Bravotv.com: What were your first impressions of the ladies?
Shamari DeVoe: I have to say that my first impression of the ladies was, "OK! Boss girls coming out to support another boss girl!" I was really happy that they all took time out of their busy evening to come to support my Blaque performance at ATL Live on the Park. NeNe especially, given what Gregg is going through. Everyone seemed really genuine and engaged and they definitely grooved to our classic songs like "Bring It All To Me"! They gave me some really great compliments on the performance and some positive constructive criticism as well. It was definitely nothing but positive vibes coming from all of them that evening.
I did side-eye Cynthia's comment about Blaque's look and hair being "dated" when everyone knows that '90s looks are coming back full circle...I think she should respect Blaque's "dated" look just like we respect her "veteran walk."
Bravotv.com: How well did you know Porsha? What was she like in high school?
SD: I did not know Porsha extremely well...we did not hang together at all. We just knew each other in passing, and we know some of the same people.
Bravotv.com: Were you surprised by Kandi’s response to Ronnie giving her performance advice?
SD: Not really! I know Kandi well, and like most recording-artists, we ARE very sensitive about our "s---." I do feel like she knew Ronnie was coming from a genuine place when he gave her the advice about how Xscape does their show. Ronnie and Kandi have a great relationship, and it's always nothing but love there and respect. So anyone who is fortunate enough to receive advice from someone who’s been in the business over 30 years should definitely take it into consideration.
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