The fourth season of the reality television series Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood began airing on VH1 on July 24, 2017. 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, Michael Lang and Gilda Brasch for Eastern TV, and Nina L. Diaz and Vivian Gomez for VH1.
The series chronicles the lives of several women and men in the Los Angeles area, involved in hip hop music. It consists of 16 episodes, including a two part reunion special hosted by Nina Parker.
Production[edit | edit source]
On April 13, 2017, VH1 announced that season four of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood would premiere on July 17, 2017 and initially run for 14 episodes. Earlier on March 17, 2017, singer Keyshia Cole revealed that she had joined the cast for its newest season, along with her estranged ex-husband Daniel "Booby" Gibson. On June 19, 2017, VH1 revealed the show would premiere on July 24, 2017 and released a teaser confirming Cole's involvement with the show, along with a press release confirming the new cast members. On July 13, 2017, VH1 released a series of cast interviews with newcomers Brooke Valentine, Gibson, songwriter Marcus Black, stylist Zellswag, Moniece's girlfriend A.D. Diggs and Fetty Wap's ex Alexis Skyy. On July 17, 2017, VH1 released a six-minute "super" trailer.
Along with Keyshia Cole, this season saw the promotion of Lyrica Anderson and Safaree Samuels to the main cast, as well as the return of Hazel-E after a season's absence. Lil' Fizz and Masika Kalysha were demoted to supporting cast members, with Kalysha's demotion being a controversial and allegedly last minute decision, due to her refusal to film with or even discuss longtime rival Alexis Skyy on camera. The season revealed scenes of Kalysha breaking the fourth wall several times to express her displeasure with producers, as well as threatening legal action and storming off set. Valentine, Gibson, Black, Swag, Diggs and Skyy would all join the supporting cast, along with Chanel West Coast, producer Solo Lucci and Bridget Kelly. Love & Hip Hop: New York cast members Cisco Rosado and Jade Wifey, College Hill star Misster Ray, Alexandra Shipp's brother James Shipp Jr. and A.D.'s friend Tiffany Campbell would also appear in supporting roles.
On July 3, 2017, three weeks before the season four premiere, VH1 aired Dirty Little Secrets, a special featuring unseen footage and deleted scenes from the show's first three seasons, along with interviews with the show's cast and producers.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Official synopsis used on VH1.com:
With major new additions to the cast, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood returns -- and it's bigger, louder, and more glamorous than ever before. With a new deal at Epic Records and a major album in works, R&B icon Keyshia Cole is determined to re-assert herself as an A-list artist and make peace with her famously precarious personal life. Powered by her thriving business empire and the love of a younger guy, Hazel-E is back in Hollywood -- and ready to stunt on all the haters. Masika Kalysha, who's also busy waging a social media war against Fetty Wap's ex. After the dismissal of her high-profile assault case, Teairra Mari re-emerges on the Hollywood scene in a brand new relationship. Moniece is back, and she's in love... with a woman. When Miss Nikki Baby suggest they work together, Safaree is down to work with Chanel West Coast. Finally, after several months abroad, Ray J. and Princess Love return to Hollywood with a focus on starting a family.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Main and supporting cast members in order of appearances, out of the 16 episodes.
|Status||No. of episodes||Reunion?|
|Daniel "Booby" Gibson||Supporting||12||Yes|
|Chanel West Coast||Supporting||10||Yes|
|James Shipp Jr.||Supporting||6||Yes|
Guest stars[edit | edit source]
|Onscreen title||Status||No. of episodes||Reunion?|
|Rose Burgandy||Hazel's boyfriend||Guest||4||No|
|Lyrica Garrett||Lyrica's mom||Guest||4||No|
|Pam Bentley||A1's mom||Guest||4||No|
|Kameron Frédéric||Moniece's son||Guest||3||No|
|Marquisha Miller||Keyshia's cousin||Guest||3||No|
|Amber Diamond||Cisco's "friend"||Guest||3||No|
|Lorrie Moody||Marcus' mother||Guest||2||No|
|Ericka J. Coulter||A&R, Epic Records||Guest||2||No|
|Sara Scott||Solo's ex||Guest||2||No|
|Vic the Leo||Ray's boyfriend||Guest||2||No|
|Treiva Williams||Executive producer||Guest||2||No|
|Virgil Hunter||Keyshia's father||Guest||2||No|
|Too $hort||Recording artist||Guest||1||No|
|Peyman Saadat, M.D.||Fertility specialist||Guest||1||No|
|Michelle Mudarris||Nikki's mom||Guest||1||No|
|Stevie Mackey||Moniece's cousin||Guest||1||No|
|Tanya Love||Fertility shaman||Guest||1||No|
|Stevie Rose Weintraub||Ray's manager's baby||Guest||1||No|
|Angela Cross-Nettles||Hazel's mom||Guest||1||No|
|Miss Diddy||Party promoter||Guest||1||No|
|Bobby Brown||Recording artist||Guest||1||No|
|Yesi Ortiz||Radio personality||Guest||1||No|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|43||1||"Girl Fight"||July 24, 2017||2.29|
|44||2||"Make It Count"||July 31, 2017||2.08|
|45||3||"New Bae"||August 7, 2017||2.28|
|46||4||"Got Swag?"||August 14, 2017||2.18|
|47||5||"Spirit Animal"||August 21, 2017||2.04|
|48||6||"Gusbands & Wives"||August 27, 2017||1.01|
|49||7||"Shady Ladies"||August 28, 2017||2.14|
|50||8||"Squad Goals"||September 4, 2017||1.73|
|51||9||"Intervention"||September 11, 2017||2.09|
|52||10||"Musical Chairs"||September 18, 2017||1.94|
|53||11||"Friends with Benefits"||September 25, 2017||2.00|
|54||12||"Boy Band"||October 2, 2017||1.97|
|55||13||"Exit Stage Left"||October 9, 2017||2.08|
|56||14||"No Place Like Home "||October 16, 2017||2.12|
|57||15||"Reunion – Part 1"||October 16, 2017||2.24|
|58||16||"Reunion – Part 2"||October 23, 2017||2.13|
Promo videos[edit | edit source]
The following were released on VH1's web site to promote the season:
- Season 4 Why Watch (03:06)
- Season 4 Meet the Cast (15:11)
These two promo videos were derived from a video shoot with Princess giving a introduction to the new cast members, Brooke, Booby, Marcus, Zell, A.D., Alexis. Many of these interviews were split up into smaller clips that were released throughout the season.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- A.D. Diggs, Misster Ray, Nia Riley and Tiffany Campbell first appear as guest stars, with A.D. and Misster Ray getting their first green screen appearance in the sixth episode, Nia getting her first (and only) in the ninth episode and Tiffany getting her first (and only) in the tenth episode.