A little white ago I had the pleasure of conversing with one Cristal Steverson, (not like the champagne) better known to you all as Serious on Flavor of Love. The sweet, down-to-earth Detroit native (currently residing in Atlanta) took the time out with Ronnie Mexxx to discuss life, love, media, entertainment and Flavor.
Donâ€™t worry, peopleâ€¦ I asked the good questions. Once again, we should have audio for this one sometime soon as well.
Cristal cites Flavorâ€™s genuine personality as an initial attraction, however when asked if she would still consider dating Flavor Flav after having been ousted from the show her response was less than optimistic.
â€œI feel like the way I got kicked off was kinda ehhhhh for meâ€¦ It just showed me the kind of man he is, to listen to a womanâ€¦ Itâ€™s a mess. I donâ€™t know. I would have to really sit down and talk to him, think about it andâ€¦ I couldnâ€™t make a decision right now.â€
Hmmmmâ€¦I don't know why he can't take advice from a woman, but okay... she definitely wasn't feeling the way it all went down.
â€œWhat the cameras didnâ€™t show is that me and Flavor Flav talked A LOTâ€¦ We talked a HELL of a lot, but the conversation wasnâ€™t interesting enough for TV, I guessâ€¦ I know a lot about him that some of the other girls probably donâ€™t know.â€
In discussing what did go right on the show, Serious tells of making friends with Brooke AKA Pumkin. I couldnâ€™t even truncate this for you. Peep game. (This would make a lot more sense after having seen this past weekâ€™s episode.)
Cristal Steverson: I think Pumkin was the coolestâ€¦ When we got there we all actually sat down and talked. She was like â€˜I donâ€™t know ANY black people. This will be the first conversation Iâ€™ve ever had with a black person.â€™ So the kind of questions she asked us were like â€˜How do you get your hair straight?â€™
Ron Mexico: Hold up. Hold upâ€¦ She really said that?!
CS: Yeahâ€¦ All the things that we laugh about as black peopleâ€¦ thatâ€™s all she had to go on, just stereotypes and videosâ€¦ That was it â€˜cause she didnâ€™t know any black people.
Cristal and Brooke plan on trading hoods in the near future.
RM: You know where you gotta take her, right?
CS: Oh, Iâ€™mma take her straight to Magic City. (laughs)
RM: (also laughing) â€™Cause we saw them dance moves yâ€™all was showin her. She looks like sheâ€™s ready for The City.
So, Pumkin has zero experience with black people and doesnâ€™t know how she could relate to oneâ€¦ yet she wants to be Flavor Flavâ€™s girlfriend. Hmmmmmm. Either sheâ€™s got a serious case of Concrete Jungle Fever or somebodyâ€™s monkeying aroud with us! (oh, these puns have just got to stop!)
When speaking on the subject of self in the context of reality television, Serious made it a point that we know she is 150% authentic.
â€œOne thing I can say about myselfâ€¦ is that what you saw is what youâ€™d get. If you were at my house right now, itâ€™s the same shit. Iâ€™m jumpin aroundâ€¦ crazy. You know what I mean? If itâ€™s not time to do anything I do not have on any clothes. Iâ€™d probably have on a similar outfit that you saw on the showâ€¦ Hair on the wild. No makeup on. When itâ€™s time to go somewhere, itâ€™s a whole completely different story. I AM proud of my career. What you saw is what you get.â€
Cristal further explained that she seemed relatively unfazed by the cameras and that the VH1 Celebreality environment did not stop her from portraying her true self. From our limited conversation, Iâ€™d have to say I believe her.
CS: When I left I was like 'Heâ€™s an inspiration.â€™ It was so many times when we sat and talked. And he would talk about Bach and, you know, William Shakespeare. We had conversations that were beyond, you know, FLAVOR FLAAAAAAAAV! This man has so much knowledge.
RM: It is a shame that we donâ€™t get to see all that.
CS: But they show whatâ€™s gonna capture folksâ€™ attention.
Speaking of capturing attentionâ€¦ Sheâ€™s featuring in an HBO documentary that discusses with the difference between video models and strippers. Itâ€™s scheduled to debut in May, so check your listings for that. Also, visit her website (www.seriouslycristal.com) and buy one of her oh, so Serious T-shirts.
Serious sounds like the kind of girl youâ€™d definitely want to chill, sit around and do nothing with. We at SOHH once again thank her for her time and wish her the best. I know Cristal and I have a date to watch New Jack City and ummâ€¦ sit around and do nothing.
Questions? Comments? Requests? audio coming soonâ€¦ Seriously. It features the behind-the-scenes trivia section, which is fucking hilarious! firstname.lastname@example.org
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