Erica Mena is crazy. Bat s%$t, somebody hurt her and now she’s over compensating and angry at the world crazy. And you know what, she’s proud of it. Last night on VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop video vixen, turned wannabe singer and faux manager jump off (ya’ll know Rich ain’t managing ish) Erica let loose her bag of crazy again on the show after Olivia decided doing a track with her wasn’t brand worthy.
In her best not made for the indoors voice Erica confronted Rich about Olivia’s loyalty and then proceeded to do the same face to face with Olivia at Yandy’s event. But if you’re thinking about trying to call her out on her antics don’t bother, Erica thinks that her crazy is actually a good thing. Yup, of all the delusions this woman obviously has, being ‘good crazy’ is one of them. Stabbing her baby daddy, punking Rich in the street at a club and then trying to fight her supposed friend and then getting in Olivia’s face is all just Erica’s way of being loyal and not taking ish. According to her, the crazy doesn’t come from out of thin air (she’s right on that account, daddy issues would be one of my guesses) and when she goes off it is always for a good reason.
But is there such a thing as ‘good crazy?’
When I think of ‘good crazy’ I think of spazzing out on some nut job trying to hurt a loved one. During trial the attorney would call it self-defense. But throwing glasses and fighting outside of the club and landing yourself in a felony situation that you could’ve avoided by simply acting like you had something to lose, won’t be called anything but guilty in a courtroom and there is nothing good about that crazy. That’s just bad … all bad.
Unfortunately for Erica and the rest of us, there were probably at least a million women who were shouting “Yes honey! That’s what I be trying to tell folk in these streets!” at their television screens last night. Once again VH1 has managed to promote a side to women of color that need not be taken around the block anymore. Crazy is not a good thing! That’s why they medicate and institutionalize people that are crazy. Crazy means you’re not functioning properly on some level and maybe all that ‘good crazy’ is why Erica Mena is a semi relevant player on a reality show and not living the high fashion, musical diva life she feels she should be living. She needs help. Preferably anger management. Now that would be something good to brag about.