Zell Swag stands as one of the newest members of the Love & Hip Hop franchise, and he wasted no time in letting his presence be known throughout the latest season of the Hollywood spin-off.
However, his season-long disagreements with a few of his co-stars came to a head during the recent first part of the reunion special when he was accused of fat-shaming and fighting another new face, Misster Ray. Reflecting on the incidents, he revealed that he wishes he took a different approach.
Speaking with theJasmineBRAND.com, Zell opened up about how he came to join the popular reality TV franchise and his background in fashion and styling. However, it was his responses about his feuds with Masika Kalysha and Misster Ray that stood out most.
"It truly started when I called her feet dirty," he said, touching on how his feud with Masika began. "The reason I did all that f**k s**t was because her and [Misster] Ray had (my ex-boyfriend) Joe [Exclusive] outside, trying to bring Joe in. As a friend, you don't do s**t like that. I would never bring Alexis [Skyy] in on her because I know their true beef. Just like she knows me and Joe's relationship. I used to f**k people over her house."
Expounding on his beef with Misster Ray, he explained that he believes "he is jealous because I'm in Hollywood, and I'm lit around these girls." However, despite how it may seem, he does not believe he fat shamed him at all throughout the season.
"I don't think it's fat shaming when he has done so much to me," he said. "He called me homeless — I stayed at hotels. I did. I don't mind saying that because that's a part of my struggle. I stayed at a hotel and paid $125 a night at that hotel. It's just a good read."
While he says he "never wants to have a conversation with [Ray] outside the cameras" again, he does regret getting physical with him at the reunion.
"I don't want things to be physical. I'm a teddy bear," he said. "I might be rough, but I still have emotions and feelings also."
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