NBC And “America’s Got Talent” Address Reports That Gabrielle Union Was Dropped For Racial Reasons

Gabrielle Union on America's Got Talent

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NBC And Simon Cowell’s Production Company Issue Statement Regarding Gabrielle Union / “America’s Got Talent”

Welp… It appears that NBC and Simon Cowell got the message loud and clear that the public is more than aware that the split between “America’s Got Talent” and 2019 judge Gabrielle Union has not been the cleanest of breaks. With much of Black Twitter ready to CANCEL the show and Cowell and reports from Love B. Scott and Variety reporting that sources claimed AGT producers found Union to be difficult for a whole range of reasons, including her outspoken nature, complaints about Cowell’s indoor smoking habits, refusal to tolerate Jay Leno’s racist jokes on set, or other racially insensitive acts, as well as frequent hairstyle changes deemed “too black” for the “AGT” audience.

On Sunday, Simon Cowell’s company Syco Entertainment, along with NBC and ‘AGT’s” production company, Fremantle released a joint statement:

“We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture. We are working with Ms. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, following which we will take whatever next steps may be appropriate.”

Do you think their statement will earn them credibility? Is it just lip service?

We thought it was interesting that Gabrielle tweeted THIS, AFTER the statement was released.

Apparently NBC needs some help on knowing how to properly apologize. What steps do you think the network should take NEXT?

Hit the flip to see how Dwyane Wade has been supporting Gabby during the controversy.

Black Don’t Crack: Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross And Other Black Women Who Are 47 And Don’t Look Like It

"America's Got Talent" Season 14 Finale Red Carpet

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47-Year-Old Black Women

Gabrielle Union and Tracee Ellis Ross celebrated their birthdays this week and showed off one thing we know for certain to never doubt: black don’t crack. Want more proof? These women are all 47 and they all look fine as all hell and pretty much look like they did 20 years ago.

We don’t know what is in the water or grits, but, man it’s got black women out here glowing as they get closer to 50.

Amen.

Take a glorious look.

Gabrielle Union Destroys Intolerant Comment About Her Stepson— ‘Shady Baby’ Kaavia James Jumps In

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's daughter Kaavia James

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Gabrielle Union Responds To Comment About Zion Wade

Gabrielle Union is a proud mom in a beautifully blended family and she has NO time for disrespectful comments about her kids.

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As a family, we believe inclusion and equality are two essential pillars needed to move towards growth and progressive thinking and action in our society. We have created a Limited Edition T shirt to help create a more inclusive space with our platform. The Wade family and @yngdna have decided to donate $50k and 50% of the proceeds of sales of the Pride shirts to The GLSEN organization whose mission strives to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation as well as gender identity. For 25 years GLSEN has been the leading national organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ+ students #StopKillingBlackTransWomen #StopKillingTransWomen #TransWomenAreWomen #SupportingEachOtherWithPride PS @kaaviajames has a very cool @yngdna Pride piece coming soon 👼🏾👼🏾👼🏾

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The actress made that emphatically clear this week when she responded to a fan comment swirling in prejudice over a picture of herself, her 12-year-old stepson Zion Wade, and her “shady baby” Kaavia James.
Dwyane Wade shared a pic of the trio and captioned it “My Girls,” with a black and red heart emoji.

That picture caused a firestorm of controversy from folks concerned with D Wade identifying his son Zion, who previously attended Miami’s Pride Parade, as one of his “girls.”

When a fan on Twitter reposted the pic and asked followers “What y’all think of this”, Gabby let them know HER THOUGHTS instead and added that little Kaavia James had thoughts as well.

“Looks like love to me,” she tweeted. “I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve. Also Kaav ain’t with the dumb s***. Peace & Blessings good people.”

YOU THOUGHT!

Gabby’s post is causing a wave of positive messages to come her way.

Gabby and Dwyane are clearly allowing their son Zion to explore his identity and that’s no one’s business but their own. When D. Wade couldn’t make it to the Pride Parade he posted,

“Zion had his… cheering section today. Wish I was there to see you smile kid!” Wade was in Toronto for an NBA game.”

The Wade family also previously donated $50,000 to an organization that supports LGBT education and inclusion.

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Sounds like a proud papa to us—leave ’em alone.

 

OOOEMMMGEEE: Gabrielle Union Dressed Kaavia In A ‘Bring It On’ Outfit & Blew Up Ovaries Everywhere

Gabrielle Union Dresses Daughter In “Bring It On” Outfit

We can’t get over Gabrielle Union dressing her adorable 10-month-old daughter Kaavia in a cute likkle ‘Bring It On’ outfit during their trip to

Peep the Twitter hysteria over Kaavia’s ADORABLE outfit on the flip.

Thin Line Between Love And Fashion: Gabrielle Union Rocks Dwyane Wade-Draped Dress To AGT Red Carpet, Says She’s Obsessed

Gabrielle Union x AGT Red Carpet

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Gabrielle Union Rocks Dwyane Wade-Draped Dress To AGT Red Carpet

One of our favorite A-List Black actresses, Gabrielle Union, arrived to America’s Got Talent Live Show red carpet wearing none other than…Dwayne Wade.

Gabrielle Union x AGT Red Carpet

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The sleeveless dress designed by RXCH, was the talk of the red carpet event as she showed up and showed out for Bae. The dress was covered head toe with throwback pics of her NBA star hubby. The “Being Mary Jane” star proclaimed to Instagram Tuesday night that she is obsessed with her man, as we all can tell. While some may shown their affection by getting a tattoo or even jumping on Oprah’s couch, this was a very unique way to wear love on your sleeve, literally. Although she looked gorgeous as ever, y’all rocking a whole ensemble with bae’s face plastered all over it?

