Mashonda is giving a little more insight into her role as Emily Bustamente’s sympathetic ear on "Love & Hip Hop."
Mashonda only popped up on a couple of episodes this season, offering Emily advice on her strained relationship with her baby daddy/maybe-boyfriend Fabolous. Usually when the two got together, Mashonda would use her ex-husband Swizz Beatz as a teaching example.
There are those, however, who think that Mashonda wasn’t necessarily the best source of advice because she is jaded by her nasty divorce from Swizz.
"People, naysayers, they have no idea what I actually went through," Mashonda told 24Wired.tv. "I’m more wise now than I’ve ever been. And my whole point of coming on and being part of Emily’s story was to truly, genuinely help her."
Mashonda feels that her words of wisdom were a good guide, stating, "Emily’s a different woman now."
For her part, Emily agrees that she is more likely to tell Fab what’s on her mind.
"A lot of the things that I didn’t know bothered me, bothered me after taping," Emily said. "I’m like, ‘Oh, heck no! I’m not dealing with this.’"
Where’s their relationship at right now, though? Find out how when you watch the video below.
— Sonya Eskridge