These ladies are not on the A-list, but their contribution to R&B music can’t be denied. TV One is banking on a new show “R&B Divas” which will chronicle the lives of nineties R&B singers Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Syleena Johnson, Monifah and KeKe Wyatt to be the networks next hit. One subject that is probably going to cause some tongues to wag is Monifah’s homosexual relationship.
In the supertrailer below, Monifah is shown asking her teen daughter how she feels about her relationship with a woman. “Can you support our union,” she asks, on the verge of tears. “I don’t support it,” her daughter Akemi answers.
In the September issue of ESSENCE Magazine (on newsstands now), the “Touch It” singer says she hates that this would be seen as her “coming out.” “I hate the term,” she says, “because I’ve never been anything but who I am and I’ve lived my authentic life.”
The clip also shows her fellow divas dealing with issues of their own, including some internal conflict with their co-stars.
Will the divas work out their issues? Will Monifah’s daughter accept her mother’s same-sex relationship? We’ll have to wait until the show premieres on August 20.