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Contrary to what was reported to BOSSIP by sources tied to production of the second season of “Love & Hip-Hop”, Somaya Reece is still part of the show’s cast, both she and VH1 confirmed today.

“Somaya ‘Boss’ Reece is a regular cast member of VH1’s ‘Love and Hip Hop” Season 2,” VH1 said in an exclusive statement to BOSSIP. “Along with Somaya, cast members include: Chrissy Lampkin, Olivia Longott, Emily Bustamante, with new members Kimberly ‘Kimbella’ Vanderhee and Yandy Smith joining the cast this season. In addition to the regular cast, there are a number of men and women from the music industry who make guest appearances in the series. Erica Mena makes an appearance as well, however, she is not a regular cast member.”

While reports stated that Somaya had been eliminated from the cast due to the lack of activity in her professional life, Season 2 of Love & Hip-Hop will apparently find her quite busy. Since we last saw her on the show, Somaya has launched a Tequila brand and worked on the forthcoming Lionsgate release “Go For It,” in addition to continuing to work on her official rap debut – both in English and Spanish.

She was quite surprised to read the allegation that she had fabricated.

“I am very offended that someone would put out information to tarnish my image,” she told BOSSIP exclusively. “Somaya Reece is a brand. The reason they call me Somaya Boss Reece is because I am a self made woman/boss. I scored the music soundtrack to a Lionsgate film & role with a major theatrical release, (movie is called Go For It which Bossip posted an exclusive on it); I am a CEO owner of La Jefa Tequila releasing globally in January 2012; and right now there is $ 1.5 million behind my music project English with Midi Mafia & Latin Richy Pena. I am a very humble woman and I established all of these things on my own simply with drive, focus and ambition! I thank Vh1 for giving me a platform to introduce their audience to Somaya Reece.”

Our original sources, however, maintain that Somaya’s appearances on the show have been greatly diminished.



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