This post originally appears on The Lab NYC

Rashidah Ali was a new addition to this season of VH1’s hit show “Love and Hip Hop NY”, but became one of the show’s central characters. As a successful entrepreneur, businesswoman, power broker, and entertainment brand, Rah Ali has positioned herself as one of the network’s premiere personalities and rising stars.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” chats #InTheLab with VH1’s Love and Hip Hop NY’s Rashidah Ali the day of the show’s reunion fireworks, to talk about her growing fashion/entertainment brands, Joe Budden and Tahiry’s relationship, why she doesn’t get along with Raqi, how she became a cast member on Love and Hip Hop, dealing with haters on Twitter, and so much more!