Kenya Bell’s ‘BBW’ future still uncertain

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    Kenya Bell’s future with “Basketball Wives” is still uncertain, but the reality star is glad she was part of at least one season.

    “Someone told me that some television is better than no television. It was great advice,” Kenya told Crunktastical.net. “Reality TV is what’s hot now and it’s exciting to have been a part of this new era of television. Whether I do it again next year is up in the air.”

    Kenya was a newbie to the popular series for season 4, and rumors swirled that her first season might be her last. Whether she returns or not, Kenya said the experience has been beneficial, but that’s not to suggest it was easy.

    “The first season was very difficult. The girls were very hard on me and my music, but at the end of the day, people know that I have talent now,” she said. “The show has opened doors for me. Believe it or not, I’ve also made some great friends on the show.”

    Being a newbie to the show, Kenya bumped heads with more than one of her co-stars, but she didn’t resort to physical violence. However, she admits she came close to losing her cool.

    “I didn’t want to add to the negative stigma that had irritated so many people about the show. In Tahiti, all that went out the window,” she said. “It was going to be on and poppin’!”

    While viewers know Kenya as a music artist, it turns out she also has a master’s degree in engineering. However, she said singing is in her blood.

    “My dad’s a gospel singer and I’ve sang with him since I was a kid. So, I was actually singing before I was an engineer. I guess I just went back to my roots,” said Kenya.

    In addition to going back to her roots, she’s branching out. Kenya, following in the footsteps of “BBW” co-stars Royce Reed and Evelyn Lozada, is writing a book.

    “I love to write, so it’s actually similar to music, but it doesn’t have to rhyme,” she explained. “I’m actually writing a Stephen King type of thriller that readers will enjoy. This is something that you don’t usually see, a little Black girl from the inner city writing a novel.”

    See photos of Kenya, Evelyn, Royce and more of your favorite “Basketball Wives” below.

    —Tracy L. Scott

     

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