‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’: 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Somaya Reece

Day one viewers of Love & Hip Hop remember the original cast member lineup included Chrissy Lampkin, Yandy Smith, Kimbella, Emily Bustamante, and Somaya Reece. While Yandy and Kimbella stayed on for multiple seasons after the first one, Reece and others dropped out of the series.

That is until now. Some of the OGs returned and Reece’s reemergence on LHHNY came with a dose of positivity energy, crystal healing, and spiritual tea ceremonies.

It may seem like a huge pivot from the aspiring rapper Somaya that fans were introduced to back in 2011, but there’s much more to her background and current success story.

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Reece has appeared in other reality shows

Since leaving Love & Hip Hop, the musician/businesswoman had a few more stints in reality TV.

Reece did a guest spot in Chrissy & Mr. Jones, was in multiple episodes of 2016’s Famously Single, and also appeared in one season of Bravo’s First Family of Hip Hop as the love interest of Shanell “Lady Luck” Jones.

She’s launched multiple businesses

Reece has been on her grind over the past 10 years, and that culminated with Forbes doing a profile on her in 2018. Her fitness brand includes the SlimTea weight loss and detox teas which helped her generate an annual revenue of $2.5 million.

The ThisFitsMe line features other weight management products as well as the Calming Tea and crystals seen on Love & Hip Hop. She also released a book titled 30 Days to Fabulous which chronicled her own weight loss story as well as health and fitness advice.

In addition to her fitness business, Reece has also continued to work in the music industry as an artist and executive.

She started an investment company years ago

Reece hasn’t let her earnings go to waste, as she also created an investment arm called Reece Capital Holdings. Not only does she dabble in the stock market and real estate, but she gives back by providing startup capital to other businesses.

Recently, she put out a call on her Instagram page to invite potential entrepreneurs to make pitches for investment funds.

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I’m still looking for many businesses to invest in. Today. Today!! I’m Announcing one of the many businesses I’m investing in! Welcome @NumerologyLogic to the family! _ As I mentioned a few posts back. I will be building & launching several companies this year! (they are not mine fyi) I'm investing & helping create brands I believe have MASSIVE potential. Either an existing brand or one that hasn’t launched, I’m interested! I also have a team of investors willing to invest in the right investment. Sidebar – We offer business coaching & mentoring classes as well, there is a fee for this. _ As stated in my video you must have a professional business plan/deck with your current insights, data and/or projections (not just a random idea) _ Today, under my investment company @reececapitalholdings I launch @NumerologyLogic’s e-commerce business, website and her first products (link to purchase is in her bio) Kay Thoth is a naturally gifted master numerologist with an impressive resume! She specializes in numerology, psychic readings, shadow work, spiritual coach. Also, a numerologist to the stars. Get to know her. _ If you are inquiring about a business investment. Follow @reececapitalholdings Click the link in my bio, go to the “contact” page and shoot a descriptive email about your business idea in detail. NO DMS _ I hope to be able to help you bring your dreams to life – Somaya Reece _ #SomayaReece #selfmademillionaire #LHHNY #2020vision #investor #reececapitalholdings #getslimdetoxtea #numerologylogic #numerologylogicbykay #KayThoth #financialfreedom #wealthmanagement #selfmade #investor #realestate #SomayaReece #thisfitsme

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Reece survived some terrible traumas

Talking about her past hasn’t always been easy, but Reece has been open about some of the pain she’s endured in her personal life such as abusive relationships and the tragic loss of a child. She left home as a young teen and soon after got pregnant at 15, giving birth at 16 to a baby boy.

Reece told Latina that her son was murdered while she was staying at her abusive ex’s mother’s house, and believes the baby was poisoned by his own father. It still hurts her to this day.

Reece’s net worth is in the millions

Thanks to the success of her fitness brand, teas, music, and other business ventures, Reece has been able to grow her net worth.

She’s being praised for coming a long way from sleeping in an attic on Love & Hip Hop to turning into a mogul. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she has an estimated fortune of $4 million or more.