Spice, a popular cast member of “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta,” caused a stir on social media after sharing a maternity photo earlier this week. Although her followers quickly assumed she was pregnant, Spice clarified on Friday that the image was intended to celebrate her “new” life following complications from surgery in October 2022.
During an Instagram Live session, the Jamaican dancehall entertainer explained that the surgery had resulted in a life-threatening hernia, which had sent her into a “sepsis shock” that affected her lungs and skin. She went on to reveal that she had “died” during the procedure in the Dominican Republic but was brought back to life by doctors who opened her chest and “never gave up on her.”
Spice expressed her gratitude to God for giving her a second chance at life, emphasizing that her photo was meant to honour her new lease on life. “It was just about celebrating my new life. Giving God glory,” she said. “Giving God thanks for this new life. New Journey. Second rebirth, I’m a brand new person I feel rejuvenated.”
Despite her explanation, Spice faced harsh criticism from some social media users who accused her of using pregnancy as a marketing ploy. One user questioned whether the photo was a “marketing or mental health issue,” while another accused her of seeking attention. Some also argued that portraying a “new life” could take many forms and that using pregnancy as a marketing tool was insensitive to women who struggle to conceive.
While the reaction to Spice’s photo has been mixed, her message about celebrating life is a positive one that many people can relate to. It serves as a reminder to appreciate our health and the people around us and to cherish every moment.