Written by Stereo Williams
Images by DeWayne Rogers
Makeup by Tierra Burrell
Ariane Davis may not have the notorious reputation of some other “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” cast members, but the saucy singer and bartender has just as strong a personality. She’s allowed her time in the reality TV spotlight to be a steppingstone to other things, but she’s not addicted to the fame and notoriety that come with appearing weekly on “bad girl TV.” And she’s very clear-eyed about the life cycle of reality stardom. Davis admits that she sees a decline in the reality show fan base — despite the fact that the criticism and scrutiny remain high.
“I think that it has a lot to do with people’s storylines and it not seeming as real as it was before. Things just don’t seem authentic to people anymore. And I can see why people would feel that way,” Davis says. “I absolutely feel like oversaturation [also] has a lot to do with why people are losing attention. Nobody wants to continuously see the same thing. It’s cool at first, but you get tired and you don’t give people anything to look forward to.
“This is why I am taking my time with really letting people get to know who Ariane is. I’m not pushing myself on people or forcing anything on people,” she continues. “Everything that I’m doing and how I’m marking my territory in this reality world, I’m doing it strategically and how I wanna do it. That’s what people really love about me. There’s still a mysteriousness to me and a lot of people don’t have that mystery anymore.”