During the 90’s the New York based trio SWV was known as much for their hit songs “Weak” “Right Here (Human Nature)” “Use Your Heart” and “Rain,” as their hard-partying ways. A combination of money and financial disputes broke the group up early in the next decade. Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons all moved on to other things.
Coko recorded a moderately successful gospel CD, and Taj married then NFL star Eddie George, with whom she starred on the TV One reality show I Married a Baller. Lelee, already the mother of two, struggled after the group disbanded, temporarily living in her car until finally getting a day job. Now, the group is back with the WEtv reality show SWV Reunited which debuts tonight and airs Thursdays at 10 p.m.
If Tom Joyner was confused by the show’s name this morning, well, you can’t blame him, as the group has been performing together for some time at awards shows and even on The Fantastic Voyage.
“I know, we’ve been reunited since 2005,” says Coko. “I guess it just sounded good.
“We wanted Unbreakable, but they thought Reunited sounded better,” Taj adds.
When Tom asks who’s the main diva in the group is and why they broke up in the first place, Coko quickly takes the blame.
“They’ll say it’s me. I’m the Diana Ross, call me the boss,” she says.
What were the group’s biggest arguments about, she’s asked.
SWV On TJMS: Why Their New Reality Show Is Must-See TV was originally published on blackamericaweb.com