July 18, 2014

Black Bourgeoisie: Lifetime’s “BAPS” Has High-End Hoopla

BAPS cast

“Don’t judge us based on that clip,” Jason K. Wilson told a group of media professionals who gathered in a small room inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the Essence Festival in New Orleans to meet the cast of “BAPs.”

Jason K. Wilson

This isn’t “B*A*P*S” the 1997 film starring Halle Berry, Martin Landau and Natalie Desselle-Reid, instead this is Lifetime’s new reality show about “Black American Princesses and Princes” set in St. Louis.

The show follows the lives of the Gateway City’s elite crowd of buppies and how their friendship is challenged by various social obstacles.

You get an inside look into the privileged lifestyles Wilson, Anisha Morrell, Kristen Gipson Jones, Gina Cheatham, Riccarda Lacey, Kendrick Evans, Rai-Rai Evans and Brandon Williams.

Anisha Morrell

While the trailer shows the cast being social, talking about material things and their upscale upbringing before the anticipated conflict ensues, cast member Morrell said there’s most substance to this show than the trailer lets on.

“The biggest elephant in the room is how we treat one another,” she emphasized, before adding: “The biggest thing is getting people to understand that it takes all kind of people to make the world go around.”

If you want to see how the well-to-do live and engage in St. Louis, catch “BAPs” when it premieres on Wednesday, July 23 at 10pm on Lifetime.

Jason K. Wilson, Anisha Morrell & Jawn Murray

VIDEO: Watch the promotional trailer for “BAPs” below.


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