Tammy Rivera is not afraid to let critics know what’s on her mind.
The 33-year-old mother took to Instagram on Wednesday, June 24, and posted a dance rehearsal video of her 14-year-old daughter Charlie practicing for her quinceañera, a Latin celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday.
In the video, Rivera’s daughter practiced her moves with a dance instructor. Rivera, whose ethnicities are African-American and Nicaraguan, gushed over the recording and wrote, “My baby practicing for her Quinces with The best @anthonyburrell 🇳🇮.”
In a now-deleted comment, a fan questioned why the former “Growing Up Hip Hop” star was throwing her daughter a quinceañera and accused her of not identifying as a Black woman.
Rivera caught wind of the person’s comments and fired back, “B–ch you CLEARLY DON’T KNOW ME! I ALWAYS REP MY BLACKNESS!! But because I don’t speak Spanish because I didn’t grow up Nicaragua I’m suppose to ignore that side of me?! I’m my fathers ONLY CHILD I’m his legacy!”
She continued, “You clearly just wanted something to say huh? My daughters half trini and I let her play mas at carnival with her cousins sooo what’s your point?!”
Rivera’s fans applauded the mother of one for putting the troll in his/her place.
“Right Tammy!!! They can’t see the beauty in ths Queen.. Black is Beautiful all day💯😂 Look at that body💯 Check her attitude💯 That’s a black Queen💯,” a user commented. “Tell her a$$,” another wrote. “She’s a black woman mixed with nicarguen.”
In season 1 of “What The Flockas,” Rivera came face to face this year with her Nicaraguan father Oscar Rivera after 19 years of his absence.
Her father has spent more than 30 years in prison and is currently serving a sentence for second-degree murder. Although Oscar was not a part of Tammy’s life, her mother Mona always talked about him when she was younger.
Tammy and Oscar started writing each other in 2015. Tammy said the letters helped them to connect and learn more about each other.