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Mashonda is a supporting cast member on season one of Love & Hip Hop: New York.

Before Love & Hip Hop[]

Mashonda is a R&B singer, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts & raised in Harlem, New York City. She was married to rapper, Swizz Beatz from February 2003 until May 2010, when he famously left her for Alicia Keys. She is the mother of his son, Kasseem Daoud "KJ" Dean Jr. (born December 22, 2006).

Love & Hip Hop franchise (March 2011 - May 2011)[]

She appears in a supporting role in the first season of Love & Hip Hop: New York, appearing as a mentor to Emily, warning her about the dangers of dating men in the industry.

After Love & Hip Hop[]

She quit the series after having issues with her portrayal, and since her time on the show, has mended her relationship with Swizz and Alicia, releasing a book about blended families.


Green screen looks


Mashonda has 3 appearances in total.

Love & Hip Hop: New York (3 episodes)
1.01, 1.05, 1.08


  • Despite being only in three episodes, Mashonda is featured in promo pictures, group shots and on the first season DVD cover with the four main cast members.
  • Although she appears in green screen segments like the other supporting cast members of the series, Mashonda does not currently have a cast bio on VH1's website (likely as she appeared and left the show before the site's revamp).
Love & Hip Hop: New York supporting cast members
Jim Jones | Mashonda | Maurice | Mama Jones | Teairra Marí | Mendeecees | Consequence | Lore'l | Kaylin | Peter Gunz | Nya Lee | Saigon | Diamond Strawberry | Cisco | Chink Santana | Precious Paris | Jhonni Blaze | DJ Self | Yorma | Rose | Hennessy | Samantha | J. Adrienne | Swift | DJ Drewski | Sofi Green | Sky | Kim | Judy | Asia | Ashley | Jade | Moniece | Major Galore | Navarro | Brittney Taylor | Jaquáe | Jonathan | James R. | Ashley Diaz | DreamDoll | Sophia Body | Karl | Grafh | Ayisha Diaz | Trent | Kiyanne | Alexis Skyy | Maino | Sidney Starr | Maggie