Singer turned reality star Kelly Price has been the subject of a public backlash for her Mean Girl image on the show "R&B Divas LA." Most thought the backlash came solely from the public, but as it turns out, the production crew of the reality show "R&B Divas LA" didn't like Kelly either. Oh, that's not good.
Price stated in an interview this week, "I think the biggest misconception is that I was combative with the ladies. That didn't happen. I've been disrespected. I've been cursed at by some of the production people on the set.. a lot of things that happened that the public will never know about that I have well documented if I need to produce otherwise."
The question is why is everyone angry with Kelly. Apart of the problem is she is walking around with a chip on her shoulder feeling everyone is disrespecting her, when that's not the case. There is a difference between respect and hero worship.
Chante Moore became Kelly's main nemesis
On the show Price demanded her other cast-mates must respect her, but her definition thereof is obedience in doing exactly what she says when she says it how she says it. Others will interpret that as being ordered or bossed around, infringing upon their personal rights and free will.
Price has expressed that she is reluctant to do a second season of the reality show, due to how she felt she was mistreated, but she needs to clear up the negative cloud surrounding her name via a return to the show.
Price is blaming the show's editing for making her look bad. However, people must take responsibility for
their deeds. Price missed a charity show appearance held in her honor, skipped out on rehearsals that wasted other people's time, then became angry when the show progressed in her absence, resorting to bully tactics when she did not get her way. If you commit to a project, you should stick with it and see it through to completion.
For example, Price could have handled her interactions with stage director Fred differently, rather than being unkind and disrespectful to him, essentially humiliating a competent man on national television, who went on to produce a top notch monologue. Price was very confrontational and embarrassed him on camera. It was cringe worthy. I felt bad for the man.
She also did not have to bring props to a rehearsal that symbolize violence and street fighting, which was interpreted as a message to fellow singer Chante Moore to fall in line, after attempting to get the production moving in Price's absence.
Price could have refrained from being verbally abusive and cold with singer Lil Mo, attempting to sic her husband on the vocalist during what was a simple conversation. Price states she was "ambushed" as she was expecting ally Dawn Robinson, but was presented with Lil Mo.
In closing, if you sign on to a reality show, rule number one, don't act up for the cameras in an effort to draw ratings if you can't take the heat that will come from your on camera displays. It can backfire and turn into something you did not plan on.
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Price, 40, may have been perceived as the villain in the TV One reality television series after she refused to cooperate with the direction other cast members wanted to take on a music monologue showcase, but the singer insists that viewers were not given an accurate account of what actually took place.
While fans witnessed dissension among Price and her fellow R&B singers Chanté Moore, Claudette Ortiz, Lil' Mo, Dawn Robinson and Michel'le Toussaint, she insisted that things were not what they seemed.
"I think the biggest misconception is that I was combative with the ladies. That didn't happen," Price revealed to The Christian Post. "I've been disrespected. I've been cursed at by some of the production people on the set.. a lot of things that happened that the public will never know about that I have well documented if I need to produce otherwise."...