When we last saw Erica Mena on part one of the reunion special of “Love & Hip Hop,” she still seemed torn between her love for her ex, Rich Dollaz, and her current girlfriend, Cyn Santana, much to the dismay of everyone involved. But in a new interview with Sister 2 Sister, Mena claims that she’s gained new clarity and that Rich is no longer a part of her life.
“No contact whatsoever and I’m going to leave it like that,” Mena said. “I already have a girl. I don’t need another.”
For years fans have watched Mena try to convince Rich to settle down with her. However, Rich continually evaded committing to her – and sometimes with good reason – until Mena moved on to Cyn. But Rich’s attempts to claim Mena inevitably caused a dramatic love triangle and in Mena’s eyes Rich is too little too late with saying “I love you.”
“When they see you’ve moved on and they see you happy, all of a sudden they want to give you what they were supposed to,” Erica explained. “I knew that was really why. He wanted to have that ‘I won’ kinda feel.”
Mena says that she turned Rich down because it was time to finally love herself more than she did chasing an unavailable man.
“It was just me standing up for myself and knowing I deserve better,” she said. “For two years, I was saying ‘yes, yes, yes,’ trying to make us work. I was dealing with a lot of b_!!$#^ at the same time.”
Rich claims that Mena is still in love with him and that Cyn is just a “prop” that Mena is using to make him jealous. However, Mena claims that Rich is angry because he missed his chance to be with her.
“I think he’s just bitter. He needs to say something to make him feel good about what the situation is. If that’s the case, he was a prop, too,” said Erica who thinks Rich “missed the boat.”
According to Mena, Cyn is the love of her life. And if she has it her way, she’ll marry Cyn in the near future and finally lock her down for good.
“Yes, definitely,” she said. “No hesitation on that…real near, real, real near.”
Well, Mena certainly doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to relationships, but we’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out. Check out some other celebrity love triangles below. – nicholas robinson