Last week, Angie Stone made a shocking exit from the “R&B Divas Atlanta” reunion and announced to the world that she was walking away from the show after only two seasons because of the constant drama. Now, a rep for Stone is speaking out on her departure from the show and explaining why Stone decided to quit.
Throughout much of this past season on “R&B Divas,” Stone was portrayed as the semi-villain of the cast with a lot of the camera attention being honed on her feuds with Syleena Johnson and Monifah, as well as her relationship issues with her boyfriend-manager, Ashanti.
Stone’s rep, Kali Bowyer, recently spoke with RumorFix about the drama and explained that Stone refused to be cast in a negative light by TV One anymore.
“[Angie Stone] walked away from the reality TV show “R&B Divas: Atlanta“ due to the lack of professionalism on behalf of production crew and she did not want to associate herself with that type of behavior and tricks of the trade. She was to be the voice of reason brought on under false pretenses and after speaking and consulting with pastor and church, it was not something she choose to allow in her life,” said Bowyer.
“My personal relationships with — first my God — and any man is a private and respectful institution and will not be drug through the mud,” said Stone about her departure.
Since quitting, rumors have been spreading that one of the show’s employees was having an affair with Ashanti and that Stone has since fired and broken up with Ashanti over the affair.
Bowyer addresses the rumors in her statement and hints that the affair was in fact a real thing, saying that TV One’s employees were guilty of “crossing the line of professionalism … Pursuing a man who is in a committed relationship is disturbing on a multitude of levels.”
“Stone has been in this business for some 30 plus years, and will not allow anyone to attempt to tarnish her career or reputation, bottom line!” she added.
The report claims that Stone is now managed by Waka Flocka Flame’s mother, Deb Antney, who stars alongside her son on another drama-filled reality show, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.”
Considering the way Stone’s image was slowly becoming tainted like past “R&B Diva” villains Nicci Gilbert and Kelly Price, we can understand why she backed away before fans turned on her as well. – nicholas robinson