After dropping her first solo album in four years, Jazmine Sullivan’s newest album Reality Show now debuts at No. 1 on R&B Albums, and No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums this week.
With an album title like Reality Show you know we had to find out from the singer-songwriter if she enjoyed some of the VH1 favs, and we were surprised to find out just how much she enjoys them.
Was the title of the album inspired by doing a web series or was it the other way around?
It was the other way. I just wanted to write about the things that I was actually going through, and I really do watch a lot of reality shows, like, all the time.
Do you watch any of out VH1 reality shows?
Oh God, oh God, that’s what I watch! That’s all I watch. [Laughs] Well, first of all, I watch all the Love & Hip Hop. Love & Hip Hop Atlanta is probably my favorite. Joseline and Stevie, but all of them really. Like, I’ll watch literally all the reality shows because that’s kind of where society is right now. I’m addicted! My fascination with it is just you watch these people put their lives all the way out there. Us normal people, we try to keep the bad things going on in our lives behind closed doors, we don’t want people to know about it — but it’s fascinating to me that people can show it all and I’m like, ‘Oh my God. I couldn’t believe you showed that.’
Who on our VH1 shows do you think deserves to have the windows busted out of his car?
Yeah [laughs]. I don’t know if I should say it. Okay, I’ll say it. I think Stevie deserves for his to get busted out. What is the other guy’s name now? With the two girls in New York? Peter Gunz. He’s pretty bad [laughs]. What you got going on? The normal guys that you would think that need to get their windows busted out. The ones doin’ the dirt.
What are your thoughts on using reality TV to further your career?
I don’t know. I see the benefits that it has for other artists, and I can see it could be beneficial. I’m just not sure if I would do it, as of now, because I’m really private. I feel like this album is my way of letting people in to my life and showing them my reality.
[Reporting by Alexa Tietjen, Photo Source: Getty]