Count Her Out: Brandy Says She’ll Never Do Reality TV Again

June 26, 2012  |  

Reality TV shows may be somewhat of a comeup for people who we wouldn’t know otherwise, but when it comes to people who are famous in their own right, they’ve quite been a good look. That hasn’t stopped many a celeb from giving the genre a try of course, but there’s a least one famous person whose come out of it to say been there, done that, won’t do it again.

That person is Brandy, whose been down the reality TV road twice already and has no interest in going back. What’s interesting is Brandy doesn’t necessarily think reality TV was bad for her, she thinks she’s bad for it.

“I don’t want to do reality shows,” she told Sister 2 Sister. “I watch reality shows here and there, but I don’t think I work well on reality shows. I think I’m too boring for reality. It’s much more fun playing somebody else.”

Though you may be thinking that’s not true, Brandy recognizes the formula that works for reality TV, and though she doesn’t have a problem playing a neck-snapping drama starter in a scripted series, she’s not doing that in real life.

“I don’t even argue like some of these women on TV,” she said. “I just watched ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,’ and I was like, ‘whoa.’ It’s not that you have to compete [with other shows], but if you look at things from a business standpoint, you want to get the kind of ratings that the ‘Basketball Wives’ are getting.

“Why aren’t we getting those ratings? Your life is just too boring,” she joked. “People want to see drama. They want to see that. So, reality is not for me.”

That’s not a problem though. As we know, the singer and teen actress has landed what appears to be a permanent spot on “The Game” and she’s also got another recurring role on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva.” On that series, Brandy plays Elisa, the former love of co-star Josh Stamberg. Last season, she appeared on the dramedy and surprised the attorney by revealing that he was the father of her child and this season they’ve been following that story line off and on.

“I relate to her in so many ways, just being a mother, having her heart broken, Brandy told S2S. “I’ve been through everything she’s been through, probably more.”

Brandy will also be in Tyler Perry’s 2013 flick, “The Marriage Counselor,” so she appears to be doing quite well acting in front of the cameras without messing up her real life. Kudos to her for not selling out for cash or ratings.

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Brande Victorian is the news and operations editor for madamenoire.com. Follow her on twitter @Be_Vic.

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