Erica Mena Says Yandy Smith’s TV Wedding Was Her Idea
After Yandy and Mendeecees’ lavish wedding aired on VH1 the “Love & Hip Hop” couple caught some shade from a fellow reality star.
Erica Mena recently chatted about how the wedding was originally intended for her and Bow Wow but she rejected the idea!
Via Global Grind:
“No, they came to me for the wedding. The wedding special was ours. And then we turned it down, so Yandy (Smith) got it…process of elimination. That whole getting married live, having the fans pick the cake, all that stuff… That was my idea,” she said, adding that she turned it down because they didn’t want their wedding to be taken as a joke. “I didn’t want it to be a s**t show. Marriage is a serious thing.”
“We wanted it to be very sentimental. We wanted it done very tasteful and meaningful at the same time. We wanted to involve the viewers, because people have seen me go through so much turmoil and drama and heartbreak. I’ve been through so much and I can’t cheat myself anymore. I’ve done that for four years being on that show.”
Erica later goes onto throw producer Mona Scott-Young under the bus for effing up her image on TV. Because fighting like an angry bird didn’t do that on its own….
Looking back on everything now, Erica says if she could do it all over again she still would have joined the LHHNY cast, but she would have made a few changes to her contract and how she allowed producers to portray her.
“I would put in my contract that you cannot edit out why the f*ck I wild out. I feel like they always just show me walking in and then I’m going crazy. The whole story is never depicted,” she said. “It’s so cliché…but it’s real. Because you’re like ‘wait a minute, I know I said that, but I said that because…”
If Erica was to land her own reality show though, she says she’d give fans a much more authentic version of herself.
“Hopefully, if I could ever get my own reality show where there aren’t all these producers in one room trying to f*ck up my life everyday. If we could take that equation out of reality television, then we could have some reality and you guys could really know what’s up,” she said.
Maybe Erica rejected the idea because she knew Bow Wow wasn’t going to marry her anytime soon. Bloop!