‘I Never Wanted To Be A Cast Member:’ Faith Evans Says She Didn’t Want To Appear On ‘R&B Divas’
Last week we told you that former “R&B Divas: Atlanta” cast member and executive producer Nicci Gilbert expressed huge regrets about appearing on the show. It appears that her good friend and fellow executive producer, Faith Evans, was also reluctnant about appearing in front of the camera.
“I never wanted to be a cast member so much. My friend Nicci Gilbert, who was the real, original creator of ‘R&B Divas,’ came to me with this idea when I was actually in the process of doing another reality-type show,” Faith shared during an interview with wise&foolishTV.
The mother of four adds that while she was relunctant about doing the show, TV One executives eventually sold her on the idea when they told her that she needed to appear in the series for it to be successful.
“You gotta be in it ‘cause we got to sell the show,” she recalls being told.
Though it didn’t turn out that way, Faith says the original goals of the show were positivity and upliftment.
“The original goal of us being positive and showing that we can come together, which the first season very much reflected.”
As most viewers witnessed, it didn’t turn out that way—something she partially blames the production team for stirring up.
“The person we went into business with on the production side kinda started to feel like it was their thing… I just felt like this isn’t what I signed up for. Once our creative input wasn’t being acknowledged or respected, I knew it was time to go.”
While she has opted not to appear on anymore seasons of the series, she will continue to receive exeuctive producer credits. She will not, however, being contributing creatively to the show anymore.
“I wish them many more successful seasons, spin-offs and all that,” she added.
Will you miss seeing Faith on “R&B Divas: Atlanta?” Watch her interview on the next page.