This saga is not over yet.
Yesterday’s “planned” ambush of WKYS “The Fam in the Morning Show” co-host, Danni Starr did not sit well with a lot of listeners. One of those disgruntled listeners was DJ Quick Silva’s wife, Boom Silva, who actually called into the station following the heated confrontation to give her thoughts live on the air, and she was NOT here for the shenanigans.
Take a listen.
And just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past day or two, let me catch you up to speed.
Yesterday morning on the popular radio show, the trio discussed Starr’s search for a new nanny and how she would not hire a model who slid into her DM inquiring about the job.
Apparently the two co-hosts, DJ Quick Silva and DJ 59, thought it would be good radio to track down the model/singer/actress and let her speak her opinion of the situation claiming Starr was “jealous, insecure and petty” because she was a “pretty girl” unbeknown to Starr.
This caused quite a bit of commotion live on the air which caused Starr to put both men in their proper place and walk off the air in anger.
Danni Starr today added to the conversation late Thursday after she had a much cooler head.
“As a woman in radio and the media industry I’ve had some awful and uncomfortable things happen to me, but as an empath I know good people and try to see past that. What happened today was stupid and a whole lot of other adjectives, but I don’t believe the guys even thought it all the way through. What was, I’m assuming, intended to be a joke, backfired. They aren’t malicious dudes, I’ve worked with the worst of the worst. And these guys are NOT those guys. Though I think they should have shut homegirl down as my colleagues and brothers , the heat of the moment did not allow it. People are flawed, I’m flawed- and I’m learning that. With the exception of today’s show these guys have been ride or die for me. They are human, they have families and they make mistakes. Thank you for lifting me up, so join me as we show them a bit of grace. It’s a chance for growth. I’m holding out hope that that’s where we are. Opportunities like this allow us to teach men and woman alike how detrimental it can be to stifle a woman’s voice especially as It related to her personal choices. While this wasn’t the best way to kick off International Women’s Day, it is a reminder for me and my sister tribe that women should be unapologetic in their voices, stances and actions.”
That’s grown woman talk right there.
DJ Quick Silva attempted to clarify the situation on social media.
Why does it almost appears that Quick Silva is insinuating that Starr along with the third co-host, DJ 59, we’re both aware that the yet unidentified young woman would be appearing on the show to discuss the topic based on the “discrimination of women because of their looks?”
So, how did it turn into a “Danni Bash” and neither one of them make an attempt to shut down “Ms. Triple Threat” model/singer/actress?
Apology aside, Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Urban One Media which houses TV One and specifically Radio One, where ‘The Fam and The Morning Show‘ resides, decided to take it one step further.
Quick Silva and 59 were temporarily “suspended” by Hughes and Friday’s show was lead by females only!
Hughes even joined them in a discussion about women empowerment, respect, and equality in the workplace.
Starr returned on Friday, to take her seat back, alongside the other female guest co-hosts from the station for the day. The all female lineup of hosts was implemented to prove to the guys that women really can (in my Beyonce voice) “RUN THE WORLD.”
And Starr put herself out there to let everyone know she’s looking for new digs on Twitter.
Question: Would you have been so “forgiving” so soon after this fiasco!
Well I for one hope everyone clears the air and are “crystal clear” on the topics that they will be discussing on their show in the morning.
But most of all, let this be a lesson learned, “be respectful of one another and their personal choices.”