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Erica Dixon opens up about O’Shea breakup

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On Monday night’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” fans watched as Erica Dixon broke off her relationship with O’Shea Russell in a very public way as they argued and eventually split on the streets of Atlanta. Though their breakup was nasty, Dixon recently opened up about the split and explained the good and the bad of her romance with Russell.

As fans learned this season of “LAHHA,” Dixon and Russell’s relationship seemed OK until Dixon made it clear that Russell was becoming increasingly financially dependent on her, which eventually led to their demise.

“I feel like in our relationship he got very comfortable after the car accident, he broke his leg in three places and he had to get several surgeries and I was there to support him but I just feel like once he got back on his feet he … just lost that drive and ambition to be a man and take care of his woman and his kids,” said Dixon in a recent interview with Vh1.

Fans certainly noticed in one particular episode when Russell asked for Dixon’s credit card to pay for a double date with Karlie Redd and Yung Joc. And according to Dixon, that went from happening every once in a while to happening way too often.

“It would usually be ‘I forgot my wallet,’ or ‘I don’t have any cash.’ At first you don’t really think about it, because you’re in a relationship. Then it just got to the point where it’s like let me know beforehand and not after we’re out and we done had fun. Finally I got to the point where I’m like, you’re my man and you’re supposed to be the provider. I’m thinking you have it and it’s like, ‘Oh baby you got your card?’ What if I was just as broke as him, what was we gonna do? Cause I wasn’t going to wash dishes,” she said.

And in Dixon’s eyes, any man in a relationship with her has to be a provider.

“I definitely feel like a man should be the provider in a relationship. Just learning from my dad, I felt my dad always provided, even to this day — that’s just what [a man] does. I feel like if you fall I’m definitely there to pick you up and help put the pieces all back together. But it was like O’Shea never wanted to put it back together, it was just like everything was on me and that’s a lot. It wasn’t just O’Shea, it’s O’Shea and his three kids, and then it’s my daughter of course. I only have one child. I would’ve had four other kids to take care of, and I wasn’t ready for all that,” she explained.

Despite their bad breakup, Dixon does go on to say that Russell, aside from his financial issues, was a kind man to her.

“When we did meet, we were friends. What people don’t understand is regardless of what happened between us I can honestly say we’ve had our moments when he has fought for me, and he treated me like a queen. He made me feel like I was his queen — no additional women, no side relationships, no side friendships. He gave me that. That’s something that Scrappy could never give to me ever.” –nicholas robinson

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5 Comments

  1. MISSYCAT U ALLREADYKNOW on June 18, 2014 at 10:23 am

    1ST OF ALL GIRL YOU ARE NOT. PARIS HILTON EVEN THAT AIR HEAD IS NOT THAT STUPID WHEN A BROTHER TELL A WOMAN ON A COUPLES DATE HE SAYS I 4 GOT MY WALLET THATS A SIGN I’M BROKE AND IT’S NOT GOING 2 STOP HE FIGURED U OUT HE’S SAYING OK IF SHE THAT DIPPY AND DUMB ENOUGH 2 BELIEVE THE WALLET EXCUSE THEN SHE WILL. BELIEVE ANYTHING AND THEIR U ARE LOOKING ALL KINDS OF STUPID ERIKA I KNOW U ARE NOT THAT SPRUNG THE WAY U ACT WITH MY BOY SCRAPPY IS JUST UNBELIEVEABLE I JUST HOPE U LEARNED A LESSON FROM ALL OF THIS.

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  2. cupcake baby on June 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    she sounds like she want him back but talked to much mess to ask him back and once a brother is gone there is no coming back , expecially if you tell him his penis is to small , lol LADIES .if you want to get rid of a man just say your penis is to small i promise you he will for get about begging and you can drop the restraining order even lol he will not be back , men hate to hear those words cause they know that is true if every thing else is a lie that is true

  3. Msnj on June 18, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Erika told scrappy that you realize what you had when it’s gone. This article says she says O’Shea treated her like a queen. #confused…Think she needed to just go into damage control for viewing audience after O’shea embarrassed her on tv asking for her credit card. That was not scripted. She was completely caught off guard with him blind siding her. She had to tear him apart on TV to redeem herself & restore image as a strong black woman. Had it not been for her being humiliated on the screen , they’d still be together. He just blew up her spot. Just like Mimi, every episode asking Niko if he leaked the tape . She’s in damage control mode. Just playing possum to restore image. Think ppl b4 making stupid choices that will inevitably stay with you for life & pop up from time 2 time when least expected as a reminder that you’ve a stupid choice. #learn something from this drama

  4. Mena on June 24, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    And he is a model .How I DONT SEE HE IS NOT ALL THAT !