We’ve come to the conclusion of our 5 part Exclusive Interview with Kelly Price of R&B Divas: L.A. In our last installment, Kelly tells Cherise Nicole (CNikky.com) and our associates Eurweb about what happened in Las Vegas during the Broadway in the Hood performance, the truth about the ‘Will I Marry Me’ wedding dress incident, why she walked away from the monologues, what’s to become of her friendship with Chante Moore, the drama behind ‘I’m booked,’ and if she’s ready to walk away from the show. This epic interview gave Kelly a chance to respond to both her fans and her critics and give them insight on what really happened from her perspective. The response has been intense, but now that you have all of the information, you can make a fair assessment.
During the interviews we learn that the cast was aware that she would not make the BIH performance and she only missed the red carpet due to a previously scheduled event. The producers gave her a wedding dress two sizes too small during Chante’s ‘Will I Marry Me’ excercise…because they thought it would be funny and embarrasing? The ladies and Kelly came to an agreement to work with both directors for the monologues, but the producers shot it down because they weren’t interested in resolve. She does want to reconcile with Chante Moore and the rest of the ladies. Everyone had a busy schedule, hers was highlighted to make her look unavailable and one of the Divas was antagonizing her about being busy when she yelled ‘I’m booked,’ on camera. And most likely she will not be returning for a season 2.
What’s The Reason You Kept Saying ‘I’m Booked’ During The Show?
“One of the ladies…and the only reason why I won’t say which one of the ladies said it because I’m not looking to start a war with anybody. But, one of the ladies actually said to me prior to that moment, ‘We know, you get dates and you’re booked, we don’t need to hear that again!’ So before I even made the comment, I’m booked and I walked out the door, I said, this is crazy. I’m not getting ready to defend myself because I keep a full calender. I do work all the time and I don’t apologize for that. So, if there’s a problem with that, deal with that. But, YES I’m booked! And I walked out of the door. So, you know what you don’t see is me being attacked for being too busy. And it doesn’t make sense that I’m being attacked for being too busy because the reality of it is, I’m emailing and texting and trying to get people to be available outside of shoot times for rehearsal because we do have a show to put on.”
Was There A Way To Make The Monologues Work For Everyone?
“There was a way to make it happen and it be o.k. But, there weren’t many people interested in having a good resolve because ….we came to the conclusion that we’d find a way to work with both people (Fred and Torrey Russell) so that they didn’t have to be uncomfortable and neither did I, but that was not something that others, the people who make the show, that wasn’t a resolve. Because it wouldn’t have made for good tv.”
Why Did You Walk Away From The Monologues With All Of The Divas?
“It ended up being that there were two separate shows and I really regret that it had to happen. But, there was so much about it that had been tainted. We weren’t even speaking to each other like we had been before and I felt like at that point I wouldn’t be good for the production because I did feel some kind if way. So, I withdrew myself from it and I did that for myself, but I also did it for them because I didn’t want their production to be anything less than it could’ve been.”
Are You Willing To Reconcile With Chante Moore and The Rest Of The Ladies?
“As far as reconciliation with Chante Moore, we’re going on the road together. And that doesn’t mean that all is well, but my life is about reconciliation.”
“I’m all for reconciliation. I can’t speak for where I sit in Chante’s mind right now. Because I think for a while, things can just get so stale that they begin to take on a life of their own and I would hope that it is not what happened with us in this setting. ”
“I hate it because there was never any negativity between us before this, so for there to be negativity between us now and to know that it didn’t even come from a real place is very difficult. But, because the start of it was false, I believe that the end of it can be real. Because it didn’t start on something solid. The foundation of our drama was not solid. So, I believe it is something that can be destroyed and re-established.”
Watch the Final Interviews Below and Tune In to TV One tonight for the R&B Divas: L.A. Reunion Finale’:
Part 4 ‘Vegas’ and ‘Defending Chante Moore’:
Part 5 ‘Monologues’ ‘I’m Booked’ & ‘Making Amends’: