Looks like the rumors are true after all…
Masika Kalysha is indeed leaving Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood for Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.
Like, it’s absolutely official, apparently.
During a recent Instagram Live interview with TheShadeRoom, the reality star revealed how she wiggled her way out of her LHHH contract and touched on her experience as a video vixen. (And talked about other topics.)
“I didn’t like the way I was being portrayed. I didn’t like the situations I was being put in. It ended up being a lot of situations that in my real life would never occur.”
Masika then explained how a scene of her discussing a previous miscarriage led to her ultimately calling it quits.
— Vincent Tucker Show (@VTRSOnline) July 22, 2018
“They edited it out and my PR person asked them why and they said legal purposes… Anything that was positive or family oriented was taken away and replaced with things that weren’t going on in my everyday life so that was my final straw.”
But how did she sidestep the legalities? Hm.
“I had three different attorneys that explained the same exact line wrong the exact same way. Basically I thought once I quit or didn’t come back, I had one year to sit out and I wouldn’t be back, but I had one year after my full contract term ’til the very end, which for me was eight years so basically if i didn’t come back season three I wouldn’t be able to be on TV for the next six or whatever years.”
Give it a watch.
TSR Staff: Kyle Anfernee Instagram: @Kyle.Anfernee Okay #Roommates, most of y’all know Masika won’t be returning to “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” this season, but sis got on IG Live with me to spill the real tea about why she chose to walk away. She also opened up about her past as a video vixen girl and how they helped shape hip hop. Masika said her decision to leave #LHH wasn’t a mutual decision, but thanks to a good lawyer, she was able to get out of her contract and join the cast of #GUHH.
Masika has had quite a few fights with Love & Hip Hop producers throughout the years. She once refused to film a scene with then-newcomer Alexis Skyy.
“I am not giving that [expletive] peasant no airtime,” she seems to have declared.
Masika then believed that she was being punished for this, tweeting, “no this [expletive] came on MY show to get famous offa me. [expletive] OUTTA HERE. In real life she HAS NOTHING TO SAY TO ME she wants a scene to be SEEN”.
“I REFUSE to film with my childs fathers old [expletive]. I choose being an amazing mother over being a ratchet [expletive] to help a [expletive] get famous at” and “..name in every scene. THEN vh1 decides to take me off the cast photo as a “punishment” b/c I’m trying to hold on to some integrity on TV ”.
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VH1 then allegedly retaliated by leaving her off of promotional images and cutting a significant amount of her scenes?
— Black News Zone (@blacknewszone) July 19, 2018
Back in March, Masika and Moniece Slaughter made their woes known to the world.
A blogger had claimed they would be “done” with the Hollywood franchise if Masika were out. Masika quoted the tweet, responding to the person that it would be “a very wise choice” to be finished with the series.
She then asked her followers whether she should stay or go. A fan replied to Masika, pleading with her to stay. They also added Masika’s friend Moniece to the tweet, calling them both “clap back queens.”
Moniece then explained that she would have already quit, if she had been granted a release from her contract.
So The Tea ☕️Is….. @masikakalysha Is Leaving ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ For ‘Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta’! Details HERE! plus get more of the days news! #News #LHHHhttps://t.co/1yFOBqefEa pic.twitter.com/MGug8KRTrd
— Efrem I Am (@CHRONICLESOF_E) July 19, 2018
So, do you think this is all for the best? Masika seems happy with her decision, in any case.