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Sep 06

‘R&B Divas L.A.’ Reunion Review: former En Vogue singer a no-show

“She’s cowardly and a follower!” Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams said about former En Vogue singer Dawn Roberts who was noticeably absent at the reunion. On last night’s episode of R&B Divas: L.A. part one of a two-part special, Williams brought her usual “how you doin?” personality by asking very direct questions.

There was not a dull moment! If you’re not familiar, R&B Divas is a reality show, which follows the lives of former singers. This season, the show took place in sunny Los Angeles, California. The cast included Kelly Price, Chante Moore, Michel’le, Lil Mo’, Dawn Roberts from “En Vogue,” and Claudette Ortiz of the group “City High.”

I wasn’t certain what to expect because I wasn’t a fan of the Atlanta season. However, last night’s reunion was the best reunion show that I’ve watched in a longtime. I think what made the reunion great was host Wendy Williams (auntie in my head). She really gave enough airtime to each singer and wasn’t afraid to ask tough questions.

After watching the show, my opinion changed about several of the women. I think that filming with a group of women in the same industry can’t be easy, but I was happy to see friendships form between most. Furthermore, some assassinated their own character. There was a bit of cattiness that took place during the season between Kelly Price and Chante Moore. Also I’m still confused about the torn friendship between Kelly Price and Lil’ Mo.

However, you also have to wonder if the ‘turnt up’ behavior was for ratings.

I think one question in particular that probably will have the rumor mill buzzing is the dialogue about Chante Moore’s ex-husband Kenny Lattimore’s sexual orientation. I think my mouth stayed open for approximately 10 seconds. Surprisingly, she didn’t deny or confirm it, but she alluded to the fact that Mr. Lattimore can best answer the million dollar question. The other shocker was that many of the women claimed not to receive child’s support, and most of their ex’s are wealthy men. What’s really going on? Can someone take these fathers to court, stat!

The controversial monologue. Some of the women on the reunion special got into a discussion about production and what was and what not real; particularly, the scene where Kelly Price introduces the idea of a monologue. There was back and forth discussion between the divas about how the idea came into existence. I just hope their need to prove a point doesn’t mess up the chances for a season two.

Part-two of the reunion airs Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 p.m. EST on TV One.

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