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And the messiness continues.
We told you on Wednesday that Amina Buddafly sincerely believes that she’s “above” Tara Wallace and needs to be respected because she went and married Peter Gunz when everybody had their back turned. And while most of us unanimously agreed that she needed to have a seat, or better yet, several, someone is coming to her defense, and that person is her Love and Hip Hop NY co-star, Erica Mena.
When speaking to Juicy mag, Mena shared her thoughts on the love triangle that is Amina Buddafly, Tara Wallace and Peter Gunz, and said that all the shade Amina receives isn’t fair, since, in her mind, Alicia Keys “did the same thing” with Swizz Beatz while he was married to Mashonda, but no one “bashes” her for it:
“Peter needs Iyanla to save his life right now…I actually became an Amina fan when she pulled out that ID. Let’s not forget Alicia Keys did the same thing but no one bashes her. It’s not talked about because it’s all about how the story gets put out there, but it’s the same scenario. The only thing different is Alicia Keys really did know he was married.”
All this is not a surprise considering that Mena also found herself in the middle of a messy love triangle with a married man earlier this year, and no I’m not talking about Rich Dollaz. It came out that she messed around with DJ Envy, who has been married for more than 18 years to his wife Gia Casey. DJ Envy went on his radio show, Power 105.1, and admitted to the affair and said that Mena was a “bird,” and “evil,” to which she responded on Twitter with this:
#underneathItAll Truth is If I would have never found about her Envy would still be hiding her. His forced to stay but I help save his half. Men always wanna call you out your name once they in the wrong and your gone. If I’m all you call me out to be NOW What’s that make you?”
Now it makes sense why she would jump to Amina Buddafly’s defense. Either way, Amina doesn’t need anybody to back her up, she needs to divorce Peter Gunz and get her music career together–without his help. I’m just saying…
Here’s a site we never thought we’d see. A few days ago Maxwell posted some mildly incriminating pics of himself with some unlikely ladies — Erica Mena and her girlfriend, Cyn Santana. Yes, we’re talking about LHHNY Erica Mena.
How these two got cool is beyond us, but they appear to be awfully close, judging by the kissy faces and the lips Maxwell planted on Erica’s girlfriend. We’re trying to figure out what this trio would even possibility have to chat about (and secretly praying Maxwell doesn’t put Erica on a track with him), so please caption this pic and tell us what you think is going on here.
Yeah, it’s this chick again.
Almost as soon as it was announced that K. Michelle was joining the cast of “Love & Hip-Hop New York,” Erica Mena started talking ish. Though the two-season hot head would like everyone to think K. Michelle is scared of her, it seems Erica is the one who’s really intimidated — judging from how much she keeps the “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” veteran’s name in her mouth. In an interview with Djsdoingwork.com, Erica claimed that when it comes to K, “She has a lot to say about me, but she’s scared to shoot with me.”
This isn’t the first time Erica’s made this claim. Last month she made the exact same statement on Twitter, to with K. Michelle replied, “I don’t speak goat.” Now, Erica is getting a little bit tougher, even claiming she can end K. Michelle’s career. She added in her recent interview:
“She’s coming from out of nowhere. Now, all of a sudden she has some harsh opinions about me, and she doesn’t even know me…Right now, she’s just feelin’ her own s**t.
“In the Concrete Jungle, there’s definitely no Southern hospitality. Anyone who’s gotten in a fight with me doesn’t last. I’m starting to feel like I have these secret powers where I get to kill people off one by one.”
Excuse me while I go try to find the people Erica’s gotten kicked off of LHHNY.
Aside from that allegation, I’m wondering how exactly the woman who initially claimed LHH was ruining her image thinks starting stuff with K. Michelle is going to benefit her life right now. I’m not one to advocate violence, but I would not be surprised if we saw this child catch a beatdown before season’s end. But more importantly, what’s the root of this beef anyway??
