Jones was unwilling to fully commit to the gruelling filming schedule and was dealing with the murder of a friend at the time, leading him to lash out violently at the producers and filming crew.
The production issues were worked into the show's concept, which now focused on the culture clash between the gangsta rapper and the "honky" television producers.
The show features appearances from notable figures associated with East Coast hip hop.
Its success has produced the spin-offs Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Chrissy & Mr. Michelle: My Life, Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood, Leave It To Stevie and Love & Hip Hop: Miami.
Swiss Beatz's ex-wife Mashonda would appear in a minor supporting role.
All main cast members from the previous season returned for a second season, along with new cast members Kimbella Vanderhee, the girlfriend of Juelz Santana, and Yandy Smith, Jim Jones' manager.
and paired him with producers Stefan Springman and Toby Barraud of Eastern TV.Michelle, all of who left or were fired from the show, the rest of the main cast members returned in season five, along with Cyn Santana, who was promoted to the main cast, and Chink Santana's girlfriend Chrissy Monroe.The cast underwent a major cast change for the third time in the show's history for season six, with only Yandy Smith, Tara Wallace and Amina Buddafly returning from last season's main cast.Joe Budden, Yandy's boyfriend Mendeecees Harris, Consequence and aspiring rapper Lore'l appeared as supporting cast members, with Joe's girlfriend Kaylin Garcia appearing in a minor supporting role.Former main cast member Kimbella Vanderhee returned as a guest star for two episodes.Former main cast member Rashidah Ali appeared as a guest star in several episodes.