Mona Scott-Young is reportedly producing an upcoming Bravo reality show involving the ‘90s R&B girl groups SWV and Xscape.
According to The Jasmine Brand, the project is being labeled as a docu-series that will follow the lives of both bands as they embark on a new tour and work on new music, though it’s still unclear whether this will lead to an album release down the line.
A source told the publication, “There is much at stake for these powerhouse women as they navigate different stages in their lives, both personally and professionally. From celebrating the power of collaboration and sisterhood to pushing to overcome obstacles, there is no shortage of wonder, watching two of the most iconic female R&B groups of the ’90s come together for this multi-part limited series.”
The show has not been given a title yet, but from what’s been gathered, a premiere date is already being aimed for Fall 2022.
Xscape and SWV previously teamed up when they went head-to-head during last year’s Verzuz battle, during which time there were already rumors circulating on social media that the girl groups were planning to unite for a tour in the near future.
Meanwhile, Mona took part in TV One’s autobiographical series Uncensored last year, where she addressed being unfairly “vilified” by viewers of Love & Hip Hop, a VH1 franchise she helped produce, which initially started in New York and has since branched out to multiple spin-offs, including Atlanta, Miami, and Hollywood.
Viewers of the reality show often blamed Mona for putting cast members in situations that are bound to make them get physical with one another, with some going as far as to say she portrays people of color in a negative light — particularly because she helms multiple shows where wild antics, fights, and bad behavior tends to be a common theme.
But the 55-year-old expressed that she believed she was being held to a different standard than producers behind white reality franchises, such as Real Housewives or TLC’s Honey Boo Boo, who she said was practically doing the same thing.
“I understand as a woman, and as a woman of color, there is a responsibility that I have to protect the image of Black women and of Black people, as transmitted by the world and I recognize that,” she explained.
“But what I also feel as strongly about is that there is a right for every Black person to tell their story. This right here was about the women in hip hop who have relationships with these men and they have a right for their stories to be told. So that is something I will stand fast in and argue.”