It looks likes VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” is losing another cast member. D. Smith, who joined the VH1 show in Season 5, hinted that there’s a good chance fans won’t see her on the reality TV series when it returns for a sixth season.
During an interview Thursday with Don’t Be Scared podcast, D. Smith opened up about her experience being on the series, admitting to the hosts that she’s done with the show. “I barely made it through this season,” she said. “They barely got me on the first season. There was a whole month where Betty [Idol] and I weren’t on there because I quit the show in the middle of the season. … I don’t foresee me being on another season.”
Despite not wanting to come back, the transgender music producer said she doesn’t look at her time on the show as a “total loss.” She explained: “People know that trans people are making moves, and I still … commend the production company for reaching out regardless of what their motives are. They still made history, and for that I’m appreciative.”
In April, D. Smith was singing a very different — and more positive — tune about the show. She told the New York Post that she was “very happy” to be on “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” because she saw it as an opportunity for her to give transgender people another platform. “I realized that the more trans people who are in the light will create awareness for trans people,” she told the outlet. “We are all trying to live, and it’s great to have this platform, so I’m very happy to be on the show.”
D. Smith isn’t the only cast member who won’t be returning for Season 6 of the show. K. Michelle supposedly told a fan in May that she’s done with the franchise. In the comments section on one of her Instagram posts a fan begged the singer to leave “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” for good because it wasn’t a “good look” for her. According to All Hip Hop, she responded, writing that she was “never going back again.” She added,” No amount of the money in the world!”