"Love & Hip Hop" Confirms Erica Mena Won't Appear On Next Season Of Atlanta Series

This marks yet another L for the reality star this summer.

BYHayley Hynes
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Erica Mena's name has been in the headlines far more than usual lately, and not for very flattering reasons either. Besides getting carried away with drinking at Atlanta lounges, the socialite is also facing backlash for making racially insensitive comments about her Love & Hip Hop co-stars. Mena, who's Puerto Rican and Dominican, called Spice a "monkey." In addition, she told the Jamaican artist that she "should have died" during a recent hospitalization.

Social media users and podcasters are continuing to discuss the situation. Some are making it known that they think Mena's removal from the show is warranted. It seems the L&HH producers have heard the concern loud and clear. They shared a statement this weekend confirming that the next season of the reality show's Atlanta installment won't include the 35-year-old. "The 'Love & Hip Hop' franchise has never shied away from hard conversations in our community," their message began.

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"Working hand-in-hand with our partners, viewers will see the impact of Erica Mena's remarks play out over the final three episodes of the season," they continued. "Effective immediately, she will not appear in the next season of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.'" There are some who think it's unjust to only call the New York native out now that the public has seen the footage, as well as others who are pointing out troubling behaviour that other cast members have engaged in previously that might also warrant their removal.

Troubling comments we've heard her make about Spice and others over the years aside, another incident that's got Erica Mena in hot water recently is her simple battery arrest. The Tubi actress had a drunken night out with Bambi Benson, ZellSwag, and Saucy Santana recently. It resulted in three of them in handcuffs while the "Booty" rapper fled the lounge as a fight broke out. Read more about that at the link below. Let us know if you think L&HH is making the right call by removing Mena from next season in the comments.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.