Chante Moore Reveals True Feelings About Kelly Price
The first season of R&B Divas L.A. ended with a bang, to say the least, and now that filming has wrapped, cast member Chante Moore is speaking out to clear up a few things.
Chante recently stopped by The Jasmine Brand, where she gave a detailed interview about all things R&B Divas including their tour that isn’t happening, Kelly Price’s shady behavior on and off of the show and much more.
Check out a few excerpts below.
On the ‘R&B Divas Tour’ announcement made by Kelly during the reunion show:
“Well it was a premature announcement that was made by Kelly. I didn’t know that she’s going to make that announcement on the show but I thought that I should let it go at that time because the reunion was taped a couple of weeks ago. I thought by now, it would be cleared up or settled – that it would happen or would be for sure, or either way and at this moment, nothing is happening. That tour was cancelled so I was a little uneasy by that [announcement].
I did get the list of people and I was ready to do it and I still would do it. What I didn’t like is that it [the announcement] was made before paperwork was done.”
On who was really behind the ‘divalogues’ idea:
“It was not Kelly’s idea, but if you go back and listen, she always says, “The idea, I present it to the ladies”. She never says, “My idea” – she never says it. And it was not her idea, otherwise we would get sued, she would have shut everything down because it would have been her idea; because we would have never been able to [still] do it if it was hers.
I just really want to get it [out] that I wasn’t trying to take over anything – the producers were producing as far as – “Here is the man that’s going to be the director” and we all complied because we weren’t the bosses, we were hired! She was hired, I was hired, and all six ladies were hired by the production company.”
Sounds like drama on top of drama!
Chante also went IN on Kelly for blaming the editing for her portrayal on the show and lying about requesting not to shoot scenes with her, and she also came clean about the real nature of her relationship with Kelly before ‘R&B Divas’ L.A. along with whether or not she’s see Kelly and Dawn’s monologues.
Check out what else she had to say on the flip.
On relationship with Kelly Price before the show:
“We’re more social. We did a couple of shows together. When Kenny and I were on the road, we opened up for her a couple of times. I’ve seen her at a couple of venues where – we did one show together. It was [Kelly] Tamia and a couple of other women. We were all solo artists and we did a show together and it was fine.
One night and dealing with people, you know you don’t usually have too many issues and problems with having a couple of shows. I didn’t know her-know her personally, we never were like call-you-on-the-phone kind of people, and that was fine! And I don’t have to be your friend, friend. You know what I mean? It really is about business, it’s about respect, it’s about honor, it’s about really being a woman of integrity – that’s what I expected.
On Kelly blaming the editing for her portrayal on the show:
“What I haven’t liked is the scapegoat of editing that has been put up, and I’ve really been quiet up until now about it because I’m like – Well, whatever you say is okay because the show is the show. But I’m getting a little tired of it all being thrown at -‘Oh, those dog-on producers, they edit it and edit i’ – nobody can edit the words and put the words in your mouth if it’s coming out of your mouth on the screen. It really did come out of her mouth, and she was mean on screen, and off-screen; and I didn’t care for that – that wasn’t an act. She wasn’t acting, if she was acting I think that was a really big risk to come off mean as she did – I would never do that because people take it as reality even if it’s fake.
On whether or not Kelly Price actually requested not to shoot scenes with her:
Yes. And I never saw her again on set, at all. Her make-up was in a whole other room, all the other girls and I were in the other room we used to be in – hers was somewhere else. We never filmed together again.
And when I saw her at the premiere thing they had – I literally walked up to her, and I stood in front of her saying, “Okay, are you – was this an act before – now, show’s over! Are you going to say Hello to me? She looked at me, turned her head and said, “I need a drink” and walked away!
So you know, I’m not that girl – I have my old-time girls that I’d fight and kill for them because those are my girls. I don’t bring a whole lot of new people into my life so I’m not trying to run around and make friends but, I’m not running around making enemies either. I really try keep peace with all people I deal with so it was a little surprise taken aback from that.
On Kelly & Dawn’s monologues:
I really have no desire to see it.
We have to admit, we really thought this show was going to be less about the drama and more about the undeniable talent of this group of ladies. Too bad things turned out to be more of the same. Le sigh.