Next season, there will be one less reality star on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. It’s first transgender cast member, D.Smith, says she won’t be returning for another season. The music producer shared the news during an interview on “Don’t Be Scared” podcast:
No [I won’t be back], I barely made it through this season. They barely got me on the first season, there was a whole month where Betty [Idol] and I weren’t on there because I quit the show in the middle of the season. I was uncomfortable with the dialogue. I don’t foresee me being on another season.
She also explained that she hasn’t watched this season at all.
I’ve never even seen an episode, not one. I don’t read comments. I stay clear away from my social media. I have amazing things going on in my life and I”m super happy.
She also spoke on being a transgender woman on VH1’s hit franchise:
The truth of the matter is D. Smith is a producer with some accolades, some success, I’m a singer, an artist and I happen to be transgender. That’s what I wanted to portray and that’s what I wanted trans people to see. The overkill with trans, trans, trans and LGBT—what’s the big deal? Everyone in this world has a gay or trans friend, cousins, uncles, aunts. Why is it so big? I think that was definitely a concern. […] Me being on the show is waving the flag.