Mona Scott Young Breaks Silence on Firing Benzino and Althea Heart
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Mona Scott Young Breaks Silence on Firing Benzino and Althea Heart

There is still a ton of mystery surrounding co-executive producer Mona Scott Young’s decision to fire Love & Hip Hop Atlanta regular Benzino and his Season 3 companion Althea Heart. Though reports have surfaced that the couple were booted due to Benzino’s alleged death threats, nothing’s been said for sure. And when Vlad TV caught up with Mona over the fiasco, she gave a little insight on the matter… but not much.

“Benzino and Althea, I think, are very much aware of what transpired and I wish them nothing but the best,” she said, adding, “They were very much in love so I’m hoping they move forward and have an incredible wedding and amazing life together, but I wish them the best.”

As for whether the producers’ move to axe the duo from the show would hurt ratings, Mona didn’t seem to think it would make too much of a difference, since they can always get new cast members.

“The beauty of Love & Hip Hop franchise is that it’s an ensemble cast show. And that’s why the franchise has managed to survive because you can cycle talent in and out of the show, and I think that there’s tons of stories to be told, you know, tons of talented people to tell them with. And again, this should be a platform for everyone that’s on there to tell it,” Mona said. “Hopefully it served Benzino and Althea well. He was on there for several seasons and did extremely well and I’d like to think he benefited from that.”

While Mona appears to be pretty diplomatic on the subject, Benzino… not so much. Upon hearing what Mona had to say about him, Benzino called her out for being a fraud for singing his praises one minute, but still having yet to explain why he was fired.

So a couple of weeks ago they said I was fired because I made "DEATH THREATS" but in Mona's 1st interview since I was fired, she is PRAISING me and saying how great I was as a cast member, and admitting me and Althea was really in love and saying all these great things about she wishes us well but still never gave me or the public a real reason why we was fired, smh unbelievable, she is a master manipulator who starts fires then tries to manage the fire but when the fire gets out of control she runs away from it, then sneaks back when the fire dies out on it's [sic] own. She just exposed herself in a bad way, now the public will know she's full of it and hopefully my name and rep will be cleared of these false allegations,” Benzino posted on Instagram.

Mona still wasn’t able to say why Benzino and Althea got the boot, but it sure doesn’t sound like she’s worried about fans leaving the show because of it.

What do you think of Benzino’s thought on Mona Scott Young’s statement since his firing? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Vlad TV, Benzino on Instagram

12.9.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Afiya Augustine
Related: Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, News, TV, Benzino, Mona Scott Young, Althea Heart

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