This fall TV One will be premiering the spin-off of it’s hit reality show R&B Divas! As foretold by our friend, Executive producer and cast member, Nicci Gilbert in an earlier interview. We’ve been wondering who will have the honor of joining the franchise, that seems to resurrect the careers of some of our favorite soul singers? Well, now we know!
The new cast will be: Kelly Price, Chante Moore, Lil’ Mo, Claudette Ortiz, Michel’le and Dawn Robinson who will begin production this month in Los Angeles, TV One has announced, with an anticipated premiere on TV One this fall.
Learning more about Michel’le and Claudette Ortiz and any drama they have will be interesting. Especially since we haven’t heard from Claudette since she left City High after getting married to her groupmate Ryan Toby for a while and having 3 kids total (two with Ryan). It was also rumored that she had a fling with Wyclef Jean (who discovered the group)?
Michel’le was in a relationship with Dr. Dre forever and her tiny speaking voice and big singing voice, made for an interesting conversation. I’d love to know if her break-up with Dre is the reason her career stalled?
As for Dawn, she will have to explain all the mess amongst En Vogue (and what happened to Lucy Pearl). Dawn has always been rumored to be a bit of a DIVA so, this should be interesting. Chante Moore was famously married,then divorced to A Different World Star Kadeem Hardison. She is still married to current husband Kenny Lattimore but they have been going through a divorce for quite some time now.
We’re sure Kelly Price will give us some Whitney Houston insight as they were very close and Kelly was one of the last people to see her before she died a year ago.
Lil Mo and her 4 kids and husbandger ought to be at least somewhat interesting as well. We loved Lil Mo and all of the hit songs she had with Fabolous, she was the next Hip Hop and R&B diva (after Mary J. Blige). Love to see her back on the scene!
Nice choices TV One!! I will be watching!!