In an interview with That Writing Chic last night after the Love & Hip Hop reunion show, Somaya Reece was on hand to discuss some of her own behind the scenes drama. Somaya certainly had moments on the reunion where she couldn’t contain her emotions, but for the most part she was a good sport considering there were a lot of unkind words thrown her way. In this post-show interview, she discussed her work (which includes a new film, charity work, and launching a liquor brand) but more importantly, she speaks about all the drama of the show and still says she appreciates the opportunity the show gave her.
While she says she’s “so over the drama,” she’s still opinionated on the matters of Olivia and Rich Dollaz and the giant blowout they had last night.
First, Somaya addressed a behind-the-scenes scuffle involving an audience member who supposedly Tweeted something about Rich and was later pulled out of his seat for a little talking to by a member of Rich’s entourage. “I feel so bad for all those people that Rich confronted in the audience… I want to apologize,” she said. “This guy is so out of control and there’s so many lawsuits coming his way, it’s crazy.” She also said that she has blocked Rich on her Twitter feed but “he still Twitters my name and he’s still harassing me and he’s still stalking me. This guy has some kind of weird vendetta.” (While we can’t speak to that, it’s true that Rich was Tweeting steadily all through the reunion last night about Somaya.) “I’m all the way taking this to legal,” she said. “All the way.”
Somaya says that even though it appears that Rich still holds a grudge against her, she has less of a problem with Olivia. She says “To be honest with you, even though Olivia wasn’t saying that much to me, I feel like Olivia was being a bigger person.” Somaya believes that women in general “can do better” and be more supportive of each other, which is what she hopes will happen in the future—hopefully in season two which, it was announced last night, has been confirmed. And if you want to hear more from Somaya, check out her entire, two-hour-long interview over on That Writing Chic.