One thing that the release of controversial biopic “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” taught us is that Pebbles and LA Reid’s daughter, Ashley Reid, is very theatrical, somewhat over the top and can be perceived as slightly obnoxious at times. While these traits may not be ideal for everyday life, they could make for great reality television. That’s why it isn’t too shocking to hear that the professional photographer is preparing to star in her very own reality show alongside her brothers, Aaron and Antonio Reid Jr.
“Yes, another reality show,” Ashley told The Huffington Post. “However, I am excited about the opportunity, of course. It’s a choice. I’ve had many offers over the years and have turned them all down, and for the first and only time have decided to be a part of the system, because I feel ready as a person to receive the benefits from it without being destroyed by the negative.”
If you’re wondering if Ashley’s aggressive personality will be a major staple in the show’s story line, it certainly looks that way.
“My brothers and I are funny, big-hearted, loud, and unapologetic in our own ways,” she continued. “Are there unique aspects to our lives that people will find entertaining? Definitely, we are surrounded by entertainers. I’ve been a represented self-portrait gallery artist for years. I have no problem sacrificing my image to get my point across, if that is what it takes. I have been rebellious, a line stepper, and unapologetically on my own planet my whole life. I don’t get embarrassed. I have no idea if this is a positive thing. It’s been impossible for me to be normal. When I have tried, it was too labor intensive. Normalcy sounds like a horror movie to me anyway. My hope is to showcase something that is eye opening, actually real, and game changing.”
According to Ashley it won’t be all negative though, she says she also plans to use the TV platform to address more serious issues.
“Just one of the ways that I want to use TV as a platform is to start the conversation about mental/emotional health and coping skills. My journey has been my own, but has been a trial for many. I, unfortunately like so many others have suffered with severe depression and suicidal tendencies, especially in my early 20s,” Ashley confessed.
“I am more than willing to discuss the horror of your own mind going against you. If people are looking at TV to shape their world, I am going to be the voice and face of it their arena in hopes that they will pay attention.”
If recall, when the TLC biopic was released, Ashley rang the alarm on TLC singer Chili’s alleged affair with LA Reid and went totally ballistic on the ladies, even threatening to inflict bodily harm on Chilli. According to reports Ashley’s show will be aired on a major cable network; however, no further details have been revealed.
Do you think you’d be interested in seeing Ashley’s reality show?