If you loved the R&B Divas of Atlanta, then get ready for the R&B Divas of L.A.
The spinoff follows beloved R&B singers Chante Moore, Kelly Price, Claudette Ortiz, Michel’le, Dawn Robinson and Lil’ Mo as they work to re-establish their careers.
HipHollywood caught up with the ladies at their recent premiere party to dish on what fans can expect and why they said yes to being on the show.
“For me it was about just an opportunity to see what doing television was like,” said Kelly Price who also is working her own reality show “Too Fat For Fame”. “And I’m glad I did it. I’ve been bitten by the reality TV bug.”
“I was at a turning point in my life,” added Claudette Ortiz, formerly of the trio City High. “This opportunity fell in my lap and I decided to go ahead and try it and see how it works out.”
And while Ortiz hopes to inspire women after being in an abusive relationship with her former bandmate Robbie Pardlo, co- stars Chante Moore and Dawn Robinson, formerly of En Vogue, want viewers to find out the truth about who they really are.
“Hopefully they see that I’m really an inspirational person, I love to inspire,” revealed Robinson who left the group over money in 1997. “That’s who I have always been, but that never got across in En Vogue.”
And if that isn’t enough, 90s R&B star Michel’le wants people to know that she is still on her grind, and is more than just Dr. Dre’s baby’s momma and Suge Knight’s ex-wife.
“I’m passionate about letting people know we still do what we do,” said Michel’le. “And don’t call us has beens, because we ain’t gone no where … we just want to show what it’s like to keep your grind on.”
R&B Divas: L.A. airs Wednesday nights at 10PM ET on TV One.