The cast of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” is receiving a makeover, and there may be some familiar faces among Atlantans and hip hop lovers. New cast members for the Atlanta adaptation of the popular franchise include Omeretta, Renni Rucci, and Yung Baby Tate. People on social media had mixed reactions to the cast announcement, including the newest additions, which was made on Monday. Season 10 of LHHATL will premiere on VH1 on July 5th.“
According to Variety, “Season 10 brings music back to the foreground, with a female-led ensemble balancing careers, families, mental health, and Black emancipation amid a national crisis and pandemic.” Yandy Smith-Harris and her husband Mendeecees Harris will also be among the cast’s newfound faces, however we all know Yandy and Mendeecees aren’t new to the franchise, so it’s more of a transfer. In addition to the new cast members, Rasheeda and Kirk Frost, Yung Joc, Scrappy, Momma Dee, Spice, Sierra Gates, Bambi, Karlie Redd, Erica Mena, and Safaree Samuels are also returning to the program.
Now, Omeretta, Renni, and Yung Baby Tate have all been putting in work musically and are all rising stars in their own right. As a result, viewers are split on whether or not their participation in the show is beneficial. While some say that this will provide the skilled emcees with the necessary exposure, others believe reality television is beneath these young women. “I don’t believe Omeretta should go through with it. This show has the potential to tarnish her career. One person wrote, “Or at least her image, That show contains so much crap n bs.” Yung Baby Tate is so much better than love & hip hop but it’s ok everybody getting old now so I understand they need fresh faces,” another wrote.