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Karlie Redd is a main cast member on the first nine seasons of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and one of the show's original six cast members.

She appears as a supporting cast member in season ten.

Before Love & Hip Hop[]

Karlie Redd is a Trinidadian-American entertainer and entrepreneur, Karlie was born on April 15 1974 originally from New York City. She has a daughter, Jasmine Ellis, born 1994, with Rodney Ellis. In 2008, Karlie appeared as a contestant on the VH1 reality competition show Scream Queens.

Love & Hip Hop franchise (2012–present)[]

Karlie is introduced on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta as an aspiring rapper, singer and recording artist, hoping to collaborate with Stevie J. She quickly gains a reputation among the cast for being "messy" and allegedly lying about her age. Her rivalry with K. Michelle is the focus of the first two seasons, during which she released "Bring It", a diss track aimed at Michelle. The two later reconcile their differences. Subsequent seasons chronicle her various business ventures, as an soap opera actress, boutique store owner, record label executive, Playboy model, morning radio host and sexologist.

Karlie's chaotic love life has become one of the show's leading storylines and she has been romantically linked with many of the show's male cast members, including Benzino, Yung Joc, Scrapp DeLeon, Lyfe Jennings and Sean Garrett. In season six, Karlie briefly dates tattoo artist Ceaser Emanuel, their relationship serving as a crossover with fellow VH1 reality show Black Ink Crew. In season eight, she announces her engagement to trucking mogul Arkansas Mo.

Karlie also appears in two episodes of the spin-off K. Michelle: My Life, in three episodes of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: After Party Live!, in one episode of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood when Kimberly visits Atlanta, and in the specials Dirty Little Secrets, Dirty Little Secrets 2, Love & Hip Hop Awards: Most Certified and 40 Greatest Love & Hip Hop Moments: The Reboot.

Her new man NBA player Lamar Odom in the tenth season.

Gallery[]

Opening credits

Green screen looks

Appearances[]

Karlie has made 142 appearances so far.

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (133 episodes)
1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.05, 1.06, 1.07, 1.08, 1.09, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12
Dirty Little Secrets
2.03, 2.05, 2.07, 2.09, 2.10, 2.11, 2.13, 2.14, 2.15, 2.16, 2.17
3.02, 3.03, 3.04, 3.05, 3.07, 3.08, 3.09, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.14, 3.15, 3.16, 3.17, 3.18, 3.19, 3.20
4.01, 4.02, 4.03, 4.04, 4.05, 4.06, 4.07, 4.10, 4.11, 4.13, 4.14, 4.15, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18, 4.19
5.01, 5.02, 5.04, 5.05, 5.07, 5.09, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12, 5.13, 5.14, 5.15, 5.16, 5.17, 5.18
6.01, 6.02, 6.03, 6.04, 6.05, 6.07, 6.08, 6.09, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 6.13, 6.14, 6.16, 6.17, 6.18
Dirty Little Secrets 2
7.01, 7.02, 7.03, 7.04, 7.05, 7.06, 7.07, 7.08, 7.09, 7.10, 7.11, 7.12, 7.13, 7.14, 7.15, 7.16, 7.17, 7.18
8.01, 8.02, 8.04, 8.06, 8.07, 8.08, 8.09, 8.10, 8.11, 8.12, 8.13, 8.14, 8.15, 8.16, 8.17, 8.18, 8.19, 8.20
9.01, 9.02, 9.03, 9.04, 9.05, 9.06, 9.07, 9.08, 9.09
K. Michelle: My Life (2 episodes)
1.05
2.07
Love & Hip Hop: New York (3 episodes)
Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding
Love & Hip Hop: The Love Edition
10.07
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: After Party Live! (3 episodes)
1.03, 1.06, 1.10
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (1 episode)
6.15

Trivia[]

  • She was 38 when the show started in 2012, which means she is 47 now in 2021.
  • She has a daughter named Jasmine.
  • She owns her own boutique called Merci Boutique.
  • Her real name is Karlie Lewis
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta main cast members
Joseline | Erica Dixon | Rasheeda | K. Michelle | Karlie | Mimi | Traci | Tammy | Stevie J | Tommie | Jessica Dime | Erica Mena | Spice | Scrapp DeLeon | Yung Joc