love-and-hip-hop-atl*Season 5 of “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” returns next week and the newly released extended preview confirms that the series is back and as messy as ever! We’re excited!

Check out the preview below.

VH1 announced the full cast of Season 5 earlier this month, confirming that Stevie J, Joseline Hernandez, Karlie Redd, Mimi Faust and Tammy will be back. Also returning are Rasheeda Frost, Lil Scrappy, Bambi, Yung Joc, Momma Dee and Waka Flocka Flame.

So, what can fans expect this season?

Stevie J and Joseline return from their Hollywood adventures, but the state of their relationship remains in question – as does their marriage. Are they really even married?

Oh, Stevie also has a two-year-old daughter that no one knew about. Most interesting is Joseline and Stevie’s baby momma MiMi are friends – for now. Don’t be surprised if the season ends with them at odds once again, with Stevie and his loose peen at the center of their drama.

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This season will also find Yung Joc and Lil Scrappy living it up in their bachelor pad, and Karlie Redd continues to do what she does best: spread gossip. During downtime from tea spilling, Redd is heating things up with singer Lyfe Jennings. And get ready for the return of  K.Michelle, whose feisty opinion will no doubt leave everyone feeling tested – especially Rasheeda!

Meanwhile, “Love & Hip Hop” is ready to give Black Twitter many sleepless nights with the first out transgender cast member, D.Smith, joining the show and ready to stir the pot. Plus, VH1 notes that viewers will get their first glimpse of new cast members Tiara, Tommie, Betty Idol, and KK.

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” is the spin-off of “Love & Hip Hop,” and premiered June 18, 2012. It’s the highest-rated installment of the franchise. Tune in to the season premiere Monday, April 4th at 8/7c.

Check out the five-minute ‘Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta’ extended preview below: