The second season of the reality television series Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood aired on VH1 from September 7, 2015 until December 7, 2015. It was primarily filmed in Los Angeles, California. It is executively produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie Gayle for Monami Entertainment, Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple, David DiGangi and Michael Lang for Eastern TV, and Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz, Vivian Gomez and Ken Martinez for VH1.
The series chronicles the lives of several women and men in the Hollywood area, involved in hip hop music. It consisted of 14 episodes, including a two-part reunion special hosted by Nina Parker.
Production[edit | edit source]
On August 10, 2015, VH1 announced that Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood would be returning for a second season on September 7, 2015. All main cast members from the previous season returned. Ray J's girlfriend Princess Love joined the supporting cast, along with long time Love & Hip Hop: New York cast member Rich Dollaz, aspiring rappers Miles Brock and Milan Christopher, Miles' ex-girlfriend Amber Laura, Ray J's best friend Brandi Boyd, her husband Max Lux, Willie Taylor and his wife Shanda Denyce. Soulja's fling Nastassia Smith, Fizz's girlfriend Kamiah Adams, gossip blogger Jason Lee and Moniece's mother Marla Thomas would appear in minor supporting roles. On August 8, 2015, a Meet the Cast promo video was released, featuring returning cast members Ray, Moniece, Teairra and Princess, alongside new cast members Amber, Miles, Willie, Milan and Brandi. A 5-minute long "super-trailer" was released on August 27, 2015.
The series premiere garnered big ratings for the network, with VH1 announcing a combined rating of 3.6 million viewers.
Miles and Milan were the first openly gay couple of the franchise and several episodes featured public service announcements aimed to help viewers struggling with their sexual identity. On October 12, 2015, VH1 announced that Love & Hip Hop: Out in Hip Hop, a round-table discussion moderated by T. J. Holmes of ABC News, would air on October 19, 2015. The special focused on the reality on being openly LGBT in the hip hop community, and coincided with the airing of the seventh episode "Truth", in which bisexual cast member Miles comes out to his ex-girlfriend Amber. The special garnered 1.5 million viewers, ranking #1 among women 18-49 in its time period.
On September 16, 2015, during filming, Hazel-E announced on social media that she had quit the series, comparing it to a "freak show". Hazel had become increasingly frustrated that she had not been properly credited for her work behind-the-scenes, including her influence on casting, as well as her idea for the show title Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood instead of the original Love & Hip Hop: L.A.. Apryl and Omarion did not attend the taping of the second season reunion as Omarion was on tour. On December 7, 2015, Apryl confirmed the two had quit the show and would not be returning next season.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Main and supporting cast members in order of appearances.
|Status||No. of episodes||Reunion?|
Guest stars[edit | edit source]
|Onscreen title||Status||No. of episodes||Reunion?|
|Dr. Stacy Kaiser||Guest||2||No|
|Cash "Wack 100" Jones||Guest||1||No|
|R. Malcolm Jones||Guest||1||No|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|15||1||"The Real"||September 7, 2015||2.39|
|16||2||"Friend or Foe"||September 14, 2015||2.19|
|17||3||"Ring of Fire"||September 21, 2015||2.56|
|18||4||"LA Confidential"||September 28, 2015||2.49|
|19||5||"Mum's The Word"||October 5, 2015||2.58|
|20||6||"The Revelation"||October 12, 2015||2.46|
|21||7||"Truth"||October 19, 2015||2.55|
|22||8||"About a Boy"||October 26, 2015||2.66|
|23||9||"A Done Deal"||November 2, 2015||2.43|
|24||10||"For the Family"||November 9, 2015||2.38|
|25||11||"Fashion Forward"||November 16, 2015||2.57|
|26||12||"With This Ring"||November 23, 2015||2.41|
|27||13||"Reunion – Part 1"||November 30, 2015||2.53|
|28||14||"Reunion – Part 2"||December 7, 2015||2.51|
Promo videos[edit | edit source]
Trailers[edit | edit source]
- Super Trailer (06:23) – released August 31, 2015.
Cast interviews[edit | edit source]
The following promotional videos are included in the digital bundles with the season.
- Meet the Cast (04:00) – interview with Miles, Milan, Amber and Brandi.
VH1.com also features:
- Teairra + Princess Break the Ice (03:24) – interview with Teairra.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
|Love & Hip Hop seasons|
|Love & Hip Hop: New York | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 ||
|Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8|
|Chrissy & Mr. Jones | 1 | 2|
|Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6|
|K. Michelle: My Life | 1 | 2 | 3|
|Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood | 1|
|Leave It to Stevie | 1 | 2|
|Love & Hip Hop: Miami | 1 | 2|
|Remy & Papoose: Meet the Mackies | 1|