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Former NFL Player Bryant Mckinnie, Plies & Trick Daddy Cast in ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’

By Teonny Spears / Published on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 23:21 PM / No Comments

After much talk and speculation it has been officially confirmed that a new Love & Hip Hop spinoff is coming, and it is sure to be a very “lit one.” TMZ reports former NFL player Bryant McKinnie has signed on to the cast, being the first official athlete to do so.

Along with being a former football player, Bryant is also a Grammy-Award winning music producer and as CEO of BMajor Music Group, he also co-executive produced Pleasure P‘s debut studio album and is currently working alongside rap icon Lil Kim.

Also confirmed for the show are established rappers Plies and Tricky Daddy, as well as rising rapper and actress Briana Perry.

While it was originally stated that Trina had signed on, Trina stated that she turned it down, but she could change her mind before filming stars taking off.

Other cast members include Mike Smiff, Simply Jess, DJ Michelle Pooch, Malik the Editorial, PreMadonna and Dawn Helfin.

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Teonny Spears
26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age because he simply didn't like getting dirty as a child, and preferred to stay inside.

His earlier writings consisted of short stories and poetry, and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk, a web-show that featured celebrity gossip, news, TV/movie talk and fashion. After 8 seasons and over 200 episodes, Teonny decided to end the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year.

In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing a multicultural exploration of art, entertainment, fashion and social issues through a mix of news and thought pieces. After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Pop Music, though he also dabbles in Fashion, TV/Film, Rap & introducing readers to new and rising talent.

Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.