Exclusive: Traci Steele Speaks On Torrei, Kevin And Eniko’s Encounter That Supposedly Went Down The Night Of His Proposal

August 21, 2014  |  

Earlier this week, VH1 fans were reacquainted with former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star DJ Traci Steele during the premiere of “Atlanta Exes.” The radio personality received quite a bit of camera time after she got into an ugly altercation with one of the show’s cast members, Tameka Raymond. We were able to speak to Traci earlier this week, who gave us the rundown regarding her disagreement with Tameka, rumors that their fight pushed Tameka to quit the show and rumors that Torrei Hart ran into Kevin and Eniko the night of their engagement.

MN: Can you explain the incident that occurred between you and Tameka Raymond the other night on “Atlanta Exes?” It appears that it was edited in a way that made it difficult for viewers to fully grasp what actually went down.

“Yeahhhhh a lot of people can kind of tell [it was edited down]. You have some people who kind of don’t get it, but a lot of people were hitting me saying, ‘Oh, that don’t look too right.’ It looked like I turned up in 3.5 seconds and that’s not the case. There was a buildup to that. It was much longer and a lot more arguing in between that and all of that was cut out, so it looked like she said one word to me and I snapped and went off. And that’s not the case at all.

First of all, I didn’t even know what event I was going to. I had no idea it was a charity event at all. If I had known that, I probably would have tried to bite my tongue as I was walking out being disrespected by everybody, but I still would’ve held it in. I didn’t know that and I still didn’t know until the next day when Tameka called me and said, ‘What’s going on? Why was you acting like that at my charity event?’ I was like, ‘Oh, that was a charity event?’ I’m like, ‘Damn, I did not know.’ I had no clue, so you know, the next day I had to apologize to Tameka because I had no idea that was for your son. In the past she sold clothes and when I walked in, I thought that’s what she was doing again. It was like four people in there, so when I walked in I was like, ‘Okay, nobody is here. She selling clothes. Oh, okay. That’s what this is.

As soon as we walked in, she was just like she normally is, really standoff-ish and hard and a little rude. She was snapping on my girl and I’m like, ‘Dang, we just walked in the building. You going in on Torrei. Torrei really and truly was just defending herself, but everyone is going in on Torrei. I get why they’re going in on me, but they’re going in on Torrei because, ‘this is not the time and place.’ Well, hello? She [Tameka] was literally reading her [Torrei] up and down. Talking about what she got on and trying to play her. Nobody is going to stand for that. So Tameka basically started that and Torrei finished it.”

MN: Did you know Tameka prior to the event? The show left viewers under the impression that you two had just met at the event.

“Yeah, we worked together a few times prior to the event. I’ve done events with her—either hosting or DJing events for her and her kids. She hit me probably about a month prior to that event and she asked me to do some promo for some charity work that she was doing. I was like, ‘I got you.’We definitely know each other. She has my number, I have hers.”

MN: What is your relationship with her like now?

“I mean, it’s the same that it was before. We were never friends. I thought that Tameka, hmmm, she’s a cool person that has gone through so much that she’s really abrasive almost. You just have to let her be and stay away from her. Even in the conversation I had with her the next day, I had to tell her, ‘Do you understand that when you speak to people, you belittle people? Do you know that you do that?’ Tameka has been through hell and back, so I think she’s just real hard from everything that she’s gone through.”

MN: There were rumors awhile back that the argument you guys had made her quit the show. Was there any truth to those rumors or are you not allowed to comment?

