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‘Hell Naw’: Erica Mena’s New Look Sparks Debate After Fans Notice Something ‘Different’ About Her Appearance

Erica Mena appears to be in the hot seat with social media.

Over the weekend, the “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” alum switched up her look by rocking a new hairdo, but it apparently was her facial features that grabbed folks’ attention, and seemingly not in a good way.

The 31-year-old took to Instagram on Saturday with an image showing off her new gray, icy-colored tresses and added in her caption, “A true Scorpio can switch up and transform at anytime. 🦂 Hello Phoenix.”

Erica Mena
Erica Mena. @iamericamena/Instagram

Her post was flooded with fans who showered her with compliments.

“You look stunning @iamerica_mena ❤ absolutely beautiful que bella!”

“I love everything about you Erica 😍😍😩😩 you’re so f–king gorgeous mama.”

Others called out Mena for apparently trying to darker her skin complexion and plump up her lips.

“🤔what’s going on sis ugh no she looks dark af! how tf she tryna be Black in one picture and white in the next? 🤔. She out here blackfishing!”

“Hell naw sis. I’ll say it. She trying too hard to look black now she’s with Safari. She’s going to damn FAR with the lips and skin and needs to stop ASAP 🤦🏽‍♀️ a mess.”

“So no one is going to say anything about her trying to look ‘Black’ like yal do with everyone else? Or yal just pick and choose who yal want to accuse of black face?”

“Looks so different”

Another fan chimed in and added, “Who does this? Everyone gets backlash over trying to be Black so i needed to understand why it’s okay for her to do this.”

A few fans defended the model.

“It’s only the makeup people calm tf down! Plus Puerto Ricans come in all shades 🙄 including Afro Latinos.”

“People are so damn pressed in these comments how she trying to look Black? Latinas are Black too smh.”

Safaree Samuels
Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels. (@iamsafaree/Instagram)

As of late Mena’s been the center of controversy. She was recently attacked by fans of Nicki Minaj after she shaded the rap diva who happens to be her fiancé Safaree Samuels‘ ex-girlfriend. She claimed to have never been a fan of Minaj’s music, deeming it “cartoony.’

“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,” she said during an interview with Nessa Diab of Hot 97. “I’ve just never been drawn to it. … It was always just cartoony and stuff.”

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