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Janet Hubert Calls BET, TV One "N***a Networks," Continues To Slam Will & Jada

"Will, make no mistake this video is for you." 

Veteran actress Janet Hubert has unraveled her last frustrations about Will Smith, black media and more in an unearthed video following the news of her son's mental health.

The video, uploaded by Hubert in July, was a response media coverage of her son's reported suicide attempt in June. While Hubert's post on her son was from her private social media page, it found it's way to entertainment news platforms.

Hubert dubbed the 16-minute video her "Butcher Block" after coming across Jada Pinkett-Smith's Facebook series, Red Table Talk. Throughout the video, Hubert slammed BET and TV One, calling them "n***a networks" for the coverage of her son's mental health.

"I'm calling you n***a networks because that is what you are," she said. Coverage of her son's health also shifted to Hubert's mental health for her continued remarks against the Smith family. "BET, TV One and man-b***hes like Perez Hilton. And what you did is take my personal post and you put it on blast and you put what you thought I meant. You put your own seasoning on this so-called steak. Not caring what was happening in my life and not calling me to ask me if I was okay. No concern, no compassion for my situation whatsoever. I’ve realized something about the black media...when you start questioning my mental ability TV One, Kathy Hughes, we have a problem."

A post from TV One shared how a request for an interview with Hubert following the incident was declined.

The incident caused Humbert to take a break from social media. She also explained how it allowed her to collect her final thoughts on Will Smith and their long-lasting feud since the days of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

"Will, make no mistake this video is for you. For 27 years, I've waited for you to be man enough to admit how you lied like a rug. You have a lot of skeletons in your closet sweetheart so for you to be talking about black consciousness when you have no black employees at your production company is ironic."

She also explained how industry executives turned their backs on her in favor of Smith, whose star was quickly rising during the 90s.

“When a lie is told again, again, again, and again it becomes the truth. And since you and I know that no one in Hollywood has the guts to stand up, because it’s like a cartel, and I’m shocked that someone like Warren Littlefield who was there when all of this went, allowed it to go down. Nowhere does it ever say, 'I was fired.' That was you and your tampon, Alfonso Ribeiro.”

She also called out Jada Pinkett-Smith for "spilling the blood of her children" on her generational talk show.

"You poisoned my art, my entire world, you poisoned people against me," she said of the couple. "The vomit you spewed I still reek of it everytime I meet people or go into a meeting, everytime I tried to have an event, every time I tried to call Oprah for help. Oprah's people would say, 'No she's friends with Will and Jada, so Janet can never be on the show. We can't promote her on our show because she has a very deep profound friendship with Will.'"

She didn't spare the black community criticism either. Towards the end of the video, Humbert condemned her critics, deeming the black community "the meanest race of people" she's ever seen.

"To the black community, I say this to you: Shame on you. You have been my judge, my jury, my executioner, my sentence. Instead of getting behind Maxine Waters and rallying behind her, you b*****s would rather fight me while I'm going through a devasting time in my life. To the black community, if you choose to take my black card, I've already shredded it. We are one of the meanest races of people I've ever seen. You love to see us come up, but you love to tear us down."

Will hasn't said much about her seemingly one-sided feud with Humbert. In 2016, he shared positive words about the original Aunt Viv during an interview with BBC.

“I think that both of the Aunt Vivs were really, really fantastic. I think when you make a show, any time you make a change it’s gonna be excruciating and painful. I think that Janet Hubert went and brought a really powerful dignity to the show. I think she’s brilliant. I think as an artist, there are so many things that she does. She sings, she dances, she’s like a really powerful artist. I love what she brought to The Fresh Prince.”

READ MORE: The Original Aunt Viv Reveals Why She Left ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’

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The 55-year-old music mogul will remain under 24-hour care for the next few weeks as medical professionals continue to monitor his progress. Doctors are still unclear on what caused the aneurysm.