“I Don’t Care What The World Thinks”: Erica Mena Responds To Accusations She’s Dating A Woman For Attention
You and I, and oh yeah, Erica Mena, all know that the reality TV personality isn’t the most liked woman on television. She used to be on Kourtney & Kim Take Miami and was fired from working at their Dash store on the show because of her penchant for cussing folks out and showing up late. If that wasn’t enough, she found her way on to LHHNY because she scrapped with Kimbella for absolutely no reason. She’s known for doing things for attention. But in an interview with VIBE she was asked if her current relationship, with a woman by the name of Cyn Santana, is strictly for attention, and what her family thinks about the new lady love in her life. Here’s what she had to say:
If She’s Dating A Woman For Attention:
“I think it’s funny because that’s the moment you take the time to put into perspective how crucial, incredible and foolish society is. I don’t think it’s accepted naturally to be bisexual, especially as a woman. So I expect that, but I also have the time to laugh at it because it is what it is. It makes me laugh because whether they believe it or not this is what you have to accept, this is what is going to be on your TV every Monday night. I think what people have to just naturally give me the respect for is the fact that me being a woman and no matter what I’ve done, fault to mistakes or right to wrong, that I’m able to step out and be like, ‘This is who I am and this is who I love to be with. This is what it is, this is my life. I’m on a reality show so you get what you get.’”
Her Family’s Response To Her Love Life:
“[Cyn and I] actually recently made our mothers meet and it was a liberating moment because I really don’t care what the world thinks. I hope people don’t take that the wrong way but I don’t care what the world thinks, but my family… They’re just like if this is what you makes you happy, this is what you need, this is what you want, this is what keeps you content, if this is what has you finally at peace, they’re all for it.”
How She Will Explain Her Relationship To Her Son…
“Cyn’s actually met my son and I’m the youngest of eight girls, so naturally he has to deal with a lot of women in his life. I haven’t really sat down with him to kind of say this is mommy’s girlfriend because we haven’t taken that step on full on commitment. But when it comes time to, I think King will understand, especially because of how hard I really do go for him. I give him the world and I shelter him so much that there is going to be a time where I’ll have to sit down with him and relate it to him. At the end of the day, life and the way things are nowadays, you have to mentally prepare your kids. Whether I’m with a woman or not, walking down the street with my son, he’s going to see a man and a man holding hands, so eventually I have to give him that conversation. It’s kind of like the birds and the bees, it’s part of life. It’s just a time and a place and until I’m certain that me and her are taking the next step, I will have that conversation. But until then, I think he knows that there’s definitely love and mommy’s changed. So I think he feels that I don’t have to front no more.”
She definitely seems to be enamored with Ms. Santana, but are you believing it? She knows she loves her some Rich Dollaz…
Last night, love and Hip-Hop returned to the big Apple with the season 4 premiere of “Love & Hip-Hop New York.” Despite the northeast location, we have to say some of the messiness we saw on last night’s episode was rather reminiscent of the down south shenanigans we witnessed on the first two seasons of “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta.” If you watched last night’s episode you know why we said that, but if you didn’t, allow us to fill you in. Here are the craziest moments from the season 4 premiere.
1.So y’all just gone lie to little Mendeecees?
Last night’s show opened with Yandy showing us how she’s gotten on without Mendeecees and has even taken on some of the responsibilities he left behind, like caring for his 7-year-old son, little Mendeecees. Apparently as part of that care, Yandy told her fiance’s mini-me that his dad went away to the army, instead of jail, but little Mendeecees blew the whole lid off of that lie when he told Yandy he overheard the real story and knows his dad is behind bars. While we understand trying to protect his innocence, you can’t exactly do that when you have him on a reality show on national TV. It’s better he hear the truth from those who love him than to find out on his own.
Well noirettes, it’s about that time again. Money-making Mona is gearing up for the season four premiere of her brainchild, Love & Hip Hop and the show will look a little different from previous seasons. For one, many major characters have been cut, including singer Olivia, Rashida Ali, Lore’l, Raqi Thunda, Jen The Pen, Consequence and Winter Ramos. If you recall, back in May we told you that a large portion of the cast went on strike and refused to film after contract negotiations went awry. Unfortunately for them, their protests seemed to have backfired because there are many new faces included in this season’s line-up.
Turn the page to meet the new cast and to see who will be returning from last season.
Back in August we told you about beef that has been brewing between K.Michelle and her new Love & Hip Hop cast mate, Erica Mena. It’s still pretty unclear what started the beef, but judging by VH1′s newly released trailer, K has been pretty vocal about her thoughts regarding Erica’s lack of talent in the music department.
“You gon’ put your career on the line for a b**** that sound like a goat?” K asks Erica’s former manager and on-again, off-again boyfriend, Rich Dollaz, in the new season’s trailer.
Clearly bothered by the “V.S.O.P.” singer’s comments, Erica took to Twitter with claims that K was too afraid to even shoot scenes with her.
K, responded by taunting Erica about her interesting singing voice.
And Erica, of course, clapped back with more threats.
