News: Young Money Stars Juggle Reality TV Offers: "I Want My Fans To See Me As A Star"
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 5:10PM
Young Money's Shanell aka SNL and Tyga recently talked about the perception of musicians doing reality television and revealed if fans can expect to see them on the small screen soon.
According to Shanell, she and her sister D. Woods are considering the reality jump.
"We've been approached about that several times. I've tried to stay away from it but she's open to it. For me, it's just about getting the right people to put it together. A lot of reality TV has it pros and it's cons. I just wanna make sure that when it comes to family we don't have any wrong light shed on us." (VIBE)
In a separate interview, Shanell's Young Money labelmate admitted he has no interest in putting his personal life in the spotlight.
"I don't want to do no reality show right now," Tyga said in an interview. "I think if I was older, if I was like, 'All right, I'm getting to my last end,' with paper or something, I think I might be like, 'All right, I'm going to do a reality show now.' But nah, I want my fans to see me as a star, as an entertainer. All that personal stuff is kind of like, you already got Instagram, Twitter and all that, and the Internet, so I don't really want to do that right now." ("The Breakfast Club")
Last summer, rapper and "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Lil Scrappy spoke to SOHH about hip-hop artists swaying away from the reality television trend.
"I'm going to be honest with you, I don't think [it's rappers being less] camera shy, I just think there's certain people that let it be known they are super thugs and they are super human and if they were to let people into their life and have them find out that they weren't super, that they just like them, they probably wouldn't feel them as much. Whatever they would try to put out there [on store shelves] wouldn't work, you feel me? Only certain people can be loved for being real. Sometimes people are a little too real, get carried away and so you wouldn't know." (SOHH)
Over the winter, Midwest rapper Freddie Gibbs shared his opinion on hip-hop artists taking on reality television.
"I think that's wack. I think you weak if you're on a reality show, really," Gibbs said when asked for his take on rappers landing starring roles in reality television shows. "You know what I mean? I think you should just do your music and do your thing and if you're mad at me saying that, come see me." (WGCI)