Erica Mena issues an apology for blue monkey remark

Erica Mena took to the streets of social media and called out “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” for trying to “save face” by airing a roundtable discussion on colorism and racism.

The network announced the discussion after receiving backlash for airing the episode where Erica called Spice a “blue monkey” during a heated verbal altercation. 

Spice, Yandy Harris, Yung Joc, Lil Scrappy, Sierra Gates, Amy, and Rasheeda participated in the discussion with International colorism expert Dr. Sarah L. Webb, founder and owner of Colorism Healing.

But, Erica was not involved…or invited.

Erica Mena, who was fired from the show, took to Instagram and commented on a post about the roundtable writing:

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 edit it how they wanted and aired it. It’s only now they are desperate trying to save face and using me to do so. If I’m being used to set an example” why was I not a part 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 the true and only reason a statement was even made by the network was because of the backlash.

Not because they truly believed what I said was a racial slur. 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 Hot 97 on air called me “an a** 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 a conversation since now this network feels it needs to be had? I gave this franchise 13 plus years and now they need to save face so they are gonna wear my name out on this to make up for their f*** up.

The sad truth in all of this – this franchise has always depicted us as zoo animals anyway. Sending much love to my supporters ❤️I love yall.

I think that we can collectively agree that MTV and “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” are doing damage control.

My question to Erica would be – if you knew they were depicting you as a zoo animal – why were you a willing participant for over 13 years?

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