Erica Mena is no longer a cast member of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” after using a racial slur towards a castmate during an on-camera altercation.
On Saturday, a statement on the show’s Instagram page announced that d“effective immediately, she will not appear in the next season.” However, “viewers will see the impact of Erica Mena’s remarks play out in the final three episodes of the season.”
The confrontation between Mena and dancehall artist Spice aired on Tuesday. The two met at a restaurant, with hair stylist Shekinah Jo as a mediator, to squash building animosity. The conversation devolved into aggression and insults that culminated in Mena flipping the table and crew members separating the two.
During the chaos, Mena can be heard repeatedly calling the Jamaican recording artist a “monkey.”
On Aug. 25, Mena was arrested along with three others, including LHH castmates Zellswag and Bambi Richardson, after a brawl in an Atlanta lounge. According to WSB-TV, the melee started when security at the Lucca Lounge attempted to oust the four. Police responded and were met with resistance as well. Mena has since been accused of biting an officer, kicking another one, and falsely claiming to be pregnant.
The model was booked on charges of simple battery, willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and simple battery against a police officer.
Mena’s attorney told TMZ that “Erica regrets some of the circumstances of that night; it is also important to understand the context and details of the incident.”
Neither she nor any representative has publicly responded to her removal from the show.