The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Demetria McKinney is a professional actress and singer with a long list of credits to her name including a starring role in Tyler Perry's House of Payne. The songstress also released her debut EP Officially Yours last year, featuring the sleek, dance single "100" and the recently dropped ballad "Trade It All."
So what does the pro think of some of the other Housewives singles that have come in the past? "I'm aware of [Kim Zolciak's] 'Tardy to the Party.' I'm aware of [Porsha Williams'] 'Flatline.' I am aware of all of these different things that have come and kudos to those who have made it work for them," Demetria tells The Daily Dish, adding, "NeNe and I may not be besties, but I can definitely respect what she's been able to do with the platform."
Kudos to those who have made singing work for them.
But as she pantomimed sharpening her knives, Demetria also had this to say to her fellow songbirds. "Now, as for these singers. Do you, but don't be intimidated when I do me. Soulja Boy is a little bit different than Drake. That's all I can say," she said with a laugh, making it clear she was Drake in this scenario.
Not that Demetria begrudges Kim, Porsha, or LuAnn de Lesseps their success. "You know, there is a market for everybody. I'm not one to come here and say, 'Move, there ain't no room for you,'" she continued. "But I know you can't do me like I do me. And I'm confident in who I am as a vocalist, a performer, and a person so I think that makes me stand in a different lane than, I'm just gonna say, what Porsha does."
The busy mom also has two feature films slated to come out this year: Regina King's directorial debut Let the Church Say Amen and the gritty true-crime story Sons 2 the Grave.