Photo Screenshot: Courtesy of Rickey Smiley facebook page

Photo Screenshot: Rickey Smiley/Facebook page

Rickey Smiley made an announcement that May 1 would be his last day on Facebook. This is due to what he described as negative energy and messy people on his timeline that left derogatory comments in his inbox after he shared a joke about dark skin some found offensive.

He shared in a post:

Rickey Smiley - Courtesy of Facebook

We will miss Smiley on Facebook because it’s his page that really brightens the day. Below, take a look at the three main reasons he will be missed:

  1. Smiley brings a sense of family to Facebook -There have been several times that Smiley has introduced us to family members. We met his favorite grandson and saw a completely different, nuturing side of Smiley and a glistening in his eye when he used the word “pop pop” to describe what he thinks his grandson was internally calling him. We met his daughter who is attending college in Mexico.

  2. Smiley takes us into his day and let’s Brat and other celebrities talk to us and keep it real by telling us what’s really on their minds. If they are tired or even if it’s something more personal, Smiley is going to tell it. He introduces us to the cast and crew and let’s each person tell us their position and what it is that they do. He introduced us to his right hand person Jacenda, the technical producer, and spoke about how she is always interrupting his dates.

  3. Smiley reminds us that he is only human. Even though he is on television and popping at these comedy clubs, he reminds us he is only human. He never tries to be better than others and he keeps it real with his audience on Facebook live.

Some took offense to what Smiley was saying and others didn’t but Smiley took time to explain:

Photo Screenshot: Courtesy of Rickey Smiley facebook page

Photo Screenshot: Courtesy of Rickey Smiley facebook page



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  • Daena

    As long as Bernice and Janie ain’t going anywhere I’m kosher.

  • nosey rosy

    ricky smiley is acting selfish and entitled, he thinks cause he has a name he can say what the f..k he wants , so what if she was light, she was a child with , growing pains and for a grown , azz man to pout and through a fitt cause he got called out is HIDEOUS AND HORRIFIC ., he ought to know how to be human, and some situation dont call for the hollywood glamour and fakein , he is fake ,, old gay blade butt , he has all those fake gay friend da brat porsha and kandi and tiny all gay or downlow , thats why TI left pig face tiny .. she always up in some gay persons face . pretending to be cool .. ricky smily is weird , i dont care how many kids or grandkids he has , that dont make him straight

  • Kimberley Egonmwan

    Did you really just ignore what he did so you could wax poetic about missing him because “he brightens your day”? Are you that oblivious to the harm his kind of thinking and joking continues to do to our community?

  • Well$$Well$$?

    People still listen to his show? I started listening to The Breakfast Club years ago and never looked back.

  • plow

    Crude Dude.

  • Tumbletee

    Bye! Don’t let the door hit you on your way out. . .

  • Elsie

    At first I thought this would be a satire piece but I see you are serious. I’m curious HOW MUCH of that dark-skinned check you were cut to take the time to prepare this spin piece. You are right up there with Phaedra and Kellyanne Conway. Just lying and spinning to cover up evil. Rickey is a self-hating, oblivious, narcissist. Now that he feels financially secure, his true colors are coming out. Any black person with sense should stop supporting him and that low-class Steve Harvey. You tried it though.

  • Guest

    I suggest everyone watch the 60 Minutes report they did on social media and unplug from it for their own mental health.