Looks like there is no longer love and hip hop in Erica Mena’s life any more. News recently hit the tabloids that the reality star’s relationship with Shad Moss, otherwise known as Bow Wow, ended after only a short period of getting together. And although they hashed out their breakup issues on social media, it was a little unclear as to what was the cause, but Mena came clean as to why the seemingly happy couple quickly crashed and burned.
The breakup may not come as a surprise to most as it was frequently over the Internet that their love wouldn’t last, but even so, the reason behind it may be a little more shocking. “He’s an abuser,” Mena said. As for the abuse she’s endured, she’s not referring to physical, but instead mind games that she most definitely asserts the former 106 & Park host played during their time together.
“I’ve been quiet about it because we were engaged, but obviously he was in his feelings after my Snapchat post…I could have gone public about our breakup a month ago,” she said. “He does this to make headlines. Just leave me alone, I moved on; why are you still in your feelings? He’s literally posting about Joie [his daughter’s mother] to get on my nerves and it’s not working. He’s posting it to fu*k with her head and to try to get a reaction out of me. Listen, I walked away silently.”
Although Mena was frequently seen hashing out her differences on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop with fists and drinks, she revealed that she’s at a different place in her life, a state of peace. “I feel like people have seen me on reality TV having to fight, but at this point in my life, I deserve peace. I’m in a different place now. When it comes to Shad, this is the man I at one point really considered marrying,” she said. “He is the one I decided to say yes to, but once the mask came off, I realized I had made a bad choice…It’s sad, because we had a real friendship and we could have had a good life after the fact that our relationship was over. But at the end of the day, we’ve been separated for some time and I’m ready to move on.”
Judging by the mouth full Moss had to say about Mena’s attention-seeking and revealing their miscarriage to the world, he’ll most definitely have more to say. Mena has since moved on, but she has some advice for her ex-fiance. “He has a lot of demons he needs to deal with. He needs to talk to someone.”
You can read the full interview with GlobalGrind here.