The special is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie Gayle for Monami Entertainment and Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Robyn Nish Friedman for Eastern TV. Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz, Vivian Gomez and Ken Martinez executive produce for VH1.
This 1-hour special features a panel of LGBT hip hop artists to discuss homosexuality in the hip hop, along with allied journalists and executives, as well as straight and religious figures representing their point of view.
The following appear as additional panelists at some point in the special:
|Felicia "Snoop" Pearson|
|Pastor Jamal Bryant|
Minor guest stars
The following panelists are also featured in the special but only appear on Love & Hip Hop: Out in Hip Hop:
- Big Freedia (Queen of Bounce)
- Buttahman (MTV/BET personality)
- Cakes da Killa (Rapper)
- Chuck Creekmur (AllHipHop.com)
- Clay Cane (BET.com)
- DMC (Run-DMC)
- Emil Wilbekin (Word of Wilbekin)
- Fly Young Red (Rapper)
- Karamo Brown (Huffington Post Live)
- Michael Arceneaux (Complex)
- Nneka Onuorah (Documentary filmaker)
- Delman Coates (Pastor)
- Kevin Taylor (Pastor)
- Sharon Lettman-Hicks (National Black Justice Coalition)
- Siya (Rapper)
- This special features the first franchise appearances of D. Smith and Snoop, who would later join the casts of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and Love & Hip Hop: New York respectively.