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From Flava Flav to Monica, celebrities are getting reality shows as often as they are changing their tooth brushes. The saying “some publicity is better than no publicity” rings very true for everyone especially those who have been off the radar for a while. Lately, the best way to recharge a stalled career is to star in your very own reality television show. Depending on the outcome an artist is trying to achieve, opening up their homes for millions to view on either MTV, VH1 or BET may be just the thing they need to ensure platinum status on their next album. So far some of my favorite artists have gotten their careers on track thanks to reality television but there are some artists that I think need the reality TV career boost more than others.
Chris Brown– It’s unfortunate, but Chris Breezy has gotten himself in one sticky situation. After beating up on Rihanna (or whatever happened) people (fans included) can’t remember anything about him other than the fact that he was accused of being a woman beater. A reality show on Spike TV would be the perfect way to show the world that despite his recent problems, he’s still the same guy that fans once loved. He may even get sympathy views from a few non fans too.
Lauryn Hill- Something needs to be done to revive her career because let’s face it, it’s a shame that all that talent came to a halt after just one solo album. It’s been over 10 years and people are still waiting for ‘Miseducation Of Lauryn: Volume 2″. A reality show on TV One is the perfect way for Ms. Hill to show fans that she wasn’t just busy doing nothing but raising Zion and the rest of her kids. It would also be a great way to see her in the studio singing unreleased music that would eventually be leaked to the internet for us to hear for free. It’s a win-win situation for all involved.
Mystical- This southern (once No-Limit) rapper has been gone for a while and although many of us know who he is, Soulja Boy fans couldn’t pick Mystical out of a line up if we showed them his picture first. A reality show following him as he shops his demo to record labels and try to regain their trust may be what he needs to create a buzz and reestablish himself as a rapper of importance. The show could even go as far as adding the T.I. effect which would include him volunteering at a center for male sex offenders trying to get their lives back on track.
That’s it for now. As I think of other artists who could benefit from the exploitation affiliated with reality television, I will update my list.
I know reality TV may seem a bit desperate (Tiny&Toya, Fantasia or Keyshia Cole) but it actually works. Reality TV is known to turn unknowns into half-knowns and screw ups into celebrity inspirations.