*Actress Holly Robinson Peete claims Donald Trump called her the N-word during the season nine finale of “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Peete recalled the moment on Tuesday during an interview on SiriusXM’s The Karen Hunter Show. She claims the president used the slur when it came down to choosing a winner of the competition between Peete and singer Bret Michaels. Peete didn’t actually hear Trump use the N-word, she found out about it after taping had finished.
As noted by MadameNoire, Noel Casler, a comedian who worked on the show, revealed it in a tweet last year, but this is the first time Peete is speaking on it publicly.
“I found him to be kind of piggish and bullish and stuff, but I didn’t find him to be just this…who he is now, I did not see that,” Peete said about Trump.
Do you know who Holly Robinson Peete is? I worked on Season 8 of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ When the producers informed Trump she was the obvious winner he turned to his asst. and said ‘They want me to chose the n*gger’ He picked a white man (Brett Michaels) instead. He is racist. pic.twitter.com/82NeOIQy8p
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) July 26, 2019
“Shortly after the finale, rumors started going around that he had tossed out an ‘N-word’ referring to me. “And I was like, ‘huh?’ When the producer told me when it happened, during the finale, I remember the moment. I wasn’t in earshot, but I could see them deciding between me and Bret Michaels,” she added.
Recounting the N-word moment, Peete said she saw Trump “talking with producers and they’re really animated and that was when I heard that he said, ‘They want the ‘N-word’ to win.’ Because I guess the network wanted me to win or me to be chosen and Trump wanted Bret.”
“And the quote was he ‘wanted the N-word to win’ and I heard it and you know, how could anybody believe that he wouldn’t say something like that? I firmly believe he probably uses that language all the time. And then by the time it sort of started resurfacing, I didn’t even really address it too much because I felt like, what difference is it going to make? People have accepted the things that he said that are so vile about so many other people, what difference is it going to make if he said that about me,” Peete said.
Elsewhere in the interview, Peete also discussed Kamala Harris’ historic win as the first woman of color to be elected vice president of the United States.
“When your friends get to high places, the good news is, is that you know their heart. You really do know their heart. And I think people will discover Kamala to be not just a very, very fierce and capable politician and advocate for people,” said Peete.
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Tyson/Jones Featured on Exclusive Global Debut of ‘The Count’ – a FITE Streaming Series / WATCH
*New York – FITE, the premiere global platform for sports and entertainment, announced today the exclusive streaming debut of The Count, a brand new streaming series with three initial episodes. Fans of Entourage, Rounders, The Hangover and Ballers will enjoy the group dynamic and special celebrity guest vibe.
The Count is a modern retelling of the classic “The Count of Monte Cristo” set against the backdrop of Las Vegas, Macau, South America, and a global gaming empire. With an all-star line-up, cast, and story that will keep you counting the twists and turns of the narrative, this original series debuts on the FITE platform on Friday, November 27th, 2020. The Count is the very first scripted series to ever appear on FITE.
The Count was executive produced by multiple Academy Award-winner Jonathan Sanger (The Elephant Man, Mission, Impossible, 2, Vanilla Sky) and written and directed by Mars Callahan (Poolhall Junkies, and What Love is). The Count stars Rob Iler, Mars Callahan, Kassem G, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Pollak, Kassem Garaibeh, and Lily Berlina with featured performances from Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr., Armand Assante, Brande Roderick, Cung Le, Rampage Jackson, Steve Aoki and dozens of sports stars, entertainers and celebrities.
Best of all – Episode 1 of The Count is FREE on FITE on November 27th and 28th. Episodes 2 and 3 of The Count will debut on Pay Per View on FITE, late Saturday night, November 28th
following the biggest PPV fight event of the year.
FITE has an important weekend coming up as the exclusive digital carrier of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones, Jr. pay per view fight presented by Triller on Saturday, November 28th, so launching this new series featuring Tyson and Jones as co-stars in the series made a lot of sense.
“We carry a lot of iconic events on FITE,” said Michael Weber, FITE’s Chief Operating Officer. “when we met The Count principals from Branded Entertainment Inc. and RYU, and saw the
Tyson-Jones tie-in, we felt it was meant to be.”
FITE, an international company headquartered in New York, has streamed more than 3,500 events in the last 5 years including some of the biggest PPV sports and entertainment providers.
FITE is the premium global platform for live sports and entertainment offering many of the industry’s marquee PPV events and SVOD packages with nearly 3MM registered users. FITE is available worldwide through its iOS and Android mobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV and Huawei apps. In addition, FITE supports Vizio SmartCast™, Cox Contour and the Contour Streaming Player, Foxxum, Chromecast, PS4, XBOX, ZEASN, Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Netrange, Vidaa/Hisense, Vewd, Netgem TV, as well as 7,000 models of Smart TVs. Available online at www.FITE.tv.
Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee Expands from Radio to Television
*Angela Yee, co-host of the ultra-popular national radio syndicated program “The Breakfast Club” can now also be seen on television.
Yee is host of her new television show, “Established with Angela Yee.” The celebrity-interview driven program, which streams on Fox Soul, can be viewed on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
“I came up with the title ‘Established with Angela Yee’ because I really want to celebrate people’s wins and not make it about ‘gotcha’ interviews,” Yee told the NY Post. “I want the interviews to be more about milestones and pivotal career moments.”
Yee’s first guest was Method Man, who she once worked with when she was an intern for Wu-Tang Clan.
“I would describe my interviewing style as very conversational – it feels like you’re just kicking it,” Yee explains. “I always have certain questions in my head and I always make sure I ask.”
Yee has a “wish list” of celebrities she would like to interview. Lil Kim and Miss Elliot are at the top of the list.
In addition to her new television program, Yee owns Juice for Life, a juice bar in Brooklyn. She also continues to co-host The Breakfast Club on Power 101.5 FM, with DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God. As far as her future on The Breakfast Club, especially when her contract is up for renewal next year, Yee won’t reveal her plans.
“The guys have all signed up and are ready to go so they’ll be there,” Yee says. “It’s always ‘it is what it is’ during contract negotiation time. I feel like sometimes I take on a lot, but I put. 100 percent in everything that I do. I’m at the point of my life where I can do what I want. I’m just a fan of seizing the moment.”
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