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'Love & Hip Hop, New York'

Stars REVOLT

Massive Contract Disputes

5/23/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Big trouble on the set of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop, New York" ... TMZ has learned, the stars of the show are refusing to go to work ... and it's all because they think they're getting shafted in contract negotiations.

Sources close to the show tell us, all cast members were supposed to be present Tuesday in NYC to film a trailer for the upcoming season, but only half of the cast showed up. The other half stayed home in protest because negotiations for their new contracts had gone sour.

We're told the half that did show up then got upset ... believing they too were entitled to revised contracts ... and stormed off.

We're told most of the cast members want more money -- as much as double their last contract -- but there are other problems too ... some are pissed at how they were portrayed last season and they want more say in what footage gets aired.

We're told emergency meetings have since been called with the angry cast members ... and they're hoping to get what they want by the end of the week.

If they don't ... we're told the cast members plan to stick to their guns and continue their strike for as long as necessary. We reached out to VH1 for comment -- so far, no word back.

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

The world's coming to an end.

416 days ago
2.

MoraMore    

this whole damn franchise should get canned and every cast member should go to hell.

416 days ago
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KartrashianKow    

Who even watches that stupid show???

416 days ago
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BlahBlahBlahGinger    

Yawn. That one ladies mole should get a raise, but nobody else. I can't believe that train wreck is still on the air.

416 days ago
5.

NOT ELMO    

'Love & Hip Hop'
Stars REVOLT
Massive Contract Disputes...................WHAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ................

416 days ago
6.

Phreaky    

The phrase "Hip hop" seriously cracks me up. It's about the gayest term someone could use. What are you thugs, bunny rabbits?

416 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

That's pretty ballsy of the cast. The NY show is not as popular as the Atlanta show. They don't deserve raises and some need to be fired. The best cast member is in jail.

416 days ago
8.

Vince    

Well simple solution... Cancel the show. I have never seen it so I can not tell you if it is any good or not., but these people should be happy to have a job these days...stop whining and go to work.

416 days ago
9.

Onward    

Let them walk out. Go outside, pick a new cast from people walking by and the show would still be as good as it ever was. Stars? Please. They're not.

416 days ago
10.

laffnbear    

Great. Good news is always welcome. They all can disappear into the holes they came out of.

416 days ago
11.

baybomber    

Silly white people

416 days ago
12.

Tracey    

Revolt of the revolting. OK

416 days ago
13.

aquanet    

The only one that deserves a raise on that show is the guy that has to bleep all the curse words out. He works over time trying to clean their ignorant ass conversations. An ignorant classless group of wanna beeees.

416 days ago
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5Louie    

VH1 Stick it to them

416 days ago
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all about the money    

Simple answer. Pull the plug on the show...no show no pay. Or fire the cast and replace them all. You don't like the contract or how you are portrayed in a sleazeball reality show...then quit. Jersey Shore kind of ruined the whole market in reality shows. They got away with being babies and making execs cater to them and now every reality show from this joke of a show to the Real Wives series now think the hired help can dictate terms. Fire them all and replace them. Enough starving actors and fame seekers in this world to recast every season if need be.

416 days ago
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