While Cheri Dennis is working the third shift at Waffle House in order to save up for a new headshot for her ‘R&B Divas’ application, another former Bad Boy Records artist is singing a different tune. Faith Evans says that if she had her way, she would have never been apart of the reality series as a cast member in the first place.
“I never wanted to be a cast member so much. My friend Nicci Gilbert, who was the real, original creator of ‘R&B Divas,’ came to me with this idea when I was actually in the process of doing another reality-type show,” revealed Faith in a recent interview.
According to Faith, after talking about her participation on the show with TV One executives, she was told that she was the only cast member viewers would be able to remember. Not one to pass up on a check to support those side vices of hers, Faith joined thinking the show would be one based around positivity.
Once the show decided to beef up the drama for ratings and she was able to book a few more stages over at Centric award shows, she felt it was time to leave.
“The person we went into business with on the production side kinda started to feel like it was their thing. I just felt like this isn’t what I signed up for,” said Faith. “Once our creative input wasn’t being acknowledged or respected, I knew it was time to go.”
“My hands are not in there creatively, but I get my credit and I get my check.”