Reality TV is ratchet. We all know this. But when the arguments that ensue on camera happen to make their way off-screen, the scripted lines begin to blur.
On Wednesday (Apr. 10), Love & Hip Hop Atlanta stars Erica Dixon and Shay Johnson continued their heated rivalry over rapper Lil’ Scrappy by duking it out at a hair launch release party hosted by cast mate Karlie Redd. While many other familiar VH1 faces made appearances, the ATLien girls’ altercation proved to be the highlight of the night.
According to sources close to both parties, the confrontation occurred as Shay entered the salon. Shay allegedly instigated the fight but ended up the victim after both girls were separated.
Those in attendance have said Erica used a shiny object to draw blood from Shay’s face. However, Johnson has since tweeted a photo to prove her face wasn’t cut. “LET’S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT!! This is what im looking like 4/11/13! Apparently them PAWS need 2 go back in training,” she wrote.
The feud originated during season 1, where the two consistently argued over the famous father of Dixon’s 7-year-old daughter. When Scrappy’s relationship with Erica faltered due to her inability to show affection, the “No Problem” rapper began dating his close friend Shay.
During the reunion show, Lil Scrappy proposed to Erica, who said yes.
LHHATL season 2 is set to premiere on April 22. — Christopher Harris