Already?! After only two episodes???
TV One Wants To Replace Nicci Gilbert With Kelly Price
You really have to be pretty darn diva-esque to be axed from a show about divas!
But, according to a source that’s exactly what is happening to Nicci Gilbert-Daniels, one of the co-stars of R & B Divas, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
TV One’s new reality series broke a network record with its first episode last Monday as most-watched original premiere in the history of the channel.
Now comes word that the show, which chronicles the lives of R&B singers Faith Evans, Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson, Keke Wyatt and Nicci Gilbert-Daniels, is looking to axe one of its cast members.
Sources close to the show tell RadarOnline.com that the network is planning to drop Nicci, the former lead singer for Michael Jackson’s girl group Brownstone, from the show before they begin shooting the second season this fall.
To add insult to injury…
“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.”
Producers for R&B Divas have already begun courting a replacement for Gilbert in Grammy nominee Kelly Price. Kelly, a close friend of the late Whitney Houston and the last person to perform with Whitney two nights before she died, has apparently already met with producers about joining the cast.
Nicci is credited as a co-executive producer on Divas but our source says the network will “just pay her a producer credit and cancel her talent contract.”
We’re sure Nicci will come out with some kind of statement refuting these claims, but we can’t see why the producers would lie about her actin’ like a lil beyotch, especially if it was good for the show.
Maybe the cast was tired of her D-List azz too…
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