According to the YBF, a new reality show is in the works and will be coming to a television screen near you very soon. Queen Latifah and “R&B Divas” creator Nicci Gilbert have joined forces for a new reality series titled, “From The Bottom Up.” And it’s set to premiere January 16, 2016 at 10pm ET on Centric.
The new show will center around five women who were very successful in the past and lost everything due to substantial circumstances, ranging from controversy to jail time. Sounds interesting.
A synopsis about the show reveals:
Gilbert’s show will follow the lives of Christina Beatty, Kimberly Smedley, Stacii Jae Johnson, Chrystale Wilson, and Sara Stokes. Beatty was at the center of the scandals with Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and served jail time and probation for her crimes. Smedley was jailed for administering botched silicone buttocks injections. Johnson, an ex-event coordinator to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, was arrested in 2012 on DUI charges. Wilson, also known as Ronnie from The Players Club, has struggled to excel in her career beyond the 1998 film. Stokes, singer from Sean “P Diddy” Combs’ “Making The Band 2," was arrested and charged with domestic violence in July 2014.
Nicci hopes the new show will empower women to stay strong and keep pushing no matter what life throws at you. She wants to show how these women have been humbled and how their decisions have impacted their lives, how they have learned from their mistakes and how they have rediscovered hope.
Check out the trailer below:
Sidebar: Check out my flashback friday interview with Nicci Gilbert. This was my very first ever red carpet for Studio Q.