Dre’s hospital release comes days after new details were revealed in his divorce from estranged wife, Nicole Young. According to court documents publicized this week, Nicole accuses Dre, birth name Andre Young, of putting a gun to her head in 2000 and 2001. She also details other alleged abuse incidents in 1995 (before they were married) and in 2016, when he allegedly punched her in the face and kicked down her door.

The Grammy winner has denied Nicole’s abuse claims.

Nicole and Dre tied the knot in 1996. The pair share two adult children, Truice and Truly. Nicole filed for divorce last summer.

In addition to demanding that Dre cover her legal fees, Nicole wants the court to take the abuse allegations into account when “awarding support and fees.” Dre has already agreed to pay $500,000 of Nicole’s legal bills and $2 million in temporary spousal support.

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Cardi B is making her way back to the big screen. The Bronx native officially landed her first leading role in the upcoming Paramount comedy, Assisted Living.

According to Variety, Cardi will play a small time crook struggling to find a hiding place after her latest heist fails. Her character, “Amber,” disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out at her grandmother's nursing home. The film is described as a “raucous comedy” similar to Mrs. Doubtfire and Sister Act.

Paramount acquired the rights to Assisted Living in 2019. The film’s script was penned by This Is Us writer, Kay Oyegun.

Cardi, 28, made her film debut in the 2019 celeb-heavy stripper flick, Hustlers. The “WAP” rapper appears to have hinted at her Assisted Living role in a recent interview with Billboard where she dished on filming scenes for Fast & Furious 9.

“After ‘Hustlers’ I filmed a little bit for 'Fast & Furious' so I felt like ‘I’m ready for this,’ I knew what to expect,” she explained. “But the characters were a little different so I was like ‘Oh wow, I’m going to need more acting classes.’ I’m planning on doing a movie this year and I’m going to be the lead role so I’m like ‘I need to execute this flawlessly.’”

Besides film, Cardi was a judge on the Netflix completion show, Rhythm & Flow, and landed her own Facebook Watch series, Cardi Tries.

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Wendy Williams Reveals She Was Date Raped By ‘80s R&B Singer

Wendy Williams revealed that she was date raped by  ‘80s R&B singer, Sherrick, early in her radio career. The talk show host shared the story with reporters while promoting her Lifetime biopic Wendy Williams: The Movie on Tuesday (Jan. 12).

“He mesmerized me with his twinkling eyes,” she recalled. “He flipped the interview around to where he was interviewing me — I was just gaga over this man and he asked me to go to an album release party with him that night.

“Before the party, I was date raped by him,” said Williams.

Sherrick, born Lamotte Smith, was a member of the group Kagny, whose song is featured on The Last Dragon soundtrack. He signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1987 and scored a marginal hit with the single “Just Call” off his debut self-titled album. Sherrick struggled with sobriety but declared himself “drug-free” before dying of unknown causes in 1999.

Williams says that she was raped in Sherrick’s Washington D.C. hotel room and it, unfortunately, wasn’t her first time being sexually assaulted. The New Jersey native had been date raped in college. “Those types of things happen to girls all the time and they’ve been happening a lot, to a lot of our mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and their great-great-grandmothers too.”

From the sounds of it, Sherrick's widow doesn't exactly believe Williams' story. She not only questioned Williams' account but wondered why she waited so long to go public, and why she didn't call police at the time of the incident.

“As I will never minimize or dismiss the horrid actions of sexual assault, I am saddened that Ms. Williams feels the need to publicly make these allegations when the man she is accusing is no longer on this earth to defend himself,” Lynne Conner Smith said in a statement to Page Six.  “Our family does not know Ms. Williams and are not aware of any relationship or encounter they may have had.”

The sexual assault will be chronicled in the film, as well as other details from Williams' life -- like her rise to talk show fame, her battle with drug addiction, and marriage to ex-husband Kevin Hunter.

Wendy Williams: The Movie premieres on Lifetime on Jan. 30.

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