Nas’ Manager Regrets Selling Rapper’s Story To BET Following Shake-Up
(AllHipHop Rumors) For over a week now, BET fans are wondering what in the world is going on over there at the network.
It was announced that BET President of Programming, Stephen Hill and EVP Head of Original Programming Zola Mashariki would both be exiting the network.
Mashariki has since spoken out expressing that she was blindsided by the network’s shake-up and unaware of any such decisions as she was taking time off to cope with breast cancer.
One person not feeling BET’s decision is Nas’ manager, Anthony Saleh! Saleh took to Instagram to blast BET and the network’s chairman and CEO Debra Lee.
Saleh expressed frustration of selling Nas’ docu-series to the network and stated that they only did so because of former employee Zola, claiming that she was the only reason, and that she legitimized the place.
Saleh questioned how Lee could fire someone who was fighting for their life.
“This is the America I’m putting my energy towards. Debra Lee you have the audacity to do something so disgusting to someone fighting for their life. We discuss diversity amongst each other almost every day. Women & African Americans are two of the most deprived minority groups in this country & they are also the least likely to fight for one another. How could we ever allow someone fighting to live get news like this dumped on their fucking head. all you folks wanna have all these f-cking opinions about our president but don’t want to even look out for the person that looks like you, struggles like you & fought the same fights as you. This is one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen in my career. To my father & brother who gave their lives for me to have a shot at being great, to my family who has always supported me despite my absence, to my friends that have been patient with me… I apologize to you all. I let you down. I sold a show to WACK ASS BET. To @nas … I finally made my first mistake & it was a big one. I’m gonna walk with shame and humility publicly on this one but god knows I’m gonna do something about it. And to Zola …. we sold our show to you. You were the only reason & you legitimized that place. Watch my little ass take that f-cking place down. Save the opinions too. I ain’t having it today. Happy F-CKING FRIDAY!” said Saleh.
A lot of people can agree that BET has been doing great lately with it’s original programming, so it seems like the network would’ve actually been a great home for Nas’ series.
Many fans also felt that Nas should’ve taken his docu-series to Netflix, especially since he already has a relationship with them. Fans also didn’t waste the opportunity to pick at Nas once again for allegedly picking “bad beats” over the years. LOL. Anthony is fed up! What are your thoughts?