 

Preciously Petty: “Shady Baby” Kaavia James Wade Is A Whole Mood

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's daughter Kaavia James

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Gabrielle Union Shares More Adorable Antics From Baby Kaavia

Gabrielle Union just can’t get enough of sharing the infancy antics of her sweet (but shady) lil baby Kaavia James. Over the weekend she shared this adorable video on Instagram.

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Mood

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Now who do you think taught her that?

Is it just us or do you think Gabrielle has gotten funnier since welcoming her baby girl into the world?

Kaavia definitely seems to have a silly side, do you think she inherited it from Gabrielle or Dwyane?

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Preciousness: “Shady Baby” Kaavia James Takes Over The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards

Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union brought their daughter Kaavia James to the 2019 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Sports Awards

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Bring Their Daughter Kaavia To Her First Red Carpet

Watch out world. Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s daughter Kaavia James turned 8-months-old this week and she’s ready for her spotlight. Kaavia, affectionately nicknamed “Shady Baby”, hit the red carpet on Thursday at the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards in Los Angeles looking totally precious alongside her famous mom and dad.

Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union brought their daughter Kaavia James to the 2019 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Sports Awards

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She ready! Kaavia wasn’t the only celebrity seed in attendance. Lonzo Ball brought his little one, the whole Wilson crew came through drippin’ and Kawhi Leonard hit the carpet with his family as well. Hit the flip for more preciousness at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards

Litty Committee: Kevin Hart Gets Super Slizzed At His Celeb Studded 40th Festivities

Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood

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Kevin Hart Had Such A Good Time At His 40th Birthday Party He Had To Be Carried Out

Consider this the before picture… Kevin Hart had a damned good time at his 40th birthday party Saturday night at TAO. Cognac spirits brands LOUIS XIII and Rémy Martin presented an exclusive celebratory experience for Hart and his closest friends and family in a Private Suite at TAO in Los Angeles. LOUIS XIII Cognac was the quintessential moment for the evening and held an intimate tasting experience for Kevin within an exclusive LOUIS XIII lounge at TAO. Rémy Martin presented a remarkable seated A‐list celebrity dinner for Kevin’s closet group of friends.

Gabrielle Union Evan Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood

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The welcomed guests were some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names, including LA Laker & three‐time NBA Champion LeBron James alongside Tracey Ellis Ross, Usher, Evan Ross, Gabrielle Union, Will Packer, Meek Mill, Michael Rubin, Michael Ealy, Gary Owen, Affion Crockett, Chris Paul, Nick Cannon, Karrueche, Lewis Hamilton, Don Cheadle, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Nealon, Damon Wayans and Marlon Wayans.

Rémy Martin XO, 1738 and VSOP cocktails were specially tailored to Kevin Hart’s birthday celebration including “What Now?” “Let Me Explain” & “Laugh At My Pain” and guests immersed themselves in the complex flavors of the spirit. As part of the luxurious experience, guests were treated to culinary creations to round out a night of indulgence and celebration.

So — all that good cognac definitely didn’t go to waste. Kevin had ALOT of it. So much so he had to be carried out by friends when he left the event.

Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood

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Here’s one of the AFTER photos… Needless to say a good time was had.

Here’s how Kevin summed up the night.

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Words can't explain how amazing my 40th B Day party was….The room was filled with nothing but good vibes and love. Major thank you to @taola for allowing me to take over the Resturant & turn it into a Night Club for the night. Also thank to Bonnie Walker Events for helping me pull off such an epic party. This pic explains so much because I got so fucked up that alot of the night is nothing but a blurr 😂😂😂….I had to leave my own party at 1:20am because I felt like I was about to fall. I told my wife that we had to get the fuck out of here before I embarrass my damn self…the tequila got the best of me again 😂😂😂 I love and appreciate everyone that came out and celebrated with me. It was a STONE COLD GROVE PEOPLE!!!!! My little ass is 40….And at this age the best feeling in the world is self happiness….All I can say is THANK YOU GOD!!!! #LookAtMyEyes #iThrewUpInTheCar #NikoThrewUpFirstTho #MyBodyDontRecoverTheSame #FuckDrinking …..I blame @michaelrubin ….You did this to me man 😂😂😂😂

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The hashtags really do say it all.

Check out more photos below:

Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lewis Hamilton attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lebron James Attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lebron James attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lebron James attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lebron James attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lebron James attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lebron James attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lebron James attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lebron James attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Gabrielle Union Tracee Ellis Ross attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Gabrielle Union and Evan Ross attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Tracee Ellis Ross and Evan Ross attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Don Cheadle attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lewis Hamilton attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Lewis Hamilton attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Chris Paul attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Chris Paul attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Gabrielle Union Evan Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Gabrielle Union Evan Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Gabrielle Union attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Gabrielle Union and Tracee Ellis Ross attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Nealon attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Nealon attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Nealon attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Nealon attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Nealon attend Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Karrueche Tran attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Karrueche Tran attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Karrueche Tran attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Gabrielle Union attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Gabrielle Union Attends Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood
Kevin Hart's Birthday Party At TAO in Hollywood

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#WadeWorldTour: Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union Are Coupled Up Globetrotter Goals

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade

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Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade Spend Long Weekend In Greece

Like many of us, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade took advantage of the Memorial Day holiday to take a trip — of course they’re a little better off than most of us, so it wasn’t just weekend boating on Pebble Beach — the couple jetsetted off to Greece where they took some of the stunning coupled up photos that have everyone calling them #MarriageGoals.

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Livin Cool. 🇬🇷 #wadeworldtour2019

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See what we mean? From the coordinating stylish fits, to the prizewinning views in the background, they make traveling with bae look so effin’ good.

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