Meet the new cast members of Love & Hip Hop, Tara Wallace, Erica Jean and Amina Buddafly.
Tara Wallace: Southern belle, Taranasha Wallace, was born and raised in a small-town of Mississippi and moved to NYC to pursue her dream of acting. She holds a degree in Dramatic Art from Jackson State University and a MFA in acting from NY’s Actors Studio Drama School. She is the manager and a well-known face at a hot-spot in NYC’s trendy meatpacking district, but has never lost sight of her dream of being an actress. Tara is the long-time girlfriend of rapper, Peter Gunz. They have been together over 13 years and live with their 2 children.
Erica Jean: Born in the Bronx and raised in Queens, NY, Erica Jean has always been addicted to the theater. Erica Jean has done several performances in the tri-state area including: James Baldwins’, Off Broadway production of Blues for Mister Charlie. Her love of acting continues, but as a hobby. Erica Jean’s main focus these days is raising her very energetic son, Stephen, aka “Lil,” B”, that she has with Rapper Saigon. She is currently continuing her education to become a nurse.
Amina Buddafly: Amina (formerly of “Black Buddafly”) was born and raised in Hamburg Germany, to a Senegalese father and a German mother. Together with her older sister Sophie and her twin Jazz, she began singing before she could talk. She and her sisters formed the group Black Buddafly and signed their first record deal in 1997 with BMG Germany. They released their first single “Choyce”. Black Buddafly was signed to Def Jam and J Records, they had a hit with “Rock-A-Bye”. After Black Buddafly disbanded, her sisters moved back to Germany. Amina went through all the ups and downs of the music business and then made the decision to only do what she loves without trying to please everyone else.
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