“Love and Hip Hop” star Erica Mena is causing quite an uproar online.
The television personality and her fiancé Safaree Samuels recently stopped by New York’s Hot 97 with radio host Nessa Diab to discuss their relationship. However, things got kind of shady when Mena seemingly threw a few jabs at the “Queen” of rap Nicki Minaj, claiming she doesn’t listen to the rap diva’s music.
During the couple’s interview, Nessa asked the 31-year-old model if she was a fan of Minaj, who happens to be Samuels’ ex-girlfriend, saying: “I feel like Safaree is at a good place where he doesn’t care. … Music is music. … As a musician, I feel like musicians have a different aura and never trip. When it’s good music it’s good music. Have you made a conscious effort, or [are] you just, like, ‘Oh, it’s cool,’ [and] you don’t think of it?”
Mena pettily responded, “Honestly, I grew up on Lil Kim so heavy that when [Nicki Minaj] came out, I was, like, ‘ugh she’s biting my girl.’ It just was what it was.”
When Nessa responded by saying Minaj was still a “great” artist, Mena added, “She is, I’ve just never been drawn to it. … It was always just cartoony and stuff. She’s great at what she does, but me personally. … If it’s in the club and you’re nice. But I would never … I don’t know the words.”
Needless to say, the “LHH” star’s remarks about Minaj really teed off the Barbz who happen to be die-hard fans of the “Chun-Li” artist. They took matters into their hands and pulled some old tweets of Mena’s from 2010 and 2012 where she’s mentioning Minaj and even dissing Queen Bee Lil Kim.
“Yo Nicki!!! Kim is Angry! LOL Let’s make her cry Friday night!” Mena allegedly tweeted in 2012.
In December 2010, she apparently also tagged Minaj in a retweet, saying, “I’m fighting for the girls who never thought they could win.”
Fans of the Trinidadian-born rapper have also trolled the reality star’s social media with threats and nasty comments.
“Nicki can literally BUY you LMAOOOO lame b–ch we know where you stay 🦄🦄.”
“Don’t you ever disrespect the queen! You’re so obsessed with Nicki you’re pretending to be with her ex 🤣🤣🤣🤣 miserable bird. Get a job.”
The entire incident has spiraled into a complete mess.
“Who cares …damn….and…..sooooooo…💯💯💯💯💯💯 Smh…that’s Erica’s opinion…get over it…..next!!!!!”
“@iamerica_mena hunny you played yourself regardless be real…you clearly was a nicki fan 😂😩 the tweets show it. You would’ve been better off being real.”
“The only reason she claims she doesn’t listen to nicki’s music is cos she’s with safari 🙄.”
“She did too much. periodT. And I liked Erica, just say No and move on. Like she went into detail 🤦🏾♀️.”