Everyone should recognize Cassi Davis from Tyler Perry's House of Payne as Aunt Ella and wife to Curtis Payne. Well in real life Cassi Davis has crossed a major milestone in her personal life. She graduated from Spelman College this year. She enrolled as a student to the college in 1984 and got all the way to her senior year and dropped out. Miss Davis sat down with Essence to explain her journey back to Spelman.
ESSENCE.COM: Congratulations on your graduation. Why did you leave Spelman before graduating the first time?
I graduated from high school May 7, 1984, and left home to go to Spelman. I majored in music with a concentration in vocal performance but I didn't want to be a classical singer. I thought this college experience would teach me how to be a gospel singer. When I got there, I was awakened to the real world. I was trying to get my music degree and really just wanted to sing about Jesus. So, it was just a rebellious thing for me. I didn't want to do a senior recital without singing something spiritual. They told me I couldn't, so I walked away......
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