‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ Alum Erica Mena Slams MTV For Using Her To Promote Roundtable Discussion About Racism After She Was Fired For Calling Spice A ‘Blue Monkey’: ‘Desperate To Save Face’
Erica Mena has some words for her former employer.
The fired “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta“ star took to the comments section of a post shared to the official IG page of the reality series today (Sept. 26) and called out MTV for being “desperate” and using her to “save face.” In the post, the network shared it will air tonight a round table discussion focused on racism and colorism.
Erica Mena said,
“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 edited it how they wanted and aired it. It’s only now they are desperate trying to save face and using me to so.”
“If I’m being used to set an example why was I not apart 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 only reason a statement was even made by the network was because the backlash. Not because they truly believed what I said was a racial slur.”
The roundtable chat comes after Erica Mena was fired for calling her former co-star, Spice, a “blue monkey” during a verbal dispute that almost turned physical.
In the caption of the post, the Love & Hip Hop account said the soon-to-be-aired conversation will cover events that appeared on the show before MTV chose to suspend filming with Erica. Colorism expert Dr. Sarah L. Webb will lead an open conversation with Spice, Yandy Smith-Harris, Young Joc, Lil’ Scrappy, Sierra Gates, Amy Luciani, and Rasheeda Frost.
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 Hot97 on air called me “an ass 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.”
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