Even though Nia Riley doesn't really have her own storyline this season on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, she still pops up as a supporting character for her friends Moniece Slaughter and Masika Kalysha. But fans got a really good glimpse at her in one particular scene on tonight's episode of the hit VH1 series and they all noticed the same thing — Nia's recent weight gain.
pic.twitter.com/81YOHZSALk— Nia Riley (@NiaNRiley) July 18, 2017
Nia had been previously linked to rappers Soulja Boy and Lil' Fizz on the show, but since her love life fizzled out, she's stayed out of the spotlight — which is why fans are just noticing that she's packed on a few pounds. Many of them took to Twitter to comment on Nia's weight, but it was coming from a positive place. "Nia has gained a lot of weight but she's still pretty to me," one fan wrote, and another tweeted, "Nia definitely put on some weight, but I love it! Looks good on her!"
But not all of the comments online have been positive. Last month, a troll slid into the 28-year-old's DMs to send her a mean-spirited message after she posted a photo of herself dressed in a revealing, ultra sexy outfit. Nia decided to share a screenshot of the message, which read: “You look like a fat slob!! Stop it!! I see why [Soulja Boy] don’t f--k with you go run a million miles!! F--kin fat a--!! I did like you until this pic!! This sh-t is embarrassing."
Bronzed Baby 👸🏽 pic.twitter.com/g3GMTmPPkV— Nia Riley (@NiaNRiley) August 18, 2017
Bronzed Baby 👸🏽 pic.twitter.com/g3GMTmPPkV
"Just an FYI this is the exact reason young children kill themselves over social media," Nia wrote in her lengthy response. "I’ve gained too much self-love for this to [affect] me these days. But as I read this I imagined someone saying this to my daughter and her feeling hurt or like she’s ugly, fat, unwanted or whatever the case may be and it infuriated me. What would possess you to have such anger toward a stranger or someone that’s never done anything to you?!"
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