Ray J nearly set the Internet on fire when he confused fans and hinted that he was the newest co-host of The Real. Now, co-host Loni Love has cleared up any uncertainty of Ray J’s role with the popular daytime talk show.
Love addressed Ray J’s comments on The Real Wednesday. She reminded fans that Ray J had quite the campaign when he sat in as a guest co-host for the show recently. She then referenced the snapshot Ray J posted on Instagram that suggested he snagged a permanent spot in the series. The rest of the co-hosts seemed to get a kick of how Ray J simply threw the news out with no confirmation. Many raised their eyebrows when none of the co-hosts on The Real’s actual social media pages backed up Ray J’s announcement.
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Loni Love Bursts Ray J's Bubble
The ladies really didn’t have to confirm that Ray J’s post was fake news. In fact, Adrienne Bailon clapped it up for Ray J and said he really knows how to provide the shock factor and get attention on the Internet. Still, Love said she did have a chat with showrunners and producers and they said Ray J’s post was all the way false.
“There’s no talk of hiring you Ray J,” Love said. She and the other ladies couldn’t help but burst out into laughter at Love’s comments. They also reassured Ray J that they have nothing but love for him.
Bailon added that Ray J was quite entertaining when he was on the show. He even went in and out of commercial breaks describing the show as, “The Real with Ray J.”
Will The Show Ever Replace Tamar Braxton?
Jeannie Mai also pointed out that it’s pretty intense when a guy is “vying” for the coveted position. It has been open since the show fired Tamar Braxton in May 2016. It’s still not clear why she was let go from the show after she joined it in its pilot season. She was let go just ahead of its third season.
Since then, ladies like Monica Brown, Angelia Simmons, and Ashanti have reportedly been in the running to replace Braxton. Interestingly enough, the show is in the middle of its second season without Braxton, so it’s not clear on if they actually intend to replace Braxton with anyone, let alone Ray J.
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