Moniece Slaughter isn’t afraid to speak up on anyone that comes at her wrong on Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. Whether it be her son’s father, Fizz AKA Dreux or his on-again, off-again girlfriend Amanda Secor, Moniece is willing to do whatever to make it clear that wants to be a better parent and do that alongside Fizz.
VH1 recently chatted with the breakout star about her complicated relationship with Fizz, who she’s dating now and how she “once” was a lesbian but has left that in the past along with her relationship with Shaquille O’Neal.
So Moniece, you’re a performer, as well, as being the mother to Fizz’s son – are we going to see you in the studio at all this season? Are you still passionate about that?
Moniece: I’m definitely passionate about it, and I’m definitely still pursuing it. I did finish a new EP so I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens later on in the season. Right now my focus, all though I am very musically driven, right now my focus is just co-parenting, learning how to co-parent rather with my son’s father.
Has watching your storyline play out with Fizz and Amanda, helped make you both want to work on being better parents or does it just make it more challenging when you see what’s being said about you?
Moniece: It’s a little bit of everything. I have very mixed emotions. I’ve always felt like we definitely needed to repair the foundation of our relationship, which is repairing and restoring trust in each other because without that, we definitely can’t co-parent. Furthermore I feel like I want to slap him-I’ve always felt that way, that’s why we’re not together. I feel that way because it’s just like “get-it-together, let go, we’re done, we’re over.” The other side of me feels like “I’m just going to fall back and let him show his ass cause that’s what he does whether there’s a camera around or not. In due time people will see who he actually is and when that day comes, I feel really bad for him!
You’ve told us you have no interest in getting back together with Dreux – is there a possibility that you guys will be able to be friends and put this sort of stuff behind you?
Moniece: Hopefully we can be friends. I’m not the one with the emotional block that’s stopping us from moving forward – that’s him. So as long as [Fizz is] happy, everyone around him is happy. When he’s miserable, I seem to be the punching bag. And I’m just no longer going to tolerate that. I don’t feel like I need to turn up on camera or off camera to do that. I just have to let him show himself.
I want to talk to you about your sex toy business that is getting itself off the ground – you said in an episode that you don’t even use toys yourself, right? Why have this business?
Moniece: Because it’s very lucrative. Dildos gross like four billion dollars in the United States, every year alone, so that’s a lot. I have several projects that I’m working on. So I just came up with the idea because there was a time that I thought I was lesbian.
Wait for real?
Moniece: Yeah, for like for five months. She lived with me, the whole nine yards. Fizz knows about this whole other phase in my life actually. He has me stored in his phone as like “Rainbow” and all sorts of crazy things. She tried to use toys on me and I felt like I was being taken advantage of and was totally like, this isn’t going to work. I can’t, I just can’t. So that’s how I actually came up with my heating system for the toys.
But someone else will be testing them out, not you?
Moniece: No not me, basically you gift your product to a certain amount of people. They go to your website and fill out a survey. That’s how you begin to collect your data to see what they like and what they didn’t like. I’m sure I’ll get a variety of feedback from other people.
And as far as your sexuality – is that something you will explore on the show or is that in the past?
Moniece: That’s in the past, it’s not for me. I don’t know, I mean if I meet a hot lesbian, maybe for like a night, sure, I could be like a lesbo for a night. I don’t know.
We’re obviously seeing Fizz’s relationship with Amanda play out – are we going to see you dating? Are you dating anyone?
Moniece: I actually am dating. I don’t know what’s going to happen with him. I don’t know if he’ll be coming on the show or not. I don’t know about that yet. I’m very happy. He’s amazing. He too is an artist, so it’s good cause our schedules are really hectic. I’m an emotional basket case so I’m weird, like some days I want to be with him every 2 seconds, and other days, I’m like I’m so glad I’m going to work while he has work. I’m so glad I’m going to the studio, while he’s going to the studio, so it’s weird. I totally adore him. So I don’t know.
Is he like a person in the limelight?
Moniece: His name is Marques Anthony, he sings backgrounds for and produces and writes for Jamie Fox. He’s getting ready to go back on tour with Jamie. I love him.
Well congratulations – it’s important to see the good stuff too. I also need to ask you, at the Love & Hip Hop premiere party you said you dated Shaquille O’Neal, is that a real thing?
Moniece:Yes, that’s a real thing. But I have given him my word that I won’t discuss that.
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