Somaya Reece is what we like to call a reality TV success story. She came a long way from last season’s Love And Hip Hop. However this season she is hardly featured on the show, and that has her fans infuriated. Check out our very own Monica the Master Guru‘s exclusive interview with the beautiful aspiring artist and see what she has to say about all her success and this season’s show…
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“Around 2pm today my Twitter timeline was going bananas with tweets about Somaya Reece. The hash tag #wewantsomayavh1 was all over the place! She had 356 mentions in 15 minutes to be exact!! WTF happened did I miss something? I hit her up and in 10 minutes she was on the phone…” ~Monica
Monica Taylor: What’s going on with you on Twitter?
Somaya Reece: My fans are pissed and I’m starting a Twitter riot! I feel it’s my job to promote the show and also let my fans know I’m not gonna be on tonight’s episode AGAIN! I didn’t think anyone noticed at first but they are pissed. Fans are writing VH1! I can’t give them answers and they want answers!
Monica: Why don’t we see you as much on Love and Hip Hop this season?
Somaya: I was in the first few episodes. I have no idea what happened because I did have a lot of story to add yet I don’t see it on the show. The fans made sure they bought me back! There was so much you didn’t see this season, my life is on fast forward right now with great stuff happening and they showed none of it. Like what happens with Swift, the album, the developing friendship with Chrissy, my rap single Eh Mama, my re-negotiation with Barry, my family issues, the image development, my signing with the top talent agency in Hollywood that I got by myself? What happened to all of that?
Monica: The first episode was crazy!
Somaya: On the first episode, Chrissy if you can believe this – came and made amends with me. She even said she was willing to move on from what happened between us in season 1. She did see I was just huslin’ & grinding and she respected that. She was genuine and even complimented me…but they didn’t show it!
Monica: So, what’s going on with you now?
Somaya: First of all I fired Maurice! After that everything fell into place. I got my investor to commit. Not only did I get an investor but I negotiated a half a million dollar contract to a million dollar contract! That s*** is unheard of and I’m so proud of that. My fans and girls should have seen that. A woman taking care of business behind the scenes. I had to do a showcase to get the final commitment and I did it and had a major wardrobe malfunction! It was on the front page of entertainment weekly, AOL and Yahoo. I showed the show will always go on when I’m on stage!
Monica: Did you know you were cut out of so much of this season of Love and Hip Hop?
Somaya: Not at first, but I honestly am in such a good place, I am working on so many projects that it wasn’t until my fans got pissed that I realized how much I mattered to the show. I’m humbled by the love from the fans.
Monica: Maybe you don’t have enough drama going on?
Somaya: Maybe my s*** is too together, I have a fabulous love life that is functional. Swift as you saw from the show has been nothing but great to me. They showed none of our relationship! I guess it’s not dysfunctional enough. The sad part is women would have loved to see some positivity along with the drama and seen me find love! Women need to see if a woman like myself who has been through so much s*** and hard times can finally find a nice guy that treats me nice. They have a chance!
Monica: Speaking of music, what’s up with your music career?
Somaya: They are covering everyone else’s music process and career development on Love and Hip Hop….interesting! After I signed with my investor I made a mix tape series called “Rebel with a cause” drops in Jan 2012. Each tape has future album cuts on it! They didn’t show my team. Grammy award producer Richy Pena and a Denver team KMG. I just signed with Rebel entertainment partners who also rep Mario Lopez, Eva Longoria and the list goes on! I have evolved so much since season 1… But fans didn’t get to see any of it!
Monica: Are you coming back for another season of Love and Hip Hop?
Somaya: Ratings are good but…… I need to decide what I’m going to do because other TV projects that will respect and see the value in my story are scouting me. I’m excited no matter what I decide. I love TV.
(Somaya’s wardrobe malfunction appears at the 1:44 mark)
Monica: What is your relationship with the other girls from the show like now?
Somaya: Do not mistake what you see on TV to be real relationships! None of those girls reach out to me really. I like the girls regardless but truth is the ones that reach out off the show are: Mama Jones, Kimbella and Yandy once in a while. Emily now and then!
Monica: Do you and Olivia have something going?
Somaya: That’s all her! I tried to reach out to Olivia and her response was ‘you’re not on my level’! I made her a pair of heels-I brought her a gift of peace, all she does is talk about me everyday. I get new Google alerts often from her and her manager talking negatively and recklessly about me. I have an investor and creative control of my project that I got my myself; no one handed it to me, so maybe she should get on my level! I don’t feel the need to bash or think about her. I hope whatever is tormenting her and making her bitter, AKA Bitter Betty, she can let it go and finally learn to be happy with others connect with her fans and her music!
Monica: How many more episodes will we see you in?
Somaya: Love and Hip Hop is on episode 6 out of 10 but I’m only on one more episode! Later there is drama with Kimbella and someone else… I walked Kimbella off the edge, I was a mentor because she is a nice person, I don’t want her to lose her children or go to jail. I realize what she said was just bad timing at Emily’s party. But she is a likable person in real life. I don’t want that to happen to anyone, I’m just not cold hearted like that. Oh and back to this note to anyone though, I can forgive but if you bring s*** to me it’s on! But I’m not looking for it.
Monica: Seems you are a reality show success story….using season 1 to parlay new opportunities!
Somaya: Exactly! Maybe I’m not punching people in the face, but you know I always got something interesting going on! I don’t need to have violence unless defending myself to have an interesting storyline ya know? I guess I’m winning to hard both spiritually and career wise **laughs** I’m in a great place and life is so good. To have die hard fans like I have is the ultimate compliment!
