Is BET Looking To Replace Paigion, Shorty Da Prince & Miss Mykie On "106 & Park"....For Angela Simmons Or Others?
A one week vacay for co-hosts of a daily show won't raise any eyebrows. But we're going on several weeks now since "106 & Park hosts Shorty da Prince, Paigion and Miss Mykie have appeared on their show. And tongues are wagging about BET possibly replacing the three newbies with one or more new co-hosts. And Angela Simmons is possibly the front runner.
Last fall, BET introduced new co-hosts Bow Wow, Shorty Da Prince, Miss Mykie & Paigion once Terrence J. and Rocsi said their good-byes. And less than a year later, things have already taken a mysterious turn.
We always thought it would interesting to see how a 2-co-hosts format could flip into a multi co-host format. And it seems BET wasn't that pleased with how the new setup is working out.
Our source who works on the set of "106 & Park" tells us that last month when Angela Simmons did her first co-hosting stint, it was BET's idea to bring her back (after she was a recent guest) to test out her co-hosting skills with Bow Wow. Allegedly, they wanted to see if ratings spiked while Angela, Bow's ex, was on the show.
Things must have gone well, because she returned for the rest of the week. And has appeared a few times since then. And in the TV world, when you see a celeb turning up more than once on a talk show to "guest host," it's almost always a situation where they are being tested out for a possible new slot on the show.
And while we've barely seen Shorty, Mykie & P since last month, BET sent out a press release stating that celebs would be taking over as co-hosts with Bow all this week--from Angela to Adrienne Bailon to Draya Michele. Looks like everybody wants to be a co-host.
We reached out to couple Shawty & Paigion's publicist to see what was going on, and have yet to receive a response. But their fans have been blowing up their instagrams asking where they are....and if Angela Simmons is taking their spot. They've also been Retweeting fans who are begging BET to bring them back.
The couple has avoided speaking on the situation, but continue to post cutesy photos of themselves chillin' at home in Jersey and back in P's hometown of Detroit.
They've also been making appearances at schools and shooting for The Source magazine.
We're not going to use the words "They're fired" just yet.....but things are looking iffy at best...
Photos: Dennis Byron/Paigion's Instagram