'VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition': 5 things to know about Amina Buddafly

The cast looks promising with Stevie J and Mimi Faust in the lead, among others


                            'VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition': 5 things to know about Amina Buddafly
Marcus Black and Brooke Valentine from 'VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition' (Instagram - @theblvcks4ever)
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'VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition' is a popular reality series, that features the cast from all four Love & Hip Hop cities; New York, Atlanta, Hollywood, and Miami. The hit series premiered in February of 2021, on the famous streaming service, VH1, as a combined spin-off of all 4 of 'Love & Hip Hop' franchises. 

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Due to the ongoing pandemic, production of the 'Love & Hip Hop' franchise was put on pause, which eventually forced the series to stop airing for the first time in a span of six years. VH1 announced 'Love & Hip Hop: It's a Love Thing', in December of last year and would feature various 'Love & Hip Hop' couples. To follow suit would be 'VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition'; a spin-off show that'd showcase cast members from all four cities of New York, Atlanta, Hollywood, and Miami.

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Here's a look at the cast list of the famous reality show.

Amina Buddafly

Amina Buddafly is a German singer, songwriter who hails from Hamburg, Germany. She is a series regular on Seasons 4-6 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York'. In Season 7, she made an appearance as a supporting cast member. 

Amina shot to stardom as a former member of the famous girl group called 'Black Buddafly', alongside her sisters, Jazz and Sophie. She joined Season 4 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York', as the secret wife of popular rapper, Peter Gunz. 

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Bobby Lytes 

Bobby Lytes appears in the specials of the franchise; 'Love & Hip Hop Awards: Most Certified' and '40 Greatest Love & Hip Hop Moments: The Reboot'. He is one of the main cast members on 'Love & Hip Hop: Miami', and is also one of the original 8 members of the show. 

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Lytes joined the cast of 'Love & Hip Hop: Miami', in 2018, and thereby become the very first openly gay main cast. His part on the show talks of his struggles as a gay singer in the immensely homophobic hip-hop world. 


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Daniel "Booby" Gibson

Booby Gibson is one of the supporting casts and is seen on Season 4 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood'. Booby guest stars in Season 2 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood', and is seen seated next to Rich Dollaz at a fashion show.

Gibson is a retired professional NBA player. He is married to singer Keyshia Cole, and have a son together, called Daniel Hiram "DJ" Gibson Jr. The couple had starred together in the BET reality show, titled 'Keyshia & Daniel: Family First'. 

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Brooke Valentine

Kanesha Nichole Brookes is known better by her onstage name, Brooke Valentine. A professional singer, actress, and model, her single, titled "Girlfight" put her name on the map on the US music charts in 2005. This achievement further paved the way for her debut album, called 'Chain Letter'. 

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Valentine released 'Chain Letter' through Subliminal Entertainment on Virgin Records. In time, her music went above and beyond; selling more than 290,000 units globally!


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Cisco Rosado

Cisco Rosado is one of the supporting casts from Seasons 5-10 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York', and also on Season 4 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood'. 

Rosado first appeared as a guest star in the third season of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York', where he helps Tahiry regarding a career in the music industry. Rosado also appears briefly in Season 4, at a party thrown by Rich.

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Cyn Santana

Cyn Santana is one of the main members of Seasons 5, 9 and 10 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York'. In Season 4 of the show, Santana appears as a supporting cast member and is introduced on the show as a love interest of Erica Mena.

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Erica Mena

Erica Mena is one of the main cast members on the show, 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta', as of Season 10.  

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Mena was also seen as a supporting cast member in Season 2 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York', and was the main member from Seasons 3-5. Again in Season 7 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta', she's the main member, whilst a supporting one in Season 9.


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Jonathan Fernandez

Jonathan Fernandez is one of the supporting members since Season 8 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York'.  

Fernandez used to work as a makeup artist, on 'Love & Hip Hop' and 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta', with a brief appearance in Season 2 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York'. Fernandez soon joined the cast of Kimbella's spin-off show, 'K. Michelle: My Life', and on 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'.

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Juelz Santana

Juelz Santana is a main member in Season 9 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York'. In Season 7, Santana is seen as a supporting cast.

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During the first two seasons of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York', Santana joined the supporting cast. His life in the music industry and relationship struggles with Kimbella are documented. 


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Kimbella

Kimbella is one of the main cast members. We see her in Season 2 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York'. 

She joined the inner circle of the main cast during Season 2 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York'. Kimbella admits that she slept with Fabolous, while his wife, Emily, was carrying his child at the time.


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Marcus Black

Marcus Black is one of the supporting casts through Seasons 4 and 5 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood'. Black joined as a supporting cast during Season 4 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood'.


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Mimi Faust

Mimi Faust is one of the main cast members throughout the first 9 seasons of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta', and is also one of the show's original cast members. Mimi is brought into 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' during her rocky relationship with Stevie J for over 15 years. 


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Peter Gunz

Peter Gunz is one of the supporting cast members through Seasons 4-7 and Season 10 of  'Love & Hip Hop: New York'. Gunz's first appearance is that of a guest in Season 3 of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York,' as Rich's best friend. 


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Rich Dollaz

Rich Dollaz is one of the main cast members on the show, 'Love & Hip Hop: New York', as of Season 9. Dollaz appears in the first 8 seasons, and in Season 2 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood', as a supporting cast member. He is also seen in Season 7 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'. Dollaz is introduced as the manager of Olivia, as he guides her in her career choices. 

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Safaree

Safaree Lloyd Samuels is a professional rapper, and started his career in music through the Hood stars group during the initial leg of the early 2000s, alongside Nicki Minaj.

Safaree joined the cast of the VH1 reality show, 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood', in 2016. The following year, he joined the cast of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York'.

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Shekinah Jo

Shekinah Anderson is one of the supporting cast members on 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta', as of Season 8 of the reality show.  Anderson is first seen appearing in two episodes of 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: After Party Live!'.

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During Season 8, she joins the supporting cast, as a close friend of Rasheeda Frost, Karlie Redd, Tokyo Vanity, Sierra, and Che Mack. 


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Stevie J

Stevie J is one of the many main cast members, all through Seasons 4-9 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'. His rocky love story with Mimi Faust and artist Joseline drives the show for intriguing plot twists.  

Stevie also stars in the spin-off shows, 'Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood' and 'Leave It to Stevie'.

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Tara

Tara Wallace is one of the main cast members of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York', through Season 4-6. In Season 7, she is seen as a supporting cast member. Tara joins the cast of the show alongside Peter Gunz during Season 4. 

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ZellSwag

Zellswag is one of the supporting cast members on 'Love & Hip Hop: Holywood', through Season 4 and 6. 

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Later, he joins the supporting cast of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood', during Season 4, which documents his failing friendship with Masika Kalysha, as he takes Alexis Skyy's side when the duo fought.  


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Yo-Yo

Yo-Yo is one of the main cast members since Season 6 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood', showcasing the opening of her performing arts school, called 'Yo-Yo's School of Hip Hop'. she intends to help underprivileged youth. Yo-Yo also takes rappers Apple Watts and Micky Munday on her side during this season. 


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Season 2 of 'VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition' premieres on December 13, 2021, on VH1.