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

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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