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


12. Tiny
Show: T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Aired: December 2011 – present
Outcome: We’ve all come to grips with the fact that Xscape isn’t doing a reunion. Not only are they not doing a reunion, T.I. doesn’t want his woman using her precious time to work. He’d rather she take care of their six children. Tiny may not have relaunched a music career, but she is managing her daughter’s group the OMG Girlz and dabbling in her own late night TV show. Tiny is another one who came out on top. Doesn’t have to work if she doesn’t want to because her rich husband likes to provide, but can also be involved in the music industry through her daughter and husband. Take notes, y’all.


13. Ozzy Osbourne
Show: The Osbournes
Aired: March 2002 – March 2005
Outcome: Look, Ozzy’s 64 and still making music–both solo and group albums. Step your game up peeps! You may have never heard of his metal band Black Sabbath before, but you know The Osbournes. That was classic TV. It was so great to see dysfunction not in its typical stereotypical way.


14. Jessica Simpson
Show: Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica
Aired: August 2003 – March 2005
Outcome: I am not ashamed, I am not ashamed, I am not ashamed… to admit I’d forgotten Jessica Simpson was a singer. I could only remember her for asking if “Chicken Of the Sea” tuna was indeed tuna or chicken. But hey, who needs music when you have a successful shoe line and a hefty Weight Watchers endorsement? She doesn’t seem pressed about making music. Wonder if she ever figured out the quadratic equation that is tuna.

15. Bret Michaels
Show: Rock of Love
Aired: July 2007 – April 2009
Outcome: No offense to Bret Michaels’s music career as we’re 100 percent sure it was great. But does anyone care about new music from this guy as long as they have Rock of Love reruns? Reality TV was clearly his thing.

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