Erica Mena was fired for calling Spice a monkey on LHHATL.
“Love And Hip Hop Atlanta” fans have a lot to say about the current season. While there has been plenty of drama involving all of the cast members, one topic in particular has caused more of a stir on social media. As we reported, Erica Mena and Spice had a very nasty fallout. Spice believed some of the things Safaree Samuels told her about Erica. So the conversation was doomed from the beginning. However, no one expected that Erica would end up calling Spice a “blue monkey” once the gloves were off. She has since apologized for her language. But that did not stop MTV from parting ways with the reality star. It was said she will not be on the upcoming season of LHHATL.
When Erica issued a public statement about the situation, she denied that her words were used in a racist way. But she now understood that what she said was offensive. And she planned to do better moving forward. Interestingly enough, some of her supporters said Spice should have apologized for telling Erica that her son hates her. In response, Erica said that Spice would never have the guts to apologize for what she said that day.
Well, Spice wasn’t the only person offended by Erica’s choice of words. Kirk Frost and some of the other cast members said Erica was out of line. In fact, they will have a roundtable discussion about Erica’s words on an upcoming special that will show after the season finale.
Erica Mena called out the network.
Earlier today, Erica shared her thoughts about the special on Instagram Story. She posted a photo of her filming for a green screen interview.
Erica wrote, “Working on @loveandhiphop August 25th, 2023, 3 days after August 29th they aired that episode proudly. I was even being asked to shoot a scene that Monday, August 28th, 2023.”
She said a lot more on the show’s IG page.
Erica typed, “I think it’s absolutely fair that I speak under this post. Especially because I was indeed filming nonstop for seven months after the actual incident between me and that other individual happened. The network chose to still film with me nonstop which is why I was used as the base storyline for the whole second half of this actual season. They had this footage for months. They chose to edit it how they wanted and aired it. It’s only now they are desperate trying to save face and using me to do so.”
She continued, “If I’m being used to set an example why was I not a part of this “round table ” discussion? Why are they so desperate to film nonstop right now to make up for everything I shot that they can’t use now? Desperate to save face but true and the only reason a statement was even made by the network was because of the backlash. Not because they truly believed what I said was a racial slur.”
Erica Mena is grateful for her supporters.
Yandy Smith was brought up.
“The fact that they’re now making a mockery of the situation by using individuals who have indeed said things just as bad. Messy Yandy herself in 2015 at Hot 97 on air called me “an *** monkey” – to try and save face for this network’s sponsors is pathetic. If you really wanted to save face why not have the two women who are just as wrong in that scene have this conversation since now this network feels it needs to be had?”
She also thanked her supporters.
“I gave this franchise 13 plus years and now they need to save face so they are gonna wear my
name out on this to make up for their F$&k up. The sad truth in all of this – this franchise has always depicted us as zoo animals anyway. Sending so much love to my supporters.”