Hip Hop Rumors: Erica Mena Delivering Commencement Speeches?

When Erica Mena isn’t throwing punches, she’s empowering the kids. New York’s Unity Center For Urban Technologies High School had the reality star deliver their Class of 2014 commencement speech.

VH1 reports:

“Love & Hip Hop‘s Erica Mena surprised the class of 2014 at New York’s Unity Center for Urban Technologies with a speech at their commencement ceremony. The reality star responded to an invitation from class vice president Simone Dixon who said the “student body can relate to [Erica’s] story full-heartedly.”

In her speech Erica spoke of her personal journey, revealing she did not receive her diploma but was inspired after her experience with the Unity Center for Urban Tech students. The singer-model said:

As you go through life, you’re going to make mistakes, but it’s not the mistake that counts, its how you bounce back! I’m not proud at the route I chose, but because of it I can stand before you today and deliver these words of wisdom. Learn from my story and remember life is what you make it. Where you’re from does not determine where you’re going. You are the creator of your destiny.”

Mena also threw in gifts: autographed copies of her book for all the graduates.



  • ZUBU

    Dang mom is bangin! I don’t even watch reality tv so I have no clue as to who she is, but she is hot…..

  • foshow38

    SMH now instagram “models” are now giving school speeches what is the world coming to??

    • Guillaume Pilon

      so real

      we need to wake up

      wack girls are now role models

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  • Markus

    She’s a beautiful woman but really what could she possibly say to those children particularly the young girls that could be inspirational? You can’t address a graduation then be off to an ass shoot.

  • Immortal

    This probably sums up her speech of empowerment

  • Papi Peligro

    Summer class students she good. What happens when dont graduate in June.

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    If she were ugly would she be chosen to do this? Probably not. However, it wouldn’t matter for any other commencement speaksr cuz its all about the knowledge.

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  • Top5iveAlive

    Interesting, if Steve Jobs felt he wasn’t worthy of speaking to Universities, why does Mena feel she deserves too. HAHAHHA! you people.