Rappers moving into success in other mediums is a dream that many never achieve, but rapper Eve is one of the few to successfully navigate her rap career turning into a television one. Some years later, she’s sharing some insights into her past career, lifestyle and why her show was canceled after 3 seasons.
Eve, the eponymous show featuring Eve, premiered on UPN back in 2003, being developed around the time to take advantage of the success of the Brandy-led hit Moesha. The show ran for three seasons before being canceled by the network when it became known as The CW, along with a host of other popular Black sitcoms at the time.
Now, Eve’s sharing on one of the other reasons she feels the show came to an end – herself.
“Having my own sitcom was everything. It was pressure, it was fun, it was stressful,” she told TV One’s Uncensored. “I was still going to the club trying to get to set at 9 a.m. Trying to get to a table read, which was—don’t do that, ever.”
She also said the new adventure was tough to balance with music. “I do believe a lot of it had to do with the fact that I was trying to straddle both sides of my life, still trying to hold on to kind of hanging out. And I was late a lot. That’s not cool. I do think a lot of it had to do with my actions at that time.”
See the clip below.