Mashonda’s “Reality Check” Aims to Stop Reality TV Violence

R&B singer Mashonda Tifrere, whom briefly participated in a few episodes of ‘Love & Hip Hop,’ is taking a stand against violence in reality television programs. She has launched “Reality Check” to combat the popularized fights taking place on shows like “Basketball Wives.”

“Early this year when I found out Jennifer (Williams) got slapped by a cast mate I was shocked. Jennifer always speaks out against violence and fighting, so I knew that it was something she couldn’t even understand herself. I witnessed her go into a serious state of depression. I became very worried for her,” said Mashonda. “She wouldn’t talk for days and no one was able to locate her. It made me think of all the young girls that deal with violence and name calling at school, these are the same children that commit suicide after being bullied.”

Jennifer Williams, a cast member of Basketball Wives, was struck in the face while filming an episode that was recently broadcast. As a victim, she supports Mashonda’s efforts to stop vehemence behavior.

“Reality Check is near and dear to my heart. I think it is a great organization to promote positivity amongst our youth in the community,” Williams told Mashonda in an interview. “I am a strong believer that your foundation is everything and I feel a sense of responsibility to my community to display a positive image.”