Syleena Johnson on Faith Evans’ Grammy Snub: “It Looks Selfish”
Faith Evans may not be on R&B Divas AtlantaSeason 3, but that doesn’t mean the R&B singer isn’t going to be in on some of the drama coming this year. During the promo for the new season of the hit TV One reality show, we see the divas are stoked their compilation album, R&B Divas, receives a Grammy-nomination, but there’s a catch — only Faith Evans is credited for the album. In a recent interview with Huffington Post, diva Syleena Johnson dished on what she thought about the snub.
“It looks selfish and like we were shafted,” Syleena said. "It was presented to us as a compilation CD but not entered into the Grammy Awards as a compilation CD. It was entered as a Faith Evans album.”
As you’ll recall, for most of RBD ATL Season 1, the divas — Nicci Gilbert, Monifah, KeKe Wyatt, and Syleena — worked on creating a charity album for the Whitney Houston Academy. And as excited as the divas appear to be in the preview over being Grammy-nominated singers (some, for the first time in their lives), Syleena points out only Faith receives the credit, making it seem as though it was her album.
“Faith sits on the Grammy board and she is literate with the rules,” Syleena says. “It appears to be...I can't say malicious. It's possible it went over her head. I doubt it, but I don't know.”
Because of this, Syleena appears to be more determined than ever to make this season of R&B Divas profitable music-wise for the ladies. In the promo, she notes that Faith is featured on about 51 percent of the compilation album, so the rest of the ladies need to make every moment here on out count.
What do you think? Do you believe Faith Evans intentionally left out the R&B Divas for a Grammy nomination? Tell us in the comments below!