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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Erica Mena attends Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City(Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Erica Mena recently addressed speculation about her finances. During a recent interview, Mena was told, “A lot of people are saying did the Love & Hip Hop checks dry up that you and Safaree needed to do OnlyFans to make money?”

“No… Honey, if the Love & Hip Hop checks dried up I would have been with Carlos King by now! They’re not letting my ass go anytime soon. Okay! Let’s talk that s–. They are not letting us go! They are not letting us go!” Mena said while clapping her hands.

“I want them to get over it so that I can move on and do some other s—.  They’re literally by the neck not letting us go, especially now that we’re married. Honestly, we did the OnlyFans because it was something fun and we get a chance to be over the top sexy and kind of do what we want and not get judged for it. And even if you judge me, you gotta pay me for it. ”

Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 26: Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena Samuels attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.

“It’s just a different… It’s Instagram but instead of giving you this content and getting reprimanded and all this stuff and get scrutinized for free. I get to sell this amazing sexy content, my postpartum body and all, which I love myself. And feel great about myself. I’ve always been such a big sexual over the top person. I reek sex. I love sex,” Mena continued.

“And it’s just kind of like I’m in an element where I can get paid to just be sexy and that’s not something that you can do on Instagram or any other platform. And as you can see” — Mena turned the camera so that it faced her window and showed her land — “we’re doing pretty well for ourselves. We live on a golf course and country club. We got sky high ceilings. I’m waiting on my chandelier to arrive. COVID, you know. Furniture as well, all custom, so we’re doing pretty good.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.