We heard that VH1 reality show “The Gossip Game,” which gave an inside look into the lives of women in the media industry working in New York City, will not return for a second season. Good riddens! That show was wack!
In a blog post on her own HipHopGossipSite.com, cast member Vivian Billings confirmed that the show isn’t coming back. She speculates that “our show never even had a chance” to survive two time changes that favored the network’s two Monday night hit series: T.I.’s “A Family Hustle” and “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.”
“For starters, our original start time was 9pm and was pushed back to 9:30 because T.I.’s ‘A Family Hustle’ was a family show and coming on at 10 o’clock while most families are getting ready for bed was #NOBueno,” she writes. “Then we were pushed back to 11pm (which I never understood why that happened) because ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ was coming back to our TV screens and they HAD to repeat that show twice along with T.I.’s show before they even aired our show.”
Troi Torain, better known as radio personality Star made several appearances on the show and also addresses the cancellation in the opening of his June 28 broadcast on his Shot97Radio YouTube channel:
“The official email came down last night, cancelled,” he says. “It’s not going to happen, season two, but thank you to everyone involved.” In related news, Star has also alluded on recent broadcasts that he may be cooking up a reality show of his own called “The Hater.”
K. Foxx, who was a co-star of the show, was fired from her gig at Hot 97. She talks to Ebony Magazine about her departure:
On her abrupt “firing”:
In radio, they don’t give you a two week notice because you could just go on the air and wild out, and say “F*ck you!” and all that. So they have you do a shift and tell you after your shift not to come back. It’s not unheard of for you not know what’s going on up till then.
On how her co-hosts, Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds responded:
They’re shocked. And confused…I’m a good person. I always came in to work I wasn’t a bitch to anyone. I always smiled. Did lots of events. I was a team player. [DJ Funkmaster] Flex called me and he said: “You didn’t deserve this. You rode for HOT-97.” I wore that logo on my back.
On if VH1’s Gossip Game reality TV show caused problems at work:
I really don’t know. I really don’t know. I didn’t know I had any problems at work. If I did, that’s news to me.
On Ebro Darden saying “you’ve seen all the rappers’ Johnsons” and that she “got your job” at HOT-97 by sleeping with someone–that you “slept your way to the top”?:
I was thinking—is he saying that “the top” is HOT- 97? That’s the top? For me it’s not. So, I just think that when somebody says that they’re just trying be malicious and hurtful and they just have no idea of who I am or what my story is. That’s why it’s so important for me to do interviews like this. Because you go through so many things, and you don’t want to be a b*tch if you will and lash out but there are little girls who are looking at us.
One thing that I will say about it was that it was hurtful. Because the person that said it, my program director, is the one that hired me. And he brought me in and he knew that was not the truth. So why are you going to play with me like that? Why are you going to play with my livelihood like that?