Anthony Anderson and La La Anthony are returning to co-host VH1’s annual “Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom,” taping Thursday, May 2nd, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and premiering on Monday, May 6th at 10PM ET/PT.
T.I., Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris, Monica and Luke James will join previously announced participants Ashanti and H.E.R., who will perform and pay tribute to their mothers who have shaped their success, and Ciara, on behalf of #SeeHer, who will honor deserving moms for the strides they’ve made in support of the group’s mission of increasing accurate representation of women and girls in advertising and media.
“VH1’s “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” star T.I. will honor the powerful women in his life including his mom, Violetta Morgan, his late sister, Precious Harris, along with his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris and her mom, Dianne Cottle-Pope. Monica, who also stars on the “Friends & Family Hustle” series, will perform in honor of her mom, Marilyn P. Best.
Luke James will perform in celebration of all of the mothers in the room, while R&B legends Shai and SWV will join MTV PUSH Global Artist H.E.R. onstage for a memorable collaboration.
“Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom” is produced by Flavor Unit and Jesse Collins Entertainment. Shakim Compere, Queen Latifah, Jesse Collins, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay are Executive Producers. For VH1, Amy Doyle, Elena Diaz, Vanessa WhiteWolf and Andria Parides are Executive Producers, and Fonda Anita is Executive in Charge of Production.