In an interview with the Huffington Post, Stephanie Mills revealed that she doesn’t want anything to do the very popular TV One show “Unsung.” “I don’t like that show.” “They have approached me quite a few times, but I [won’t] do that show.”
“I’ve always been very private and at 55 I don’t want to open up my life to that,” said the Grammy Award winner. “They’ve done Angela Winbush and they even wanted me to say something about her on that show, and I love Angela, we’re sisters. But I had to tell her, ‘I don’t want to do that.’ … I’m not that girl.”
Mills, who herself has endured three failed marriages and is the single mother of a child with special needs, has no interest in being that forthcoming with her own story. “I don’t want to get on these shows and open my life up; I don’t think it’s anyone’s business.”
Although the series highlights the business and personal struggles that kept each artist from achieving commercial success, Mills doesn’t feel that her career has gone unnoticed.
“I just think that it’s not for me,” she furthered. “Let me sing, let me do my concerts, let me do music.”
On the other side of it, most of the acts featured on the show have met tragic fates (destitution, drug abuse, death). Mills, who still is a major concert draw (she’s a headliner of New York City’s Blue Note Music Festival next month), can’t seem to fathom the thought of being considered in such company.
“I don’t feel unsung; I feel like I’ve had a wonderful career. I’ve done wonderful things and met some many wonderful different people. So I don’t feel like I’m unsung at all.”
“They even called my agent and tried to offer me some kind of tour if I did the show, and I was like, ‘I can’t do it,'” she said. “It [goes against] everything that I believe in.”