Chile, as if things in the court of public opinion could not get any worse for Nicci Gilbert, “someone” has now launched a petition asking for TvOne and producers to remove Nicci Gilbert from R&B Divas Atlanta. Why is it the the general public just does not like this woman? Episode after episode Nicci is made to look like a b!tch! As the season progresses, things are getting worse. At what point does one stop blaming the editing and take an introspective look at themselves. If you scour the net for anything R&B Divas related, the overwhelming majority of the comments express disdain for Nicci. At this point, in an effort to salvage whatever steam is left in her engine, I really feel like Nicci needs to remove herself from in front of the camera and play up her strengths in the background. It must suck being the executive producer of this show and one of the driving forces behind the concept coming to fruition but not being well received by those watching it.
Overall, the general consensus is that non one likes Nicci Gilbert. Are these feelings the product of biased editing or does Nicci Really have a nasty attitude and an ugly spirit? Well Nicci seems to think that all the heat she is catching is as a result of biased editing and even goes on to name a particular producer as the culprit. In a twitter rant, Nicci went in and let have. Take a look at what all she had to say and you be the judge.
At this moment, it is unclear who started the petition. However, Nicci Gilbert feels like Phil Thornton, one of the executive producers of R&B Divas is one of the driving forces behind her alleged bitch like portrayal on the show. Nicci took to twitter and here is what she had to say:
This whole issue started when they disrespected my daughter in Season 1. Now they r disrespecting HER CHARITY EVENT!..OKAY HERE WE GO THEN … It’s so sad when u work for years to create something amazing like this & because u refused to be disrespected u get a public lashing … But when u start lashing at my family it becomes a different game…BRANDY does NOT DESERVE THIS … Being a Black Woman who speaks her mind and tells THE TRUTH has its benefits & it’s disadvantages…I’m bouta BENEFIT from it & GO ALL IN! I don’t care enough about being famous to have to become famous this way… shame on u for destroying friendships#Fb … You think I’m a b!tch wait till u meet KHARMA…#FB Y’all just have know idea & it’s heartbreaking to watch this “divide and conquer theory” turn special into ordinary #FB I can promise u that next season it won’t be me but unless changes are made it will be someone else & none of us deserve that #FB
After speaking vaguely, she then went in to speak directly about executive producer Phil Thornton:
Sorry I just saw a series of disrespectful tweets from the producer I brought on board @phillionaire and had to RANT. If I have to be the woman u see on TV to be successful Ill Pass…Something that doeant degrade me and humiliate my family will come along. People cant play fair so they play dirty…Id rather go thru the fire and come out brighter #FB
I didnt know 8 years ago When I created NO EGO ENT I would have to endure this kind of public humiliation and disrespect but GOD DID #AMEN
Here’s my 2 cents
I think through many of Nicci’s actions, she singlehandedly set the stage to be pigeon holed into the bitch roll. You would think that after season 1 of the show that Nicci would have cleaned up her attitude a tad bit in an effort to win over the likes of the viewers. Additionally, this twitter rant, although is her attempt at expressing herself, does not make things better. In all actuality, these outburst on twitter and tired jabs that she tries to throw at people on her various other online platforms further corroborate the public’s negative perception of her.
One thing that Olivia Pope and this entertainment game has taught me well is “THE TRUTH DOES NOT MATTER.” Perception is everything. All we the viewers see is Nicci on television going off, cutting up, and starting trouble. THAT is what we form our feelings and opinions based off of. At the time in which the episodes air, we the viewing public are not privy to the supposed truth. That being said, all we can go off of is what we see. Nicci the solution to this problem is very simple, CHANGE WHAT WE SEE, point blank period! Girl save your breath and stop wasting time trying to sell the truth.
We are midway into season 2 and majority of the viewers have already made their mind up about you and are not open to receiving anything you have to say. I can’t believe i just gave away that valuable of advice for free. What saddens me even more, for Nicci to claim she is such a smart business woman, she plays right into the trap every time, i.e. this twitter rant that further makes her look like a bitch. Where the hell is her publicist? Nicci you may want to go call whoever the hell NeNe Leakes called to get her image back in check.
I’m not down with conspiring to help anyone lose their income, so if you want to sign the position, you be crafty enough to go find it. Many people argue that Nicci wants to reunite Brownstone because she can be the boss and be in control of those women? Perhaps? I personally think Nicci is thirty for fame and for the public to like her and she is going about it in all the wrong ways. When your intentions are not pure, disaster is sure to follow.