Many viewers have noticed that Somaya Reece has been visibly absent from recent episodes of Love & Hip Hop. Even when she is being shown, her segments have been cut short and have taken a backseat to the drama surrounding Kimbella, Emily and Chrissy. Has Somaya been given the boot by VH1? Has she been replaced with Teairra Mari and Erica Mena?
In a recent interview with Mommy’s Dirty Little Secret Somaya talks about filming tons of footage that has been left on VH1’s cutting room floor, only being in 1 of the remaining 4 episodes this season and her new found success in music.
On Why She’s Been M.I.A This Season
“I was in the first few episodes. I have no idea what happened because I did have a lot of story to add yet I don’t see it on the show. The fans made sure they bought me back! There was so much you didn’t see this season, my life is on fast forward right now with great stuff happening and they showed none of it. Like what happens with Swift, the album, the developing friendship with Chrissy, my rap single Eh Mama, my re-negotiation with Barry, my family issues, the image development, my signing with the top talent agency in Hollywood that I got by myself? What happened to all of that?”
Somaya continues, “On the first episode, Chrissy if you can believe this – came and made amends with me. She even said she was willing to move on from what happened between us in season 1. She did see I was just huslin’ & grinding and she respected that. She was genuine and even complimented me…but they didn’t show it!”
On Finding Love
“I have a fabulous love life that is functional. Swift as you saw from the show has been nothing but great to me. They showed none of our relationship! I guess it’s not dysfunctional enough. The sad part is women would have loved to see some positivity along with the drama and seen me find love! Women need to see if a woman like myself who has been through so much s*** and hard times can finally find a nice guy that treats me nice. They have a chance!”
On The Success Of Her Music
“They are covering everyone else’s music process and career development on Love and Hip Hop….interesting! After I signed with my investor I made a mix tape series called “Rebel with a cause” drops in Jan 2012. Each tape has future album cuts on it! They didn’t show my team. Grammy award producer Richy Pena and a Denver team KMG. I just signed with Rebel entertainment partners who also rep Mario Lopez, Eva Longoria and the list goes on! I have evolved so much since season 1… But fans didn’t get to see any of it!”
Somaya goes on to talk about her beef with Olivia and how she also negotiated a million dollar contract. I’m not mad at that at all Somaya. It’s good to see she’s doing well for herself. Maybe it’s true that drama makes for good TV and unfortunately, she wasn’t bringing enough of it. It sucks that her and Chrissy made nice but they cut it out. This entire season has made Chrissy look insane. Would’ve been nice to see she actually apologized to someone.
Read the entire interview over at Mommy’s Dirty Little Secret.