During the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta reunion in July, Scrappy and ex-girlfriend Erica Dixon, mother to his daughter, Emani, went back and forth about the fractured co-parenting relationship they have, and who is telling the truth versus spreading lies about whether or not the rapper is on top of his child support responsibilities. In the midst of that tense conversation, Scrappy called her a “basic baby mama.”
“None of y’all know her. She gon’ always do this,” he said. “She a basic baby mama.”
That comment was not only met with disapproval from cast members (including Scrappy’s mother Mama Dee), but also from viewers of the series, who found him to be bitter and disrespectful. Looking back on that argument,in a Headline Heat interview with Bossip, Scrappy says he misspoke when he called her “basic,” but he takes issue with the type of father he feels she’s painted him out to be.
“I didn’t really mean basic, you feel me? I meant the other word that go with basic: Typical,” he said. “I respect her for being [Emani’s] mom. Now, getting money from child support but still telling everybody she not getting money, that was my whole thing. I ain’t went to jail for no child support, ’cause I take care of my kid. I’ve been taking care of my seed since before she was born. I was giving Erica $2,000 a month before she was born. Quit lyin’.”
He also said his energy with Erica was off at the reunion because a few weeks prior to taping, she called the police to his home.
“Two weeks before the reunion, she called the police to my house to come get my daughter when I told her you can come get her if you want to come get her. I’m tired. We just got back from [Six Flags] White Water. I took my daughter and all her friends to White Water. We had a bomb a– time. We get back to the house, and I guess she seen all of that on Instagram, she like, ‘Oh no, she need to come home now! You need to bring her home now!’ I’m like, ‘Aye, I’m tired. If you want to come get her, you can come get her. She brought the police [laughs]. Who does that?” he said. “My daughter was embarrassed. You wouldn’t even think that would come from her. That’s why I say she’s typical. I pay child support and she lies about it.”
Despite his feelings about Erica, there are plenty of people who support the new mom of twins. Scrappy is unbothered by them.
“Birds of a feather flock together,” he said. “I don’t really care about what her fans say. Sometimes they don’t even want to believe the truth…they still have the nerve to be like, ‘Pay your child support.’ Uh, I pay child support, dusty feet.”
Yikes, check out what he had to say about his co-parenting relationship with Erica and why they can’t get along below: