Toya Carter Talks Leaving Rapping Behind & Not Doing A Frankie & Neffe Show (Pg. 2)

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By: Tray Hova / April 5, 2011

I feel that. Is that the reason why you refer to Wayne as Dream in the book?
Yeah I tried to avoid his name period because I’m just sick of it, but that’s my life and my book is about my life, but I was just like I don’t want to say his name. When I first started writing everybody had a different name for privacy purposes, but then I thought about it and put my real family members’ names back in becaue of the reality show, but I just didn’t want to put Wayne’s name in it. He supports the book 100% though and he did the forward for me.

I remember a year ago you said you were thinking about rapping more often. Where are with that? 
It’s really not for me. It was just a hobby, I wouldn’t really take it seriously. But it was fun. I really had fun playing around with it, shooting the videos, recording and stuff like that. But that’s not for me. I want to get into acting. I’ve been taking acting classes and me and my daughter are going to start doing it together on Saturdays. That’s something I think I’d be more comfortable with.

If you could play any type of role what would it be?
Something where I can play off my own emotions like somebody that was dumped or maybe even like a foster kid. 

Let’s talk about your new show Toya’s Family Affair. What made you want to have a show focused completely on you?
I felt like Tiny and Toya was such a big hit and the fans telling us how much we inspired them and I just decided to keep it going, but Toya’s Family Affair is a little bit deeper because all my family members are sharing their tears and emotions. When cameras start rolling, all types of stuff comes out. But what I like about the show is that it’s been therapy for me and my family. It’s really a good positive show. That was my number one fear of doing the show at first because when you involve your family members, we know from previous shows that the network did, that it can turn into train wreck TV and I’m not that type of person. I’m also the executive producer on the show. You hear the negative things like “This is going to be another Keyshia Cole, Frankie and Neffe,” not that I have anything against those shows, but you have to see for yourself; you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Does Wayne make an appearance on the show at all?
I don’t know. He came to something, but I don’t know if we’re going to show it or not because like I said it’s not about Wayne. I didn’t make a big deal about it, but if it’s in there, it’s in there. It’s not like “Wayne is on the show.” No. He was at something that we filmed that was for his daughter, so if we use that, then yeah, if not, then no.

Would you ever consider being on a show like Love & Hip-Hop?