A vicious "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" brawl has triggered a lawsuit ... which now alleges one of the stars was smoking crack cocaine at the reunion show.
Althea Eaton has filed suit against Joseline Hernandez, who is caught on tape punching Althea in the face and dragging her to the ground ... then hitting and scratching her for good measure.
In the suit, Althea claims eyewitnesses allegedly observed Joseline smoking crack cocaine out of a pipe backstage during the show. Althea believes Joseline was high as a kite when she attacked.
It's interesting ... Althea is NOT suing the show or the network, which means one of 2 things:
1. Producers didn't orchestrate the fight
2. They did but she needs the job
'Love & Hip Hop' Star Stevie J
I Kicked Coke and Weed
And Judge is Impressed!
8/13/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Stevie J has clearly been scared straight by a judge ... because he just proved he's been drug free for 7 weeks -- which means he won't be thrown in jail.
Stevie's facing criminal charges for allegedly owing a baby mama more than a million dollars in child support ... he's free on bail, but a judge ordered him to remain drug free -- or else.
We broke the story ... Stevie failed a drug test in June -- testing positive for coke and weed -- so the judge ordered random testing and drug counseling.
Stevie's lawyer tells us the judge has reviewed Stevie's drug tests over the last 7 weeks and he's clean as a whistle.
As for the million dollars in unpaid child support ... no movement.
'Love & Hip Hop: L.A.'
Soulja Boy Will Save Our TV Show
8/6/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Soulja Boy's getting a heavy dose of reality ... TMZ has learned the "Crank That" rapper's just been added to the cast of "Love & Hip Hop: L.A" -- in a last-ditch effort to pump some life into the show.
Sources close to production tell us ... the show's been struggling with weak story lines and uninteresting characters ... and producers felt they needed to add a big name rapper to liven things up.
Right now ... Ray J is the biggest star on "L&HHLA" ... and producers think he and Soulja Boy will be a huge hit together. Sources close to Ray J say he's pumped about his new co-star.
If it's drama they want ... the sizzurp-slurpin' Soulja should bring plenty of it.
Calls Out Nickelodeon Resort
7/24/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Scrappy went ballistic Wednesday after his daughter was repeatedly passed over during a contest at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando ... because he believes the staff favors white kids.
The "Love and Hip Hop" star was at the pool with Momma Dee and his 9-year-old daughter Emani. They were there for a game where the staff calls kids up on stage for contests.
Momma Dee tells TMZ ... Scrappy became furious when the staff kept skipping over his daughter and other black kids.
In the video you see Scrappy confront the host. It's hard to hear him, but Momma Dee tells us he said, "You need to pick my daughter. This is some racist-ass s**t."
The person shooting the video tells us they support Scrappy's position in the situation.
The host implores Scrappy to get off the stage, and then Momma D steps in and repeats the claim.
Emani finally pushes her dad off stage.
A rep for the resort tells TMZ ... they don't discriminate on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. They add that participants must follow specific protocol ... and that Scrappy's daughter did participate in the show.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Brawl
Joseline Bit the Flesh Off a Guard
Cast Wants her Fired
7/17/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Smack talk about crack triggered the all-out brawl on the "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" set ... ending with a security guard getting a piece of flesh ripped off his body... and they say Joseline Hernandez is the culprit and they want her FIRED.
Cast and crew who were present during the melee tell TMZ ... Tuesday night's fight started when Benzino called Stevie J a crackhead. Stevie J then charged Benzino, yelling "f*** you."
Stevie J's GF Joseline then amped things up by attacking Benzino's wife Althea, punching her in the face so hard everyone around heard a crack. Joseline then pulled out part of Althea's weave.
But Joseline's handiwork wasn't done ... Joseline then made a beeline for Waka Flocka Flame's wife, Tami -- yanking out Tami's pony tail weave. Waka's mom Debra jumped in, punching Joseline in the head and ripping out her extensions.
Security then booted Joseline from the set. On her way out she passed shower-rod queen Mimi Faust in the stairway ... elbowing her in the back and shoving her down the stairs.
The security guard tried to subdue Joseline, who then bit the guard, ripping off a piece of flesh.
So now ... a number of cast members are making a play to get producers to fire Joseline.
'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Reunion Fights All Over the Studio
... Caught on Tape (VIDEO)
7/16/2014 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" reunion fight was captured on video and it was just as crazy as we told you -- multiple fights breaking out ... one right after another.
As TMZ reported, Tuesday night's taping devolved into a royal rumble ... with cast mates Benzino, his fiancée Althea, Stevie J, Joseline, Debra, Tammy, and Mimi all duking it out.
In the video, obtained by HelloBeautiful.com, you see security breaking up one fight ... and then running to stop another. That happens over and over and over.
The reunion is supposed to resume filming Wednesday night ... but without an audience this time. Safety first.
'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Massive Brawl on Set of Reunion Show
… Cops Called
7/15/2014 9:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
9:32 A.M. PDT -- Sources close to the show tell us ... producers had an emergency meeting Tuesday night to address how to proceed with reunion episode -- which continues filming today. We're told cast members will be kept in separate areas during filming ... and they've done away with the live audience for safety reasons.
A huge brawl erupted during the taping of the "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" reunion show in NYC Tuesday night … leaving several cast members -- and their weaves -- injured.
