Marriage Boot Camp Hip Hop Edition Season 18: Release Date, Cast And New Details

Marriage isn't easy, even if you're a celebrity. The show "Marriage Boot Camp" on WE tv started as a spin-off of the hit series "Bridezillas" and eventually transformed into several spin-offs of its own (via E!). Although the show originally set out to explore how the couples that were seen on "Bridezillas" were fairing after walking down the aisle, it's now become more of an umbrella series, allowing everyone from reality TV stars to hip hop artists to take part in the boot camp.

"Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition" will be hitting televisions soon. According to The Source, the show is one of the most successful reality TV series on the air. The hip hop spin-off of the show first aired in 2018 and had a star-studded cast that included Soulja Boy and Nia Riley as well as Waka Flocka and his wife, Tammy Rivera.

The show has continued to draw viewers in, so it's not surprising that a new season is set to premiere soon.

When does Season 18 premier?

According to a press release issued on the AMC Network website, the popular WE tv show "Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition" will air on the network on Thursday, October 7. It will be the 18th season of the long-running "Marriage Boot Camp" franchise.

The show's 17th season aired last summer and focused on mending the marriages of various hip hop artists and reality TV stars alike (via International Business Times). Members of the last cast included Phaedra Parks of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" fame and her new man, Medina Islam, as well as Hazel E. And De'Von Waller of "Love And Hip Hop: Hollywood." The couples use the show to work on a wide range of problems. For Islam and Parks, they were attempting to remedy communication issues, while Waller was there to work on his anger problems.

The show is basically couples therapy but for the world to see.

Here are the hip hop legends joining the cast

According to the press release from AMC Network, the 18th season of the show features a fun cast. First and foremost is Hip Hop legend N.O.R.E and his wife, Neri. Fans were wondering why the couple who has been married for 14 years are taking their relationship to reality TV, and N.O.R.E had answers. In an Instagram video, he shared, "People hit me like, 'You, you did "Love & Hip Hop" and "Marriage Boot Camp?'" he shared. "Yes. That's why I'm in Turks because we are nice! We are nice! Queens. The price went up" (per Hip Hop DX). 

Other couples joining the cast this season are two-time Grammy Award nominee Monie Love and Tuff, Producer Mally Mall and Treasure, and Siir Brock and Amber Laura of "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood." They will be counseled by Dr. Ish Major and Judge Lynn Toler, who will give the couples the tough love they need to improve their marriages (via AMC Network).

Sexual identity will likely be a storyline this season

One of the major storylines likely to be covered on this season of "Marriage Boot Camp Hip Hop Edition" is Siir Brock's sexuality. According to Buzzfeed, the rapper came out as bisexual on an episode of "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood." He has been with Amber Laura on and off for years, going back to high school. Telling her about his sexuality was incredibly difficult.

"It was me figuring out, How do you tell someone who loves you, who's still in love with you ... How do you tell them that? I'm not about to sugarcoat it," Brock told Buzzfeed. "That moment was everything that I imagined it would be. It was my biggest nightmare ... It was definitely the hardest thing that I've ever done in my life. Seeing her crumble made me crumble. ... There is never a right way to tell a woman who loves you that. There was a lot of sadness that day."

According to Distractify, Brock's relationship with a man was the first queer couple to be portrayed on a "Love and Hip Hop" series. While they're no longer together and Brock is headed to "Marriage Boot Camp" with Laura, his openness about his sexuality was a huge step forward for equality in the hip hop industry. As for what other storylines Season 18 will cover, only time will tell!