It’s a new day for Erica Mena. While most of us are used to her ‘turning up’ for the reality TV cameras, the former model says her days are limited on Love & Hip Hop New York. In fact, since her engagement to Bow Wow (real name Shad Moss), love has ‘tamed’ her a bit. In an interview with VIBE, Erica opens up about her sizzling sex life (and even brags on what her man’s working with); how her relationship went south with ex-girlfriend Cyn Santana; the sensitivity surrounding co-parenting (they both have children from other relationships; and critics saying she’s just with Bow for his money. Check out a few excerpts.
VIBE: Clearly, you and Cyn Santana are over with. What happened?
Erica Mena: 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.
Okay. So when did you know you were in love with Bow Wow?
When we did the kiss on 106 & Park. That got us both in trouble. He was dealing with someone, and I was in a