's relationship spirals after Cyn digs into their business dealings. Yandy surprises Mendeecees with a "gift". Peter's "business trip" with Tara doesn't quite go as planned.
535"Oh Baby!"January 19, 2015 (2015-01-19)2.38[10]

Erica reconnects with Rich and learns he's got a new client she doesn't approve of. Cisco speaks with his baby mama to try to get past their issues. Chrissy pressures Chink to have a baby and ends up taking matters into her own hands.

Although credited, Tara does not appear.
546"Exes and Ohs"January 26, 2015 (2015-01-26)2.82[11]

Peter comes clean to Amina about being in Barbados with Tara. Cyn and Rich agree to work together, until Erica tries to sabotage their event. Chrissy realizes Chink's unwillingness to get divorced is a deal breaker.

This episode marks the first appearance of Precious Paris.
557"Mama Drama"February 2, 2015 (2015-02-02)2.58[12]

Peter tries to convince Amina it's over between he and Tara. Rich begins working with his new artist, Jhonni Blaze, but lies about it when confronted by Paris. Cisco and Diamond attempt a sit down.

This episode marks the first appearance of Jhonni Blaze. Although credited, Chrissy and Erica do not appear.
568"Worlds Collide"February 9, 2015 (2015-02-09)2.54[13]
Yandy and Mendeecees continue to have problems with their extended family. Rich's two artists have a memorable first meeting. Cisco tries to get to a good place with his children's mother, Tasha.
579"Call Your Bluff"February 16, 2015 (2015-02-16)2.63[14]
Rich tries to get his artists in check, but is unable to control two of them. Diamond uncovers Cisco's hidden conversations with Tasha and confronts him about it. Amina rattles Tara when she reveals a secret from Peter's past.
5810"Regrets Only"February 23, 2015 (2015-02-23)2.56[15]
Peter is furious that Amina snitched on him. Fed up, she takes the baby and leaves to Germany. Mendeecees lies to Yandy that their son is in the hospital, which sends Yandy into a frenzy. Erica tells her family that she is in love.
5911"You Again?"March 2, 2015 (2015-03-02)2.48[16]
Emotions run high when Erica and Cyn meet one last time. Chink feels betrayed by Chrissy's secret magazine shoot. Peter realizes what he has lost and chases Amina to Germany but it could be too late.
6012"Mind Your Manners"March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09)2.49[17]

Diamond falls hard for Rich, claiming him in front of Jhonni, and in public. Yandy takes matters into her own hands with her assistant Remy. Tara encourages Amina to stand her ground with Peter.

This episode marks the first appearance of Rashidah as a supporting cast member. Although credited, Erica does not appear.
6113"All Heart"March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16)2.20[18]

Jhonni pours her heart out to Rich only to have it broken. Cisco confesses to Cyn he is falling for her. Chrissy heads to DC and finally meets Chink's family. Yandy receives some grim news about her father.

Although credited, Amina and Erica do not appear.
6214"The Final Countdown"March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)2.53[19]
Jhonni and Rich deal with some unfinished business. Erica tries to help Peter win Amina back. Chrissy gives Chink an ultimatum. Cyn and Cisco discuss their relationship. Yandy decides to take a big step before the baby is born.
6315"Surprise, Surprise"March 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)2.13[20]
Peter presents Amina with a ring, asking her to stay. Chrissy tells Chink to make a final decision on their relationship. Diamond and Cisco come together for one last time. Yandy drops a big surprise on Mendeecees at the baby shower.
6416"Reunion – Part 1"April 6, 2015 (2015-04-06)2.37[21]

The cast reunites, igniting all of the explosive moments and encounters from season five. Erica tends to her unfinished business with Chrissy and Cyn, while Jhonni takes aim at Diamond.

Mona Scott-Young hosts segments with Erica Mena.
6517"Reunion – Part 2"April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)2.28[22]

The drama continues between Jhonni and Diamond. Peter is smack in the middle of his ongoing love triangle. Yandy handles Remy once and for all. A farewell becomes final when Erica Mena reflects on her time on the show.

Mona Scott-Young hosts segments with Erica Mena. This episode marks the final appearances of Erica Mena, Cyn, Chrissy Monroe, Diamond Strawberry, Chink Santana, Precious Paris and Jhonni Blaze.

Music[edit]

Several cast members had their music featured on the show and released singles to coincide with the airing of the episodes.

List of songs performed and/or featured in Love & Hip Hop: New York season five
Title Performer Album Episode(s) Notes Ref
Alone Amina Buddafly & Jazz Buddafly
(as Black Buddafly)
We R 2 performed in studio session [23]
Uncle Murda 7 performed in studio session
9 In The Morning Jhonni Blaze single 8 performed in studio session
Times Up
(feat. Kid Capri)
Precious Paris single 9, 15 performed in studio session
The Real Me Amina Buddafly Mymusic 10 performed onstage [24]
Watching Over Me Cisco Rosado single 11 played in studio session [25]
What to Do
(featuring Amina Buddafly)
Peter Gunz Mymusic 12 performed in studio session [26]
How Can You Leave? Cyn Santana single 13 played in studio session
performed onstage
Revolver
(feat. Rich Andruws)
Jhonni Blaze single 15 played in studio session [27]
Do What You Want
(feat. Amina Buddafly)
Peter Gunz single 15 performed in studio session [28]

Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding[edit]

Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding
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Genre Reality
Directed by David Wolfgang
Josh Richards
Earl "Slick 23" Barlow
Jade Sandberg
Presented by
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Mona Scott-Young
  • Stephanie Gayle
  • Toby Barraud
  • Stefan Springman
  • Mala Chapple
  • Robyn Nish Friedman
  • Susan Levison
  • Nina L. Diaz
  • Vivian Gomez
  • Ken Martinez
  • Mendeecees Harris
  • Yandy Smith
Production location(s) Brooklyn, New York
Running time 90 minutes
Release
Original network VH1
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25)
External links
Website

Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding is live special featuring the wedding ceremony between cast members Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris. It aired a month after the season five finale on May 25, 2015. Nina Parker hosted the show with Big Tigger and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta's Stevie J.

The special was executive produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie Gayle for Monami Entertainment and Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Robyn Nish Friedman for Eastern TV, and Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz, Vivian Gomez and Ken Martinez for VH1. Yandy Smith-Harris also served as executive producer.

In the seventh season of Love & Hip Hop: New York, Yandy revealed that the ceremony was "symbolic" and her and Mendeeces have never been legally married.

Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
"Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding"May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25)2.04[29]
Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris celebrate their day in marriage. Big Tigger, Stevie J and Nina Parker host the special with appearances from family, friends, television personalities and musicians.

References[edit]

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