Last Night, while checking my Facebook feed, I came across a post from Tommie Atasha Lee. I'm not sure if this is the real deal, but her page has over 300,000 followers and her posts seem legit. Nevertheless, the post that caught my attention was one where Tommie says she is leaving LHHATL after this season. Tommie just became a full-time cast member this season, after winning over the hearts of us bloodthirsty, strife-obessesed, reality TV viewers during her first season as part of Karen King's crew.
Karen King is the mother of Tommie's jailed ex-boyfriend Scrappy, who also dated LHHATL's Karlie Redd as part of his storyline. Throughout Tommie's first season as a recurring cast member, she made it clear that Karen King a.k.a. KK was her close friend, even after she broke up with King's son. This season, we saw less of KK and more of Tommie as she became an integral part of the full-time cast. Perhaps, Stevie J. being her manager really has helped her as Stevie J. was able to gain himself full-time cast member status a few seasons back. The origin Love and Hip Hop franchise only featured women as cast members, in a nod to the popular 'Housewives-esque reality show format.
Her relationship also seems to be strained with KK as evidenced by KK's recent rant on Instagram Live. A week ago, KK went in on Tommie for 45 minutes, saying that she is waiting on Tommie to self-destruct. She also went in on Tommie about her shoe game or lack thereof and Tommie's drinking problem. Apparently, Karen is not here for Tommie's newfound success and exposure on the show.
Karen also exposed the scripting behind the Love and Hip Hop series by admitting that she "put her job on the line" by refusing to say certain things about Tommie during the green screen segments. Karen went as far to say that the scripting is based on the storyline that they presented to the producers. KK also feels that she is responsible for Tommie's success and that she "put her in a place to better her life."
I can speculate that maybe the beef is too much for Tommie, because she made it clear on her additional posts that she had to do what's best for her and her children. Maybe Tommie is deciding that the fame is not worth the negativity. She made it clear that she was not fired, so she is leaving on her own. We'll Stay Tuned!