‘Little Women: Atlanta’ Will Feature a Special Tribute to Ashley ‘Minnie’ Ross When It Returns in 2021

Little Women: Atlanta returns with new episodes in January 2021. But season 6 will kick off on a somber note as the cast honors Ashley “Minnie” Ross, who died following a car crash in April 2020. 

‘Little Women: Atlanta’ premieres Jan. 22 

The new season of Little Women: Atlanta premieres Jan. 22, 2021, on Lifetime. The 2-hour special starts off on a high note, as Shirline “Ms. Juicy” King Pearson; Minnie; the Tiny Twinz Amanda and Andrea Salinas; Abira Greene; and Tiffany “Monie” Cashette all come together to pursue their dreams in Atlanta’s hip hop scene. They’ll face health issues, career changes, and relationship struggles while also dealing with living in a world that caters to average-sized people. 

But things take a tragic turn for the ladies when they are faced with the sudden loss of Minnie, who was killed in a car accident at age 34. During the kickoff special, they’ll pay tribute to their late friend. They’ll also deal with the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and get involved in the Black Lives Matter protests that swept the U.S. following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 

The ‘Little Women: Atlanta’ cast reacts to Minnie’s death 

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In a super-tease for the new season, it’s clear that Minnie’s sudden death has hit the other members of the Little Women: Atlanta cast hard.

“Have you thought about how it’s going to be without Minnie now?” Monie asks Juicy. The pair then hug each other as they cry. 

“Our friendship meant a lot to me because we started in the fire, but we walked through it together,” says Abira. 

Minnie died on April 26. Initially, the accident she was involved in was believed to be a hit and run, but authorities later determined that she had lost control of her car, causing her to swerve into the oncoming lane of traffic and crash head-on into another vehicle, E! News reported. 

Minnie’s friends still can’t believe she’s gone

Andrea, Minnie, and Ashley
Andrea Salina, Ashley “Minnie” Ross and Amanda Salina of Little Women: Atlanta | Scott Gries

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Since Minnie’s death, many of the cast members have been mourning her on social media. In October, Amanda shared a photo of herself visiting her friend’s grave on Instagram, along with the caption “I still can’t believe it Minnie! We miss you so much…” 

“God knows why He made you leave so many good memories behind but I believe this so that we can have something to always remember you are gone,” Amanda’s sister Andrea wrote on her Instagram. “It isn’t the same now that you are no longer here ugh ! We miss you and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY in HEAVEN MY LOVE !!!” 

Little Women: Atlanta premieres Friday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime. New 90-minute episodes air every Friday at 9 p.m., followed by a new 30-minute aftershow, Little Women: Atlanta: Unfiltered hosted by Loni Love. 

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