We’ve got to give props to Mona Scott-Young: she’s had us ready for this season of “Love & Hip-Hop: NY” for months. Now that we finally know the cast, they can get fully involved in the charades and give us more to chat about.
There had been rumors flying left and right that Erica Mena and her manager/boyfriend Rich Dollaz were suddenly engaged. That was fairly surprising because they haven’t really been a couple very long (probably just the length of the show taping). Well, Global Grind was able to talk to both of them the day after the screening of the premiere last week and…well, somebody is lying. To be clear, Rich was allegedly the one who mentioned the “engagement.”
They spoke to Erica first who seemed to be caught off by it but not for the reason you may think:
“I didn’t know that we were going to tell people about it! I guess Rich decided to blurt it out. It wasn’t done intentionally. I didn’t know we were gonna announce it last night. I wasn’t expecting it. I thought we were going to keep it on the DL, but I guess he felt it was the right time.”
So that we’re on the same page, Erica says they’re engaged but thought it was going to be on the low (that should tell you something right there). But see, here’s Rich’s side of the story:
“No, I’m not! I’m not engaged. Rich Dollaz is not engaged.
What happened was, I ain’t gonna say shorty was lying or nothin’, but Erica had taken some pictures on Instagram of some wedding magazine. A girl [at the party] asked her about it and asked if she was getting married and I SARCASTICALLY said ‘Yeah, we’re getting married. Uh huh, next week we’re getting married.’ She took that, and I don’t know if the music was loud and the liquor was flowing, and she could be serious. But I was not. I was not.”
His side of the story sounds way more believable, even if he does speak in the third person in the beginning. We know they have to keep up appearances for at least a few episodes. The “reality” is that they’ll probably be broken up by the end of the season.
Love & Hip-Hop: NY premieres Monday night on VH1. Will you be watching?