He chatted exclusively with Juicy on what’s next for his music label with co-star YANDY, whether or not his love triangle last year even compares to PETER GUNZ scandal this season, and what’s really going on with him and his ex ERICA MENA.
Juicy: How do you feel you’re being portrayed this season thus far?
Rich Dollaz: Obviously Peter and his situation overshadows a lot of the negativity on the show. With that being said I’m coming off business oriented and positive so far – but this is a long season.
Juicy: Speaking of hat have you accomplished thus far with Lenox Avenue Records?
RD: Since the announcement Yandy and I are going to go out on a national talent search and we’re meeting with Warner Brothers to solidify distribution. That’s the plan. Timbaland has left Interscope so he’s bringing Mosley Music Group to Warner and we’re all going to have a big partnership and I’m excited about it. I think it’s a big deal, a lot of money and it gives us the opportunity to be owners in this music industry that I’ve toiled in for so long.
Juicy: What do you say to critics you don’t make the best business moves?
RD: I was a bad boy guy for 13 years, and I released three records independently in the last year and a half that hit the top 20 charts. Deals have to be structured properly, and considering television is a big deal because it helps people like Erica create a fan base. I think that’s what Olivia might have missed out on because she wasn’t as open and forthcoming as somebody like a K. Michelle or a Tamar Braxton or a Erica Mena or even a Joseline for that matter. That’s what people buy in to now.
Juicy: As a label exec does Naya Lee have talent?
RD: As a label exec I’m not interested in Naya. I would not be interested in Naya for a lot of reasons. You can’t be Jay Z in 2014 without being Jay Z in 1992. No I don’t think she’s talented – there we have it.
Juicy: How does Erica fit into the new business plan?
RD: As far as Dollaz Unlimited is concerned I’m getting distribution with them real soon and that’s what Erica is signed to an we’re releasing a single in few weeks via the show and you’ll see that whole thing unfold I think its dope. I’m a music guy I enjoy being a music guy and as corny as I am that’s what I do – I make dreams come true.
Juicy: Do you and Erica love to hate each other or hate to love each other?
RD: Everybody know’s how I feel about Erica. Right now she’s on a “promo” tour with her girlfriend, so I’m going to let them have their promo tour but I think we all know how this story ends.
Juicy: For clarity what are you saying Rich, you get back together?
RD: We all know how this story ends. I don’t want to fast forward 15 weeks. If you had caught me on the other side of the year I might give you some of the previews but like I said I love Erica to death I know Erica loves me. We’re up here doing interviews together. I’m in love with Erica if you call me at 7 o’clock in the morning I could probably pass her the telephone.
Juicy: How did the fight between Tara and Amina compare to the Erica and Tiffany Lewis last year?
RD: I feel last year was worse because I was directly involved. This one I wasn’t a direct member of the confrontation but I’m an Amina fan and I’m a Tara fan. Peter’s my man one of my best friends but I think he needs to tighten this up because he’s looking crazy out here.
Juicy: Talking about looking crazy, how about that face you made during the fight that became popular on social media…
RD: I’m both team Tara and team Amina, but I did tell Tara she verbally abused that girl for damn near the whole scene and what made her think if Amina had ace in the hole, her ID at what point did you think that she wasn’t gonna pull it out? She left her no choice at the end of the day this chick is married to this guy and you’re bashing her like she’s a side piece. When that ID went from breast to table I said it’s about to go down.
Juicy: What do you ultimately want from your relationship with Erica?
RD: Stay tuned to the reunion we’re shooting December 16th, and there’s going to be all kinds of fireworks. You should get a front row seat, as a matter of fact you make sure Mona gives you a front row seat to that.