Exclusuive Interview: Kelly Price Part 2 The Truth About ‘FRED’ & R&B Divas: L.A.

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Kelly Price Fred Part 2

Let’s be honest, many viewers became angry with Kelly Price, after seeing the way she treated the Monologue director, Fred.  While some people could see through the editing of the ‘Straight edge’ incident, most people couldn’t excuse, seeing Ms. Price yell at the innocent director, who had nothing to do with her problems with production or the ladies.  So, why was Kelly so angry with Fred?  In Part 2 of our exclusive interview, Kelly reveals that her conflict with Fred was somewhat staged to help boost the drama on the show.  According to Ms. Price, the Production company had a meeting with her management and asked if she could ‘give Fred a headache,’ in order to make the show a little more exciting for viewers to watch.  She was told that the production team only brought Fred in for a few episodes in order to create controversy.  When Kelly brought her monologue idea to production, she already had a full team in place, including Torrey Russell.  So, a member of the production staff brought Fred in, just to create a little back and forth for the viewers.  Unfortunately, Fred was not told that he was only there for momentary conflict.  So, the tension that was supposed to be staged, quickly became real.

Kelly Explains How The Production Company Asked Her To Give Fred A Problem:

“The conversation was…Please just ask Kelly to go along with it, please.  We know that she’s gotta get this show done with the ladies and we know, but we mentioned this to you the other day when we had a meeting, it had been a few days before.  We had a meeting with the management and the production staff and we were saying we’re not getting enough controversy, we’re not getting enough conflict, we’re not getting enough drama.  Please just ask Kelly to go along with the Fred thing, we will phase him out in a couple of episodes and the ladies can get back to the business of making this show.  But we need for their to be conflict.  He’s our guy, so since Kelly knows that she has her own guy, let their be conflict. If she’s in disagreement with Fred being there running the rehearsal or being the director, let it show on camera. “

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Kelly Explains Realizing That Fred Was Not In On Productions Plan:

“I own everything I did.  I own everything I said.  And literally, I saw the look on his face, while all of this is going on and I’m saying to myself, ‘We’re not thinking the same thing.’ Because what I am thinking is that I’ve already been told We gonna shoot these next couple of episodes with Fred and he’s gone he’s not going to be there and he looks completely surprised at everything that is happening.  So, I’m like, he may be able to act, but he’s not acting that good! I just rolled up on this dude, this is what I’m saying to myself, I just rolled up on this dude and he don’t know what’s going on! [CNikky: Well, he was looking like he was being attacked]  He thought he was being attacked!  So, that was very real.”

Kelly On Making Amends With Fred:

“Fred’s first experience with me was me just being a temperamental, dis-respectful,  grown woman who should’ve been more professional than she was and that was his real impression because we were not being told the same thing.  So, the woman that I am, apologized to Fred.  I could do it again if I had to because it was real.  And I said to him , even in the moment I was trying to put it all together and I said ‘They set you up!’ Little did I know it was me who was being set up. In the end there was a set up it just wasn’t Fred.  But, I apologized to Fred and he accepted my apology and he said to me, ‘I believe your right.  This was a set up. “

Watch Part 2 of Our Interview Below and Stay Tuned For The Final 3 Parts, Biggest Regret, Vegas & The Monologues!’

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  • leann

    The whole interaction with fred may be true but what’s Most disappointing to me had nothing to do w/kellys staged issues w/fred and more so how she carried herself throughout the whole show!! U mean to tell me that was scripted too? Noone else came off as disrespectful, lying, rude, selfish, dishonest and fake but KELLY PRICE! after this show aired I GAINED respect for the four women left that went thru w/monoloaues because dispite what editing and produces said, they went thru w/it no matter what! Sounds like kelly is contiuning to make exscusses and blame someone else but overall…dispite fred she lost a lot of fans (including me) because of how she carried heself period. No real wonan would argree to be fake, dishonest, and nasty for the sake of the camera and if so that’s NO woman I would care to look up too… sorry mrs. Price, I don’t care what u put out or try to to explain you will still be wack to me….gotta think twice b4 u put u life ( scripted or not) out there for the world to see.

  • Peaceandlove

    Wow! According to an interview with Lil Mo on Afterbuzz TV, As far as she knew no one was told to be disrespectful or to jump in a man’s face or to be belligerent. She didn’t get that email.

    Although I believe there was some drama created by the producers of the show, KELLY You are still responsible for your own behavior in not only the treatment of Fred but also the other ladies especially Chante Moore.

    Also WHY on earth would you agree to play the so called vilan on a show? That’s the same thing Nicci Gilbert said. Why would you follow in her footsteps and now claim you were victimized.

  • What’s so interesting about this interview, is how Kelly Price is pulling back the 4th wall of Reality TV. If producers suggested things to her, I bet my bottom dollar the other shows also have staged, hostile environments… Between these interviews with Kelly Price and the numerous interviews with Lil Mo, I can clearly see how Reality shows aren’t reality at all.

    We are watching these shows as if they’re documentaries or behind-the-scene footage, which is an inappropriate way to perceive them. These shows are for entertainment purposes only, baring no insight into knowing who these ladies REALLY are.

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  • 4GivingKellyFan

    Somewhere within Kelly, she felt it was ok to behave in a manner that was painfully uncomfortable to watch, regardless of who asked her to do it, and she needs to acknowledge that! Kelly Price has long been respected in both the R&B and Gospel (Christian) community and it was quite difficult to watch her interactions, not just with Fred but with the other ladies (especially Shante – with whom I thought she had a prior relationship). Kelly Price has incredible vocal skills and I believe a strong Faith in God. As a fan I always felt the anointing on her when singing, yet her portrayal on “Divas” make me wonder, which Kelly is real? This show was a breath of fresh air in the beginning with the lack of “stereotypical” fighting and the showing of 6 strong, cohesive black women! Her explanation is concerning to me, because she’s got to be strong enough NOT to waiver from her true convictions and beliefs, just because someone asks her to. Sometimes you just gotta do what you know in your heart is right and not allow your self dignity to be sold to the highest bidder!

  • Rosa7053

    Strange how no one else was told to do act crazy. Kelly did not tell the truth several times on the show and I don’t believe her now.

  • Benjamin

    I don’t know for sure but the interview was strange. I still dont believe Mrs. Price is telling the entire truth. But her pride is what caused a downfall. Even if it was a setup…..why didn’t she humble herself towards the last few episodes and rejoin the girls. She still had her own agenda and it failed.