Actress Janet Hubert has never backed down from a fight, and she has never shied away from putting people on full furnace blast whom she thought deserved being repudiated and condemned.
Well, Hubert has stuck her claws into her next victim. A screenshot of an alleged Facebook post of the actress slamming Omarosa Manigault-Newman is going viral.
Hubert, who may be best known as the matriarch on the classic comedy “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star — and who is often affectionately called “Aunt Viv” off screen — allegedly scorched White House political aide Omarosa seemingly after the dedicated Trump disciple made headlines for her controversial presence at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention a few weeks ago.
The post, however, no longer appears to be on Hubert’s Facebook page.
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This is not the first time that Hubert has gotten into a public skirmish with a fellow celebrity. “Fresh Prince” fans recall that she and Will Smith locked horns during the show’s popularity peak which led to her unceremonious ouster.
Hubert said the bad blood began when Smith refused to help the other actors on the show negotiate for new contracts, saying “I seem to remember at option time, coming to you and saying … ‘With you, maybe we can get a little raise.’ [We thought] your influence would help us greatly, like they did on Friends.” Instead, she said that he supposedly replied, “My deal is my deal, and y’alls deal is y’alls deal.”
The bad blood resulted in Hubert leaving the show in 1993, after three seasons, and the aftermath of her departure was anything but amicable.
In a radio show interview the year of she left the show, Smith made some pointed remarks about their feud. “I can say straight up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be The Aunt Viv of Bel Air Show, because I know she is going to dog me in the press,” the actor said at the time. “She has basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing. She’s mad now but she’s been mad all along. She said once, ‘I’ve been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.’ ”
Hubert also blasted Jada Pinkett Smith and Will (again) for boycotting the 2016 Academy Awards because of the conspicuous absence of African American nominees.
“There’s a lot of s— going on in the world that you all don’t seem to recognize. People are dying. Our boys are being shot left and right. People are hungry. People are starving. People are trying to pay bills,” Hubert said. “And you’re talking about some motherf—ing actors and Oscars. It just ain’t that deep.”