I recently met Beyonce while we were shopping for shoes and she said “Congratulations Somaya on your career and what you’ve accomplished I’m proud.” Remember I told Olivia about Beyonce? Beyonce has everything she wants in life and did not have to even acknowledge my presence. Yet she was so humble and took the time to talk to me and tell me she knew me from the show and congratulated me. Now that shows class, and that is how all artists should be. If you know you a bad b***** then you don’t have to hate on another artist. I nearly fainted at her humility! She has inspired me to go harder.
(#TeamSomaya) 2012 is going to be huge!
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18 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Somaya Reece Sets Off Twitter Riot, Dishes On Love And Hip Hop Drama”
Renee Villegas Says:
December 26th, 2011 at 6:40 pm
F*** VH1 THEY DONT SHOW ANYTHING POSITIVE UNLESS YOUR NEGATIVE? SOMAYA GOT GOOD MUSIC OLIVIA YOUR MAD BICH YOUR MAD BICH!
anna mongoy Says:
December 26th, 2011 at 8:43 pm
i was watching the show strictly because of somaya.. i do respect her hustle.. Plus its good to see a strong latina… Im so tired of watching black women fight on reality.. thats why i stopped watching basketball wives.. I almost thought this show was going to be different..VH1! Why does everything have to be ghetto??? Somaya..girl do you.. Their loss..!!!!
Rebecca Sanchez Says:
December 26th, 2011 at 10:10 pm
Vh1 doesn’t want to see a Latina rise. Im Mexican and I’m proud to have a Latina making it in rap we don’t have anyone like her we need her. Why is vh1 hating on her?
December 26th, 2011 at 11:37 pm
#1 y the f*** is somaya not on love and hip hop? #2 why are new characters on love and hip hop? #3 we love somaya why is the producers cutting her out? why? #4 somaya said she comes back to the show but what really happened? is it because she is winning? she’s not with a black rapper? what is going on? can you ask somaya for us? team somaya we love you.
Patti the Precocious Guru Says:
December 26th, 2011 at 11:42 pm
The answers are in the interview. She doesn’t know exactly why she is not on as much either! They edited her out, obviously because she wasn’t bringing negative drama and fighting to the show. Stay tuned because there sure is more to come from Somaya!
Kimbella's is Gorgeous!! Says:
December 27th, 2011 at 10:21 am
WE WANT SOMAYA BACK!!!!!!!!! I WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WITH SOMAYA REECE AND SWIFT!!!!!
December 27th, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Frist of all I love somaya because she’s a real woman, she strong, independent, ambisious, real, BEAUTIFUL and true to who she is. She’s my kinda girl because of all those things. A REAL BOSS CHICK!
AND TO ADDRESS ALL YOU HATERS ON HERE TALKING ABOUT YOU LOVE SOMAYA BECAUSE SHE’S LATINA AND THINK YOU SPEACIAL AND THINK IT OKAY TO PUT DOWN ANOTHER RACE TO BRING YOURSELF UP. WELL IM HERE TO TELL YOU STAY DA F**K DOWN HO*. ALL YOU LITTLE WACK ASS HO*S ON HERE TALKING SHIT ABOUT BLACK GIRLS. YOU A HATER LIKE OLIVIA. SO TAKE 2 DIRTY FINGER AND GO F**K YOURSELF HO*. NOT ONLY DO BLACK GIRLS ROCK HARD, WE THE SHIT. SO FOLLOW THE LEADER AND COULD LEARN SOMETHING NEW BEIOCH!!
I LOVE SOMAYA BECAUSE SHE FU**KING ROCK!!!!!!
AND I LOVE ALL WOMEN OF ALL RACES WHO ARE REAL. WE THE BEYOUNCE’S, LAUREN HILL’S AND ANGELINA JOLIE’S OF THIS WORLD!!!
SO ALL MY REAL WOMEN STAND UP AND PUMP YOUR FIST IN THE AIR!!!
December 28th, 2011 at 2:18 pm
Somaya we are so glad that you have this neverending drive and determination. Real recognize real.. I know how the VH1 producers were lying to try to make u beef with somebody on the first show, acting fuel to fires.. But don’t worry, YOU HAVE A STORY WE ALL WANT TO HEAR!!
Daisy Real Says:
December 28th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
We love Somaya not only because of race. Somaya flipping rocks @thereal1 glad yu said that. Im Latina 2 but I love her for her spirit 2. 2 bad Vh1 doesn’t want a positive role model. She still gives them crazy when set off so wtf is really good vh1? because she isn’t punching women in the face like in this article? she should punch the producers thats wtf is up
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December 29th, 2011 at 6:56 am
i really like Somaya. she seems really down to earth, but that Beyonce’ “meeting” sounds a lil fabricated lol.
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February 7th, 2012 at 3:28 pm
OH Please….It’s the truth ….Black woman need to stop cursing….fighting….screaming…fighting….and degrading themselves on TV…..Your behavior is gross!!!….Act like dignified ladies & good things will come to you….All reality has at least 2 loud mouth cussin …fighting Black chiks…in the cast….ICK
February 8th, 2012 at 2:02 pm
Good job Somaya, I knew you would shine and you and Swift are such a beautiful and humble couple.
February 11th, 2012 at 2:37 pm
god bless you somaya…u d shyt period no matter what