TV ONE’s “R&B Divas” premiered to record numbers last week, becoming the most-watched original premiere in the network’s history. And though things appear to be going well for the show, behind the scenes, things are rumored to be a nightmare, and one cast member is reportedly about to get the boot.
According to RadarOnline, sources close to the show say that producers are planning to fire Gilbert from the series before filming for the second season begins.
“Despite doing interviews with her whole message of positivity, Nicci was a terror to work with on the show,” a source says. “Publicly, she says she wanted this show to be the anti-Housewives, but privately her actions made her a fit for Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club.”
The source claims that producers are already looking for a replacement and are eyeing R&B singer Kelly Price, who has already met with producers about joining the cast.
Though Gilbert is credited as a co-producer on the show, alongside Faith Evans, the sources say that the network will just “just pay her a producer credit and cancel her talent contract.”
Well, if the story is true, apparently, Gilbert hasn’t gotten the memo that her job is in trouble. In fact, the singer has been tweeting heavily about the show, and last night she posted about how happy she is at TV ONE.
It looks like we’ll have to see how this story plays out. But if it is true, it wouldn’t be the first time that a star’s been fired for a bad attitude. Check out some other troublesome celebs below. – nicholas robinson