'BAPS' star responds to negative feedback

ST. LOUIS - A new St Louis-based reality show recently debuted, and it's generating a lot of buzz, but not all of it is good.

NewsChannel 5's Nichole Berlie had the chance to sit down with one of the stars of "BAPs."

"BAPs" stands for Black American Princesses or Princes. The reality show focuses on the lives of nine upper-middle class African-Americans in the St. Louis area.

The debut episode of "BAPs" generated a lot of negative feedback, because of some in-fighting and typical reality show drama.

But Gina Cheatum, who describes herself as a "well-mannered debutante," says viewers shouldn't give up on the show just yet.

"It's unfortunate that's the way the show started off, however it was very real. However there's other great storylines, I mean there's eight characters, cast members, and each one of us has something different going on in our lives," said Cheatum.

She also says the show highlights positive things, and when you're dealing with reality you get both the good and the bad."

"BAPs" airs Wednesdays on Lifetime. So far, six episodes are in the works.


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