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Erica Mena Talks Wedding Plans: “It’s Around The Corner”

January 14th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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A couple of months ago, Bow Wow informed fans that he’s very serious about his engagement to Erica Mena. So much so, that the two have already set a wedding date. Yes, according to the former “106 and Park” host, he will be taking the reality star as his bride in April 2015.

The date is set. April 2015 #MRANDMRSMOSS

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Of course, that’s just around the corner, so it’s no surprise Erica is discussing wedding plans.

According to the VH1 star, she wants an intimate ceremony that reflects the personalities of both herself and her fiancé.

“We’ve definitely set a date and it’s around the corner,” Erica explained to Hip Hollywood. “It’s a lot of work to do, actually. My publicists are dreading me right now.”

As for her vision, Erica had this to say:

“I want it to be strictly friends and family. More importantly, I want us to enjoy the moment so much. I think with every single detail and everything we decide, it’s definitely going to be an us thing. This is a big step in our lives.”

If her previous comments lead you to believe that there’s still a lot she hasn’t done, your guess is correct.

“We don’t really have anything in mind right now, but as we sit down, it’s coming together. It’s going to be an intimate affair.”

From the sounds of it, she’s hoping it will be a star-studded event, but we’re not really sure how that’s going to coincide with her vision for an intimate ceremony.

“Thankfully, he has a lot of celebrity friends stuff so I’m sure my wedding party will be quite interesting.”

Oh yeah, she made it clear that her ex-bae Rich Dollaz is not on the invite list, which is probably a good thing.

Details 😍

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“Can’t Trust Nobody That Still Uses Murray’s Grease”: Bow Wow Criticizes Al Sharpton, Claims He’s A “Foul” Opportunist

December 15th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While taking a break from planning his wedding with Erica Mena, you know, the union he says black people haven’t supported, Bow Wow decided to put Al Sharpton on blast on his social media. This past weekend, Sharpton and the National Action Network organized and executed a successful March on Washington to fight for “justice for all.” Thousands showed up to make their voices heard outside the U.S. Capitol, including Sharpton. While standing next to the families of those who’ve lost loved ones at the hands of police, he told the people (and detractors) that this movement won’t be ending anytime soon:

“You thought you’d sweep it under the rug. You thought there’d be no limelight. We are going to keep the light on Michael Brown, on Eric Garner, on Tamir Rice, on all of these victims because the only way — I’m sorry, I come out of the ‘hood — the only way you can make roaches run, you got to cut the light on.”

And while Sharpton was out with the people, Bow Wow was elsewhere claiming that Sharpton was up to no good, trying to make money off the march. He posted this on his Facebook page:

Bow Wow

Some followers agreed with the rapper, while others asked him what exactly he was doing to help in this crisis.

But this isn’t the first time that Bow Wow has publicly criticized Rev. Sharpton. Back in August he had something to say about Sharpton’s presence in Ferguson after the death of Mike Brown. He said that Sharpton is always trying to be where the camera is:

Bow Wow II

And this also isn’t the first time that someone has said something like this. The aunt of Akai Gurley, the young man shot in a dark stairwell by a rookie cop in Brooklyn last month, said that Sharpton was doing way too much as the family prepared to bury Akai, including trying to deliver the eulogy without talking to them about it first:

“It’s been a nightmare, ” she told the New York Post. “He just wants to take credit for this when he’s never even contacted my sister [Gurley’s mother]. Who made you the spokesperson of our family? We just want to bury our nephew with dignity and respect.”

Over the years, Rev. Sharpton has been criticized, along with Jesse Jackson, for allegedly using different tragedies to bring attention to themselves. They’ve even been called ‘race-baiters.’ But despite all that, they have done a lot more than most to help and bring attention to these families and these social injustices. With that being said, I can’t get with Bow Wow…but what do you think about what he had to say?

