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The fourth season of the reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York aired on VH1 from October 28, 2013 until February 10, 2014. The show was primarily filmed in New York CityNew York. It was executively produced by Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment, Toby Barraud and Stefan Springman for Eastern TV, and Shelly Tatro, Brad Abramson and Danielle Gelfand 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 14 episodes, including a two-part reunion special hosted by Mo'Nique.

Production[]

On October 10, 2013, VH1 announced Love & Hip Hop would be returning for a fourth season on October 28, 2013. The season would premiere back to back with the second season of the spin-off series Chrissy & Mr. Jones. The season was preceded by 40 Greatest Love & Hip Hop Moments, a 2 hour clip show hosted by Mona Scott-Young. The special aired on October 24, 2013, and showcased the franchise's most "shocking, scandalous and dramatic Love & Hip Hop moments", featuring clips from the show's first three seasons, as well as the first two seasons of its spin-off Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

The cast was once again retooled, with only Yandy Smith, Erica Mena and Tahiry Jose returning from last season's main cast. They were joined by Peter Gunz' girlfriend Tara Wallace, Amina Buddafly, Saigon's baby mama Erica Jean and former Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast member K. Michelle. Peter Gunz joined the supporting cast, along with stripper Nya Lee, Saigon and Erica's girlfriend Cyn Santana. Former main cast member Rashidah Ali appeared as a guest star in several episodes.

The season's ratings improved significantly from last season's lackluster efforts, up 54% over last season's average and attracting an average of 3 million total viewers per episode.

The season was released on DVD on region 1 on January 25, 2015.

K. Michelle's purpose on the show was mainly served to set up her own spin-off series, as such, she appeared in infrequently and barely interacted with the rest of the cast. Her future co-stars on the show, Paris Phillips and Tracie Renee, appeared as guest stars. On October 15, 2014, VH1 officially announced K. Michelle: My Life, which premiered on November 3, 2014.

Synopsis[]

Opening monologue[]

New York, a city filled with ambition. Here, everyone struggles to get what they want. Some just want to hold on to what they have, while others want it all. For some, its about winning trust without losing yourself. And in the game of love, you have to be willing to lose it all. But love just like life can sometimes be unfair. Some are looking for a second chance while others just want a fresh start. And even when you find what you're looking for, it can all be lost in the blink of an eye. Cause things are never what they seem, in love and hip hop. — Mona Scott-Young

Season summary[]

Rapper Peter Gunz finds himself in a twisted love triangle as he juggles his relationships with long-time girlfriend Tara and artist Amina. Tahiry struggles to trust Joe, even as he contemplates taking their relationship to the next level. Erica Mena has unfinished business with Rich, but finds herself falling in love with a woman. Yandy is trying to adjust to life with her man locked up awaiting sentencing. Rapper Saigon and his ex Erica Jean clash violently as they struggle to co-parent their new son. K. Michelle has come to New York for a fresh start.

Cast[]

Main and supporting cast members in order of appearances.

Status No. of episodes Reunion?
Yandy Smith Main 14 Yes
Tara Wallace Main 14 Yes
Erica Mena Main 14 Yes
Peter Gunz Supporting 14 Yes
Rich Dollaz Supporting 14 Yes
Tahiry Jose Main 13 Yes
Amina Buddafly Main 13 Yes
Joe Budden Supporting 11 Yes
Cyn Santana Supporting 11 Yes
Erica Jean Main 10 Yes
Saigon Supporting 10 Yes
K. Michelle Main 8 No
Nya Lee Supporting 6 Yes

Guest stars[]

Onscreen title Status No. of episodes Reunion?
Rashidah Ali Stilleto expert Guest 7 Yes
Paris Phillips K. Michelle's friend Guest 4 No
Mendeecees Harris Guest 4 No
Jewel Escobar Rich's mother Guest 1 No


Gallery[]


Episodes[]

No.
overall
No.
in season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
35 1 "Everybody Plays The Fool" October 28, 2013 2.99
36 2 "Stray Bullet" November 4, 2013 2.94
37 3 "Lez B Honest" November 11, 2013 3.36
38 4 "Picture This" November 18, 2013 3.05
39 5 "Off the Record" November 25, 2013 3.18
40 6 "Wife Swap" December 2, 2013 2.95
41 7 "Messy All Over the World" December 9, 2013 2.95
42 8 "Girls with Gunz" December 30, 2013 2.38
43 9 "Love Is a Battlefield" January 6, 2014 2.88
44 10 "Red Alert" January 13, 2014 3.11
45 11 "Put a Ring on It" January 20, 2014 3.44
46 12 "All Good Things..." January 27, 2014 3.05
47 13 "Reunion – Part 1" February 3, 2014 3.15
48 14 "Reunion – Part 2" February 10, 2014 3.51

Promo videos[]

Trailers[]

  • Overview (00:32) – released October 7, 2013.
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Love & Hip Hop Season 4 Overview VH1

  • Enjoying the View (00:21) – released October 21, 2013.
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Love & Hip Hop Season 4 Enjoying The View VH1

  • Don't Do Anything Stupid (00:21) – released October 21, 2013.
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Love & Hip Hop Season 4 Don't Do Anything Stupid VH1

  • Court Date (00:21) – released October 21, 2013.
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Love & Hip Hop Season 4 Court Date VH1

  • Super Trailer (04:02) – released October 22, 2013.
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Love & Hip Hop Season 4 Supertrailer VH1

Trivia[]

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