The more I’m watching these Kelly Price interviews/explanations for her behavior, the more I’m really starting to see the hand the “R&B Divas LA” producers had in making certain scenes to appear one way or another.
In part one of her interview with C Nikky, Kelly explained the whole straight edge story. That made sense, but it still didn’t explain why Kelly got into it with Fred, the man who had just been hired to do a job. Well in part two of the interview Kelly explains what happened with that. According to her the producers had been giving her instructions all throughout taping that would make the show more…spicy. For instance, she says they asked her to ask Michel’le if that was her real voice or whether or not she really talked like that. She refused. Then they asked her, she said on more than one occasion, to arrange a surprise meeting between Chante and her ex husband Kenny Lattimore. Again, she refused.
Then producers told her that there was a new director coming into the picture. They said that he was only going to be on the show for two episodes and asked her if she would agree to “give him a headache.” And she agreed.
I did say yes to giving him a problem on camera. But I own what I did. I can have some drama with somebody who’s not going to be here in two episodes.
But Kelly says that she and Fred were told two entirely different things. She doesn’t know exactly what the producers told Fred about her, but she says they certainly weren’t on the same page. She said by the time she got up in his face during that dramatic scene, she could tell that she was putting on for the cameras and Fred was genuinely shocked.
“Fred thought he was being attacked.”
Kelly said even though she ultimately made the decision not to do the show, she apologized to Fred because of her behavior but you’ll never see that on camera.
Fred’s first experience with me was me just being a temperamental, disrespectful grown woman who should have been more professional than she was. And that was his real impression because we were not being told the same thing. So the woman that I am apologized to Fred…and he accepted my apology and he said ‘I believe you’re right this is a set up.’”
I’m shocked to admit this but once again, I believe her. It all makes sense actually. If there were no drama between Kelly and Fred, the monologues would have gone on without a hitch. Kelly would have never quit, Dawn and Lil Mo wouldn’t have gotten into an altercation and Chante and Kelly would have still been cool. And there would have been no “R&B Divas LA” because as sad as it is, it’s true that we wouldn’t watch a show where a group of women just get along and empower each other.
Those are just some of the snippets from part two of the Kelly’s sit down with C.Nikky. After you’ve watched the whole video, tell us whether or not you believe Kelly’s story.
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