Monday, July 9, 2012
"Love & HipHop Atlanta" Star Karlie Redd Brings The Drama
For Karlie Redd her newfound fame, is helping her build her entertainment career and her charity, raising funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
She sat down with BET for an interview here is an excerpt
About her charity:
"Cancer hits very close to home for me. Three of my family members died from cancer. And one of the people that works for my company, Redd Remy Hair, her mother died from pancreatic cancer. How the charity works is that we do events to help promote my Redd Remy Hair line, to get people talking about the hair. Whatever sales we make at the event, we give a percentage to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, which encourages additional research, increases awareness, and provides support to families coping with loved ones who have cancer."
How she joined the cast:
"There was a little buzz going on around me. I’d already done Scream Queen and had an appearance on Beverly Hills Fabulous. I was in Atlanta recording, and I came in to talk to Mona Scott about being on the show. Because I kept it so real with her — and I love Mona to death — she brought me on."
She was asked if she could you see that during the taping of the series?
"No, I had no way of knowing. We’re not allowed to see any part of the show. We’re watching the show with you guys. We’re actually living our lives and they were filming it."
She was asked how does she think the show will impact her brand?
"Nowadays, in the entertainment industry, you have to have a buzz. You can be signed to a label and don’t have a buzz and no one knows about you. No one hears that song. But people are watching the TV show. They can hear my music, and I move on from there. And I can create a buzz."