“Tatted My Name So I Know It’s Real!” Erica Mena Gets Tattoo Of Bow Wow’s Name

December 1st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The things people do for love…

While we haven’t had the chance to see it as of yet, while relaxing with family, friends, and his fiancée this past weekend, Bow Wow (or Shad Moss, whichever you prefer) revealed that Erica Mena got a tattoo with his name on her body. He had this to say about it on Facebook:

“Love this woman so much! She You know its real when the ink dry. Tatted my name so i know its real! Saturday’s w/ the misses!”



Interesting enough though, this isn’t the first time that Mena has gone the ink route to let a man know how she feels about him. If you’ll recall, she revealed on a “Love and Hip Hop New York” reunion that she tattooed Rich Dollaz’s name on her hand. When things went left between them, she did get that ‘R’ covered up with a massive scorpion. She told the folks on “Black Ink Crew” (where she got the tat covered) that, “I did a sucka move. I got it to prove my loyalty and it worked against me.”

Hopefully things will work out better this time around. Hey, at least she’s doing it for her fiance this time…

Did Y’all See? Mary J And Naya Rivera Ban Their Men From Having Female Friends

November 22nd, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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The ladies of MadameNoire discuss Mary J and Naya Rivera banning their husbands from having female friends, Bill Cosby’s latest sexual assault allegations and comedian Tony Rock calling Bow Wow’s fiancee, Erica Mena, a whore. Watch and weigh in in the comments section and be sure to tune in for more Did Y’all See? on Cafe Mocha Radio.

“Maybe I Shouldn’t Have Said That, But I’m Not Taking It Back”: Tony Rock Kind Of Regrets Calling Erica Mena A “Whore”…

November 21st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you earlier this week that comedian Tony Rock (brother of Chris) made some very disrespectful comments about Erica Mena earlier this week. In case you missed it:


Of course, Bow Wow didn’t appreciate such statements about his lady, and went on to not only bash black folks in general for not supporting his relationship, but threw threats Rock’s way.

“@TONYROCK ill have a talk w/ you when i see you. Face to face cuz”

“The homies just dropped the dime on Tony Rock. I just got the call. I toldem press go. Don’t f*** w/a man’s family homie.”

Tony Rock now realizes that his comments were pretty out-of-pocket, so he finally addressed them while hosting at a recent All Def Digital Comedy Live event. But he made it clear that he’s not going to apologize for his sentiments. Addressing what he said:

“Every ni**a falls in love with a whore at least once in their life. Fifty muthahf**kers were like, ‘Yo! That’s crazy funny! Mad funny! Mad funny!’ F**king Bow Wow responded. Okay? And he was like, ‘Yo, I’m a see you. We’ll talk when I see you face to face cuz,’ which made all my ni**as fall on the floor laughing. But then everybody kept retweeting it and kept retweeting it…if he was to walk in right now and he wants to turn it into something else, we can do that. But I’m not fighting Bow Wow. I will fight one of his dudes, but I’m not fighting Bow Wow. AT ALL! That’s not going to happen. But I will say this, he proposed to her, she accepted the proposal. She’s going to be his wife. This is a man marrying a woman, I should’ve respected that, so I’ll say, maybe I shouldn’t have said that, but I’m not taking it back. I’m not one of those comics who says sh*t and then takes it back. I said it. It’s out there. It is what it is.”

Not going to lie, I’m reading this whole situation as a possible push for attention by all parties. Clearly they’ve succeeded because I’m talking about it! Ha! Ah well…

But what do you think about Rock’s response to Bow Wow and his thoughts on his past statements? You can check out Rock chatting about the situation in full through Baller Alert.



“It’s Only 1 Race That Hates Most On My Relationship”: Bow Wow Disses “Black Folks” For Trashing Him And Engagement To Erica Mena

November 20th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you yesterday that comedian Tony Rock (brother of Chris) made an out-of-pocket joke of sorts about Erica Mena on Twitter:

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Bow Wow obviously didn’t appreciate such comments about his fiancée, and let Rock know that they would have a talk soon enough about such foolishness:


Bow Wow went on to say “The homies just dropped the dime on Tony Rock. I just got the call. I toldem press go. Don’t f*** w/a man’s family homie.” He would later delete the comment, what with it sounding like a threat and all, and Bow Weezy wanting to keep his new gig with “CSI: Cyber.”

