Atlanta cast members The cast of the seventh season, from left to right, top to bottom: Atlanta is a " docu - soap "  that revolves around the everyday lives of women and men in hip hop 's " dirty south ". Subsequent seasons expanded to include DJs and radio personalities , stylists , video vixens , glamour models , groupies and socialites.
The show has a sprawling supporting cast , consisting mostly of men in the industry, who in most cases share the same amount of screen time and storyline focus as the show's leads. During the season's reunion special, K. Traci and Drew were fired from the show,  and season three saw the addition of Waka Flocka Flame , his long time girlfriend Tammy Rivera and his mother Deb Antney.
Waka and Tammy eloped during filming. Shay Johnson filmed scenes for season but after a violent altercation during filming,   in which she cracked a bottle over a woman's face in a night club brawl, she was removed from the cast and her scenes were left on the cutting room floor. The show's outrageous storylines and scandals throughout season three, particularly Mimi and Nikko's sex tape , Benzino 's non-fatal shooting and Joseline and Stevie's allegedly drug-addled behavior at the reunion, drew the highest ratings in the franchise's history and made its cast members tabloid fixtures.
Benzino and Althea were removed from the cast after making death threats   and Tammy, who was also attacked by Joseline during taping, announced that she and Waka were leaving the show to star in their own spin-off show Meet The Flockas. PreMadonna, an entrepreneur known for her waist trainer company, appeared in a supporting role for two episodes.
Towards the end of the season, Tammy Rivera returned for three episodes in a supporting role. After four seasons, Erica Dixon quit the series, calling it "mentally and physically draining".
Michelle, who returned from the fourth episode onwards. Other new cast members included Grammy Award -winning songwriter D. Smith, who became the first openly transgender castmate in the show's history, singer Betty Idol, Mimi 's girlfriend Chris Gould, who would reveal his identity as a trans man in an episode near the end of season, Lyfe Jennings , Rasheeda's mother Shirleen Harvell, Kirk's daughter Kelsie Frost, radio personality J-Nicks and stripper Amber Priddy.
One of season five's leading storylines was Joseline and Tommie's intense feud, which culminated in an off-camera incident in which Tommie attempted to run down Joseline with her car. After appearing infrequently throughout the season and barely interacting with the cast, K.
Michelle confirmed shortly after taping that she had again quit the show. One of the season's leading storylines involved Rasheeda discovering that her husband Kirk had been unfaithful and had a secret baby with stripper Jasmine Washington. Jasmine became part of the show's cast, along with her lovers Rod Bullock and Keanna Arnold, who she is involved in a polyamorous relationship with.
Miami , which would premiere a few months later. New York for four seasons. Tammy Rivera left the cast to star in her own spin-off Meet the Flockas with Waka,  but would make several guest appearances throughout the season. After a two year absence, Erica Dixon returned as a supporting cast member for one episode.
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