The executive producer of the Love & Hip Hop franchise is Mona Scott-Young. The Haitian-born media executive is the woman behind the reunions, too, where the regrouped casts are expected to “reflect” on the past season. Scott-Young knows how to handle talent. She’s also the CEO of Monami Entertainment which represents artists including Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott.
When Love & Hip Hop first started to receive a lot of negative criticism about its portrayal of African-Americans on TV, Scott-Young defended the show and the cast. She told New York’s Hot 97: “I don’t always agree with the choices that they [the cast] make. Do I try to provide them with a platform to promote, leverage, take them to where they’re trying to go? Absolutely. Do I always agree or subscribe to how they choose to get there, no. But again, I’m not here to pass judgment.” Part one of the LHHATL reunion will air Monday (August 24) at 8pm on VH1.