"Love & Hip-Hop" star Mashonda heats up the cover of KING Magazine May/June 2011 issue. Inside she talks about her new show, her loyalty tattoo and dating.
The issue doesn't hit newsstands until March 29th but here's a few highlights and goodies just for you.
On Her Loyalty Tattoo
I got it a year after everything started going downhill. Its a reminder to me that I have to be loyal to myself for once.
I was so loyal to everyone and I totally forgot about me. This is what it represents loyalty to self. Now I have to do things that I love to do, and I have to make myself happy, because I don't really agree when people say, "I need a man 'cause I want to be happy" or "I'm not happy because I don't have a man". That's not where it starts. Happiness starts from within and that's in my focus.
On Love & Hip-Hop
I did a few episodes [first], then ended up doing a lot of episodes because the chemistry was perfect with me and Emily. I ended up being a recurring guest, and it worked out perfectly, because I'm on the show and people get to see me and hear my stories. But it's not like a character that's there.
On Her Role With Emily
At the time that we shot, I was in a great place, so that's what made the difference. I felt like that was my therapy, and that's all I wanted to do. Anytime I'd log in Facebook or Twitter, there would be tons of women reaching out to me, thanking me for sharing my story. Those messages gave me a lot of strength, a lot of courage. From that point on, I just wanted to help women, and Emily being a good friend of mine, it was easy for me to go on there and talk to her and be honest.
On Male Groupies
[Laughs] Oh, Lord you know what, I show everybody love. But I don't like the word "groupie" -- It's so harsh. I don't feel there's anything wrong with one person admiring another person.
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