Moniece Slaughter is one of “Love and Hip Hop”’s biggest power players. Having a different storyline in almost every season, fans have tuned in to see the reality star who is now begging for an out.
Moniece has spoken about wanting to leave the show before but not being able to due to her contract. In addition to having an obligation to being on the series, she can’t be involved with any other TV program.
The mother of one took to her Instagram page to say how grateful she was for the opportunity and why she stayed for so long.
“As I have a moment to reflect. Peace and quiet. Just me, by myself. There are a few things I wanna get off my chest. I want to thank @[email protected] & @msrocc68 for this opportunity and platform. It’s allowed me to be able to financially provide for myself and my son. Secondly, I have to thank everybody that encourages me and supports me and has grown with me over the past 5 seasons. Since Season 1 until now. There comes a time when we (adults), have to be honest with ourselves. A while ago. I arrived at a place where I realized continuing to come back (when I felt myself slipping emotionally/mentally) was doing me more harm than good. But after being told no to a clean release, and not being able to pursue other avenues in television; I simply returned to ensure my son was taken care of. At the top of this season, when I was told no to a release, I had a complete mental breakdown. I chose to intensive outpatient therapy and medication.”
She went on to explain that this was the last straw: “But today, I’m in a place where I absolutely can not take any more. For any reason. I’m miserable. I have completely run out of steam. I have no more to give to this franchise. It’s sucked the life out of me. My depression. My anxiety. My sleep deprivation. My weight loss. Are at an all time high. And with a slightly teary stare, I am begging you. Humbly. Desperately. Please. Release me. I don’t know how else to drive it home. But I feel like I’ve run out of options. Just release me. Let me go. And let’s be thankful for 5 amazing seasons. But I need off this ride. For my sanity. For my son. For myself. I neeeeeeeeddddd to be released.”
This may stem from an incident that made headlines yesterday where the singer got into an altercation with Princess Love after filming a scene.
Slaughter has created the hashtag ‘#releasemoniece” for her fans to show support and raise awareness.
This isn’t the first time that Mona Scott Young and producers were accused of forcing clients to work with them.
Joseline Hernandez spoke out about what happens behind the scenes before she quit the show during a reunion taping. Most recently, Masika Kalysha left the VH1 production for “Growing Up Hip Hop.”