‘Love & Hip Hop’ Struggling To Find Star For L.A. Spin-off

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TV maven Mona Scott-Young is taking her talents cross-country for a new spin-off of her reality show Love & Hip Hop in Los Angeles but it seems there are some problems on the West Side.

According to TMZ, the VH1 series is scoping out talent, possibly prepping singer Ray J to lead the pack, though his obligations with Bad Girls Club All-Stars prevented him from inking a deal.

Producers are now struggling to find a headliner while piecing together the right ensemble, who could include singer Brooke Valentine, radio DJ Yesi Ortiz, rapper Hazel-E, and video vixen Bria Myles.

LHH mastermind, Young, says the hit series will still focus on helping struggle artists thrive

“L.A. feels like the next city,” she told HipHollywood last November. “Again it’s about struggling artists trying to make it and that’s what’s great about the franchise, but it’s feeling like we’ve got some great stories to tell in L.A.”

She continued, “Every season I wonder what can we do to top ourselves and what else is out there and some how the reality Gods are always smiling.”

LHH New York and Atlanta have become major small-screen successes, catapulting (and in some cases, reviving) the careers of such folks as K. Michelle, Jim Jones, Chrissy Lampkin, Joe Budden, Tahiry Jose and Stevie J.