Kelly Price On Being Type Casted on ‘R&B Divas LA’ & Mariah Carey Backlash

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While promoting her upcoming album, Sing Pray Love, Kelly Price spoke with Essence about her experience on R&B Divas LA. It’s been no secret, Kelly’s appearance on the show caused somewhat of a controversy. The 40-year-old soulful singer says that while she was friendly with most of the cast, none of them had extremely tight relationships before the show:

I think people took it really hard because people thought that lifelong friendships were broken. But there were no lifelong friendships coming into the show. I knew every lady only because when you’ve been in the business as long as I have, there’s no way we haven’t crossed paths. But none of us came in as women that have been hanging out together or spending a lot of time together.


She does agree with Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes, who’s been vocal that cast members are type-cast into different categories — a cuckoo bird, the crazy one, the softie, and the indecisive one.

Absolutely. It’s true. We are typecast, and they make a decision on who they want to push to that point