Everyone’s favorite cousin Candice “Dice” Dixon had a moment to sit down with BOSSIP and chat about juggling life in the spotlight with education, her sexual orientation, dressing “like a woman,”and to dish on the infamous “Honey Nut Cheerios” comment made about her cousin LaLa Anthony earlier this year.
BOSSIP: First, let’s talk Full Court Life. People always describe you all as “the positive Black show” on Vh1. Do you see that as a double-edged sword, since people tend to be more entertained by the hot messes?
Absolutely. It is great that people see us as a “breath of fresh air” so to speak after watching several of the other shows. A lot of people come up to me and tell me “I watch this show with my kids. I can watch this show with my mother.” So it’s great that our show can reach all age groups since we are so family oriented and not focused on drama. But on the flip side, that [drama] is what people do want to see. They want to see the Love & Hip-Hops and the Basketball Wives and all the fighting. But luckily, we’ve been blessed enough for people to embrace our show and we can continue to be ourselves.
What’s more, LaLa told Vh1 from jump that her show was not going to follow the “ratchet reality” trend the network is known so well for.
When they approached my cousin she told them, “I’ll never have a show like that, because that’s not my life.” I’m a part of her life, Po is, and you see our dynamic, so her show will never be what the other shows are. And it’s great, because the network is able to give you diversity… My cousin [has creative control], because she’s executive producer. But pretty much, what you see is what you get with our show. We really show who we are.
What about you? Do you think LaLa’s show is a much needed break from the all the table-shaking and drink-tossing that takes place on other Vh1 shows? Peep the rest of the interview after the flip.