Milan Christopher claims he still doesn’t have a clue about why he was fired from VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.” The reality star, who joined in Season 2 as the show’s first openly gay cast member, is not a part of the Season 3 cast.
In an interview with the Jasmine Brand Wednesday, Milan opened up about his exit, dismissing claims that he was fired because of contract negotiation issues. “Like many of the thousands of fans demanding an answer all over social media right now, there was no explanation given to them nor me,” he said. “I just never heard anything from anyone despite being told during our filming of our last reunion I was definitely returning to the show.”
He continued: “I never heard from anyone once the second season casting started — except for some personal one-on-one’s with Mona [Scott-Young] here and there; but never even got to a point where contract negotiations had begun. Had we got to that point, as a returning cast member, I would have certainly tried to attempt to gage more options. But no conversation was had so there was no issue.”
This week, reports surfaced that Milan’s firing was because the model wanted more money to come back and was difficult to work with during the Season 2 reunion. The source said the network and producers initially offered Milan a Season 3 contract but things didn’t pan out because of Milan’s alleged demands. “He wanted WAY more money and felt like he brought so much to the show,” the source said. “Milan felt like he was one of the bigger stars on the show and brought most of the ratings to Season 2. This should have been leverage for him, but it didn’t.”
In an Instagram post last week, Milan encouraged his followers to reach out to VH1 and “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” if they had an issue with him not returning.
“Unfortunately, I will not be on this season @vh1 @LoveHipHopVH1 #LHHH why? I don’t know. Life goes on TheresMoreGreatThingsToCome,” he wrote. “If you have issues with this decision or would like to know More please feel free to contact @VH1 @Loveandhiphopvh1 or @MonaScottYoung and tell them how you really feel about my absence.”