Faith Evans And Nicci Gilbert Upset That They Weren’t Creatively Involved In ‘R&B Divas: Atlanta’ Season 2
Drama between cast members on a reality show is hardly ever surprising. In most scenarios, it’s actually to be expected. But behind the scenes drama between producers? Well, that’s a different story. Back in June, R&B Divas: Atlanta fans launched a petition requesting that TV One producers drop Nicci Gilbert from the show. Nicci responded to the petition by taking to her Twitter page and blaming one of the show’s executive producer’s, Phil Thornton, for playing “dirty” and unfair editing, which she believes portrayed her in a negative light. What made this all so interesting is that both Nicci and her co-star Faith Evans are executive producers as well. The social media exchange set off a huge red flag that the drama we’ve witnessed go down on-camera this season wasn’t the only drama being stirred up on the set of that show.
Hip Hollywood caught up with Faith and Nicci during the R&B Divas: LA premiere, where Faith also voiced her concerns and complaints about the outcome of the show. When asked if they were happy with the outcome of the show, Faith responded with a very blunt, “no.”
She went on to say that although she was pleased with the success of R&B Divas: Atlanta, she was unhappy with the minimal amount of creative control given to she and Nicci.
“We weren’t as involved creatively. I think things took a turn from what we initially had in mind.”
A more optimistic Nicci, who seemed to be at the epicenter of most of the drama this season, expressed that she believes the negativity can be turned into something positive.
“The good thing is that you can always show something go bad and then go good again. Right? So everybody loves a comeback story. The bottom line is that we didn’t go to the point of some of the other shows, thank God. You saw real reactions to real things. What you did not always see was a complete picture to what we were reacting to,” said Gilbert.
Check out footage from their interview on page two.