Veronica Vega returned for Season 2 of Love & Hip Hop: Miami and she never disappoints when it comes to jumping in the drama.
Veronica is a singer who got her start in the business at age 13 and while that qualifies her for the “hip hop” aspect of the VH1 series, she’s managed to drum up quite a bit of controversy too.
What is Veronica Vega’s ethnicity?
The 27-year old singer was raised in Hialeah, Florida, which is a suburb of Miami. Her father is Cuban and her mother is Venezuelan.
Veronica is fluent in both English and Spanish, a talent we’ve witnessed while watching her interact with cast mates on Love & Hip Hop: Miami.
Veronica Vega’s music
When Veronica was just 15 years old, she earned her first recording contract. Now, she’s signed with Zone 4 and works with the famous producer Polow Da Don, who also has produced hits for Akon, Pitbull and Chris Brown.
Vega’s breakout single Wicked featuring Pitbull was released in 2014 and has racked up 34 million views on YouTube so far. It’s the perfect club hit to show off her vocal talent and her Latina roots.
Since dropping her first single, Veronica Vega has released four more singles and while none have reached the same success as Wicked, she’s still managed to get noticed with songs like Pay Me and Team No Sleep.
Love & Hip Hop: Miami controversy
On the first season of Love & Hip Hop: Miami, Veronica Vega kicked up a huge controversy over her use of the word “N***a.”
Veronica defended her use of the word, claiming that “we’re all black anyway” and also arguing that she grew up “in the hood” and therefore she was entitled to use the slur without offending because she felt she had earned it.
Vega’s use of the word and her intense defense of it didn’t go over well with Love & Hip Hop fans who were quick to tear her apart on social media.
Feud with Amara La Negra
Veronica Vega and Amara La Negra were great friends when Love & Hip Hop” Miami premiered but by the end of the season, they were at odds.
It was Veronica who stepped in and tried to settle a beef between Amara and Young Hollywood. The thing is, her solution included dating the producer and ended up causing bad blood between her and Amara.
There was also an issue between the women because Veronica didn’t seem to understand Amara’s fight against colorism, something that dominated her Season 1 storyline.
When Jojo Zarur told Amara that Veronica was talking about her behind her back, the beef between the former friends got even hotter and even carried over to the reunion show, where Veronica continued defending her use of the n-word.
Despite all of the controversy or possibly because of it, Veronica Vega has become a rising star in the Love & Hip Hop world. We’ll definitely be seeing more of her.
Love & Hip Hop Miami airs on Wednesdays at 10/9c on VH1.