Multiple sources on the set tell us the fight involved Benzino, his fiancee Althea, Stevie J, Joseline, Debra, Tammy, and Mimi -- and the whole mess started when Benzino cracked a joke about Stevie J and Joseline doing drugs.
We're told Stevie jumped up to get in Benzino's grill, but security guards stopped him. That's when --according to witnesses -- Stevie's girl Joseline sneak attacked Althea.
After that, all hell broke loose -- weaves were torn out in the chaos -- and every time security broke up one fight … a different one would spark up between other cast members.
We're told most of the fighting was between the women -- although at least one male security guard took a shot to the face … from one of the chicks.
From what we can tell the only smart decision all night was someone calling 911. Cops and paramedics responded -- at least three people got treatment.
We know what you're wondering, and the answer is -- YES … we're told VH1 cameras were rolling during most of the violence.
The seeds of ratchetness appear to have been sown Monday night ... when a nude pic of Benzino and Althea was posted on Stevie J's Twitter page.
Yung Joc's Wife
Keep Your Sidepiece
I'm OUTTA Here!!
7/14/2014 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The wife of "Love and Hip Hop" star Yung Joc must have finally reached her tolerance level of watching her hubby and his sidepiece on TV ... so she's pulling the plug on their marriage.
Alexandria Robinson filed to divorce the 31-year-old rapper. They were high school sweethearts and have been married for 13 years. They have 3 kids.
Alexandria acknowledges in her docs ... she and Joc have been separated since Feb. 2012.
She wants the works -- spousal and child support. She says she only pulls in $1,875 a month. But she's banking on getting royalties from his music publishing rights.
Not surprisingly, Alexandria cites adultery as grounds for the divorce.
Joc's been carrying on a high profile relationship with Karlie Redd on "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta." They live together on the show. And get this ... the GF gets really pissed off when she suspected he cheated on her.
'Love & Hip Hop' Star Stevie J
Joseline Cheated On Me
7/3/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Stevie J has HAD IT with his partner and TV co-star Joseline Hernandez ... telling TMZ it's over because she cheated on him.
Stevie claims she's hooked up with not just one but several rappers. He tells us he found out 2 days ago and says he had overwhelming proof ... enough for him to dump her.
Joseline is off the radar ... nowhere to be found. We've tried calling her for a response but she's gone radio silent.
It's a sudden turn ... just last week our photog got them leaving an L.A. restaurant hand-in-hand. And just last Saturday he serenaded her at an Inglewood club ... proclaiming his love for her.
Stevie was arrested last month because he's more than 1 million in the child support hole.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star
My Sister Attacked Castmate ...
But I Didn't Order a Hit
6/28/2014 10:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Bambi Johnson adamantly denies putting a hit out on castmate Erica Pinkett -- but says she is related to the attacker.
Bambi says the woman -- Stephanie Harp -- who's accused of slicing Pinkett with a razor blade during a nightclub brawl earlier this month is her sister ... Johnson says Erica started the fight.
Bambi claims her sister says Erica threw a drink first -- triggering the fight inside Atlanta's Taboo nightclub. Bambi also claims her sister did not have a razor blade ... adding reports claiming the scene was bloody are false.
As we previously posted ... Erica says Bambi ordered the attack because the two have had arguments over Johnson's boyfriend Lil Scrappy.
Scrappy and Bambi say that's preposterous.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star
Beaten and Slashed
My Castmate Put A Hit On Me!
6/26/2014 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Erica Pinkett was savagely attacked in a nightclub ... and Pinkett says she told police the hit was ordered by a jealous rival on the show.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Pinkett was coming out of a bathroom in Atlanta's Taboo Club June 9 when a woman came up from behind her, hit her in the face and then threw her to the ground and slashed her arm with a razor blade. It was reported the gash spewed blood so badly, it looked like a scene from a horror movie.
Pinkett tells police ... she thinks the attack was ordered by fellow "L&HH:A" star Bambi Johnson ... because the two have had arguments over Pinkett's relationship with Johnson's boyfriend, Lil Scrappy. One of the fights (see video below) aired on the show.
According to the police report - obtained by TMZ -- the beating suspect left the club before cops arrived ... Stephanie Nicole Harp was arrested this morning for committing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The police report does not mention Bambi allegedly ordering the hit, but Erica insists she told cops all about it.
'Love & Hip Hop: ATL' Star Stevie J
I'm Not A Deadbeat
Check Out My Kid's Jordans
6/26/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Stevie J says he can't be a bad dad -- despite owing more than a million bucks in back child support -- 'cause he loves his kids ... and even buys them expensive kicks.
Stevie was at Mr. Chow in L.A. Tuesday night with partner Joseline Hernandez and one of his adult sons. The kid showed us how well daddy takes care of him by displaying his Jordans.
The problem ... Jordans don't cut it with the judge, who had Stevie J arrested for being a child support scofflaw.
But Stevie J says he has a plan to raise the million and a lot more ... and it involves Snoop.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star
I Got Coke and Pot Problems Too
6/24/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Stevie J thought his only legal woe was back child support during a court appearance Monday ... but his problems now include weed and coke.
Stevie was in court in Manhattan to surrender on charges he owes his baby mama more than a million dollars in back child support.
It should have been simple ... post the $25,000 and then walk out. Turns out Stevie was drug tested when he was picked up in Atlanta earlier this month and he flunked bad.
So the judge allowed Stevie to post bail ... but added a condition that he submit to random drug testing.
Kids and drugs ... they're such nagging problems.