Written by | Ray Cornelius

Love, Struggle and Temptation is what Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta is all about!

RC had an opportunity to attend an exclusive premiere party of the latest installment of the Love and Hip franchise, featuring a new cast of ballers and beauties that have their eyes set on the prize of fortune, fame and family.

The event was held at Frank Ski’s [restaurant of Atlanta’s Frank Ski of v-103] and was attended by a who’s who of Atlanta celebrities including music producer Jazze Pha, hair guru Derek J, and RHOA Phaedra Parks along with her husband Apollo Nida.

The evening began with a Q&A featuring the ladies of the show and was facilitated by Atlanta’s newest media darling, Egypt Sherrod of V-103 and HGTV’s “Property Virgins.”  After the Q&A session, the overly-hyped crowd was treated to a sneak peek of the first show that was filled with southern drama, chaos and “off-the-chain” one-liners courtesy of Lil Scrappy’s Mom affectionately known as “Momma D.”

Here are a few highlights from the evening…

Trinidadian R&B singer Karlie Redd

aspiring vocalist K. Michelle

Hip Hop star Lil Scrappy

Stevie J’s girlfriend Mimi Faust and best friend Ariane

Atlanta rapper Rasheeda

Lil Scrappy’s girlfriend Erica Dixon and Mimi Faust

singer/rapper Joseline Hernandez along with Karlie Redd

Music Producer Stevie J

v-103’s Midday Host Egypt Sherrod and Ray Cornelius

Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta Executive Producer Mona Scott-Young and Ray Cornelius

Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta premieres on Monday, June 18 at 8pm on VH1.  Click here to see all the photos.

Tell us what you think about Love and Hip Hop Atlanta? Are you going to watch?