Dawn Robinson has wanted to tell her story, and the EnVogue alumna finally has the chance, thanks to TV One’s “R&B Divas: LA.”
“It really feels like I’m getting out what I always wanted to get out, that I’m expressing myself in a way that I always wanted to, that people who misunderstood me before will finally get a chance to understand what happened in my past and where I’m going now,” said Dawn who called the reality TV experience “therapeutic” and “wonderful.”
“I feel like I’m finally being heard for the first time. People assumed a lot about me without really knowing the truth,” she said. “I was never able to discuss what happened to EnVogue.”
Dawn, one-fourth of the quartet that burst onto the scene in the early ‘90s with hits like “Hold On,” “Free Your Mind,” and “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” said her “Divas” co-stars didn’t even know which of the EnVogue rumors were fact or fiction.
It’s unlikely any of Dawn’s EnVogue group members will be making cameo appearances on the show, since she doesn’t speak to her former group members anymore. However, “Divas” fans will still be served a healthy portion of star power with Chante Moore, Lil Mo, Kelly Price, Michel’le and Claudette Ortiz co-starring.
While viewers will get to learn more about what led to the demise of EnVogue from Dawn’s point of view, they’ll also come to know more about her as a person.
“I’m very funny. I have a good time,“ Dawn said, guessing what viewers will be surprised to learn about her.
“EnVogue was so upscale…and prim and proper and we wore our dresses and we ‘shoo-dooped’ all the time; we had our choreography, and you never got to see us clown around, but Terry [Ellis] is hilarious. You never saw that side of her. We would laugh at her to the point where we would get in trouble because we weren’t finishing putting on our makeup before a show, and we were late. That’s the kind of stuff I wish people would have seen with us when we were all together,” she said.
Watch the “R&B Divas: LA” preview below.
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