Can you imagine Tiny on Real Housewives of Atlanta? Well, she can’t.
Despite spending nearly the last decade doing reality TV shows, the 43-year-old singer told Hollywood Life that she was offered a spot on Real Housewives of Atlanta years ago and turned it down. The reasoning? She didn’t have the energy for the drama.
“Nothing against the show – I love the show – I just think that… I don’t really want to get in that,” she said. “I love all the girls and I would like to stay friends with everyone. I don’t want to be beefing with no one about nothing.”
Tiny said the good thing about her shutting down the opportunity is that it helped her good friend Kandi Burruss become a staple on the hit series.
“Back in the day they asked me about doing the Housewives of Atlanta and I actually told them that they should call Kandi [Burruss],” she shared. “I gave them Kandi’s number because I was in the middle of my own show; I had the Tiny & Toya show at that time, I was an executive producer. It was just me and Toya and I just had more creative control. My name was in the credits in the headline of the show and I didn’t want to go and be a cast member. I liked where I was.”
Smart move on her part. Tiny has managed to have a lot of say in the shows she’s chosen to do, and they’ve all been pretty positive, from Tiny & Toya and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle to Tiny and Shekinah’s Weave Trip and Bravo’s Xscape Still Kickin It. She hasn’t had to beef with anyone — just sit back and collect the bag.
Tiny isn’t the only star who was offered the chance to be on popular reality shows like RHOA or even Love and Hip Hop and Basketball Wives, but chose to say no. Hit the flip to find out why a few other big names chose to pass up on such opportunities…