Kiely Williams is out to prove her career has nine lives with the list of projects she’s working on.
Kiely, who recently chatted with S2S, is getting a lot of press for the racy video to her already provocative song, “Spectacular.” It features a girl walking home after a night of alcohol-fueled anonymous sex with some dude she met at a bar.
Many people questioned the inspiration behind such adult material, but Kiely contends it was meant to be more like social commentary than a page from her personal diary.
According to her, it could be a topic covered on her forthcoming talk show. Yep, the former Disney diva told S2S exclusively that she’s looking to have some grown-up conversations on daytime TV. But she’s also setting out to teach her peers with the chat show.
“Just kind of a social-awareness thing for people my age. A no b.s. kind of approach to what’s going on in the real world,” said Kiely, who couldn’t reveal too much about the show because it’s still in the early creative stages. However, she did tell us that it’s targeted at viewers in their 20s.
“It’s very rare that, today on television, you see entertainment coupled with education and real-life issues that we’re dealing with,” she added.
While Kiely’s shopping her show around, she’s also working on another album. The project has been in production for a while, but no release date has been announced since she’s still making tracks.
What’s the hold up? Kiely really wants to make sure the album presents her as a more mature person. She’s ready to shed the squeaky clean image she had to uphold during her days with the Cheetah Girls.
“I don’t like to think of it as an image. I like to think of it as presenting myself to the world as who I am,” Kiely told S2S. “I really respected what Disney wanted to do and the market that we were selling to, but I’m 24 years old and it’s time for me to be me.”
With so many projects up in the air though, one concrete project you will see her featured in is Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming. She’s playing resident mean girl and trifilin’ ex-girlfriend Brenda. Shooting for the film has wrapped, but a release date has yet to be announced.
Stomp the Yard 2 also stars Pooch Hall of “The Game,” who told Kiely she’d be great on his show. Could this mean that Derwin has confirmed his spot on the team when it comes back to BET?! Fans will just have to wait and see.
Our question is: Who would Kiely be playing? Hmmm.
— Sonya Eskridge
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