Mona Scott Young Facing $50 Million Copyright Lawsuit For ‘Love & Hip-Hop’

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/ March 12, 2014

‘Love & Hip-Hop’ creator Mona Scott Young is allegedly being sued for copyright infringement to the tune of $50 million.

Eben Gregory is reporting that Young is accused of fraud, breach of contract and breach of confidence for the idea of the reality show ‘Love & Hip-Hop.’ The show was allegedly supposed to be called ‘Hip-Hop Wives’ and initial cast members included Tashera Simmons (DMX’s ex-wife), Chrissy Lampkin (fiance of Jim Jones’), Mashonda Tifere (ex-wife of Swizz Beatz), and Debbie Lorenzo, Irv Gotti’s ex-wife.

Plaintiffs claim that after pitching the show to Young and VH1, they were rejected and VH1 effectively stole their idea. No official statements have been issued, but more details are forthcoming. — Max Weinstein