Unless you are Mary J. Blige, it is really hard to be an R&B diva these days. It starts out all rosy: you put out your first album, have a few videos featuring yourself (or your dancers if you are not hot enough) nearly nekkid, open for a big star, and then…? Well, that’s it. There usually is not much left to do. Until now. Here is how the show is described by the producers:
Brought together by their friendship and love of R&B goddess Whitney Houston, these incredible singers are dealing with everything from divorce to drugs and sexuality.
If that doesn’t pique interest, nothing will! Sign me up!
Quite honestly, you would have to be a true hard-core R&B fan to even know who these other girls are. Aside from Faith Evans, the wife of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., the other ones are not so well known outside of the genre. Sure Nicci Gilbert was a great vocalist in Brownstone, but beyond that? Sure Monifah had us all wanting to ‘Touch It’ for a hot minute in the 90s, but now? And the other ones are even less known. However, this television show should change that for good. At the very least, they will probably get some checks out of this!
Where are the En Vogue, SWV, TLC girls? Surely they need a check too? Well, I predict that one of these women will get booted off the show. You know how it is – a snatched weave (or boyfriend), a pimp slap here or there, a boob flash for an extension of their 15 minutes of fame…and *then*…and then?
A slot will be open and we can finally have Dawn Robinson from En Vogue on here. For she truly belongs!
additional reporting: A. Neff King