Reality star Moniece Slaughter is known to say whatever it is that she is feeling. Her latest showing is no different. This time, she’s going after Andy Cohen for some remarks that he made about the Love and Hip Hop franchise.
Andy Cohen reportedly passed a comment concerning remarks made by a cast member of the Real Housewives franchise. In a recently released tell-all book entitled Not All Diamonds and Rose’, Candiace Dillard of “Real Housewives of Potomac” expressed her distaste for Cohen for his inaction after a major blowout involving another cast member, Monique Samuels. A recent post from The Neighborhood Talk highlighted the segment within the book where Dillard criticized Cohen for not responding to her attempts to reach out and discuss the altercation. Dillard states that she reached out to Cohen’s assistant with no results. She then criticizes Cohen for “making money off of our backs and feeding your son with it.’
This would incite a response from Cohen that shared his disapproval of their altercation. He also added that the show was not meant to be like other reality shows that encourage or house physical altercations. Specifically, he names the shows Bad Girls Club and Love And Hip Hop. Hearing Cohen’s disparaging comments on the show that helped to introduce Moneice Slaughter to the masses caused her to issue a lengthy rebuttal. While she has exited the show, Slaughter credits many of its alumni for their incredible talents that often get overlooked due to antics that occur on the show.
“The fighting,” she says in the lengthy caption, along with “The perpetual cycle of degradation of our own people became so exhausting. And even more frustrating, is the fact that we’re no longer respected for the same reasons we were initially [cast]. Singers. Songwriters. Producers. Directors. WOMEN!!!!” Moniece Slaughter adds that her life was changed “financially” due to Love and Hip Hop and expressed gratitude in that regard. “But we are THE ONLY ‘Reality TV’ series I know of, that hasn’t been beneficial AFTER the fact; for MOST of us,’ she notes. “There are some who have gone on to do such AMAZING things. And I love that for them.”
Fans of the Love and Hip Hop franchise are well aware of the success that a few of its cast members have witnessed. Artists like Cardi B and K. Michelle both experienced increasing success in their careers following their stint on the show. For Cardi B especially, her star power rose astronomically. After leaving the show, she went on to release the critically acclaimed album Invasion of Privacy. The album produced several chart-topping singles, two of which topped Billboard’s Hot 100. Invasion of Privacy was also the best-selling album of 2018 that was released by a female artist and won multiple awards, including Best Rap Album at the Grammys. Cardi B has since released several non-album singles that have hit #1 as well and also acted in movies like the Jennifer Lopez-led Hustlers.
Other cast members have appeared on the show with the intention of bolstering their careers to higher heights. Moniece Slaughter joins the likes of Joseline Hernandez, Amina Buddafly, Mariahlynn, and more who have not seen success anywhere near their counterparts. Since leaving Love and Hip Hop, Joseline Hernandez, aka “The Puerto Rican Princess”, has attempted to release several efforts in music. She’s also developed her own reality show, Joseline’s Cabaret, for Zeus network. The show’s theme song “Live Your Best Life”, is finally gaining some traction thanks to social media virality.
It is to be noted that a few of the cast from the Real Housewives franchise has appeared on many other high-profile shows. RHOA stars Nene Leakes, Kenya Moore, and Kim Zolciak-Biermann, as well as RHOBH stars Lisa Vanderpump and Erika Jayne have all competed on Dancing With The Stars. NeNe Leakes also became a series regular on the NBC show The New Normal while also becoming cast on Fox’s Glee. She also appeared on Broadway as well as Kandi Burruss.
With the comparisons of the two shows noted, including their pay scale, Moniece Slaughter seeks to find answers as to why Love and Hip Hop is deemed the “epitome of low class.” “It’s become the ‘what not to be,’ in the ‘Reality Tv’ space,” Slaughter expressed. “And it’s hurtful I’m not going to lie. Because we bear our souls & we go through real things. But we’re so disregarded.”