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Love is a battlefield, y’all. You can’t really stop the cast (and fans) of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta from fighting with each other, but at least you can hire a security team to keep the brawling to a minimum.

According to TMZ, that’s the plan for Season 3, which premieres May 5 on VH1. The show’s producers have increased security, TMZ says, and they now have one bodyguard for each cast member for the duration of filming, to keep things from getting “too ratchet.”

They added that it’s not just for cast members fighting each other, it’s also for viewers attacking the stars. As one cast member told the site, "That sh-t gets ratchet and now the bodyguards shutting that sh-t down."

So far, TMZ said the security team has already stepped in between Lil Scrappy and new cast member Erica Pinkett, when she threw wine in his face during a dinner this past week. You may recall Scrappy’s gf Bambi recently fired shots online at Scrappy’s other woman, Erica — who is featured in the super trailer — and that’s this Erica Pinkett, who fired her own shots right back.

Season 3 should get interesting! VH1 is probably going to get their money’s worth from this new security team. Watch it all play out starting Monday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

Sources: TMZ, egl