Masika Kalysha Tucker (born June 7, 1987) known professionally as Masika Kalysha is an American actress, reality television personality, singer/songwriter and businesswoman. She known for her role on VH1 series Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, and We TV's Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. Tucker is a French Creole urban model, video vixen and singer, originally from Chicago, Illinois.
In 2003, Kalysha graduated from Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro, Georgia. On August 11, 2011, Kalysha moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue her acting and modeling career after the death of one of her friends Lashawna Threatt.
Film and Reality Television
In 2006, Kalysha made her acting debut in the film Three Can Play That Game.
In 2013, she made her first reality television appearance on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. Kalysha did not appear in season 2. Kalysha returned for season 3, which chronicled the birth of her daughter, Khari Barbie Maxwell, and her subsequent co-parenting with Fetty Wap.
In 2017, Kalysha returned to Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood for its fourth season. There was amid tensions with the show's producers, allegedly due to her refusal to film with a new cast member. The season revealed scenes of Kalysha breaking the fourth wall several times to express her displeasure with producers, as well as threatening legal action and storming off set.
In 2018, Kalysha decided not to return to Love and Hip Hop. She quit the show after the season's reunion special, unhappy with her portrayal. Kalysha left VH1 and was later casted on Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.
In 2015, Kalysha released her single "Andale" featuring Fetty Wap. The single is different from Kalysha's two previous single "No More" and "Hella Hollywood" in which both were released early spring 2015. Her single "Hella Hollywood" released May 2015 sampling the 1996 Fugees hit record Ready or Not.
Kalysha released her single "My Own" in the fall of 2016 singing about the relationship between her and rapper Fetty Wap. She released another single "OHHH3X" fall of 2017.
On December 11, 2015, Kalysha announced her pregnancy with boyfriend and rapper Fetty Wap.
On March 29, 2016, she gave birth to her and Fetty Wap's daughter Khari Barbie Maxwell.
Kalysha launched Khari Barbie Beauty, an all vegan cruelty-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free cosmetics line on December 17, 2016. The name of her cosmetics line was inspired after her daughter Khari Barbie Maxwell. The cosmetic line includes lip scrub, lip pencils, lipstick tubes and hair growth supplements.