Slayage per usual
The Detroit songstress has been absent from her social media for weeks, and now we know why. In last night’s episode of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, address Teairra Mari’s drinking became a huge focus. After watching her struggle with alcohol for years, producers and friends agreed it was time for them to confront the issue head-on. And they enlisted the help of interventionist, Kristina Wandzilak.
After the episode aired, Teairra took to Instagram. “One thing about them tables… they always turn. #Bad #Rehab,” she posted, finally revealing that she was in rehab throughout her social media blackout — and that she has returned better than ever. That said, it seems like the road to recovery wasn’t an easy one for the 29-year-old TV star.
We have a problem
The day before the intervention, Moneice, Fizz, AD, Nia, and Miss Nikki baby, sat down with Kristina to prep. Afraid of Teairra’s reaction, she is from the D after all, they wanted to make sure they did everything they could to make this a success. In the clip, Kristina explains the importance of accessing the part of Teairra that truly wants help. She explains that, at this point in her addiction, Teairra is battling with her intentions and her actions. She intends not to drink, but physically cannot do it. And they are all going to have to help her.
Kristina goes on to explain that, because they are planning to have the intervention later in the afternoon, the likelihood that Teairra will already be intoxicated is high and because of that fact, they should expect the intervention to be dramatic and difficult. However, she assures the group that if Teairra does reject the help, she would be there to assist. “The most loving way to present it,” Kristina says, “Is [to tell her that she] may not see there’s a problem. But [we] do.” She expresses the importance of telling Teairra that they want change and need her to join them. And with or without her, they intend to move forward.
The group agrees that if Teairra were to walk out, AD would be the best person to follow her. They believe Teairra feels no judgement from AD, because they don’t have a history, so Teairra wouldn’t view her as a threat or as being fake. Fizz says he already feels disconnected from Teairra, especially in regards to his son, but he doesn’t want to see it continue to be that way.
He just wants to let Teairra know that he does care. Kristina explains that the history doesn’t matter, when it comes to interventions. “No matter what your relationships are or have been in the past. Or the troubles you’ve had between you,” she tells him, “The common denominator here, is your love and respect for your friend.”
We want to see you win!
After speaking with Kristina, the group felt better prepared for the intervention. “I think we all know what we need to do,” Moniece says. “And hopefully she’ll accept the help. Hopefully, us coming together, despite our differences. Whatever odds we have been at, may still be at. Hopefully, she sees that our love for her, and our concern for her, is enough to drown that out.”
They end the meeting, hoping Teairra will be accepting of the treatment. Although extremely powerful, the scene was never aired on the show, which is unfortunate considering that the scene of the intervention itself was extremely difficult to watch. Once producers realized it was going south, they knew they had to step in.
Treiva Williams, one of the shows producers, addressed Teairra and her know that the intervention is not to hurt her. Teairra agrees to go back inside, but only if Fizz and Nia leave as she doesn’t consider them to actually care for her. Before going back inside, Teairra expresses how this entire situation is discouraging her. She screams at Treiva that the show and these rumors are ruining her image. To which Treiva screams back, “We wanna see you win, Teairra! Do you understand that?”
Relive the moment Teairra took the extremely brave next step to save her life. She is very fortunate to have the level of support she received from her loved ones. Addiction is no joke! It is a disease that millions of people struggle with and some aren’t fortunate to come back from. Luckily, Teairra made the right decision regarding her future. Not surprising. After all, she is from Detroit. Now, in the words of Kendall Kyndall, Teairra Mari “Go be great”!
We wish her well and are looking forward to her upcoming bangers!
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Catch Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Mondays at 8 p.m., on VH1.