'VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition': How much do show's stars make?
'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 on February 8, 2021, on the famous streaming service, VH1, as a combined spin-off of all 4 of 'Love & Hip Hop' franchises.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, production for the 'Love & Hip Hop' franchise was put on pause during the beginning of 2020, 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. The series 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.
The aspect of curiosity is bound to be predominant, especially when it comes to reality TV stars; what with the endless drama, bickering, and emotional blackmail, to name a few. Having said that, recent sources say that each of the cast gets paid a hefty amount, solely for gracing the show with their presence!
Although this practice seems extravagant as it is, the pay isn't fixed. It's only normal for longtimers on the show to be paid a higher salary when compared to the newcomers. What's more, when it comes to reality TV, each stars’ popularity plays a vital role in determining how much they'll eventually earn from the show in its entirety. Fan favorites undoubtedly earn more.
The cast of the 'Love & Hip Hop' franchise makes anything ranging from $17,000 to $400,000, in each season. The salary is directly proportionate to their rank on the popularity scale, so it's safe to say that their pay depends on how whether they can keep audiences engaged with their antics.
For obvious reasons, most of the cast are usually private when it comes to professional matters like how much they make per episode, and they tend to refrain from going public with accurate figures. But some, on the other hand, don't mind flaunting their pay. It is said that Joseline Hernandez used to make a solid $400,000 on each season, and was one of the highest-paid cast members. She quit the franchise as of 2017, guest-starred on Season 3 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Miami', and left a second time in 2020.
Next in line are Kirk and Rasheeda Frost; the former bringing in about $300,000 each season and the latter making a solid $25,000 per episode! Rapper Lil Scrappy makes around $200,000 in each season, while Karlie Redd and Tommie Lee, make a whopping $50,000 and $17,000 respectively, for each season. It's also known to the public that record producer Ray J makes somewhere around $25,000 for each episode, whereas singer Cardi B was paid something between $200,000-$300,000 when she was on the show.
For being a part of Season 5 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood', Teairra Mari announced that she'd make $8,000 for each episode, in 2019. On the other hand, Mimi Faust received approximately $20,000 for her role on 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'. Having said that, Keyshia Cole continues to be one of the highest-paid members on ‘Love & Hip Hop’ until this day. Cole even refused a generous offer to feature on the show in 2017, although she was offered more than a solid million dollars! With the name and fame the show brings, so do the big bucks to everyone on board!
Season 2 of 'VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition' premieres on December 13, 2021, on VH1