Diamond couldn’t pass up a chance to be featured on T.I.’s new reality show for Oxygen “Sisterhood of Hip Hop”!
The “Stilettos” rapper told BET.com that it didn’t take her long to decide whether or not she would sign on for “Sisterhood of Hip Hop.” She credits her good friend Tameka “Tiny” Harris with getting her to see what a great move this could be for her career. “When her and Tip brought it to me, it was a no-brainer,” said Diamond.
This is not the first time that she’s been connected to a reality show. Shortly after “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” wrapped up its first season, there was gossip that she and Soulja Boy might join the cast for season 2. This had the great potential to stir up a lot of drama on the show since she would likely be interacting with her ex-boyfriend Lil Scrappy, too.
The rumors turned out to be false, but she didn’t totally dismiss the idea of doing a reality show. She’s already reconciled herself to the fact that putting her life on TV will open her up to a lot of criticism. That’s nothing new for Diamond or the other ladies on the show.
“We all understand it’s some things you have to give up in order to be in this industry. You have to have tough skin,” Diamond said. “I’ve been doing this 10 years. I have experience. I have so much more to learn, but I have so much that I can teach and share with others.”
She’s not terribly concerned about whether or not she’s the most popular artist on the show. The lady lyricist would rather have viewers get an accurate view of who she is. “I just want people to get a chance to see a close shot of me,” Diamond explained. “When people meet me, they like, ‘Oh my gosh! You’re so much cooler in person.’ That makes me feel good. I hope everybody gets a chance to get that same feeling, and I’mma be me the best that I can. That’s the only thing you can do is be you.”
“Sisterhood of Hip Hop” also stars Nyemiah Supreme, Siya, Bia and Brianna Perry. Diamond hinted that they may not all get along, but there is one thing on which they all can agree. “We have differences … but the one thing that we all have in common is the love that we have for music,” she said.