Things on the set of VH1′s Love & Hip Hop New York came to a halt on Tuesday after members of the cast either stormed off the set or didn’t bother to show up at all on the first day of filming. According to TMZ, it’s all due to their new contract negotiations. The entire cast either wants their pay increased or more creative control…
Sources close to the show tell us, all cast members were supposed to be present Tuesday in NYC to film a trailer for the upcoming season, but only half of the cast showed up. The other half stayed home in protest because negotiations for their new contracts had gone sour.
We’re told the half that did show up then got upset … believing they too were entitled to revised contracts … and stormed off.
We’re told most of the cast members want more money — as much as double their last contract — but there are other problems too … some are pissed at how they were portrayed last season and they want more say in what footage gets aired.
We’re told emergency meetings have since been called with the angry cast members … and they’re hoping to get what they want by the end of the week.
If they don’t … we’re told the cast members plan to stick to their guns and continue their strike for as long as necessary.
Ratings for the last season of LHHNY were at an all time low compared to season’s in the past, and the entire cast (except for maybe 2 or 3) are replaceable, so it’s a wonder they’re giving VH1 and Mona Scott-Young so much grief.
If these people can’t get it together, who would you like to see on the next season of LHHNY? Post your thoughts!