Love & Hip Hop New York Season 11 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

Since the first season of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: New York" debuted in 2011, viewers have been nearly obsessed with the cast of likable characters. The popular reality show follows a group of people involved in the hip-hop industry in some capacity — from managers to performers to partners of those in the industry. The success of the show has spawned six other spinoff shows: "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta," "Chrissy & Mr. Jones," "The Gossip Game," "This Is Hot 97," "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood," and "K. Michelle: My Life," per Complex. Notable hip-hop figures like Cardi B, Jim Jones, and Erica Mena have appeared as cast members on the show, according to Insider.

As you might expect, the turbulent ups and downs of these aspiring talents make for quality reality television. "I can't stress enough that the stuff they deal with on [Love & Hip Hop] is real," Mona Scott-Young, the show's producer, told Complex. "We may frame it within a production construct that allows us to shoot on a schedule, but we're not making up the stuff that they're going through."

Ahead, we share the details we've learned about Season 11 of "Love & Hip Hop New York."

When can we expect the 11th season of the show to premiere?

Unfortunately, VH1 has yet to announce if and when an 11th season of "Love & Hip Hop New York" will be premiering on the network. The 10th season of the show premiered in December 2019 and concluded in March 2020. According to The Cinemaholic, the 10th season of the show performed just as well as past seasons, with loyal fans showing up yet again to boost its ratings on the network. 

In years past, the show has followed a rather predictable annual schedule that includes the release of each season of the show toward the end of the year. The Cinemaholic predicted that, given this schedule, the 11th season of the show would have premiered in December 2020. At this point, it's unclear if the COVID-19 pandemic has played a role in the delay of the premiere.

If the show does return for its 11th season, it's likely that fans will get another glimpse into the life of cast member Chrissy Lumpkin, who returned for the 10th season after walking away from the show after its second season. "From fights to proposals, we put it all out there," Lumpkin said during the beginning of the show's 10th season, per The Cinemaholic. "But when it all fell apart, I chose to walk away. But you know, you should never say never. It's been almost ten years and a lot has happened."

Who will be appearing on the 11th season of 'Love & Hip Hop New York'?

None of the cast members from "Love & Hip Hop New York" have confirmed if they will be coming back for the 11th season of the show. While many stars from New York's hip-hop industry have been featured on the show, last season, the following cast members were featured on "Love & Hip Hop New York": Yandy Smith-Harris, Joe Budden, Rich Dollaz, Kimbella Vanderhee, Remy Ma, Papoose, Cyn Santana, Chrissy Lampkin, Erica Mena, and Safaree Samuels, per The Cinemaholic.

Though she is likely too busy to appear on the reality television show now, rapper Cardi B first gained notoriety as a cast member on "Love & Hip Hop New York." At the time of her appearance on the show, during its sixth and seventh seasons, Cardi B was an aspiring rapper, stripper, and master drama instigator, according to Insider. Whether she was throwing shoes at her castmates or ranting about her many beefs with others in the industry, Cardi B kept audiences hooked with her antics.

What can viewers expect from the new season of 'Love & Hip Hop New York'?

Based upon the ending of the 10th season of the show, we might be able to predict what viewers can look forward to seeing in the 11th season of "Love & Hip Hop New York." 

One of the most notable developments that occurred since the airing of the 10th season is that one of the show's most popular characters, Joe Budden, might be making music once again after taking a six-year hiatus. "It's been six years since I've rapped," Budden said on his self-titled podcast, according to Revolt TV. "Wow. Like think about that. The only thing I ever knew how to do. My one love, my one passion, the one way I've taken care of myself my entire life, it's been six years since I did that." He also teased a collaboration with fellow rapper Benny the Butcher. Perhaps Budden's return to making music will be documented on the 11th season of "Love & Hip Hop New York."

Other developments that took place throughout the 10th season of the show — such as the arrival of Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels' daughter and their subsequent move to Atlanta as well as Cyn Santana's decision to move on without Budden, her former fiance — will most likely play a large part in the new season.