Producers first considered a Love & Hip Hop spin-off set in Miami in 2012 before settling on Atlanta instead, with producer Stefan Springman revealing in the behind-the-scenes special Love & Hip Hop: Dirty Little Secrets: "we found great characters there but it just didn't feel right".
On July 4, 2014, Scott-Young discussed expanding the franchise to other cities: "we have looked at a bunch of other cities, Miami I’ve looked at as well, so we’re always looking to expand." During the nearly two year development and filming process, many people were reported as being attached to the show, including Plies, Brianna Perry, Dawn Heflin, Pre Madonna, Buck Thomas, Mike Smiff, Simply Jess, Skrawberry, Lil Scrappy A rapper.
A lot of times I wish I never done anything sexual with Scrappy.Gunplay's will be appearing on the show alongside his girlfriend Keyara.Apparently things get a little wild as his ex-girlfriend decides to pop back in his life.But being with him in the future, I can’t predict that. He ain’t going nowhere and I don’t care who knows about it.For once, it sounds like Mama Dee was right about Scrappy having “too many eggs” in his basket at one time!