Former Ruff Ryder Eve and Power’s Naturi Naughton set to star in ‘Queens’ a Hip Hop drama series on ABC.
Written by Zahir McGhee, the show centers around four women in their 40s reuniting to regain the feeling they had when they were members of a 1990s group. Furthermore, these groups made them legends in the genre.
Additionally, Eve will play Brianna who is a member of the group founded by Naughton’s character, Jill, aka Da Thrill. Both Naughton and Eve bring their own personal experiences to these roles.
Naughton was a member of the popular—but troubled—group 3LW. Before disbanding in 2007, the group went on to be a platinum-selling act and inspired Disney’s Cheetah Girls.
Eve, on the other hand, was a rap powerhouse. Not only was she Ruff Ryder’s “Pitbull in a Skirt,” but she also had pop smashes; such as “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” featuring Gwen Stefani. To date, she has sold close to 5 million albums worldwide.
After 3LW, Naughton became a household name for her role as Tasha St. Patrick on Starz’s Power. Although she continues to play a role in the Power universe, Queens will hopefully expand her name. As for Eve, she had her own self-titled sitcom that ran from 2002-2006.
In addition, Eve also appeared in movies like; XXX, the Barbershop franchise, and more before landing a role on the daytime talk show The Talk where she was a co-host for three years.