In a recent social media uproar, Spice, the Jamaican dancehall sensation, spoke out about a barrage of negative comments directed at her, following Erica Mena’s derogatory remark referring to her as a “monkey.” In a candid post on her platform, Spice addressed the issue head-on, shedding light on the pervasive problem of colorism that plagues the entertainment industry and society at large. Erica Mena is the ex-wife and mother of dancehall artiste, Safari Samuels children.

Safaree’s response to the situation on Instagram.

Spice’s recent response after the clip aired was both bold and poignant, as she courageously asserted that if her skin were lighter, she wouldn’t have to endure such offensive comments. Her statement not only highlighted the unfair double standards often faced by individuals with darker skin tones but also ignited a broader conversation about the deeply ingrained prejudices that persist in our society.

Spice’s recent interview after the controversial clip aired.
Spice’s live stream 3 months ago after the incident.

Tamar Braxton clarified that she hadn’t watched the show but felt her duty to comment on Spice’s viral narrative about Erica’s son. She firmly stated “all bets are off” regarding the false narrative and urged Spice to discuss her issues with producer Mona Scott due to the divisive editing that had sparked social media controversy.

Tamar Braxton clears the air with Spice.

As this controversy unfolded, it was revealed that Erica Mena, the co-star responsible for the racially insensitive comment, had been fired from her role. This swift action sends a resounding message that racism and colorism have no place in the entertainment industry, and individuals perpetuating such harmful beliefs will face the consequences of their actions.

Erica Mena Fired From "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" After Calling Spice A  "Monkey" + Social Media Users React To Mona Scott Young Seemingly Stating  She "Handled" The Situation: 'It's Giving Publicity

Spice’s willingness to confront the issue head-on and the subsequent removal of the offending co-star represent significant steps in the ongoing battle against racism and colorism. It serves as a poignant reminder that public figures, regardless of their status, must be held accountable when they perpetuate harmful stereotypes or engage in racist behavior. Hopefully, this incident will foster more dialogue and action to combat discrimination and promote inclusivity across all aspects of our society.

Below is a link to Spice’s full Instagram livestream.


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