“GROWING UP HIP HOP” SEASON 5, RETURNING WITH NEW EPISODES ON THURSDAY, APRIL 23 AT 9PM ET/PT
Between Engagements, Marriage, Raising Children and Building Their Careers…Are These Young Stars Growing Up Too Fast?
WE tv released today a sneak peek of the hit series “Growing Up Hip Hop,” returning with new episodes on Thursday, April 23 at 9pm ET/PT. On the most dramatic season yet, the world of hip hop is rocked by social media wars, a shocking arrest and family bombshells.
Angela Simmons and Romeo Miller’s ongoing beef continues to populate headlines as they throw grenades from afar. The fiery feud takes an unexpected turn when Romeo devises a peace offering that tragically backfires! Angela on the other hand, finds herself a new business partner…her old flame, Bow Wow. Bow finds himself on the urge of temptation as the exes try to navigate a working relationship. After the brutal confrontation at her engagement party, Egypt Criss is on a warpath to prove that she is no longer the baby of the group by stubbornly defending her fiancé Sam. Briana Latrise gets caught in the crosshairs of a social media war with the Pepper’s but has ammunition on Sam that has yet to be unloaded… When Egypt finally takes matters into her own hands, she crosses a line that cannot be erased. But nothing prepares Egypt for the backlash from her iconic parents Pepa and Treach. Meanwhile, Pepa’s niece Tee Tee has estranged herself from the family and is hiding out in Jamaica with her boyfriend of one year…along with a life-altering secret! In New York, Damon Dash makes headlines around the world when news breaks that he has been arrested and handcuffed. Boogie Dash struggles with an internal battle on whether to support his father or not when they continue to spar between their father-son and business relationship. The growing pains for the next generation of hip hop leads to unforeseen hardships, tribulations and even bloodshed. It is up to them to take back the reigns of their legacies or severe ties forever.
“Growing Up Hip Hop,” is produced by Entertainment One and Datari Turner Productions. Lauren Gellert and Kate Farrell are executive producers for WE tv.
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WE TV RENEWS OG FRANCHISE HIT "GROWING UP HIP HOP" FOR SEASON FIVE
Extended Thirteen-Episode Season Returns December 2019
WE tv today announced that popular series "Growing Up Hip Hop" has been renewed for an extended fifth season with 13 episodes, which is set to return Thursday, December 5th at 9pm. WE tv's hit original series that started a hugely successful franchise has become a core part of WE tv's Thursday night lineup, as the network continues its reign as the #1 network among African American audiences.
"The 'Growing Up Hip Hop' franchise is a keystone of WE tv and we couldn't be more excited for the OG series to return for its fifth season," said Marc Juris, President of WE tv. "From the beginning, our cast of superstars captured fans' attention and completely drew us into a world like no other with larger-than-life, yet relatable stories of fame and family."
"Growing Up Hip Hop" follows the next generation of hip hop royalty as they battle for respect and success while blazing their own trails outside their famous family ties. In the upcoming season, long term friendships are tested, while enemies turn to allies among hip hop's hottest heirs. Season 5 returns with Angela Simmons and her siblings, Vanessa Simmons, and JoJo Simmons, Romeo Miller, Tyran Moore, Egypt Criss, Damon "Boogie" Dash; and more.
After its launch in 2016, "Growing Up Hip Hop" expanded the following year with "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta," and again this year with "Growing Up Hip Hop New York." Most recently, franchise spinoffs "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" and "Growing Up Hip Hop New York" ranked among the top 5 programs on Thursday nights in the third quarter of 2019, with "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" rated the top overall program among African American women 25-54.
"Growing Up Hip Hop" is produced by Entertainment One and Datari Turner Productions. Lauren Gellert and Kate Farrell are executive producers for WE tv.
Growing Up Hip Hop follows the next generation of hip hop royalty as they attempt to step outside the shadow of their famous families. Music legends Damon Dash, Rev. Run, Russell Simmons, Master P, El DeBarge and Pepa are always nearby as each up-and-comer tries to build their own life and fortune in careers ranging from music to acting and fashion. At every turn they are challenged with maintaining their own identity while evolving the hip-hop sound and culture they come from.