Lil Mo Reportedly Fired From Radio Show For Unprofessionalism

February 3, 2017  |  

As many of you know, Lil Mo has been working as a radio personality for the past few years on Radio One D.C. for the past year on the show “The Fam.”

But recently she was fired. According to The Singersroom, Mo’s fellow employees learned of her termination through an e-mail. When the news hit the internet, people immediately assumed Mo was being let go because of her comments in support of her friend and former “R&B Divas” co-star Chrisette Michele, who decided to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. She also had some not-so-nice things to say to Spike Lee who refused to include Chrisette’s song “Black Girl Magic” in his “She’s Gotta Have” series coming to Netflix.

But a source told The Jasmine Brand, that her commentary on that situation had little to do with it.

“She was fired over un-professionalism and it has nothing to do with her comments she made about Spike Lee, over Chrisette Michele. She’s super talented and gave lots of energy on-air but there was another side that was alarming on the station. Some of the things she said on social media to people, were sending red flags. She also handled a few situations totally inappropriate. It was starting to become a hazard.”

Shortly after she was terminated, she posted this flyer for an upcoming event with a very telling caption.

“Since I GOT FIRED and was HUMBLY REQUESTED ‘please don’t disparage us on social media”. Chowwwwww people are WEIRD AF!! So JUST KNOW Bitch we turning up!! Ima drink my damn pain away and I may leak these INCRIMINATING text messages while I pour out some liquor for erode that’s finna get LAID OFF?!! Nah.”

Well, that seems to be the exact type of behavior they were referring to. Lil Mo has since edited the caption. But the comments from her followers on the post point back to the original caption.

And if that’s not a good enough example, here’s another one captured by The Shade Room.

#LilMo vs fan 😳 #ClapBackSeason

A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on

 

Earlier today, Lil Mo issued a statement on the whole thing.

Alhamdulillah for everything. You think you know. But let ME tell it!! When God removes YOU don't you ever question, just GO!!!!! People wish they could escape but they are stuck. And that is what makes situations TOXIC!! I tried to be Harriet Tubman and shit because I listened to the daily woes and how much they would complain. Yet they stay. 😔 in that I realized some things are ALL some people have. I talk to God ALOT. Like how I talk to YOU. I be cussin and I say OOPS sorry you know my ❤️. My truest ambition is to help and to sing. I had to choose. Thank you @mznatina for saving me from doing something DUMB. 😘😘 thanks to all that reached out. Thanks to my past, you didn't break me. You PUSHED me to be better. I use to be sooooo scared of success. It is not measured by what one has but it is what one is willing to sacrifice. I became complacent with a JOB to have legit paperwork. But NOTHING I've acquired came from that. I was and will always be LIL MO. That's my REAL job. I accept and am actually relieved by the fact someone leaked an email that was supposed to be confidential. That goes to show I was amongst 🐀🐀. I would NEVER leak what I have in my possession. But I will damn sure send to someone else to 🤣. Nah but in reality it's time for me to level up. I'm NO fool. I've been through worse, from greater.. I'm actually wiser than I even give myself credit for. I have an amazing heart and great ideas. Believe me, you will be peeking. Numbers don't lie. Love always, Meezy 😘

A post shared by Lil Mo (@thelilmoshow) on

It seemed that in her transition from musician to disc jockey, Lil Mo failed to realize that there are some things you can do as an artist that you cannot do as a media professional. We’ve seen other celebrities fall down the same trap.

Knowing Lil Mo’s personality, though, we’re sure it won’t be long before we see her again, in one capacity or another.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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