Obviously Kelly Price went to the Olivia Pope School of Public Speaking. The “booked” diva is a master when it comes to enunciation, breath control, diction, inflection, tone and eye contact. When she wants you to accept her lies as truths, she speaks swiftly and clearly without stumbling over her words.
Perhaps this sorcery is effective to mindless fans looking for validation everywhere except where it matters, but in 2013, before an audience of virtual anthropologists (people engulfed by reality TV), her efforts are futile.
Kelly continued her “My Ignorance is Everybody’s Fault ‘cept Mine” press tour on AfterBuzz TV and further blamed the R&B Divas: LA producers for using film where she acted like a buffoon.
Kelly is 40 years old and says she’s been married to Jeffrey Rolle for 21 years. In the interview, it’s easy to tell that her husband condones her ignorant, distasteful and unprofessional behavior. That’s two 40-plus-year-old, unimpaired adults pouring glitter on shit, which is an even bigger pet peeve—for me—than passive aggressiveness, something Mrs. Price abuses heavily.
Everyone knows reality television is production-driven and manipulated, however, they need actual footage to manipulate, and Kelly provided it. She continuously mentions that out of all of her cast-mates she needed the check/appearance on the show the least, yet, like Nicci Gilbert, she’s the only one that looked imbecilic, volatile and desperate.
Personally, I don’t like how the producers of the ‘R&B Divas’ series structure the show, but it has nothing to do with how the talented ladies display themselves. I’d discuss how I’d prefer the show to go, but producers (and popular blogs) enjoy “borrowing” concepts and ideas of “smaller voices” and passing them off as their own.
Near the end of the interview (53:10), Bamm Ericsen asked Kelly about her slight to Mariah Carey, a music icon she sang backup for. As expected, the “Tired” singer skirted around her combative tweet.