Erica Mena is back on VH1’s Love and Hip Hop, this time adding to the drama in Atlanta.
While many fans were happy to see the New Yorker back on the small screen, she was met with criticism from fans on why she really made her return to the VH1 franchise.
Is Erica Mena 'Humbled' For Coming Back?
Fans came for Mena after one of her tweets from last year went viral.
“So many reasons why I would never go back to LHH,” wrote Mena in the tweet that resurfaced earlier this week. “Those who do go back clearly need the money……. Remember I tweeted this.”
Fans definitely remembered and came for Mena on Twitter.
One fan kept it simple and let Mena know fans didn’t forget.
Erica Mena...but...we remember #LHHATL pic.twitter.com/1hhGtGemop — WellKinda (@akiajenae) March 20, 2018
A couple of viewers said Mena’s return to the show clearly humbled her.
Remember when Erica Mena left Love & Hip Hop and said "she was too good for the franchise" see how life humbles you can sis returned #LHHATL pic.twitter.com/uq0dug9BbJ — (@G0ldenJollof) March 20, 2018
Erica Mena thought life was good when she got with Bow Wow and God humbled her #LHHATL — Kevin Brown (@PlayaKB) March 20, 2018
Remember when Erica Mena left Love & Hiphop because she said she’s too good for reality tv show?? Life really does humble you. Lmao.. #LHHMIA #LHHATL — Bella Goth (@HoodSocialist) March 13, 2018
#LHHATL Remember when Erica Mena was engaged to Bow Wow and said LHH was beneath her ? Look at her, back on the show that was beneath her. pic.twitter.com/txej7av03A — ičy (@cardikordei) March 20, 2018
Another added that Mena must have needed the money.
Erica Mena is back on #LHHATL ? Hmmmm money running thin? #BlackTwitter #LHHNY #LHHNYReunion #lhhreunion — YOUNG CHRIS (@Bae_iCanExplain) March 13, 2018
One questioned why she was on the show after Mena once said she didn’t belong there.
Didnt Erica Mena Say she Was "Too Good" For Love & HipHop
Why she here ? Still trynna do a Music Career Yet She cant Sing#LHHATL pic.twitter.com/ciemEI8Fzi — Hoenextdoe (@Shescooki) March 20, 2018
Other fans made it clear they would rather have Love and Hip Hop Atlanta veteran Joseline Hernandez on the show instead of Mena.
If Monas thinking that Erica Mena is an equal substitute for Joseline Hernandez....then she's sadly mistaken. #lhhatl #LHHMiami #LHHMIA #LHHNYReunion #LHHMIAReunion @MsJoseline — Brandon Gray (@BrandonGray561) March 13, 2018
The Culture Would Like To Transfer Joseline Hernadez Back To Atlanta & Remove Erica Mena , Thanks. #LHHATL pic.twitter.com/PgoBM41HQV — BLVCK (@__charosee) March 20, 2018
One even said they want Jessica Dime instead of Mena.
I need more Jessica Dime less Erica Mena this season #LHHATL pic.twitter.com/CiWwnZwrH5 — Cardi BBW (@OmgeeeitsNia) March 20, 2018
One fan used The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes to share her thoughts on Mena’s return.
Ugh.. Erica Mena is coming back. Remember when she said she was too good for reality tv? #LHHATL #LHHMIA pic.twitter.com/1ej2wr40zJ — Lisa Mendoza (@Heylissssa) March 13, 2018
Mena has since denied writing the tweet and said it was fabricated.
Photoshopped tweets and mad promo. Thanks — Erica Mena (@iamErica_Mena) March 20, 2018
Remembering Why She Left
Mena was a member of the Love and Hip Hop New York cast until she quit during the season 5 reunion in 2015. She has managed to slam the show multiple times since then.
At the time, she was engaged to rapper Bow Wow. Mena said she was above the show and shut down her then co-stars as she filmed her portion of the reunion separately.
“I wasn’t sad to see the show go on without me,” said Mena in an interview months after quitting the show. “If anything, it was boring and I think the audience agrees that it’s extremely boring without me. This past year I’ve had time to get my life back in the sense where now my recent [relationship] status has everyone wondering…”
Meanwhile, she and Bow Wow called it quits in an ugly breakup before they were ever able to tie the knot.
See Mena and the rest of the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta co-stars when the show airs on VH1 Mondays at 8 p.m. or 7 p.m. Central.
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