‘Love & Hip Hop’: Alexis Skyy Shares Her Experience as a Trafficking Victim and Fans Shower Her With Support

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Those who’ve adopted VH1’s numerous incarnations of Love & Hip Hop realize it as, arguably, probably the most controversial of all actuality exhibits. In a time when actuality exhibits have shifted to being extra constructive (and delving extra into precise actuality), Love & Hip Hop continues to be infamous for fabricating some issues for sake of drama.

On the opposite hand, the hip hop figures featured within the present generally have previous lives which are tragically actual. On the latest Atlanta-based model of the present, common forged member Alexis Skyy revealed a sobering a part of her previous. While everybody is aware of Skyy as a profitable trend entrepreneur, her feud with Masika Kalysha, and marriage to Fetty Wap, her revelation of as soon as being a intercourse trafficking sufferer was a stunner.

Alexis Skyy smiling slightly at the camera in front of a black background
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What did Alexis Skyy say about her previous life?

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Everyone who is aware of Skyy’s story already understands she got here from a previous lifetime of working as a stripper and mannequin. It appears different issues have been buried in her previous she by no means talked about till the Atlanta version performed out from March by May this season.

Back in March, Skyy revealed on her Instagram account she could be mentioning her experiences on the present sooner or later. Skyy herself mentioned on Instagram: “LHHATL this season is a really BIG season for me, for the first time EVER…in my life… I’m opening up about my traumatic human trafficking experience I went through as a little girl.”

And so she did on an episode airing in May the place she revealed she turned a trafficking sufferer when she was solely 15. Unfortunately, Karlie Redd, certainly one of Alexis’s occasional adversaries, appeared to query the validity of the story. As standard, this kicked off an avalanche of controversy in a time when ladies should be believed after revealing tales reminiscent of this.

What have been the circumstances concerned in Alexis Skyy’s trafficking previous?

In the scene the place Skyy reveals her previous trauma, she notes she was a runaway teen on the time. Another woman her age took her into a house then by assuring her she could be OK. It turned out she was being recruited right into a intercourse trafficking operation the place she could be bought off to males on the highest bid.

Her revelation of this shocked the opposite ladies round her, if bringing credulity from Karlie, inflicting additional disruption. The revelation occurred at a product launch occasion for fellow actuality star Spice, inflicting one other chaotic second this present is thought for yearly.

Fans of Skyy on-line stood up for her revelation after Karlie dismissed it. After all, Redd has a toddler herself and but was referred to as out for having no empathy about what Skyy went by as a younger teen.

Was Karlie dismissing the story actually true, or arrange?

No one ought to deny that Skyy’s story is all too true, even when some will most likely argue the case no person is aware of what is basically actual on Love & Hip Hop anymore. What may need been fabricated is Karlie’s insistence Alexis was mendacity.

Few individuals would go to nice lengths like that to dismiss such a narrative within the instances we reside in. Fans rapidly got here to Alexis’ protection, with one fan saying:

“You know what I’m proud of Alexis because for her to openly share her story only to be discredited by Karlie who known for being messy and not lay hands is amazing. I love seeing your growth. Karlie can’t discredit anyone when her past isn’t squeaky clean either …”

For probably the most half, at the very least, these ladies help one another. Nevertheless, everybody can agree somebody who went by intercourse trafficking when a teen wants as a lot help as doable. If something, followers ought to rally round Alexis Skyy to get as a lot help as she must grapple mentally with what occurred to her.

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