VIDEO: Erica Mena Faces Backlash After Clip Surfaces Calling Fellow ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Castmate a ‘Monkey’

by Xara Aziz
Twitter @notshawnallen via MTV

Some say Erica Mena is not having a hard time tarnishing her image after a series of bad publicity has got the reality star in the news.

This time, the 35-yer-old New York native has begun to trend online after VH1 posted a clip of a recent episode of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, where she is seen amidst a controversial argument with fellow reality star Spice.

During a heated exchange between the two, Spice, a dancehall artist, is heard saying that Mena’s oldest son doesn’t like his own mother, causing Mena to flip a table, wishing her death and calling her a racial slur.

“That bit*h should’ve died!” Mena yelled referring to a health scare Spice endured last year.

“Your son hates you, bi**h!,” to which Mena replied, “You monkey, you f**king blue monkey!”

The exchange immediately set internet users ablaze, with many suggesting the term “monkey” is a term used to degrade Black people. Some also blamed Spice for bringing up Mena’s son during the argument, but by and large, it was Mena who was the target.

After the clip went viral, Spice took to Instagram to address the argument by posting a clip of Mena’s son. Mena is the mother of three children – two of whom she shares with Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend Safaree.

“Kids are off limits right??????? But I guess it’s only when I ask cause where’s the same energy when Scrappy and Stevie J talked about it,” Spice wrote. “But now I’m a Monkey and should have died on the table? Ok, Erica.”

Mena has yet to address the controversy.

Meanwhile, Mena was recently 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.

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