‘Basketball Wives’ Star Kenya Bell Scores Major Record Deal

star Kenya Bell may have been the butt of all jokes for her cast mates on the show, but it looks like this time she gets the last laugh.

The former Miss Michigan USA has signed a distribution deal with Bungalo Records under the direction of Universal Music Group. Bell makes VH1 history as the first reality star to land a major deal.

“I am excited to work with Bungalo Records on this distribution deal and can’t wait for the world to hear my music. It has been a lifelong dream to record an album and share my passion of singing with the world,” expressed Kenya.

As far as her hating cast mates, she says, “I was floored [when Bungalo called me], I was like, ‘Really? Didn’t the basketball wives tell me I had no chance?’ It felt so good to me, obviously they believe that I have something, I have talent, and for me that’s just amazing.”

She added, “I’m still writing my own music and working with Jazze Pha and Young Money and I’m doing even better stuff than before. My co-stars just made me better.”

The first single under the deal is a Jazze Pha-produced track called “Hate Me” and will be released worldwide December 11.