“Two people were not there during the show. They did something else, but everybody else was there, and we did a great job, and it was a very successful night. It was a packed house,” Chante told the “Holla Holla Show.”
Chante didn’t specify which two weren’t present in what she now calls the “Divalogues” but Dawn and Kelly’s video might be a clue
“I think maybe it was just an ego kind of thing,” Chante said about Kelly refusing to continue on with her, Lil Mo, Michel’le and Claudette Ortiz, who preferred to work with another director instead of Kelly’s.
On the last episode of “R&B Divas: LA,” Kelly is seen backing out of the project after having introduced the monologue idea in the first place. She claimed that she was too busy to do the show, and after pulling out, Dawn followed suit.
“What I didn’t like was that I felt like the show might be over if she wasn’t in it. That’s not okay with me,” said Chante. “I was fighting for my career and the girl next to me.”
No physical fight took place, but Kelly did pull out Timberland boots and Vaseline during one rehearsal attempt, and she mentioned having a razor.
“It was very, very surprising to me,” said Chante.
“When people do that, you do that with some purpose. You don’t just pull it out,” Chante said. “Plus, you do that when you’re in high school.”
However, on a later episode, Kelly clarified that the props were part of her monologue.
“I’m not gonna be fighting nobody,” Chante told K95.com. “Who you pulling it out for? It ain’t me,” she said.
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