A RadarOnline report said that according to “source,” Nicci Gilbert-Daniels – one of the stars and an executive producers of the hit TV One show – was being shown the door before they begin shooting the second season this fall.
“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.
The report goes on to say the network will “just pay her a producer credit and cancel her talent contract.”
Hmm, maybe RadarOnline should have checked with TV One because in a statement sent to EURweb, they say Nicci isn’t going anywhere:
“As the most watched original premiere in TV One’s history, the network is pleased with the cast and success of R&B Divas and has no plans to modify the show at this time. Co-executive producer and talented cast member Nicci Gilbert-Daniels has been and continues to be a model professional partner.”
As you may recall, we recently reported that “R&B Divas” broke a network record with its first episode last Monday as most-watched original premiere in the history of TV One.
With that in mind, we’re sure the network isn’t gonna mess with the program unless it absolutely has to.