He also professed his love for Mena on Facebook, saying “I love my wife so much! No words no opinions WILL EVER CHANGE HOW I FEEL. We locked in! Soul mates. This for life! So beyond in love w/ each other its crazy! Unbreakable.”

And Erica Mena also defended herself. There was a rumor going around after Rock’s comments came out that she had admitted to sleeping with 300 different people. Don’t know where all that came from, but she had this to say about everything:


From there, you would think any further comments by Bow Wow about disrespect towards his relationship with Erica Mena would be directed at Rock or at specific detractors, but no, Bow Wow took to Facebook again to actually criticize black people as a whole. According to the actor/rapper, black people are the only ones who he feels don’t support his relationship and say negative things about him in general.

“Funny how its only 1 race that hates the most on my relationship or anything i do. BLACK FOLKS. Says a lot about us. Exactly why folks think we can never elevate because we stay holding each other back with the bullsh*t and ignorance. Maybe we are just that. IGNORANT. FOH”

Well then…I’ll let you be the ones to share your opinions on all that. Does he have a point? Or is he directing his anger at the wrong people?

Tony Rock Calls Erica Mena A “Full Blown Whore”

November 19th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Tony Rock recently made some not-so-nice jokes about Bow Wow’s relationship with his fiancée, “Love & Hip Hop New York” star Erica Mena. The jokes came in the form of tweets, which Tony sent out after he learned that “106 And Park” was being taken off of the air.

So far, neither Bow Wow nor Erica have addressed Tony’s jab. It’s not really clear why he decided to go after the couple, either. What I can say is that he’s wrong about the wedding being off. Yesterday on Instagram, Bow Wow announced that he and his lady love will be tying the knot in April of 2015.

The date is set. April 2015 #MRANDMRSMOSS

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While Erica isn’t necessarily my favorite person in the world, it was pretty mean of Tony to attack her and call her a “whore” to his 82,000 Twitter followers.

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Erica Mena Talks Falling In Love With Bow Wow, Her Plan To Leave Reality TV For Him, And His Huge Penis…

November 17th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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In a new interview with VIBE magazine, Erica Mena finally answers a question many of us have been pondering over the last few months: How in the hell did she and Bow Wow end up together?! Ever since the two announced their engagement in September, people have speculated that it’s all for show and attention, but she says that’s not the case. In this new chat, she explains why things didn’t work out with ex-girlfriend Cyn Santana, talks falling in love with Bow Wow after knowing him for eight years and why she plans to leave “Love and Hip Hop New York” once they tie the knot. She also spilled a bit of tea on how her man is packing…don’t ask us why. Here are the details that had us talking:

Why She And Cyn Santana Broke Up:

“One thing that I learned really early on, is that you could never be friends with people who want your life. So many people started to get in her ear, and it came from people that were her friends. Coming into this relationship, or any of my relationships, it was no secret how wild and crazy I am. As soon as cameras roll, everyone wants to play a victim when they’re dating Erica. From one minute to the next, me getting turned up in the club – the same thing I do with you – is a problem now because your friends make it a problem. So the best way to describe our breakup is, a lot of the worthless people in her life somehow were able to influence her. And that caused us to really have no choice but to part ways.”

How She Knew She Was In Love With Bow Wow:

“…me and Bow kissed, we got in trouble, and after that kiss is when I saw his feelings for me really start to show on that higher level. When I realized I was in love with him, it was the craziest thing because once I told him that me and Cyn were really done and over with, the first thing he was really concerned about was how I felt. So before he kind of made his initial move, he was trying to literally, as a friend, keep me going through that whole breakup. That’s when I realized it was more than that. Just because this is someone that actually gives a f**k about me as a person, my feelings, my mindstate. So it was the first time I really found someone who didn’t care about the Rich thing, didn’t care what people said about me, didn’t care about nothing but just Erica Mena the person.”

On People Struggling To Take Shad Moss Seriously And Still Looking At Him As Lil’ Bow Wow:

“Well that’s because none of his d**k pics have been leaked before. It’s a full hand. A fist and sh*t.”

