‘She So New York!’: Erica Mena’s ‘Gangsta’ Maternity Pic Has Fans Enthralled

Love and Hip Hop” star Erica Mena is serving up some serious pregnancy slay.

The expectant mother turned 32 on Nov. 8 and kicked off her celebration with gorgeous photos from her recent maternity shoot. In the photos taken by celebrity photographer Jose Guerra, she channeled her inner New York native and shared images of herself rocking a cropped white tank top, black sweatpants and hiking boots.

Adding to her Big Apple fashion look, Mena also rocked a New York Yankees baseball cap, gold medallion necklace and a pair of bamboo earrings. She wore her hair in lose ringlets for effect and opted for a bold red lip.

Erica Mena
Erica Mena. @iamerica_mena/Instagram and photographer@mr_guerra x @blu_gem_/Instagram

Mena struck a b-boy stance while posing on a wooden chair and captioned her Thursday Instagram post, “Yerrrrr!!!! She’s made out of affirmations and self love. You can’t break a woman like THIS ♏️.”

Her post racked up over 302,000 likes and a downpour of compliments.

“She so New York to the core! One of the dopest most gangsta shoots I’ve seen 💪🏾👑 yerrr!”

“This is by farrr my favorite pregnancy shoot !! Wow 🔥 you killed it happy birthday babygirl your glow up is unmatched”

“Powerful pic! 😍 you’re honestly slaying the F–K OUTTA your pregnancy 😍 absolutely gorgeous most New York thing ever ❤️”

“Just in case they forgot #ustillgotit#betterthanever 👑 @iamerica_mena 🎉 have a blessed day mamaaaa ♥️”

Mena’s husband, “Hunnid” rapper Safaree Samuels, boasted about his wife and wrote, “My baby momma harder than alotta you ni%%as.. keep real I done hit the lottery ni%%as birthday slaughter 🥶🥶.”


Mena and Samuels recently celebrated their gender reveal and announced they were expecting a baby girl.

“I’ve been surrounded by women my whole life…. 1 more wont hurt 🎀🎀😂😂😂 My daughter is on the way 🙏🏾,” the first-time father wrote via Instagram on October 13. “Thank you … my wife for enduring all this pain for our unborn child. It’s a GIRL 🎀🎀🎀🎀 straitttt start sending free stuff for girls now.”

Safaree Samuels
Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels. (Photo: @safaree/Instagram via photographer @mr_guerra/Instagram)

The second-time mother added, “God I can’t thank you enough 🙏🏽♥️ My husband and I are living a dream. Everything we’ve ever wanted has officially come true 💖”

Their unborn daughter will be Samuels’ first child. Mena is the mother of 12-year-old King Conde.

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