Love & Hip Hop has become a hit in all its versions (Atlanta, New York, et. al). However, a pair of women are claiming it was their idea first but VH1 stole the idea. Thus, the pair has filed a lawsuit and are seeking a hefty pay day.
The cat fights are now spilling into court — a pair of female producers are suing the people behind “Love & Hip Hop” … claiming the reality show was their idea first … and VH1 stole it.
Trisha Lum and Nickie Lum-Davis filed the suit against VH1 and MTV — claiming they pitched the idea back in 2009 … and thought they had a deal to make their show, called “Hip Hop Wives.”
According to the lawsuit … the show was supposed to star current and former flames of DMX, Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti and Jim Jones … but VH1 honchos cooled on the idea … saying they didn’t want a show that would compete with its other reality series, “Basketball Wives.”
The Lums are calling BS … saying VH1 moguls used “Hip Hop Wives” as the template for “Love and Hip Hop” … down to the last detail.
Trisha and Nickie want justice … in the form of money. Their lawyer tells us they’re gunning for an 8-figure judgment.
We’re guessing VH1 and Mona Scott-Young’s lawyer game is proper.
Also, Love & Hip Hop Los Angeles is on the way.