On Being Submissive With Him:

“And that’s crazy. ‘Cause you know how you’re like, they see him as Lil’ Bow Wow? I become Lil’ Erica with him. I’m very submissive with him. Very. He’ll give me a look. It’s like whatever he wants. I don’t know why. It’s hard to explain. He makes the rules. He’s in charge. He has control. I don’t know, it’s just the way he is. He doesn’t play no games. And I think I just have so much respect for him more than anything. That’s what it is, once you find a man that loves you, you instantly have no choice but to give him all the respect in the world. That’s our role as women when we come into a relationship, to respect and honor your man. I never once respected someone as much as I respect him. That naturally keeps me in my place.”

Introducing Him To Her Son:

“I don’t wanna speak too much on his situation. It’s very touchy and there’s another parent involved that I’m gonna always respect. But he is very involved in my son’s life now. His mother raised him so well, that he is not only taking on being a great father to his daughter, he’s an exceptional step dad to my son. And I’ve never brought anyone around my son. No one. For this to be the first man, and the man I’m gonna spend the rest of my life with, it’s definitely a big deal for me. It’s that serious to me and extremely sacred. And now, I get to share that with someone. It’s dope. Now my family is really complete.”

Why She Doesn’t Plan To Do Reality TV Once They Marry:

“It’s time to be a wife. It’s time to be the woman my man needs. My man don’t need a girl that’s on TV, my man needs a girl by his side. That’s really what it’s about right now for me. It’s kind of bittersweet, this whole process, especially filming this last season. Even though there’s still the Erica Mena crazy stuff going on, this really is the best season ever for me.”

If Bow Wow Will Be On Her Last Season OF LHHNY:

“Well, you’re definitely going to see reactions I’m sure. My loser exes have a reaction to it. And you might see a little bit more, but one thing you’re not going to see is him. You know how I’ve been saying that I keep my son sacred? It’s the same thing with him. This is what really matters to me now. No one’s f**king with it. And if we do decide to do something like that, it’s not gonna be with a cast full of people who just, are nobodies.”

If She Thinks “Love And Hip Hop” Makes Women Look Bad, And Her Thoughts On Teairra Mari:

“It’s really not Love & Hip-Hop, it’s the people that come in. I can’t specify this enough: when cameras go on, everybody wanna be big and tough. You’re not like that in real life. Like, even this season, Teairra Mari was f**king screaming and running when I fought Kimbella, now this season, you’re so Detroit? And even if that is who you are, why weren’t you [that way] back then? Maybe you probably would’ve made a hit by now. When I came into it, I was a young girl, getting out of an extremely abusive relationship. Once I got out, I had this mentality that I have to now try to protect the little girl that I couldn’t protect then. So what you guys saw then was someone that was really lashing out because she was hurting, she didn’t know how to deal with things. I had just left a man I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with, had a kid, homeless, had to literally start from scratch. At the same time, I was releasing all the anger I had in me every time I got my a** beat. It’s not right, I’m not justifying it, but that’s just really what it is. So now, when I see girls come on and not be who they are, it makes the show look scripted, because this is not who the f**k you are.”

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“All Of Us Have Been Touched By 106 & Park”: Countdown Show Saying Goodbye To TV After 14 Years, Moving Online

November 14th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After 14 years on television, “106 & Park,” is calling it a day. Well, they’re calling it a day on television at least.

According to, the show’s final episode will air on December 19, and after that, it will transition from cable to online. Stephen G. Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials for BET, had this to say about the show ending:

AJ accepting Janet Jackson’s challenge to…dance. Bow Wow laying that kiss on Tyra Banks (or was it the other way around?). Free crawling around the set LIKE Catwoman WITH Catwoman Halle Berry. Julissa’s taking over Halloween as “Wonder Woman.” Keshia brilliantly bonding with First Lady Michelle Obama. Paigion flying around the world with Rihanna on a 777. Rocsi salsa dancing with Victor Cruz and putting him to shame. Shorty and Ms. Mykie’s killer rap, “The History of Justin Timberlake,” visably [sic] thrilling JT himself. Terrence beatboxing while Jamie Foxx rhymed. Tigger making Tom Cruise do the of-the-moment “motorcycle dance.”

