Holy Toledo. I CanNOT believe the comments left under my blog!!!! First and foremost, this is a TV show and it's for entertainment purposes. I want to clarify for all of you the real deal -- although I am not one to entertain this negativity I will explain. NeNe and I have been friends for years. After watching this episode you can see she was being disrespectful by singing a song about me, Dallas, my age etc. Whether or not it was in good fun, a true friend wouldn't do that. I found out NeNe sang about me long before Deshawn's Diamond Gala and Sheree and I at the Kai Spa, sooooo it may appear I turned my back on her when in reality she turned her back on me. I was very hurt and shocked to say the least. NeNe is super fun and entertaining but it shouldn't be at my expense. However you perceive the rest is entirely up to you.
Jan Smith ... my voice coach. She is super-talented and is the best at what she does. I was so nervous the day I met her. Her analogy of me was accurate; I have never had a voice lesson in my life and I had much work to do as far as matching pitches. I have since come a long way.
Dallas Austin ... where do I begin? I adore him -- he is one of the kindest people I know. He is NOT Big Poppa. Yes Big Poppa and Dallas do know each other but Big Poppa had nothing to do with my music career contrary to NeNe's comments. I had mentioned to Dallas I wanted to be a singer a long time ago and he said "Let's do it." I was very disappointed in the footage of me singing in the studio.