Kola and Peaches palace lifestyle in Colombia comes crashing down when the Federales kick in Eduardo's front door. Forced to flee South America with her niece and return to New York, Kola feels lost without her twin sister. Things begin to turn around for Kola when she meets an ambitious hustler named Twin who wants her to play wifey as he plays daddy to Peaches.
Back from the dead, Apple is hiding out in Baltimore trying to make a come up. Without family or friends, she spends her days plotting on how to regain what she's lost. Not one to go without a thug in her bed for long, Apple hooks up with a young goon named Twin who reminds her of her first love, Cross.
With the sisters living in different states and seemingly in love with the same dude, Harlem won't be able to withstand the bloodshed if Apple and Kola wage another war against each other, once again in the name of love.
Detective Charter finds out that the elusive drug kingpin he's been chasing is actually his fiancé, Luca Linn. In a fit of rage he tries to take her life, but Luca recovers and once again reigns over her empire as she expands the Bad Girl product. Luca's still madly in love with Squirrel, but he has a baby mama he won't let go of. Not to be outdone, Luca continues to stir the pot of drama and chaos without realizing she's making new enemies. With a stick-up kid hitting all the stash houses, and bullets whizzing past her head, Luca has to rebuild her heart and Bad Girl, brick by brick.
Cartier Timmons is infuriated by the tragedy and vengeance inflicted upon her family. She's making savage rounds through Miami until she can bring her own brand of hood justice to the cartel who messed with hers.
After a reunion that seemed like a dream come true, Citi and her mother Ashanti clash heads in a power struggle. Ashanti plays her position as the head chick in charge, and Citi is ostracized from the family. With no money, she's once again forced to make her way back to the throne.
Apple is growing restless in Colombia with Kola and Eduardo. She's tired of the controlling situation and wants to resume making money. Plus, she can't let go of the idea of finding her daughter Peaches. The search takes her to Miami, where she runs into her old friend from New York, Cartier.
When Apple, Cartier, and Citi meet up, there's an instant realization that the three can take down their opponents and rule the MIA, inflict pain and taking their spots as the Queen B's of Miami.
Luca Linn keeps a low-profile but her presence is felt throughout her old stomping grounds of New York. Nestled deep in the heart of Canarsie, Brooklyn is a five-block radius that the police have coined Bad Girl Blvd. BGB is the name of the heroin that has infiltrated the streets and has turned a once up and coming middle class neighborhood into a drug den.
The mastermind, Luca, has seen success by allowing underage girls to carry out the most harsh elements of organized crime. But as her empire grows, she realizes the heat is just around the corner and one fateful decision could place her in a fight or flight situation.
As Apple and Kola try to retire from the game, lingering feuds put them back to work. Before they can experience life without tragedy, they both have unfinished business to settle.
Hiding in plain sight while exterminating their enemies, they realize they will never have any peace until they eliminate the man they once called Daddy.
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