[INTERVIEW] Veteran Reality Star Shay ‘Buckeey’ Johnson Admits To Faking Love for Flavor Flav, Explains Why She Doesn’t Hate LHHA’s Erica Dixon

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Reality show veteran Shay Johnson has not only earned her TV stripes, she’s also learned a few lessons along the way. Before appearing on VH1’s ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’, the Atlanta native had appeared on ‘Flavor of Love’ (season 2) and ‘Charm School’. Fast forward to the present day and it appears that she’s in a love-hate relationship with rapper and cast mate, Lil Scrappy. Recently, we sat down with her, grilling her about all things Scrappy, how she feels about Scrappy’s fiance Erica Dixon and if she was ‘acting’ for the cameras, with Flavor Flav. Peep a few excerpts below.

On Her Relationship with Flavor Flav:

It was a show and when I was on the show ‘Flavor Of Love’, I was trying to win the title as the winner. Because we were told during the taping that the longer you’re on the show the more relevant you will be. So we didn’t give a damn about Flav. ‘Flav you’re cool peoples,’ but it wasn’t about that. It was a show and I’m a very competitive person and I was trying to win the title. That’s it. Not him.”


Trust Issues, Scrappy, and Finding Someone New:

The way Scrappy did me, he did find a way to cause a lot of trust issues within me – and that’s on me. So I’m not too quick to jump into relationships at this point. But there is a little somebody that I kinda been seeing but I’m not willing too move fast. You just never know where it will go. I’m not willing to mention his name but there is someone.

On How She Really Feels About Cast Mate Erica Dixon:

I don’t hate her. I don’t know her. I don’t choose to know her at all. I think she’s ignorant in certain situations, but that’s just who she is. But I don’t hate her at all – my life goes on.

Peep the entire interview below.

For all things Shay, follow her @shayjohnson or visit shayjohnson.com.
scrappy and shay johnson 2013-the jasmine brand

  • Anonymous

    Umm… Shay? Erica is not the ignorant one, you are! And very, very desperate.

  • 2bme

    Erica is not “ignorant”..you are a side peice that never knew your place..Erica was all kinds of b!tches and you never even met her..jealousy will do that to you..make you become delusional..Shay you are never going to be “that” chick, you are always something to do. Scrappy is a mama’s boy..he can’t be alone and you stay waiting and willing at the snap of fingers..damn shame how you can continue to make yourself look like a fool for continued 15 minutes..any chick that agrees with your b.s is a rat who doesn’t know any better..real women know their worth

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  • Kia

    Like I said before Shay is desperate and very jealous of Erica wanting to fight Erica on the reunion show about HER man and you talk about being ignorant ur the epiphany of ignorant you and horse face mama Dee. It’s a shame for a woman to look that stupid on national tv damn Shay

    • Ummm…I think you meant epitome, not epiphany…2 different words, 2 different meanings…

  • Gabriella

    She is nothing but a delusional bird how is Erica ignorant but you are the fool who took a man back after he proposed to someone else right in front of you. Shay needs a reality check she is nothing more then a side chick.

  • DIVA

    I really think they both are stupid but Erica has more sense than Shay. Shay needs to move on because Scrappy do not want her he is playing her. Also, I can not understand why Shay is so mad at Erica they are both a victim Shay & Erica because Scrappy played both of them but at least Erica got a ring out of it. Shay should be trying to make peace with Erica because it is not Erica fault that Scrappy cheated and don’t want to be with her. I just don’t understand why the women always get mad at the other women when Shay knew it was Erica before she came along. Shay need to put all that angry towards Scrappy and leave him alone. Shay get yo life!

  • Moe

    Ok, so I once commented on a post and was like “Scappy, she loved Flav tho” but I guess now I kinda understand a little better. Anywho, Shay did play herself but I’m kind glad Jasmine did this interview except Shay can never put her mouth on anyone to say anything negative as it pertains to ignorance. Ignorance is not knowing better, which clearly Erica thought (from the show) Scappy had finally changed. She was (from the show) #teamscrappy but that dude…Shay kinda win some points back put its gonna take a minute, the positive is at least she woke up. I really use to like her tho.

  • Gingertee21

    I think Shay is full of bunk. On the uncut version of Flava of Love, they show more. There is a scene where Flav invites Shay to his room. What we could not see was that she was naked under her gown, so just how desperate was she. The unedited version shows that maybe she had something for Flav. As for calling Erica stupid, Shay should go away quietly, she is a real mud-duck.

  • Anonymous

    Did she say she likes “articulate” & “intelligent” men? Since when?

  • Anonymous

    Shay I like her so forget all yall haters