R&B Divas LA has been green lit to shoot season 3, and production will commence without the Puerto Rican mute Claudette Ortiz. That’s right, non speaking Ortiz has been given her walking papers. Quiet as it kept, and I’ve said this before, I don’t know how Claudette made the roster in the first place. Quite frankly, with her very short-lived career and meager contribution to music history, Claudette is as far away from being a true R&B Diva as people in hell are far a way from ice water. I mean seriously, her group City High had two hits, and she was a featured artist on a Wyclef track. I promise you, I am not trying to go in on Claudette, I actually like Claudette, I’m just keeping it real.
The word on the curb is that Claudette get let go because she was making extra demands without realizing she was hanging on by a wing and a prayer , and was the most boring cast member on the show. The Powers that be were somewhat insulted, and told Ortiz and her demands to take a long walk off a short pier. It’s rumored that Claudette was asking for an increased styling allowance and other miscellaneous superficial request. Lowkey, TvOne should have granted her request for an increased styling budget. Claudette stayed walking around looking like a high school student going to check their locker. Oh Well…
Prior to R&B Divas LA, Claudette shared with us that she was borderline homeless. I hope Claudette does not have to return to using that ‘caramel completion’ to make ends meet. Work ain’t honest but it pays the bills. With all those damn children, in the words of Precious’s mama, “you better take your ass down to the welfare!” I hate that this happen to Claudette, solely because she needs the exposure, and moreover the check. However, the net effect to the show will be ZERO. She wasn’t contributing anything anyway. Filming starts in about a week, and I’m being told that production is scrambling to find a replacement. Hopefully they are able to secure a true R&B singer with a rich history, a catalog of music, and a story. We shall see… I’ll most definitely keep you guys posted.
Who would you like to see join the cast of R&B Divas LA?
Ewwww Chile… Where do I start? For the last few weeks, Marlo Hampton has been weighing on my mind heavily. As we prepare for the return of The Real Housewives of Atlanta to our Sunday night television lineup, I’ve been pondering on all the changes and developments that have taken place over the years. My Gawd, we have really travelled and grown with these ladies. Think about it, so much has happened between Nene and her first nose and Nene her current nose. The one thing that has yet to happen is the completion of Chateau Sheree’, but we’ll save that for another day.
It goes without saying, from day one, Nene Leakes was the star of the show. Her sassy, keep it real, tell it like it is attitude, kept things interesting and the fans locked in. Over time, Nene’s fame afforded her opportunities that forced her to have to make some pretty drastic modifications to that brass attitude we had grown to love. No big deal right? The same Nene Leakes that we all grew to love was still there at her core. Wrong! It may be true that personal growth most certainly advanced Leakes in areas unimaginable, but it damn sure caused her to lose footing on RHOA. The inability to cut up, show her ass, cuss out, fight, etc, left Leakes’s “Queen Bee” seat very vulnerable and susceptible to infiltration. Enter Kenya Moore, and Nene was ultimately dethroned.
Everyone knows, I really don’t feature Miss Kenya Moore AT ALL! However, The Doll has never had problem giving credit where credit is due. Listen to me, when you are a washed up, f&cked out pageant queen, with no tangible employable skills, no real income, and no general interest from Hollywood, you gotta do what you gotta do. Kenya Moore was given an opportunity of a lifetime, and that bitch TURNT IT! For that, you have got to give it to that b!tch. She did exactly what she was supposed to. Kenya exhausted every resource at her disposal, took no prisoners, and kept her emotions out of the game. Continue reading →
Keke Wyatt has magic in her pum, I’m convinced. Keke is having a good year, her new EP ‘Ke’ Ke’’ has been doing well on Itunes and Amazon and mama has been booked across the continental United States. While everybody is pressed to see if that’s a baby or burrito bowl in Beyonce’s belly, Keke went to her Instagram to announce that her and her husband Michael Jamar are expecting baby number 8!!
She’s four months pregnant and hoping that this one is a girl. She’s not letting pregnancy slow her down either, mama is still taking bookings for shows and selling custom unit wigs.
Meelah Williams said “No Gawd Hunty! Before you queue up the production of UNSUNG, the 702 story, get into my video.” I know that’s right girl. Don’t count you out! The R&B Divas platform has given many of R&B past leading ladies a new shot at relaunching their music careers. Good to see that Meelah Williams has recognized the opportunity and moreover has seized it. Unlike many of the Divas who have sat on the platform for years without any new releases. The 1st season rookie has taken no time getting in the studio and pumpin out some some new tunes.
Check out Meelah’s newest video featuring Musiq Soulchild
I really haven’t been that motivated to blog that much this past week. However, after watching the R&B Divas Atlanta season 2 reunion I can’t get this whole Angie Stone situation out of my mind. Throughout my viewing experience with Angie, she always seemed pretty cool, calm, and collected. However, at the mid point of the reunion, she seemed very shaken & stirred. Undoubtedly I could sense that there was something greater going on than Syleena Johnson implying Angie was shady.
All hell broke lose when Wendy Williams asked Angie Stone about whether or not she and Ashanti were sleeping in separate hotel rooms. Instantly you could tell the question rattled Angie to her core. Wendy didn’t make things better by divulging to Angie that she overheard Ashanti calling her an “F’n idiot”. At that very moment I sensed that there was something a bit personal going on with Angie and Ashanti. It wasn’t until Angie abruptly departed from the reunion set that I was truly convinced there was trouble in paradise. To Wendy William’s defense, she was only there to ask the tough questions and the ONLY reason Angie got so upset was because it struck a nerve. Continue reading →
There is a GAWD! After 3 seasons of tootsie rollin’ around my got damn tv screen talmbout she is a singer, Monifah has FINALLY given “The People” some new music.
After all these years of being off the scene, is Mo’s new song worth anything? You bet your bottom dollar it is bish!! I definitely think Monifah is going to chart pretty well with this one. The song has a nice summery feel with hell of crossover appeal. Come through The Purple Princess. All jokes aside, I’m glad Monifah took her time and released the “right” track as opposed to putting out some bullsh!t and embarrassing herself. Good thing to know that my home girl understands what second chances at a music career are all about.