Love & Hip Hop Atlanta- Racism, Colorism, and the Uncomfortable Truth

In continuing their damage control, MTV has announced that they will air a special round table discussion on racism and colorism following the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” season finale.

This discussion was prompted by the backlash from viewers after Erica Mena called Spice a “blue monkey” during a verbal altercation. 

Despite firing Erica, the network received heavy criticism for even allowing the episode to air in the first place. 

This is the cleanup.

Read the full statement below:

On TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26 at 9p immediately following the season finale of #LHHATL, the conversation continues with “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: Racism, Colorism, and the Uncomfortable Truth.”  

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 Harris, Yung Joc, Lil Scrappy, Sierra Gates, Amy, and a special appearance from Rasheeda sharing their experiences

Watch the special and find resources on fighting racism and colorism at

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: Racism, Colorism, and the Uncomfortable Truth” will also be available on, YouTube, Facebook, the MTV App and across MTV VOD and DTO.

See the original tweet below. 

My first question is why wasn’t Erica Mena, who made the offense, included in the conversation? 

If anyone needs to hear this message and learn something about colorism and racism – it’s her! 

Speaking of Erica Mena she took to her Instagram Story and shared a video clip of her working on set at “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” days before the episode aired.

Erica Mena LHHATL receipts

She appears to be trying to prove the network really didn’t care about what she said until it became an issue with the public. 

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