It’s been about five months since the former “Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood” star Hazel-E went on a social media tirade and made some nasty remarks about darker skinned Black women.
Since then, she’s been skewered online and got booted from the reality series. She’s also tried to make amends by posting an apology and talking about the incident on an episode of “Iyanla: Fix My Life.”
In a newly released clip of the show, Hazel said she was sexually abused by some Black girls in the past, and Iyanla Vanzant said it caused her to have negative feelings about darker skin.
“The Black girls [sexually assaulted me],” said Hazel, before Vanzant interrupted her.
“Wait a minute,” she stated. “Now they Black? Did they do it because they was Black?”
“In my brain that’s what I go back to,” answered Hazel.
Vanzant then asked the former reality star if the girls who assaulted her were of a darker complexion, which she nodded yes to, and that led to the life coach’s theory.
“With Ms. Hazel’s revelation I now see that her behavior towards dark-skinned Black women is the result of the trauma she suffered when she was just a little girl, unspoken trauma that is etched deep into the fibers of Erica’s soul,” she explained.
Things fell apart for the disgraced 37-year-old when the comedian Jess Hilarious accused her boyfriend Rose Burgundy of being gay. Afterward, they both made some disparaging remarks about the gay community, then Hazel went on her racist rant.
“I see all you Black ass bitches that hate me,” she wrote. “Stop bleaching your skin and fix the inside first and maybe all you h–s wouldn’t be so mad … Bitches mad ‘cause they couldn’t pass the brown paper bag test. Yep, I said it … Sorry mom, you kept me away from these type of girls all my life. You said they would hate me because I’m light skin. You were right.”
Not only did Hazel’s mother keep her away from darker skinned Black girls, as the message stated, she also stayed away when her daughter was being abused. It was something she admitted to after Vanzant pressed her some, which sparked anger in the show host. Hazel’s mother also couldn’t recall if she was told about the abuse or not.
“You are just totally unaware of what you do,” said Vanzant. “Somebody violated your baby girl and you trying to figure out where you lived [at the time]. That’s a problem.”
You can watch the clip below and see the full episode of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” on Saturday, April 14, 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on OWN.