TLC has pulled the plug on "Starter Wives Confidential" and now Monica Taylor (Funkmaster Flex's ex) is speaking out about the show's end. Kinda. Read it inside....
Fans who fell in love with "Starter Wives Confidential" will have to go online to watch the remaining episodes as TLC has taken it off air. If you're wondeirng why the show won't air on television anymore, Monica Taylor, the "ex" of Funkmaster Flex wrote an open letter on her website to fans which listed a number of possible factors (including lawsuits, ratings, and outside fights) that proved to undermine the show.
Looks like the exes of 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather and Maino will need to find another stream of income.
Here's her letter:
If you want to watch the remainder of episodes of Starter Wives Confidential you will have to go online to TLC.com. Ask me why? ::Long pause::
Is it ratings? Is it a change in network direction…or all the outside drama?!
It’s no secret Starter Wives Confidential was plagued by legal inquiries and possible lawsuits from the beginning. Starting with Shanequa Tompkins being missing from all the episodes, her ex 50 cent allegedly had an agreement or contract with her of some sort that either prevented or made it difficult for her to partake in the show.
I know before taping even began I was questioned about my posts relating to anyone connected with Lamar Odom. Luckily TLC had no control over what I do or can post so it became a non-issue. I never did find out who was putting pressure on them. Cut to the Lil Kim situation, one which I’m still confused about and can’t even confirm if there is a law suit.
Bringing a show with women of color to TLC we always knew was a challenge and I love that they believed in our stories and gave us a voice. A voice, honesty, love, a lot of drama, and a bit of ratchetness. (Usually required for any good reality show.)
I can only imagine there were a lot of people who were afraid what would come out on Starter Wives Confidential and as you saw from the first few episodes, the ladies were NOT holding back! Trust me it gets better and much juicier. But I digress. (I always wanted to say that in a post.)
I want to say that from the very bottom of my soul the support and love from viewers was more amazing then I imagined. Even the haters felt our show was genuine. I love that personally I got to not only bond with 5 amazing women but was allowed to show that not all celebrity wives sit home, model, or are simpletons. For the first time people got to know who I really am, if even just a little bit.
So it SUCKS that you have to watchpp episodes online but it beeeez like that sometimes.
But make sure you still log onto www.mommysdirtylittlesecret.com everyday for the latest news, gossip, and sexy info (c’mon y’all know me by now, why pretend anymore #endlesspromotion #bossbitch #keepitmovin #letmefinish)
P.S. I realize I didn’t answer why we are not being aired anymore…you will just have to judge for yourself. ::Closes the shades carefully as she writes and presses send::
- Monica Taylor
It's too bad that the show didn't really catch on with viewers as Monica's interview with the baby mommas of 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather proved that a bitter ex can provide a fountain of infomation about otherwise shielded celebrities. It was a good concept....just poorly executed.
Yesterday after news broke that Starter Wives Confidential was being taken off the air after just three episodes. 50 Cent used Twitter to take credit for the shut down but Floyd Mayweather's baby mama, Josie Harris, says not so fast...
Actress KeKe Palmer has been cast to play Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas in VH1's upcoming TLC bio-pic...
KeKe joins rapper Little Mama who snagged the role of Left Eye, and like Little Mama, received a little backlash from TLC fans who don't think KeKe is right for the role.
Over the weekend KeKe fired back at her critics.
Over the past week Love and Hip Hop star Erica Mena accused the show of setting her up [click here is you missed that] and then started fake pregnancy rumors about herself .
Has Love and Hip Hop producer Mona Scott Young had enough of Erica's antics..?
She has according to hip hop journalist Karen Civil!
Sources: Theybf.com & rhymeswithsnitch.com