Love & Hip Hop Season 4 premiered on Monday, October 28 with a cast filled with new faces and new drama. Newcomers Peter Gunz, baby mama Tara Wallace, and aspiring artist Amina Buddafly stole the show with the epic love triangle that began to unfold within the last few minutes of the show. While deeply intrigued by the drama, many fans (including us) found their situation a little too familiar… as we had seen this complex relationship before. And sure enough, we realize we did — on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.
We can’t deny the staggering similarities between the two franchises. For one, the fact that Peter Gunz is involved in a relationship with his artist (Amina) while living with baby mama (Tara) is very much like Atlanta’s record producer Stevie J. sleeping with his artist, Joseline Hernandez, while living with girlfriend/baby mama Mimi Faust. And when you add the fact that both men are married to their respective “side pieces” despite their 10+-year relationships with their girlfriends, it literally appears that we’re watching the same story being told with a new set of characters.
It’s no secret that the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta audience has grown exponentially since its inception thanks to the over-the-top drama and love triangle that is Steebie, Mimi, and Jose. With that said, many fans are wondering whether or not the cast of New York is attempting to attract a larger fan base with a similar plot line.
And the comparisons don’t stop there.
The more we look at it, the more we see Atlanta’s Benzino and Karli Redd’s on-again/off-again romance relationship being reflected in LHH stars Rich Dollaz and Erica Mena.
Tahiry and Joe Budden appear to be the Erica Dixon and Lil Scrappy of this season. Yes, the couple don’t share a kid together, however, they seem to be the most “put together” as of the season premiere — and it looks like their relationship is definitely going to be tested.
And with K. Michelle rounding out the cast, it almost feels like Love & Hip Hop Atlanta never left!
Do you think Love & Hip Hop is trying to mimic the success of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta by creating similar situations? Sound off below!