Black X ran up on Love & Hip Hop‘s Erica Mena, 35, with blackface accusations after a side-by-side photo of her and Nene Leakes emerged.
An X user posted the side-by-side of Nene and Erica on Tuesday to compare the two, even though the L&HH reality star resembled singer-songwriter (and the real Cinderella) Brandy, from skin color and eyes to face structure.
Many critics didn’t take kindly to Erica’s change in skin pigmentation. Some didn’t see the problem since Erica’s ethnicity is a mixture of Puerto Rican and Dominican.
However, many remember the 35-year-old having much lighter skin.
Black face in 2023 is crazy https://t.co/e7ONSHDkSq
— Chas ⁷ ʟᴀʏᴏ(ꪜ)ᴇʀ (@ChasTheSiren) August 16, 2023
Is she screaming she’s a Black woman now like Joseline? 😭 https://t.co/HlNZ3DbUv1
— Taylor. (@taaaaaayloooor) August 16, 2023
— emma (@todollua) August 16, 2023
Girl Erica… you was 5 shades lighter on the last episode of Love & Hip Hop last time I seen you what is going on (deep negro spiritual sigh)…. https://t.co/zEUkKpSNo1
— J A S I L Y N🍃💨 (@YahhGirlJazz) August 16, 2023
Not to mention the way she talks down on darkskin black men & women. 🗣️ Hang it up, flat screeeeeennnnn! https://t.co/EiZmVHA66c
— KiKi (@KiSaidIt) August 16, 2023
She done did blackface in light skint 🥴 https://t.co/kUTtzbYp32
— Snackiee Chann (@Reese99) August 16, 2023
I don’t even trip fr. But this is black face and I don’t like it. https://t.co/8qjYOEZKcG
— LEN (@jaaayLENo) August 16, 2023
— ✨BE FUCKING FR✨ (@killakui) August 16, 2023
THAT IS NOT NO DAMN ERICA MENA AIN’T NO WAY https://t.co/F0O4jEy8Jg
— krispy kreme (@krisrayani) August 16, 2023
Ain’t way she let safaree stress her out into another ethnicity. Where’s Savanna? https://t.co/cgN3txDwTs
— Big Tav🧚🏾♀️ (@kiss_myESSENCE) August 16, 2023
The 35-year-old hasn’t responded to the backlash.