We all have our favorite moments from the show that has put youth culture on television daily since the first year of this century. We have pride in being involved with the show that has welcomed almost every movie star, music superstar and fresh-faced talent you can name (you can even throw in a first lady). We’ve all laughed with and been entertained by the young men and women hosts that have charmed us at 6 p.m. (and more recently 5 p.m.) each weekday.

All of us have been touched by 106 & Park. 

Now it’s time for 106 & Park, as a daily TV entity, to take a bow and exit.

It’s been a great 14-year run as America’s top music/variety show on cable. And now that very valuable brand is going to take its talents to the digital realm. The interactive brand you helped build, 106 & Park, is alive and well…and it’s moving to the space in which our audience NOW interacts with music the most: online. It’ll be very exciting to connect with the millions of people that are already engaged with 106 & Park and other BET digital and social media entities and bring content that will further evolve the 106 & Park brand — and enhance the overall BET Networks brand. As we transition to the digital space, we look to continue 106 & Park’s role as both a leader of and a mirror to youth culture. We’ll have more information to share about how that is to roll out very soon.

And 106 & Park will still have specials on BET. What’s a New Year’s Eve without 106 & Party? 106 & Park Presents: 106 & Party will be on-air to take our viewers into the beginning of the second half of this decade in a big way. And when it’s time for the BET Awards to come around, you can be sure that 106 & Park Presents: Live, Red and Ready will be ushering you into the show and that 106 & Park will be an integral part of the BET Experience.

I’m not trying to minimize it; this is a very big change. We thank all the people who have worked on the show over the years; the talented hosts, the hard-working staff, production crews and all the incredible guests we’ve had. Most of all, we’d like to humbly thank the “livest audience,” both in studio and at home, who fueled this landmark TV show from the very beginning. Meet you in the digital domain.

“106 & Park” has been one of BET’s highest rated shows since it first debuted in 2000, and it has had quite a few hosts over the years. Free and AJ Calloway kicked things off from 2000-2005 and were fan favorites. When they left and the network was looking for new hosts, in the interim, Big Tigger and Julissa Bermudez hosted from 2005-2006. Rocsi Diaz and Terrence Jenkins hosted from 2006-2012, and after that, I think we can all admit that things went a little left.

The network tried to have four different hosts at one time, including Bow Wow, Shorty da Prince, Paigion and Miss Mykie for a few months from 2012-2013. When they were shown the door, Angela Simmons became co-host with Bow Wow for a short time. Eventually, Bow Wow and Keshia Chante became the new, and last hosts of the program.

“106 & Park” has definitely had a good run, but with YouTube, it really doesn’t make much sense for a video countdown show to be on anymore. “Total Request Live” got the hint in 2008.

Will you miss the show? What fond memories do you have of it?

Erica Mena & Bow Wow Compared To Diddy & J.Lo…

November 10th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When I think of Bow Wow and Erica Mena, a Jennifer Lopez-Sean “Diddy” Combs comparison is the last thing that comes to mind. However, from the looks of it, the young couple is reminding someone somewhere of Jenny and Diddy—at least according to Bow Wow they are.

“This ‘yall remind me of diddy x jlo’ mess is hilarious,'” Bow Wow wrote on Instagram.

Of course, some fans were on board with the comparison. Others, not so much.

“Is he on meds? LMAO who the hell would say that?” questioned one fan.

“You tried it Lil Bow Wow,” added another.

“This is the first time I’ve ever heard that reference. Why are you lying to yourself Bow Wow?”

“Whoever said that must be legally blind. Y’all couldn’t even pose as them on Halloween.”


This past weekend, the pair celebrated Erica’s birthday with a Masquerade ball thrown by Bow Wow. He also gifted her with a Roll Royce.

A photo posted by Erica Mena (@iamerica_mena) on

A photo posted by Erica Mena (@iamerica_mena) on

So do these two remind you of J.Lo and Diddy or nah?