“Birds always chirp. But you leave trash in the trash can. Until you can go buy you a voice at Target. Until you can get that together, don’t come for me. You need to stay in a h*e’s place,” K said of Erica last month during an interview with Power 105.1.
On another note, is aanyone else wondering when Love & Hip Hop became Erica’s show?
“Leave Trash In The Trash Can”: K. Michelle Talks Erica Mena, The Pros And Cons Of Reality TV, Her New Man, And Butt Lifts
With her album, Rebellious Soul, finally in stores, K. Michelle has been doing the media rounds to promote her new music and her new self–a less confrontational chick too blessed to be stressed. She stopped by Power 105.1 to talk to the Breakfast Club about a range of things, including her booty, her boo, reality TV, and angry “birds” like Erica Mena coming for her on Twitter. Here’s a summary of the 20-minute interview, because I’m sure you don’t have time for all that.
About People Always Throwing Shade At Her Backside:
Charlamagne: “Everybody keeps saying that your a** is getting bigger and bigger…”
K. Michelle: “But it’s not, that’s what’s so crazy. It’s really not. My clothes are actually smaller. I think cause it was the white and it was the TV…I really weigh less than I’ve been weighing just running around doing stuff. I don’t know. We were sitting there last night, somebody said ‘She got a butt pad on’ we were looking like, What happened?”
Charlamagne: “Ain’t nobody complaining about your a** getting bigger but the girls. Girls like to hate.”
K. Michelle: “I’ve never seen women be so angry about another woman’s butt. I’ve never seen so much hate because of a butt.
But recently, I’ve had a lift. It just is a lift, no injections in your butt cheeks and all of that. They just lift. They just lift the booty. They lift it and they take your fat out your stomach. Then, I’ve been moving around and losing weight so I guess that’s why it looks even bigger, because this weight [points to stomach] is leaving…I tell mines.”
How Reality TV Has Helped And Hurt Her:
“It’s helped me a lot. People got to know me, they got to hear the music. It’s helped me, but it has hurt me. But I’m overcoming the hurt. Because the industry has given me a hard time. Not the street and the fans, they don’t care about no reality show, but the industry people have given me a really hard time. I’ve had to knock down every obstacle even with radio. I just had a programmer, didn’t want to play the record because he didn’t like my character on the show. It was a big fight. I did a Radio One showcase and he came up and apologized. He came up to me and apologized and was like ‘You know what? I’m gonna play this, I’m sorry. You really are talented.’ It’s crazy, it just took forever. It’s been like 20 years.”
On Her New Man, Indiana Pacer Lance Stephenson
“I’m not in love yet. This is my friend, my boo. I’m not jumping off the cliff like last time, but we’re in a great place. My hot pocket work, I’m happy. We’re good. I want to take it slow because it’s a slow process. I want to have fun. I don’t want to put the pressure on. We do what we do. I don’t want to start the nagging K. Michelle with him, I just want to smile with him.”
How She Feels About Rasheeda & Kirk:
“You know what, I’ve never been married, and I’ve never been in love like that. That has to be a deep love. To look at somebody that many days?
I don’t know what that’s like though. I know me. I was embarrassed on Twitter. So if you get on national TV on me, oh no, uh uh man, I could NOT do that.”
As For Erica Mena Already Talking Crazy About Her:
“Birds always chirp. But you leave trash in the trash can. Until you can go buy you a voice at Target. Until you can get that together, don’t come for me. You need to stay in a h*e’s place.”
Once again, Rebellious Soul is in stores now. Will you pick it up and support?
Part one of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s reunion special hasn’t even aired yet and K.Michelle is already beefing with her New York cast members. The surprising showdown took place on Twitter between K and Erica Mena. It’s difficult to tell exactly where the beef began, but according to Erica, K said some not-so-nice things about her during the first day of filming.
Surprisingly though, instead of barking back at Erica, she tossed a little shade and gloated on Twitter about being the show’s highest paying cast member.
Well, at least we know the new season will be a little more interesting than the last.
The phrase ratchet reality star almost sounds repetitious since there are few, if any, individuals on reality TV with redeeming qualities But these stars here are some of the most notorious on the tube, and quite honestly, the worst 15-minute celebs we’ve seen in the past few years.
To put it simply, Stevie J is scum and think he’s God. Sorry to break it to you Stevie J, but you’re just ratchet. He has no respect for women and makes everything a joke (remember his strip club threats?) I feel sorry for Mimi and Joseline. They have a problem on their hands forever.