“I can speak about whatever the hell I want to and VH1 will just have to come for me. Her and I did not fight, but Tameka feels like, ‘You know what, I don’t want to be a part of anything that is going to be turned up.’ But you gotta understand, if you’re going to talk to me reckless, I’m gon’ act reckless.’ That’s how I am. Everybody moves differently. I don’t do well with disrespect. She thinks that she can be slick at the mouth and say anything to anybody and they’re just supposed to take it. What? What world is that? So that’s how that happened. Tameka was like, ‘I’m not going to be a part of something like this.’ So you know, everybody talked to her, including myself after I apologized and she realized, ‘Okay, I’m going to continue on with this.’ She didn’t quit, she thought about it and then she figured, ‘I’m going to continue on with this because at the end of the day, I want to make everybody aware of what I’ve been through and what I’m doing now with my charity,’ and you know, try to raise awareness for her son and all the things she has going on. So she made the decision, ‘It’s best for me to be on the show because I’m doing so much and I want people to see what I’m doing.”

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  • Bree

    I really don’t like her lol. Not only is she a bish but I saw her around BET awards time and she was having dinner at the Yard House at LA Live. The whole time she is rolling her eyes and giving everybody the stank look. There were people in there watching the Soccer game and every time they would laugh or cheer she would roll her eyes and exhale all hard like they were disturbing her. She just gives all the most b**chy attitude. And if she is reading this she knows its true thats why I gave details lol!

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  • blackrose

    Love Tameka or not, I thought Torrei behavior was horrible. She walked in the event throwing shade saying it was empty. Either way its a charity event so just shut up about it. Traci seems like she just wanted the chance to be on TV again

  • pow

    Who goes to a strip club the night of your marriage proposal?!!! Before or after the proposal?!!! That is just classless and a bit disrespectful.

  • Sara

    Girl please! You auditioned and were hired to be Torrie’s “friend”. Nobody is checking for you and your lame tail. Have several seats!

  • Kelly

    I didn’t watch but I know she was crazy as hell with her baby daddy on LHHA. She got kicked off of there so why is she poppin up on another VH1 show? Go away

  • Melia

    I just can’t believe I used to be stationed with Traci in the Air Force. She’s a trip and half.. still trying to act bad. Too bad she didn’t have that SAME backbone when she was chasing after that raggedy baby daddy and ACTING a FOOL cause he was with someone else.. and still is. She still pathetic

    • Janine Robertson-Gaines

      And what do you do??? Who are you?? #

  • Thanks for the tea Traci *pops lips*
    Tameka does seems rude. Yes she’s been through a lot but that doesn’t justfy her being disrespectful to anyone ever.

  • Selena McQueen

    Both Traci and Torrei played themselves at that event because Torrei knew it was a charity event and she still went in with the notion to tell Tameka off. That’s not cool and where the Hell did Traci come from it definitely look like she was called in as back up Smh she looked like a fool on love and hip hop and she look like a fool now smfh

  • karen

    I mean she right Tameka was going in on Torrei and you can tell that it was edited because the younger two Usher kids was over there kicking and punching the nanny they didn’t show that part either and Tameka was drinking that champagne like water while her kids was there.not my business though..It look staged…I mean its a flea market when has a flea market turned to charity..

  • chyrelj

    This is really shameful black women’s behavior on reality tv is just abhorrent. I will be glad when they cancel all this negativity off television period.

  • chyrelj

    This was really tired. I mean grown adult women with children behaving like teenagers. Then when kids grow up disrespecting their elders everyone is surprised and wondering why. Let’s be honest Traci is likeable enough User’s former wife not so much. She makes herself less likeable the more I see her.

  • MonicaElise

    That’s a risk you take when you sign up for reality tv. If they can edit to turn up the drama, they will.

  • guest

    She looks like a camel.

    • Miss Truth

      LoL u are funny and so true.

  • Lilacbenson

    I didnt like her then and she is still suspicious now.

    • Miss truth

      Me 2 I don’t like her either. She know she was hoping to have a gig on Love & Hip Hop, it wasnt that she and flat head Drew wasnt ratchett enough they were boring as hell. We were not buying their storyline.

  • hi-liter

    Traci is trying to land a regular spot on ATL Ex’s because she just inserted herself into that mess between Tameka and Torrei. I know you had to turn up when you got your chance but that really wasn’t a good look.

    • honeybee808

      it was awful, and she knows it was bad which why she came up with the excuse that she didn’t know where she was at. bs!