She doesn’t think Vanzant had seen any episodes of their show, which could have helped in talking about their situation.
Going on Vanzant’s show “Iyanla: Fix My Life” might have even worsened Erica and Saigon’s relationship.
“It was the opposite of what I thought it would be,” Erica said. “The reason why I went on the show was help co-parenting with my child. I didn’t get that.”
Also, Erica thinks the interview was one-sided and not in her favor at all.
“I didn’t know that she had spoken to him earlier,” she said. “I think it was just a complete turnaround, like just roasting me the whole entire show. It was a misjustice of women going through things like this with the father of their child and have no where to go.”
She blamed Saigon for putting ideas in Vanzant’s head that their problems were all her fault.
“Saigon manipulated Iyanla to kinda put it all on me,” Erica said. “This was his chance, he felt, to make himself look better. He lost a lot of fans and just a lot of people were on him.
She said Saigon was trying to clean up his image after the last season of the show.
“Instead of going on there and being truthful and being himself, he put on this facade of him just being this man trying to be a father with this angry woman… He took it as an opportunity to play the victim.”
But Erica is calling out Saigon for not seeing their son in a long time.
“He hasn’t seen our son since the show and that was in January,” Erica said. “He makes excuses. At the end of the day, he has not seen our son because of his choices, not because of my choices.”
But maybe it was Vanzant approach that didn’t work.
“She was trying to help me be a better woman and a better mother,” she explained. “It just was kind of a… I felt like an attack, moreso than helping me.”
But leaving reality TV behind might help her out in her situation.
“We’re not planning to return,” she said. “I wasn’t even supposed to be on the show. Saigon was on the show with another female and it didn’t work out. It was never my desire to be on a reality show.”