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The ninth season of the reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York aired on VH1 from November 26, 2018 until March 18, 2019. The show was primarily filmed in New York City, New York. It is executively produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie R. Gayle for Monami Entertainment, Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple, David DiGangi, and Lauren Veteri for Eastern TV, and Nina L. Diaz, Liz Fine and Vivian Gomez for VH1.

The series chronicles the lives of several women and men in the New York area, involved in hip hop music.


Season nine of Love & Hip Hop: New York began filming in June 2018.

On September 27, 2018, VH1 announced the show's return for a ninth season, which will premiere on November 26, 2018. After a four year hiatus, it was announced that Cyn Santana and Joe Budden would return to the show in season nine, along with Kimbella and Juelz Santana, with rapper Maino joining the cast. On November 5, 2018, VH1 released a promo confirming that Rich Dollaz, after appearing as a supporting cast member in every season prior, had finally been promoted to main cast, along with Budden, Papoose, Juelz, Safaree, Maino and Maino's girlfriend Maggie Carrie. Mariahlynn, Anaís and Nya Lee would return to the show as supporting cast members, along with Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood's Alexis Skyy and transgender rapper Sidney Starr.


"I'm Joe Budden, I used to be a rapper... but now, I'm the single most relevant voice in music today. So who better to school y'all in the art of surviving the game? The game that is hip hop. Fans are fickle, and critics are haters, and rappers stay busy firing shots instead of spitting fire. When the odds are stacked against you, music may be your only lifeline to the outside world. If you want to survive in hip hop, you gotta be tough, especially when you're playing for a team. Sometimes surviving the game instead a game at all. The game isn't for everybody. If you're tired of playing, try doing what I did. Rebrand. Reinvent. Times have changed and so have I but it's ok. Cause I still don't fake, I still don't front and I still don't give a fuck... well maybe I do. Welcome to Love & Hip Hop." — Joe Budden, opening monologue

Official synopsis from

Season 9 of Love & Hip Hop offers a deeper look into the lives, loves and everyday struggles of hip-hop heavy hitters and rising stars in the Big Apple as they try to make their marks in the game. Cast members include Joe Budden, Cyn Santana, Remy Ma, Papoose, Juelz Santana, Kimbella, Yandy, Maino, Maggie Carrie, Safaree, Rich Dollaz, Sidney Starr, Nya Lee, Jonathan Fernandez, Juju and Anais.


Main and supporting cast members in order of number of appearances, out of the episodes that have aired.

Status No. of episodes Reunion?
Cyn Santana Main 15 Yes
Joe Budden Main 14 Yes
Kimbella Vanderhee Main 13 Yes
Yandy Smith-Harris Main 12 Yes
Juelz Santana Main 11 Yes
Jonathan Fernandez Supporting 11 Yes
Rich Dollaz Main 10 Yes
Juju C. Main 10 Yes
Alexis Skyy Supporting 10 Yes
Maino Supporting 10 Yes
Nya Lee Supporting 10 Yes
Safaree Samuels Main 9 Yes
Jaquáe Supporting 9 Yes
Sidney Starr Supporting 9 Yes
Maggie Carrie Supporting 9 Yes
Remy Ma Main 8 Yes
Papoose Main 8 Yes
Mariahlynn Supporting 6 Yes
Anaís Supporting 4 No
Kiyanne Supporting 1 No
DJ Self Supporting 1 No
Judy Harris Supporting 1 No

Guest stars[]

Onscreen title Status No. of episodes Reunion?
Ashley Trowers Rich's daughter Guest 4 No
Shotti Tr3yway CEO Guest 2 No
Joan Csere Alexis' grandmother Guest 2 No
Miracle Kaye Hall Ashley's mother Guest 2 No
Debbie Juelz's mother Guest 2 No
Solo Lucci N/A Guest 2 No
Fay Southerland Joe's mother Guest 2 No
Navarro Gray Alexis' lawyer Guest 1 No
Fetty Wap Recording artist Guest 1 No
Ruben Brito N/A Guest 1 No
Julius Maggie's brother Guest 1 No
Mendeecees Harris N/A Guest 1 No
Infinity Gilyard N/A Guest 1 No
Jewel Escobar Rich' mother Guest 1 No



in season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
114 1 "Arrested Development" November 26, 2018 1.85
115 2 "The Blame Game" December 3, 2018 1.61
116 3 "Pleas and Thank You" December 10, 2018 1.60
117 4 "Triggers" December 17, 2018 1.48
118 5 "Gwinners & Losers" December 24, 2018 0.90
119 6 "Own Your Truth" January 7, 2019 1.33
120 7 "Hard Choices" January 14, 2019 1.45
121 8 "Collateral Damage" January 21, 2019 1.44
122 9 "Sour Grapes" January 28, 2019 1.34
123 10 "Crease the Timbs" February 4, 2019 1.34
124 11 "Why You Trippin'?" February 11, 2019 1.33
125 12 "Pura Vida" February 18, 2019 1.43
126 13 "Zip It" February 25, 2019 1.26
127 14 "Locked Down" March 4, 2019 1.28
128 15 "Reunion – Part 1" March 11, 2019 1.36
129 16 "Reunion – Part 2" March 18, 2019 1.63

Promo videos[]


Love & Hip Hop (Season 9) Official Super Trailer Returns Monday, Nov. 26th at 8 7c


Rich Dollaz on Choosing Personal Feelings Over Business Love & Hip Hop New York


Yandy on Saying Goodbye to Mendeecees Love & Hip Hop New York


Remy Ma’s Heartwarming Baby Story Love & Hip Hop New York


Is Cyn Santana’s Return Awkward for Rich Dollaz? Love & Hip Hop New York


  • This is the first time that a Love & Hip Hop franchise has more than 9 main cast members.
  • This is also the first that men are apart of the main cast for Love & Hip Hop: New York.