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Wetpaint: Erica Dixon off ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ cast

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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 28: Love and Hip Hop TV Star Erica Dixon pose on the red carpet as GREY GOOSE Vodka hosts Tip Harris' birthday celebration on September 28, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 28: Love and Hip Hop TV Star Erica Dixon pose on the red carpet as GREY GOOSE Vodka hosts Tip Harris’ birthday celebration on September 28, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Friday, February 5, 2016

Erica Dixon informed Wetpaint.com that she is off “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” after four seasons.

She came on the show in 2012 as Lil Scrappy’s baby’s mama. Although she has clashed on occasion with Scrappy and his girlfriend Bambi (as well as Scrappy’s mom Momma Dee), she didn’t bring as much heat as many of her cohorts on a very large ensemble cast.

Last season, she argued with Scrappy over paying child support, but the producers didn’t gain much traction with that storyline because she got relatively little airtime.

Dixon gave Wetpaint the bright side of losing the paycheck: “It’s mentally draining and physically draining and people just don’t get that you know? And with me being a mom, I still have to put on face when it comes to her no matter what I’m going through. I can honestly say I’m at peace and I’m happy.”

What her departure means for Scrappy’s future storylines is unclear though he appears to remain on cast as a recurring character.

The VH1 show is now shooting season five. It’s the most popular program on VH1, averaging 3.7 million viewers last year based on Live+7 Nielsen ratings.  And it ranked as the eighth most popular primetime show shot in metro Atlanta in 2015.

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