15 Musicians Turned Reality Stars (For Better Or For Worse)


9. Jim Jones
Show: Love And Hip Hop and Chrissy and Mr. Jones
Aired: March 2011-2012 and September 2012-present respectively
Outcome: Let’s not pretend for one ounce of a second that Dipset was not the sh*t. It was and there’s just no denying that. Folks were devastated when the group dismantled leaving some of the less popular members to pick up the pieces for their solo careers. Jimmy found himself on Love and Hip Hop with his longtime girlfriend Chrissy, which led to a spinoff show. On the show he was always in the studio. What resulted from all those studio sessions is still a mystery.


10. Keyshia Cole
Show: The Way It Is and Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Aired: July 2006 – December 2008 and October 2012 – December 2012 respectively
Outcome: Keyshia had the bitter women anthems on lock. Her reality show with her mom Frankie opened the flood gates for hilariously entertaining mamas on reality shows. Once it was time to get back to the music Keyshia still had some devoted fans, but her popularity had dwindled. You can catch her now shading women who actually are performing at the Super Bowl or posting pics on Instagram of her straddling her husband to prove to the world they’re doing just fine.


11. Kandi
Show: The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Aired: October 2008 – present
Outcome: Reality TV was the best thing that happened to Kandi’s once dormant career. Although she never stopped getting checks from the hit songs she wrote in the late 90s, no one was knocking down her door for an Xscape reunion. Once she joined the RHOA she created a sex toy line that is popping, she wrote a song for cast mate Kim Zolciak and parlayed it all into her own Bravo spinoff. The cherry on top was she found her soon-to-be husband who was working the cameras the whole time. Kandi is winning, hunty.

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