Gabrielle Union Fired From ‘America’s Got Talent’ After Speaking Out Against ‘Problematic’ Racism, Sexism and More

Apparently there’s a lot more to the story than what was officially announced.

Gabrielle’ firing came as a result of her speaking up about ‘problematic’ situations.

“[Gabrielle’s] contract was not renewed after being the #1 talent on the show, NBC and network TV. She set the record for her Golden Buzzer. They only replace the women and blacks at Simon’s whim. She wouldn’t walk away from $12 million because she’s ‘busy.’ Based on weekly interactions on social media, by the time AGT finale aired Gabrielle was the #1 talent on network TV for 2019. Why not pick up someone’s option in extreme success?”

The NBC sources continue:

“Social media engagement is the new measuring stick for talent and Simon isn’t on social media. Juliane and Gabrielle were both way higher ranked/engaged than Howie. The idea the network wants to ‘switch things up’ only applies to women and Black folks.

Nick Cannon wasn’t crazy. He walked away from 8-figures over how [AGT] operates.”

Back in 2017, Nick Cannon took to Facebook to announce that he was ‘threatened with termination by executives’ after he made a racial joke about NBC on his Showtime stand-up special. He quit his job as host of ‘America’s Got talent’ prior to the 12th season, saying “My soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.”

Gabrielle’s firing is merely a continuation of their problematic tendencies.

“Let’s just say they didn’t start the racism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia etc. in season 14. They were quite comfortable with it all by the time Gabrielle got there. Remember Nick said ‘NBC stands for N*gga Be Careful.’”

Keep in mind that Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Mel B, all left the show last year. It’s not the first time Simon’s been accused of misogyny — so, if true, we can’t imagine racism being far behind.

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‘RHOA’ star Kandi Burruss Finds Surrogate To Carry Her Baby Girl

Kandi and Todd are adding more then just new businesses to the family

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Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are planning to have more kids.

The couple, who star on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and welcomed their first child, Ace, in 2016, are in the early stages of locking down a surrogate, Burruss told Us Weekly.

“We did find someone, and right now we are in the process – you know it hasn’t been done – but we’re in the process,” Burruss, 42, said.

Burruss, who’s been married to Tucker since 2014, admits she’s a bit “nervous” about moving forward because it’s all so foreign to her.

“Like, I don’t have anybody who can tell me [about it],” she added. “When we were going through the IVF process, I did have a couple of friends who had done it, so, you know, I could talk to them, but this is a situation where I don’t have anybody I can talk to.”

The couple has two girl embryos left and is planning to use them.

They’ll be following in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus, who’ve all used surrogates to expand their families.

Both Burruss and Tucker have older daughters from previous relationships.

Yaya DaCosta Calls Out ‘ANTM’ On Its Problems In The Past With Blackness

America’s Next Top Model should probably thank the heavens that Twitter wasn’t around when it started in 2003.

On Saturday, actress Yaya DaCosta shared videos on Instagram after viewers of Love & Hip Hop Miami sent her clips from the show. Musician, Amara La Negra has been struggling to get her message across. In the episode, the singer is criticised for her big afro and black pride

DaCosta had a similar incident on season three of America’s Next Top Model when she proudly wore her hair natural and dressed in an Ankara-print top.

“Every once in a while (more and more often these days), we are reminded of how far we still have to go surrounding issues of tolerance and ethnic sensitivity,” DaCosta said in her Instagram post acknowledging her time on the Tyra Banks’ produced competition show.

We all know nothing about DaCosta and Amara’s stories are new. But in a new world of social media putting peoples’ face in their shit, maybe some people will think before making ignorant remarks about black pride. 

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Willow Smith Stuns Us All In Astounding Vogue Paris Shoot

Ummm where are the locs? 🙄🙄🙄

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Willow Smith is looking very fierce honey and absolutely gorgeous in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Vogue Paris. What i immediately noticed was that she ditched her trademark freeform locs for a sleek look and is giving us serious ‘Young Naomi Campbell Or Tyra Banks‘ vibes.

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Photographers: Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

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