Reality television’s finest Tamar Braxton, Evelyn Lozada, Kandi Burruss and Chrissy Lampkin get together to give VIBE magazine’s latest issue some seductive appeal.
In the June/July 2012 ‘Sexy Issue,’ the ladies dish on the reality of living their lives in front of the camera, whether they see themselves as role models as well as how television producers add fuel to the fire when it comes to drama. Peep what each of them had to say down below:
EVELYN ON WHETHER SHE SEES HERSELF AS A ROLE MODEL:
“As a parent I didn’t raise my daughter to look up to somebody on TV as a role model. I want her to look up to her mother, her family as role models. Also, I have nieces who watch the show and love it. So I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place because I’m being me but now I’m coming to the realization that I can’t do… I wouldn’t want my nine-year-old watching this, but their parents do. So I said to myself recently, “Young girls are watching the show. I really need to check myself.” Before reality TV was what it was, I had full control over my daughter’s television because you never know what they’re showing. Every parent isn’t like that. It’s not for me to judge but we’re talking a lot about sex; sometimes there are sexy scenes. I think it’s a little inappropriate, but regardless, I don’t think children should be looking up to reality TV stars as role models.”
CHRISSY ON DECIDING TO SHOW HER LIFE ON TV:
“They offered Jimmy [her fiancé, rapper Jim Jones] a show years ago and he wasn’t really interested. It was something that sparked my interest. It felt like something fun. There was another opportunity brought to me for a show with some other girls and it didn’t pan out. I came home upset and disappointed and Jimmy’s response was, “If you really wanna do this reality TV thing, since they offered it to me, I’ll put a call in and see if they’re still interested.”
KANDI ON PRODUCERS ORCHESTRATING VIOLENCE ON SHOWS:
“If [the producers] know this person and that person don’t get along, they’ll be like, ‘Okay, we want you guys to go to lunch.’ They know if they have a conversation about what’s going on, something’s gonna jump off. But nobody can make you physically punch somebody in the face. We end up doing that to ourselves from people being real disrespectful in the way they’re speaking to each other, pointing fingers all in people’s faces. Some people just can’t take that.”
TAMAR ON BEING ‘POPOLICIOUS’ (EASILY ANGERED OR ANNOYED):
“I’m not like that with my girlfriends, though. If we’re all out, I’m more outgoing, more fun. I’m not poppin’ off. I’m just not gonna mess up my face [laughs]. But on the series [spin-off] with [my husband] Vince, you’ll see me in a friendship setting. I’m just as passionate. I’m not just gonna fight. I’m not gonna be a donkey. I’m definitely gonna give you my opinion because I feel like that’s why you love me.”
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