Hi Haters: Basketball Wives’ Kenya Bell Makes Reality TV History With Major Record Deal
Don’t you just love when the underdog gets the last laugh? It seems that “Basketball Wives” star, Kenya Bell has every reason to laugh while she makes her way to the bank (again). It has been reported by VH1 that the former Miss Michigan has recently signed an exclusive distribution deal with Bungalo Records, which is under the guide of Universal Music Group.
When asked about her deal, the mom of two gushed:
“I am excited to work with Bungalo Records on this distribution deal and can’t wait for the world to hear my music. It has been a lifelong dream to record an album and share my passion of singing with the world.”
We’re sure the news has Kenya completely over the moon as her dream of being a singer was something that she frequently discussed during the last season of “Basketball Wives.” While a dream coming to fruition is probably a sweet victory in itself, this triumph is most likely sweeter due to the constant scrutiny she was forced to deal with from her fellow cast members last season. If you remember, the ladies were relentless when criticizing her methods of doing business, her vocal and dance abilities, and even went as far as to say that she was too old to be thinking about pursuing a career in entertainment.
It seems however, that this mean girl behavior is exactly what motivated Bell to secure the deal. She went on to discuss with VH1 her reaction to the deal and how she felt about the way her co-stars reacted to her music.
“I was floored [when Bungalo called me], I was like, ‘Really? Didn’t the ‘Basketball Wives’ tell me I had no chance?’ It felt so good to me, obviously they believe that I have something, I have talent, and for me that’s just amazing. I was doubting everything I did before, and I’m learning to not doubt myself no matter what is said. I learned to listen to criticism and change it for the better, but I’m still going to believe in myself and believe I can make this thing happen. It was shocking when I first showed [my co-stars] the video and they were like ‘Eh, what is that??’ like it was the worst thing ever.”
Bell says that behavior just pushed her even further.
“I’m still writing my own music and working with Jazzy Faye and Young Money and I’m doing even better stuff than before. My co-stars just made me better.”
Making the news even more sweet is the fact that Broadway World reports her deal as “unprecedented.” It seems that no other reality television star has successfully signed a deal this major. Can’t hate on that. Congrats Kenya!