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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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Love Triangles Continue, Pregnancy Tests And A Trip To The Wedding Chapel: Watch Trailer For “LHHNY” Season 5

November 19th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Am I the only one who busts out laughing at Mona Scott-Young’s narration for these “Love and Hip Hop” shows?

*In a similar voice* All is fair in love, and war…and hip-hop…

If you’re ready for such overdramatic narration, and to get a quick first look into what can be expected from the fifth season of “Love and Hip Hop New York,” then you might want to check out the new sneak peek trailer that just came out. As usual, there’s lots of drama, including Erica Mena and Cyn Santana’s relationship imploding (the two literally come to blows), Peter Gunz still playing emotional games with wife Amina Buddafly and the mother of his sons, Tara Wallace, and Yandy revealing to Mandeecees that she’s pregnant again. It even looks like the couple take a trip to a wedding chapel to tie the knot, but things don’t go as planned…

I’m not trying to give it all away, so check it out for yourself.

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Just a reminder that for this season, the only people returning are, obviously, Erica Mena, Rich Dollaz, Yandy & Mandeecees, Peter Gunz, Tara and Amina. No Joe Budden. No Tahiry. New cast members include producer Chink Santana, “socialite” and modeling agency owner Chrissy Crastanda, producer Cisco Rosado, Daryl Strawberry’s daughter, Diamond, and singer Precious Paris.

Do you think you will tune in? If you’re interested, “Love and Hip Hop New York” returns on December 15 on Vh1.


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:

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.”

You can check out Erica’s full interview over at

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?

#VIVALATINA: Erica Mena Transforms Into Selena, Jennifer Lopez, Frida Kahlo And More For Hispanic Heritage Month Tribute

October 17th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If you weren’t aware, from September 15- October 15, it was Hispanic heritage month. To celebrate, people all over did a variety of things to show their appreciation for their traditions. Take “Love and Hip Hop New York” star Erica Mena for example. Mena went all out and dressed up as a few of her Latina idols to honor the path they paved for her. From Frida Kahlo to J.Lo, Mena recreated some popular images of these ladies and explained why they meant so much to her on her Instagram page. Check out the images for yourself:


#NationalHispanicHeritageMonth Selena Quintanilla-Pérez best known as Selena was a Hispanic-America singer-songwriter and the most successful Latin artist of her time. Selena’s father discovered her budding talent at the age of 9 years old. From that moment, Selena began performing with her siblings to raise funds to provide for her household. She would perform wherever she could – street corners, weddings, fairs, etc. By 15 years old, Selena won the Tejano Music Award for Female Entertainer of the Year. She was named the “Top Latin Artist Of The 90’s” and “Best Selling Latin Artist Of The Decade” by Billboard, for her fourteen top-ten singles on the Top Latin Songs chart. Ms. Mena grew up listening to Selena as a young girl, watching her performances while admiring how she captivated both Latino and American audiences alike. She wanted to be like #HER! Every about Selena’s hustle, driven by responsibility to her family, is the same drive that ultimately led to her success. Although, Selena suffered a tragic death at the young age of 23, her legacy and music live on. @latina #Selena #VivaLatina

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#NationalHispanicHeritageMonth In order to be GREAT, you must always acknowledge the TRUE GREATS Before You. Its been so much fun taking out the time this month to honor and channel these four amazing women from our Hispanic culture. Frida Kahlo Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) Rita Dolores Moreno (December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress and singer. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) Nickname: “Mexican Madonna” “Queen of Tejano Music” & TOMRW The Last Week Of The Month My Idol Jennifer Lopez @JLo tribute will Released. I have to send a Special Thank You @nelsonncastillo for shooting all four tributes for me and helping me execute all four perfectly! These amazing MUA @tashnd @soleilatiles_mua & THE BEST With Hair @tb_hairstylist @troystylez My Bronx Sistah on Styling @astar26 Thank You To My TEAM @thecodenyc @msgooding @jadeformayor You Are A Strong Part Of What’s Amazing Thank You Thank you to @latina for helping us get the word out and for all the support. You are truly appreciated View on Instagram


New York, NY, October 13, 2014 – It’s no secret that I’m huge Jennifer Lopez @Jlo supporter. So it should be no surprise, My final #HispanicHeritageMonth tribute is dedicated to the Latin bombshell. Wearing many titles, actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, singer, and songwriter, Jennifer Lopez has lived most of her career in the public eye. Coming from a local hood in Bronx, NY the icon entered the game with cards stacked against her. Media wasn’t receptive to her in the beginning and would ridicule the star at every opportunity. “She’s too ghetto. She can’t sing. She can’t dance.” Through all the scrutiny, Jennifer has continued to break down boundaries and earned her right to be viewed as a global icon. Similarly, Erica is a Bronx native who’s shared a majority of her life publicly, receiving non-stop scrutiny, but has continued to push forward in hopes of living out her dreams. Jennifer is not just an icon to Ms. Mena, she is proof that no matter the odds, if you have the will, you will conquer all! I would like to thank photographer/Creative Visionary Nelson Castillo, C.O.D.E. NYC, HER beauty team and Latina Magazine for assisting with this amazing tribute. @nelsonncastillo @latina @thecodenyc #Latina #JenniferLopez #HER #ERICAMENA

