Amara La Negra is a main cast member on Love & Hip Hop: Miami and one of the show's original eight cast members.
Before Love & Hip Hop
Amara La Negra is a singer and entertainer. She is of Afro-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. 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.
Love & Hip Hop franchise (2018–present)
In 2018, Amara joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop: Miami, which 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, just as her career begins to take off, she comes into conflict with Keyara and Jessie Woo who accuse her of boyfriend-stealing. Later in the season, she severs her friendship with Jojo, after Jojo claims she put roots on her.
Amara was dubbed by Billboard as the show's "breakout star", landing a multi-album record deal with BMG hours after the show's premiere. Her storyline, which explores with colorism and eurocentrism within the Latin community, has garnered significant media attention.
Amara also appears as a guest star on season two of Leave It to Stevie, while performing at his event, and on season five of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, while filming a movie with Paris Phillips, as well as the specials Love & Hip Hop Awards: Most Certified and 40 Greatest Love & Hip Hop Moments: The Reboot.
Green screen looks
Amara has made 37 appearances so far.
|Love & Hip Hop: Miami (36 episodes)|
|1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.07, 1.08, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12|
|2.01, 2.02, 2.04, 2.05, 2.07, 2.08, 2.09, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14|
|3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.04, 3.05, 3.06, 3.07, 3.08, 3.09, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13, 3.14|
|Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (1 episode)|
- In the fan-voted 2018 Mona Awards, Amara won the "Breakout Star" award, receiving 67% of the vote. She was also nominated in the "Issa Lewk" category for her fashion style. She lost to Rasheeda, receiving 14% of the vote.
|Love & Hip Hop: Miami main cast members|