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Who Should've Been Cast in 'Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood'

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Mona Scott Young has officially expanded her Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood franchise. After months of speculation the cast of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood is revealed with many wondering who some of the cast is and where they dug the rest up from. The "big" names on the show consist of Soulja Boy, Omarion, and Ray J. You may remember Lil Fizz, Young Berg, and Teairra Marie. But you won't get stoned if Hazel E, Yesi Ortiz, Sincere, and Nikki Mudarris don't ring a bell.

The aforementioned names round out the cast of the highly talked about, expected-to-be-ratchet series. However, many aren't as hype over the cast that's working on their second or third try into stardom. While the show is expected to do well being that Mona Scott has built a cult base that watches whatever she throws on TV, the list could use a few upgrades to better the cast and tune in more viewers.

If we had the casting in our hands, check out what celebrities we'd care to see on Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood and why.

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The Game

The Game is no stranger to reality show (Marrying The Game) and now that his relationships with Tiffney Cambridge is completely over, he could switch to another VH1 series. Plus shedding light on his charity work would bring a much better light to the ratchet series.

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Karrueche

Yes she's not a celebrity, but are any of these people? She's relevant and her on-again off-again relationship with Chris Brown would bring the lovers and haters of Chrae tuning in.

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Mila J

She's just getting her name out there and she's relevant now so this would be a good platform for her to expand her presence. 

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Dawn Richard

Her quick reunion and break up with Danity Kane would've made for good Mona Scott TV.

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Blac Chyna and Tyga

The rise and fall of Blac Chyna and Tyga would've made for good, real TV. Plus Chyna's friends with Kim K so who knows if the Kardashian money maker would've made a quick appearance.

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Bow Wow

Bow Wow is going through a lot of changes and ACTUALLY working and doesn't need the show to show that. However it would've been good to see his transformation to Shad Moss from Bow Wow and an inside look on his everyday life.

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Miss Joie 

If we're adding The prince of 106th & Park, it also  would be cool to add his baby's mother. She's not only dating, and raising his daughter, but she also has branded herself to have a pretty interesting storyline.

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Quincy Brown

Diddy's step son is making a bigger presence in Hollywood and joining Love and Hip Hop would've been a good platform for him to catapult to a higher level—if that's what he wants. He seems to not be about the extreme ratchet qualities Mona's other show's have and his character would've probably helped bring up the show's credibility.

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Casper Smart

What better way to get over a break up with a highly publicized celebrity than join a reality show. Casper could be a new dynamic as he doesn't quite fit in the mold but could join as a choreographer to the casted stars trying to make a musical comeback.

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Bria and Shayne Murphy

The Murphy girls are working on their modeling career and we know they aren't camera shy. Their upcoming runway presence may or may not be helped by the LHHLA cast.

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Christina Milian

It's only fitting that Christina Milian heads to reality TV. From her entrepreneur projects, friendship with Karrueche, and recent break up with Jas Prince, her storyline would have us turning just for her.

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J Boog and Raz B

If you're going to add two of the four former members to B2K, let's add them all. Plus the interaction with Raz B would be tune-in worthy.

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