On season two, VH1’s Hollywood Exes has a fresh face, Shamicka Lawrence, the ex-wife of Martin Lawrence. On Sunday night, she made her debut on reality TV, giving viewers a small glimpse into the life of one of the funniest comedians in the industry. In a recent interview with VH1, the soft spoken mother of two explains what she’ll share on the show, why she decided to do reality TV and if she’s ready to be in the spotlight. Check out the interview below.
What was your impression of the show before you started working on it, had you watched it?
Yes, and I liked the fact that they’re classy women, it’s not about being drama-filled, it’s about them moving on with their lives and being there for each other.
What aspects of your life will we get to see?
Well, at that point, I was going through my divorce, so you’re going to see some of my emotions on that. And I have a management company now, so you’ll see me auctioning talent, and I also have Lupus, so I share that with everyone and we go over the things I’m doing to keep my body healthy. It’s a balance of all of those. I’m just trying to find myself again through all of the pain and things I was going through.
What’s your management company all about?
I have musicians and a comedian working with me, most of the musicians write and play instruments, a couple of them have been on The Voice. I have really talented people, and it’s really inspirational music. I’m just looking to give good, positive music back to everybody nowadays. I also sing. I used to sing years ago so that’s also why I love working in music.
What do you hope people take away from you being a part of the show?
My main goal was to inspire women that are going through a divorce. To let them know they can still be strong. It’s a tough situation but it doesn’t have to be as bad. Through every storm, there’s always clear skies ahead. No matter what I’m going through, I never put my problems on anyone else, and I still have God in my life and he’s given me the gift of joy. I just want to be able to inspire.
Did you ever think you’d do a reality show?
Never! Ever ever. I just always thought reality shows were full of drama and fighting and scripted, but one thing about Hollywood Exes is that it’s all real, it’s all us, and of course there’s going to be a little drama, but at the end of the day, friends figure it out.
After being the woman behind Martin for so many years, are you ready to be a public personality and a celebrity in your own right?
I think I am. No, I know I am. At the end of the day, it’s about staying humble, how that one minute that you give that fan of yours will last a lifetime, and it makes a difference. Stay humble to who you are. I’m ready!