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‘R&B Divas: Atlanta’ stars KeKe Wyatt and Syleena Johnson preview new season

Meelah Williams, Syleena Johnson, Monifah, LaTavia Roberson, KeKe Wyatt and Angie Stone (left to right)/Credit: Alex Martinez

Meelah Williams, Syleena Johnson, Monifah, LaTavia Roberson, KeKe Wyatt and Angie Stone (left to right)/Credit: Alex Martinez

On the “A” w/Souleo …

She’s the self-proclaimed “drama queen” with sass and vocal power to boot. But KeKe Wyatt, star of TV One’s hit reality series, “R&B Divas: Atlanta” sounds as if she is ready to tone down the drama, if only a tad bit. On previous seasons, Wyatt’s emotional outbursts have served as both dramatic high points and an area of concern. At one point, some of her fellow cast members urging her to seek therapy. Today the songbird is finding an emotional equilibrium by limiting her wine consumption.

“I am a lot better. I’ve learned to trust God more. And it doesn’t help when you have wine or liquor in your system,” she said. “It’s been four weeks since I had wine. I noticed I am not so emotional or as emotional as when I’ve had some wine. Sometimes we need to do things for ourselves to be able to know ourselves.”

Since Wyatt’s lifestyle change is fairly recent viewers will still get plenty of drama from her as she balances her professional life (working on an EP titled KeKe) with her demanding roles as mom, wife and daughter. On the new season, Wyatt’s mother appears on the show and it has her worried about the harsh public criticism that may follow.

KeKe Wyatt/Credit: Alex Martinez

KeKe Wyatt/Credit: Alex Martinez

“That’s a part of my life I didn’t want everybody to see because people can be judgmental and that’s my mama. My mom is very bullheaded, strong and opinionated and can be real negative with everything. A lot of people don’t like people like that. But she is still a beautiful person.”

Syleena Johnson/Credit: Alex Martinez

Syleena Johnson/Credit: Alex Martinez

Opening up about marital challenges is a major part of Syleena Johnson’s story line this season as she and her husband, Kiwane Garris enter couples therapy. The experience is also serving as inspiration for Johnson’s forthcoming album, Chapter 6: Couples Therapy.

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1 Comment

  1. kelly on April 24, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    this show also is a disaster waiting to happen keke watts stabbed her man in the neck and did time in prison … a felon that has the potential to kill has no business on a show where women act like porsha and nene …and kenya … imean they are just setting these black females up like pit bulls in a ring …. oil and vingar dont mixx bravo ,and its bravo thats doing all this disaster ….. watch a big fight break out on this show too ….. cause my girl angie stone aint gonna take no back talk and this show is new there will be some drama .. these networks tapped into that impossiblitlity for black females toget along we been knowing this for year s were jealous of each other back stabbing and man snatching all the time … look how alicia keys stole that womans husband and that alone made black females self ocncious …..