Claudia’s Bravo blog included a link to the hysterical video above. It’s Kenya and Claudia in a Karaoke Bar in LA a few years back. Those two are such jokesters. She also shares some very personal after the page jump.
Bravotv.com: You and Kenya have known each other for years – what’s the funniest/craziest thing you guys have done together?
Claudia Jordan: Hmm, I’d have to say the funniest thing we’ve done together was when for her birthday we went to a karaoke bar and performed “Nasty Girls.” Of course I was terrible, because I’m Rhythmless Nation over here, but Kenya was pretty good. I mean she’s no Mariah in the voice department, but what I like about her is she commits to the bit. It was fun! Underneath it all I’m just a big goofy kid at heart!
The funny thing about being in radio is I never thought I’d make a career out of it. I know folks are 50/50 about my raspy voice and I just wanted to do some explaining. When I was 2-years-old I had surgery on my throat. I had a cyst removed. It was right in the middle of my throat and I still have a little scar. My mom told me it was pretty scary, but it had to be done. She also told me there were risks involved — that I possibly wouldn’t be able to talk or eat without a tube — but it all worked out. But I will say that throughout my entire life I’ve had issues with my throat and voice. As a young girl I would be in and out of the hospital with strep throat all the time, I had my tonsils removed when I was 10-years-old, and when I turned 22 I suffered total voice loss and it was scary! Later on in life I was told I had nodes on my vocal chords. So when folks say, “I hate her voice,” I just ask that you keep that in mind I’m just grateful I can even speak at all!