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Lil Scrappy & Erica Dixon’s Relationship Timeline

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Lil Scrappy, the Atlanta-based rapper known for his crunk energy and southern charm, and Erica Dixon, a personality celebrated for her grace and resilience, have had a relationship that’s been nothing short of a rollercoaster. This timeline chronicles their journey, from early love to public breakups and co-parenting.

The story of Scrappy and Dixon began in the mid-2000s. They were young, ambitious, and enjoyed being in love. It started a relationship that would soon become a central hip-hop and reality TV storyline. Overall, what will unfold is more than a tale of romance. It’s a story about growth, parenthood, and life’s complications in the spotlight. Their journey, filled with ups and downs, reflects the realities many face, making their story resonate with fans worldwide. 


August 2002-March 2005​​: Romantic Journey Begins

Erica Dixon and Lil Scrappy (Darryl Richardson) first crossed paths in Atlanta while Erica was still in high school. Their story evolved into a public saga as they navigated fame and family life. They entered an on-again, off-again relationship that would span approximately 12 years​​. The birth of their daughter, Emani, marked a new chapter in both their personal and professional lives as they navigated co-parenting while being in the public eye​​.

2011-2012: Reality TV Stardom

Scrappy and Dixon’s relationship was spotlighted when they were cast members of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. The show revealed their struggles, from trust issues to intense arguments, painting a picture of their struggles in their love life. Erica’s decision to join the show with Scrappy was a major step in her career, turning her into a reality TV star with a substantial fan following.

Both Scrappy and Erica played pivotal roles in the show’s success. Erica’s dynamic personality and their tumultuous relationship contributed significantly to the show’s drama and viewership, making them key figures in the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta narrative. But overall, their relationship, filled with ups and downs, trust issues, and intense arguments, was a central element of their storyline on the show, offering viewers an often turbulent view of their lives and relationship.

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July 2012​​: Lil Scrappy & Erica Dixon’s Engagement 

In a memorable moment, Lil Scrappy proposed to Dixon at the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta reunion. It was a grand gesture that promised a happily-ever-after for the couple. But most importantly, it was a way that the couple could take things to the next level. The reunion also featured drama involving Shay “Buckee” Johnson, whom Scrappy dated behind Erica’s back during the season. Scrappy apologized to Shay for leading her on, but his apology sparked a physical altercation between Shay and Erica. This conflict added to the tension and drama surrounding their relationship on the show. 

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March 2013​​: Public Breakup & Reconciliation Rumors

However, not all was well. By 2014, the engagement was off, and the couple decided to part ways. The split was highly publicized, involving a mix of personal and professional issues. After their public split, rumors swirled about a potential reconciliation when they were spotted together in Miami. Momma Dee, Scrappy’s mother, alleged that Erica and Scrappy were still romantically involved despite public statements to the contrary. 

This claim added another layer of speculation and rumor to their already strained relationship dynamic​​. Speculation was further fueled when Scrappy’s then-girlfriend, Bambi, confirmed her breakup with him​​. But Erica Dixon revealed that a reconciliation was not in sight. During an interview on Bossip’s Don’t Be Scared podcast, she discussed her issues with Lil Scrappy. She mentioned that Lil Scrappy owed her $45,000 in child support. Dixon explained that her ex-partner had been “penny-pinching” and seemed to undervalue the financial aspects of supporting their child.

She highlighted her efforts to collaborate with Scrappy for their child’s welfare. She expressed her disappointment in his approach to parenting. Dixon indicated that his presence in their child’s life was sufficient. But to her, this overlooked the broader responsibilities. ​Additionally, Erica confirmed that she had obtained a restraining order against Scrappy. She cited the need for it due to past behaviors​​. In a notable shift, Scrappy publicly declared his intention to put their differences aside for their daughter’s sake. He emphasized the importance of being good parents and avoiding public disputes and negativity​​.

2023: Lil Scrappy & Erica Dixon’s Co-Parenting Efforts

In 2023, the pair were again at the center of public attention due to their joint appearance in Hawaii for Erica’s birthday. Erica addressed the rumors on Instagram, emphasizing their commitment to co-parenting and maintaining a positive relationship for the sake of their daughter. She said, “I ultimately have to have a relationship, deal with him forever because we do share a child. Emani is going to get married one day, have kids and [we gon] share a grandchild. Like we just gon forever be family.” 

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Despite their personal differences, Lil Scrappy and Erica Dixon have made efforts to be there for their daughter’s significant life events​​. They’ve celebrated important milestones in Emani’s life publicly. For instance, her parents came together to send her to her 8th-grade formal. Emani accompanied her father to the BET Hip Hop Awards, a gesture by Lil Scrappy to reward her for her hard work in school, demonstrating their special bond​. Lil Scrappy has expressed his desire not to repeat past mistakes in co-parenting and to ensure a better environment for his children​​. 

Erica Dixon has also spoken about their co-parenting, highlighting that they are in a good space and focused on providing a peaceful and supportive environment for Emani​. For her 17th birthday, Emani’s parents gave her an Audi. This gift not only symbolized a rite of passage into adulthood but also showed the joint efforts of Lil Scrappy and Erica Dixon in celebrating their daughter’s milestones. Both parents shared their joy and pride in Emani on social media, with heartfelt messages expressing their love and wishes for her future​​.

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