Mashonda on Love & Hip Hop Exit: It’s Just a Chapter That is Over

VH1’s Love & Hip Hop will be back for a second season but with one less female. R&B singer Mashonda has opted not to return to the show, insisting it’s not all she thought it would be.

“I just don’t feel like at this point in my life, Love and Hip Hop represents who I am, it’s just a chapter that is over,” Mashonda told Hip Hop Weekly Magazine. “When I shot the show, I thought that it was going to be like more of a sisterhood, but when I saw a lot of the drama and the beef, I was a little surprised, I was like wow, okay, I didn’t know this was going to be apart of what this is.”

She continues, “I really honestly did do the show to help Emily and help women across the United States, to let them know that you’re not the only one that can go through something like this {divorce and heartbreak}.”

A huge reason Mashonda chose not to return is the judgment from others, especially after her public divorce from producer Swizz Beatz.

“No matter what I say, it’s going to be judged at the hundredth power, people are just going to look at me and judge. People are going to say I’m too emotional, or I need to get over it, or I need to move on, I’m bitter,” She states. “A lot of people were actually saying (I) was strong, (I) made it out classy, (I) did everything (I) could, but when you do a show, you have to know what’s coming next, a world full of judgment.”

Maybe Mashonda wasn’t watching reality shows prior to signing on because there all about drama. We wish her the best on things to come next!

Check out Mashonda’s latest music offering; her version of Mtume’s “Juicy.


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