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The images were shot by photographer Nelson Castillo and each week, for four weeks, with the help of Latina magazine, Mena debuted new pictures that payed homage to the icons. When speaking to Latina about why she executed this project, Mena had this to say:

“These women are amazing to me, I’m able to hold my head up high as a Latina woman who dares to be different, because of the contributions they’ve made to culture by being exactly who they are un-filtered. So it’s only right that I pay homage and salute them.”

So what do you think about the images?

Bow Wow Wants You To Know That His Engagement To Erica Mena Is ‘Real’ And ‘Far From A Publicity Stunt’

September 23rd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When it was first announced that Bow Wow and Erica Mena are engaged I, like many of you, was convinced that this was some sort of publicity stunt or cry for attention. Bow Wow, clearly aware of that widespread assumption, is doing all he can to prove that their love is real.

“I think what a lot of people don’t realize is me and Erica, we been knowing each other for years,” he said on “106 & Park.” “If you pay attention, she’s in my ‘Fresh Azimiz’ video. She’s the girl right in front of me. I been knowing her since then. And like I said, she was supposed to do ‘Lottery Ticket.’ So it was just…I don’t know. The Scorpio-Pisces connect thing and it just happened. Anytime, you meet somebody like that and the bond is right…you gotta go ahead and make it do what it do!”

“It’s far from a publicity stunt,” he continued. “I’ve never been the type of person to do anything for publicity. I don’t need it. I’m on TV everyday. How much more publicity do I need? I did this out of my heart, I did this out of love.”

Oh, and according to the rapper-turned-actor, it will not be long before they say “I do.”

“It don’t take long to do nothing. That’s what a wise man told me. It don’t take long to do nothing. It ain’t gon take no two, three, four, five years. We gon move at Godspeed. We been moving at Godspeed for this long and we’re going to continue to do that.”

According to WetPaint, Erica recently opened up to Be100! Radio about the proposal, which she says prompted an emotional response from her.

“It was at home, and it was just us. Real intimate, by the pool. yeah, it was just us. He did all the talking,” Erica said. “I couldn’t stop crying. When it happened, I didn’t even see the ring and I was blown away. So when I saw the ring, it was another ten minutes of non-stop crying.”

The controversial reality star adds that she never really envisioned herself as a wife.

“I didn’t think I’d see myself get married,” she admitted. “I always wanted that. I gave every relationship … my all, so to finally have something… a mutual thing…”

“This is someone I’ve known for so long. We were always in the same circle and I feel like he had to go through his situation, you know. It wasn’t the right time to for us to come around.”

Listen to Bow Wow’s interview below. Do you think this couple she bother trying to convince people that their love is real?

Bow Wow And Erica Mena Engaged

September 22nd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Erica Mena is something else… One minute, she’s talking about marrying Cyn Santana, the Chipotle-loving girlfriend we met on “Love and Hip Hop New York” and then the next, she’s kissing all up on Bow Wow on “106 & Park.” 

Since then Bow Wow and Erica have been seen in public together on several occasions. I didn’t think too much of it. But according to reports, the two have been dating for six months now.

That is until this weekend when she announced that she and Bow Wow are getting married.

Kind of unbelievable, right? But then again everything Erica does is unbelievable.

But there’s a ring and everything involved. See what she had to say during a red carpet interview with with Jack Thriller.

Jack Thriller: Is Bow Wow your boyfriend?

Erica: He’s actually my fiancé?

Jack: You getting married to Bow Wow?

Erica: Yup. 

Jack: It ain’t no where to go from there. 

Erica: I just gave you an exclusive muthafucka. Love you!

Well, there you have it.

Then Bow Wow confirmed the news on his Instagram account, posting a picture of Erica’s hand and ring alongside his.

I really have no words for this. It’ll just be interesting to see whether or not these two actually make it down the aisle. People are already calling this a publicity stunt. And in another Instagram flick, Bow Wow asked his followers what they thought of the engagement, which is an odd question. If you love somebody you probably don’t care what random strangers think about you all tying the knot. But then again, Bow Wow is a ham and is probably trying to get all types of shine from this.

Who knows…

What do you think about these two getting married? You think they’ll make it last forever? #KeithSweat

You can watch Erica break the news in the video below.