Kelly Price Talks Her Weight Affecting Her Career And Guiding Her Daughter
Powerhouse vocalist turned new ‘R&B Divas’ reality star Kelly Price is back in the spotlight and ready to talk that talk about what she’s been up to lately.
Kelly recently sat down for a quick chat with The Jasmine Brand to open up about how she was almost denied a career in the music industry because of her weight, how she’s teaching her daughter to ignore society’s beauty standards and more.
Check out a few excerpts from the interview below:
On her reality TV experience so far:
You don’t know what reality TV is until you do it…and now I know what reality TV is! I’m not turned off by it. I have actually had an animal awakened in me, and so with that I am going to pursue it in a manner that only Kelly Price can. And that for me coming off of the ‘R&B Divas’ experience is to pursue reality TV with a Kelly Price twist and that would be ‘Too Fat For Fame.’
On using her weight criticisms from the music industry as inspiration for a new reality show:
For me to have a story of one who was nearly denied a successful career because I was too big…it’s time for me to pay it forward. Being an overweight girl, I am a worker. I’ve worked for everything it is that I have. So if there is anyone out there who is serious about having a career as a singer, as a model, as a dancer, as an actor, as an actress, as a personality in this industry…if they’re willing to work for it and they’ve had doors closed because they’re overweight, then this is the opportunity for them to have an opportunity.
On teaching her daughter to appreciate her natural beauty:
Raising a young black girl in a society where they are being shown beauty is only one thing. It’s very difficult. To raise a young girl and to show her that anything is beautiful other than long, straight hair is not an easy job. I had a hard time trying to teach my daughter that ‘No you don’t need your hair pressed,’ and as she got older that ‘No you don’t need a weave…’ I think as black parents we have to be willing to fight the images that tell our daughters that unless that’s what they look like, they’re not beautiful.
Well, we for one are glad to see Ms. Price back in front of the cameras and putting her beautiful voice to use along with all of the other “R&B Divas L.A.” cast. Will you continue to check for more Kelly Price on reality tv?