Johannesburg, 27 February 2023 – MTV Africa is unveiling the lives of some of South Africa’s favourite Hip Hop artists with the official premiere of the highly anticipated Love & Hip Hop South Africa (SA) which aired on 27 February. The local launch of the Love & Hip Hop franchise is the first outside of the U.S and is an ode to Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary, being celebrated globally.

The first episode sees Gigi Lamayne and Money Badoo meeting up ahead of the SA Hip Hop Awards and Gigi opens up about her beefs and the impact of social media on her mental health.

DJ Speedsta pays Da L.E.S a visit to catch up and talk about his move to Cape Town. Da L.E.S contemplates releasing music after a music release hiatus. Gigi Lamayne hosts a dinner party which gets heated when Fifi Cooper arrives. They delve into their infamous beef and we learn how the rivalry between the country’s biggest female Hip Hop artists started.

Watch episode one’s promo here.

The second episode of Love & Hip Hop SA takes us into the lives of Hip Hop lovebirds Shane Eagle and Nicole Swartz as they plan an upcoming trip. Fifi Cooper is in studio, making the final touches on her album. She talks about how she has been and her plans for the year.

Yanga Chief is at the barber shop getting a fresh cut. DJ Speedsta drops in to hang out and they talk about life and relationships.

After the explosive dinner party Gigi Lamayne hosted, Gigi and Fifi Cooper meet up to really talk about the rift that’s grown between them, with the hopes of resolving it once and for all.

Watch episode two’s promo here.

Catch all the Hip Hop beef, the music industry ins and outs and get to know your favourite South African Hip Hop artists a little better on Love & Hip Hop SA on MTV (DStv Channel 130), Mondays at 21:30 CAT.

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