Chase Rice got more than he bargained for on “The Bachelor”.
The country singer made an appearance on Monday’s new episode of the reality series, and in it he came face to face with an ex of his: contestant Victoria Fuller.
“I was pissed. I was really pissed off to be honest,” Rice said, in an interview on the “Fritz in the Morning” radio show. “I was just going there to try and promote ‘Lonely If You Are’, and ‘Eyes On You,’ and I wanted nothing to do with. If there’s anything I’ve ever wanted, it’s to have nothing to do with the drama of that show.”
“I know her, we spent a night together in Charlotte. She’s a cool chick from what I know of her. I got no problem with her, I got no problem with him. I knew she was going on the show,” Rice added.
The experience turned out to be quite a negative one, the musician explained.
“I was still pretty surprised. I told my manager and my publicist, and they were like ‘Don’t even worry about that. They’re not going to do that to you, that’s a weird coincidence but they’re not going to, there’s no way they’re going to do that to you,’” he said.
“The fact that they did that to me? It’s over the top, it’s unnecessary,” Rice continued. “I didn’t expect it, but at the end of the day it happened. I don’t know if it’s the producers, or if they just got lucky as hell. I know what I think, but I’ll let everybody figure out what they think.”
Rice, who competed in “Survivor: Nicaragua” in 2010, was asked if he would ever consider participating in another reality show competition. “Not a shot in hell,” he fired back. “Unless they paid me a billion dollars? I’d do it for a billion dollars. Give me a billion and I’ll do it.”
Calling in to the “Bobby Bones Show” on Tuesday, Rice said, “I tried to make the best of it. You know, I was upset at first. What in the world was that about? But, at the end of the day, if it takes people to my music, takes people to the album, I’m not going to complain about that. I’m not mad at anybody. I’m pretty happy with it.”