By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Erica Mena is done with “Love and Hip Hop New York,” so she’s not holding back in her interviews when asked what made her finally walk away from the show.
According to Erica, the producers constantly made an effort to edit out the good things in her life and she feels they even hired Chrissy Monroe to go after her.
She tells Nessa of Hot 97:
“You’re feeding America this bullsh*t made up story just so you could have somebody like pair up with me. Now they think they found somebody to be my match. That discourages me because these are people that I’ve been working with for like three years. And it’s like you have no remorse for the fact that I’ve been busting my a*s…yes I go against the grain because there’s times when I pull up on set and it just doesn’t feel right. Like in my gut I know I’m being set up, so I speed off. And I get a fine from VH1.
“Because I just won’t do certain things. I just go with my gut. So at the end of the day, like who you are as a person and your livelihood and all that doesn’t get respected.”
Erica also says she feels like Yandy Smith is the only one the producers respect.
“The only person I feel like they respected throughout the whole cast and their livelihood and give consideration to is Yandy. And that’s why Yandy is looked at as this flawless person. But I think she worse than all of us in a sense that no one’s perfect. And yet her storylines always are no matter how bad life is.”
When asked why:
“I think it’s all about who you know.”
Interestingly enough, Yandy is very close to Mona Scott Young and she is the producer’s mentee Check out the video below. The producers and Yandy talk starts at the 9:00 mark:
Spotted at Talk Your Ish Blog