Chrisette Michele Regrets Doing R&B Divas LA [Details]

Rucuss staffAugust 5, 2014

Chrisette Michele surprised some of her fans when she joined the cast of R&B Divas LA.

Many believed it wasn’t for her. Now after a few episodes, Michele feels reality TV may not be a good fit. The Couple of Forevers singer received some backlash from the show after she was perceived as snob for not wanting to sing back up for costar Chante Moore.

During an episode, Moore asked the ladies (Michele, Lil Mo, Leela James, Claudette Ortiz, and Michel’le) to work on a collaboration where they would have their own verses on a track. But when they got to the studio, they were there to sing background and the hook for Moore’s new single.


Michele was the first to speak up and say, “I’ve never sang background for anyone before…” which drew criticism from people who felt like she was being a snob. Now she’s penned a letter on Instagram that those fans were right.

Michele revealed that doing reality TV may have been a huge mistake, the negativity from the show has been overbearing, and this season will probably be her last.

Hey can I write you a letter? Dear fans, Maybe you were right about me not doing a reality show. I have had so much fun staying beneath the radar. I’ve traveled to more countries then I can pronounce and made friends of fans and celebs alike, collabed with my favorite artists (you know I’m a nerdy hip hop head). Truth is, I wasn’t raised on R&B. I just happen to sound okay singing it. I’ve never thought that wearing angel wings and trying to be open about feelings would make people send me evil tweets and receive awful phone calls. A Diva. Maybe that’s not the right term for artists now a days the way it was when Whitney was here. Maybe it’s meaning has changed. I’m truly just here to say hello. On your TV screens to show you who I am outside of this music/Hollywood stuff.

Maybe reality was a mistake. Maybe I should stay in my comfortable cave where I’m only loved. Half a million twitter followers, 200k insta Rich Hipster’s and 2.1 million Facebook likes have come from the music alone. From backstage hugs and kisses. From marriage proposals on my open hearted stage. From my quirky ever changing style. From hellos on the streets. From meet & greets. The moments un-telivised. Some people aren’t meant to share their personality. Maybe I’m one of those people. One of those who are protected by the Art. Art is love and it covers. It shields. I don’t see myself doing reality again. I’ll hang out with my pet unicorn in Artist-ville.

This negativity is tragic and I can’t transfer these vibes to my Art. I love you. I won’t speak negativity against any one on the show in any further interviews. I won’t speak the name of people who quell my light. I can’t participate in brokenness. Healing is my ambition. Light is my nourishment. Be well. The Rich Hipster Captain #chrisette #ChrisetteMichele #Art #RichHipster #randbdivasLA #rbdivasla #rbdivas #iamstillhere #itsByTheGraceOfGod

Michele has been carrying on like the show doesn’t exist.


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