VIDEO: Bambi Richardson, Erica Mena Arrested and Charged After Spotted in Atlanta Lounge Brawl

by Xara Aziz
Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Two popular Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta stars have been arrested and charged for fighting at an Atlanta lounge Friday.

Video obtained by TMZ purports to show Addie “Bambi” Richardson and Erica Mena in a brawl with fellow Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Zellswag (born Rodney Shaw). Following the melee, each was taken to jail where they were charged with multiple wrongdoings, including obstruction of law enforcement and battery on a police officer.

Of the three, only Mena has been charged with assaulting a cop. Meanwhile, Shaw faces a simple battery and obstruction charge and Bambi is charged with obstruction.

Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

According to police, officers were called to the scene at Lucca Lounge after it was reported that some patrons were involved in an altercation with security guards. When police arrived, “all hell broke loose as they tried deescalating the situation,” according to TMZ. “[Atlanta Police Department] claims the patrons – who ended up being Mena, Bambi and Zell, plus a male pal of theirs – became combative.”

In the video, officers are scene attempting to stop people from striking each other while other patrons got involved. All the while, Usher’s Nice & Slow record is heard playing in the background – the situation at hand, though, was anything but.

To date, Richardson, Mena and Zellswag are still in custody.

This story is developing.

Earlier this month, Shine My Crown reported that Florida police put out a warrant for another Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta alum, Joseline Hernandez, who was booked and slapped with two felony charges for fighting at an exhibition fight.

Video released to the media showed Hernandez appearing in court for her arraignment. The judge informed her that prosecutors would be charging her with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.

The Puerto Rican native stood stone-faced as the judge explained that she would be taken into custody to be booked on the new charges.

As previously reported, Hernandez had a warrant out for her arrest after she got into a physical confrontation with Big Lex, a former contestant on her Zeus Network show Joseline’s Cabaret, earlier this year.

Florida prosecutors have filed numerous charges against the 36-year-old mother of one, including felony resisting officers with violence, felony battery on a law enforcement officer, misdemeanor battery, misdemeanor battery causing bodily harm and misdemeanor trespassing.

The police report also reveals that Hernandez ignored police orders to leave the premises following the altercation.

“In an attempt to calm down the defendant, Victim (1) [redacted name] shouted to her, ‘Please calm down,’” the report reads. “The defendant began to verbally assault the victim (w) before throwing a cell phone at him, which struck him in the head. Officers then took the defendant into custody.” 

Furthermore, Hernandez resisted arrest, kicked officers and yelled racial slurs, according to the report. She also refused to provide her identification once inside the patrol vehicle.

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