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Mona Scott-Young is the creator and executive producer of the Love & Hip Hop franchise.

Before Love & Hip HopEdit

Mona Scott-Young is the CEO of Monami Entertainment. She was born and raised in Queens, New York City, to Haitian parents. She co-founded the company Violator, a record label, marketing group, and multi-media entertainment conglomerate, with music executive Chris Lighty in 1998, helping launch the careers of high-profile artists such as Nas, Ja Rule and Missy Elliott, who she manages to this day. During her time at the company, she mentored Yandy Smith.

Mona transitioned into television in 2005, producing The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott on UPN and creating her own television production company, Monami Entertainment. In 2006, Jim Ackerman, a director at VH1 at the time, approached her to help develop a reality television series centered on rapper Jim Jones. Inspired by female ensemble-driven shows that were popular at the time, Scott-Young shifted the concept to focus on Jim's girlfriend Chrissy Lampkin and her circle of friends, creating what would later become known as Love & Hip Hop.

Love & Hip Hop franchise (2011–present)Edit

Mona first appears onscreen in two episodes in season two of Love & Hip Hop: New York and one episode of season three, as Yandy's friend and confidante. She would continue to make minor uncredited appearances throughout the franchise ((usually in the background of a scene when attempting to break up fights between cast members). She would also appear in the special The Wedding as one of Yandy's bridesmaids.

Mona also hosts the Love & Hip Hop: New York reunions in seasons two and three (and hosts the Erica Mena interview segments in season five's reunion), the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta reunions in seasons one and two, and the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood reunion in season one. She also narrates the opening monologue sequences in season one of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, seasons three and four of Love & Hip Hop: New York and season one of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, as well as the specials Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: Dirty Little Secrets, 40 Greatest Love & Hip Hop Moments, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: Dirty Little Secrets 2, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood: Dirty Little Secrets, Love & Hip Hop New York: Dirty Little Secrets, The Love Edition and 40 Greatest Love & Hip Hop Moments: The Reboot.

AppearancesEdit

Mona has 29 on-screen and voice-over appearances.

Love & Hip Hop: New York (14 episodes)
2.09, 2.10, 2.11
3.01, 3.12, 3.13, 3.14
4.01
5.15, 5.16, 5.17
Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding
Dirty Little Secrets
The Love Edition
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (10 episodes)
1.01, 1.11, 1.12
Dirty Little Secrets
2.16, 2.17
3.18
Dirty Little Secrets 2
6.17
40 Greatest Love & Hip Hop Moments: The Reboot
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (5 episodes)
1.01, 1.13, 1.14
3.12
Dirty Little Secrets

TriviaEdit

Love & Hip Hop producers & crew
Mona Scott-Young | Stefan Springman | Stephanie Gayle | Carlos King | Lashan Browning | Daniel Weiner | Shane Abercrombie | Brian Jones | Treiva Williams | Michael Lang | Vivian Payton | Lauren Veteri | Christian Nguyen | Maricarmen Lopez | Gavin Jones
Love & Hip Hop reunion hosts
Angie Martinez | Mona Scott-Young | Mo'Nique | Sommore | Nina Parker
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