Earlier today, MTV made the announcement that they would be airing a special titled “Love & Hip Hop: Racism, Colorism, and the Uncomfortable Truth” after the Season 1 finale.
The show description is as follows:
“This roundtable discusses the recent events that aired on the show before MTV decided to stop filming with Erica Mena. International colorism expert Dr. Sarah L. Webb, founder and owner of Colorism Healing, a leader in raising awareness, shifting attitudes, and taking action, leads an open dialogue that features Spice, Yandy, Joc, Scrappy, Sierra, Amy, and a special appearance from Rasheeda sharing their experiences.”
RadarOnline is now reporting that despite the discussion coming from the fight between Erica Mena and Spice, Erica was not asked to participate.
Erica’s rep, Steve Honig, told RadarOnline.com:
“It is very disappointing Erica was not included in the discussion about the incident that occurred while filming the show and that the network chose to silence her voice.”
He added, “She would have welcomed an opportunity to discuss what happened in a way that was productive and made this roundtable truly a valuable moment of learning for all. It is also worth noting that the network continued filming with Erica for more than seven months after the actual incident occurred, despite claims that filming with her was stopped after it happened.”
Erica Mena shot off a few thoughts about Love And Hip Hop herself, claiming that the franchise has always depicted them as ‘Zoo animals’.
She also called them out for having the footage of her fight with Spice for months and still choosing to film her non stop.
— LENA (@_sdm26) September 27, 2023
Erica Mena know she said those things to Spice. If the first thing you say when you’re hurt is some racist shit then that’s what you’ve been feeling stink. Like what are we doing here? #LHHATL
— jazztober✨ (@jasminecharice_) September 27, 2023
Was Erica Mena wrong? Yes.
Would I take legal action for being fired for words I said after it was knowingly filmed and edited AND aired? Also yes.
— B. (@HunniB_Rose) September 26, 2023
Should Erica have been included in the discussion? Comment below!