Masika Kalysha is transitioning from one reality show to another, moving from VH1 hit Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood to WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. Joining the likes of Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, Shaniah Mauldin, and Ayana Fite, Kalysha recently chopped it up with The Shade Room on her decision to ditch Los Angeles in favor of the Dirty South.
“I didn’t like the way I was being portrayed,” the 33-year-old beauty shared about her experience with L&HH. “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.”
Kalysha also revealed that L&HH producers cut a heartfelt scene with best friend, Moniece Slaughter, in which she discussed suffering a miscarriage, which was the “final straw” for the aspiring singer.
“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.”
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. ___________________________________ “It’s not worth it” she said. “I have a little girl at home that’s going to see this. I’m not going to be jumping around like an orangutan doing this crazy stuff that you want me to do that doesn’t exist in my real life.” ___________________________________ Masika said the final straw was when Vh1 edited out a scene she had with Moniece where she was talking about a miscarriage she had at 4 months. “It explained a lot of what was going on in my life,” she said. “They edited it out and my PR person asked them why and they said legal purposes. Bambi had a legal miscarriage, Nia had a legal miscarriage. There was a lot of legal miscarriages, why wasn’t mine legal?” ___________________________________ “I realized the thing that was illegal was anything that took away from their jump off storyline or this one-night stand storyline. Anything—Read More At TheShadeRoom.com Check out our IG live for the FULL Interview!
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The Jasmine Brand reported Kalysha would be joining Growing Up Hip Hop shortly after executive producer Moss called out L&HH cast members for “reaching out” in hopes of leaving the VH1 series for his own.
Its no secret that all the VH1 Talent is reaching out to come over to #Guhhatl. Everyone wants NEW. This type of shit as a business man costs us money. They fucked ms Deb whole function up yesterday fighting. As the producer if you are NOT GUHHATL talent please stay off our sets.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.