Get excited people!
Love & Hip Hop: New York is bound to look a little different with the departure of so many big names, most notably the newly ascendant Cardi B. Mona Scott-Young operates on the same wave as a college sports team though, always scoping out the next prospects who can slide in to the mix and make for some interesting television. With that in mind, she picked up ‘90s R&B star Lil Mo to fill one of the many vacant slots in the upcoming season’s cast.
Mo shared the news on her Instagram with a celebratory post, seeming excited to get back to her hometown.
“If I can make it there. I’ll make it ANYWHERE!!” she wrote. “#lhhny #20years#LILMO #iamLOVE #iamHIPHOP #iamNYborn and raised. Moved to Texas. Atlanta. Fayetteville. Baltimore. Philly. Now it’s time to go back HOME. Get my crown. Take my belongings with me. Buckle up. You’re in for one helluva ride. #1030 #VH1 #LHHNY#lilmoapproved #dynamiteko #thedargans#thefamilythatWORKStogether#imNOTdoneYET #revamped #renewed#ReLIT #crownME are YOU ready? Ain’t this what YOU been waiting for? 🏆🍾💥⭐️👑👑”
Mo will be joined on the new season of LHHNY by her husband, boxer Karl Dargan. While we can’t say for sure what Mo’s story arc will be, her bio released by the show gives us a bit of a hint.
“With over two decades in the music industry, Mo is hard at work on her sixth solo album while juggling her third marriage and blended family,” it reads. “But will the cheating rumors floating around threaten the couple’s happily ever after?”
Mo has had several successful singles, but the singer is largely known in connection to other artists. She came up under the wing of Missy Elliott and helped write several hits for Ja Rule, including “Put It On Me.” Her talent for boosting other New York acts didn’t end there, however. Her singles helped put on a still relatively unknown Fabulous.
Now Mo is clearly hoping that the show will return the favor she’s granted to so many New York artists. The VH1 slot certainly adds more eyeballs to her upcoming album than it would have had otherwise. Whether this is a K. Michelle situation or just another reality star spining their wheels remains to be seen.
Outside of the story with her husband, which will no doubt be mined for all the messiness it can possibly produce, Mo also comes with the potential for beef with Remy Ma. The Terror Squad rapper is in close with Keyshia Cole, and Mo has been less than friendly with her fellow R&B singer in the past.
Given Ma’s tendency to kick things off, we might just see the rapper get all up in Mo’s face on behalf of her friend. That’s all up in the air until the new season starts up though.
While viewers will definitely miss the show’s departed stars, the newer artists may hold their attention. What do you think?
Are you excited to see Lil Mo on the show? Have you followed her at all in the last several years? Do you think this show is the boost she needs to get back into the R&B mainstream?
Will her story with her husband bring an appropriate level of drama to the show, or will the new season suffer for lack of its former stars?
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