Xscape is taking their talents to Bravo — Word on the street is the group is doing a reality TV show!
Folks are hype that the ’90s group has reunited and is schedule to hit the stage for the first time in decades at this year’s Essence Fest. But fans may be getting more than they thought because it looks like Kandi Burruss, Tameka Tiny Harris, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott are documenting their reunion in front of Bravo cameras. Several sources say they group is actually filming in Atlanta now and are set to hit the small screen in November. Oh, and get this, Mona Scott-Young, of Love & Hip Hop fame, is the executive producer.
Now look, this could go either way. It could be brilliant or a beautiful disaster. Reality shows don’t always bring the best out of people, but luckily this crew, with the exception of Tamika, has a bunch of experience in this realm. Kandi is a Real Housewives of Atlanta vet, Tameka just wrapped up several successful seasons of The Family Hustle and LaTocha starred on R&B Divas. Let’s hope this show is a hit!
Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice
Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.
On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.
It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.
So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.
“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”
Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”
And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.
For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”
Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.
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