Singers Stacy Francis and Brave have been named the newest additions to the cast of R&B: Divas: LA.
The Jasmine Brand reports that the former X-Factor finalist and the former member of the R&B quartet RichGirl have joined the hit reality series, just as news of Claudette Ortiz being ousted from the show has been confirmed.
Francis, who started her career as a member of the 90s New Jack Swing group Ex-Girlfriend and later landed a lead role in the Broadway production of Footloose, most recently grabbed headlines for getting into an altercation with the late Whitney Houston just a day before Houston’s death in 2012.
Brave, born Christina Williams, was a member of the short lived girl group put together by producer Rich Harrison. Williams alongside former members Audra Simmons, Kristal Lyndriette Smith, Amber “Seven” Streeter (who has gone one to lead a very successful solo career), failed to make a major splash, and only released two moderately successful hits “He Ain’t wit Me Now (Tho)” and “Swagger Right” featuring Rick Ross and Fabolous. The group officially disbanded in 2011.
The two ladies have began filming and their personalities are already welcomed additions to the show’s line-up. Brave has been characterized as more quiet and reserved, while Francis is allegedly out-spoken and very opinionated.
Chrisette Michele, Leela James, Lil’ Mo, and Chante Moore will be returning to the show, and have also began tapping with the two new cast members.