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Rocsi: Webbie Sexual Harassment Caused BET Ban

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Rocsi Diaz, co-host of BET’s ’106 & Park,’ has finally addressed the incident that lead to Baton Rouge, La. rapper Webbie‘s banning from the network.

In a recent interview with NBC’s Peter Bailey, the 28-year-old Honduras-born, New Orleans-repping television personality discussed Webbie’s October appearance, during which the rapper allegedly sexually harassed her, incurring a permanent banning from BET.

“It’s really sad, the way it was looked upon. I have thick skin, but when you are at your job and somebody sexually harasses you in a manner that is very vulgar and disgusting, I have no shame of sticking up for myself,” Rocsi explained. “I’m at work, we’re on a set, there’s children around us. You’re really out of line right now.”

Rocsi continued to express frustration regarding the perceived support Webbie received after the incident took place, and his refusal to apologize for his behavior.

“It was really inappropriate, it’s really sad and I just hope that he understands it,” she said. “There’s never even been an apology. It’s been more of an upsetting incident [for Webbie] because he can’t be on BET.”

While Rocsi revealed that the rapper’s management did call and attempt to make amends, Webbie not only failed to admit his misconduct, he repeatedly threatened her co-host, Terrence J, with whom he claims she is romantically involved.

“I love his music, but to have someone that you were a genuine fan of … there’s a manner in which you speak to people, and he disrespected me. Terrence stood up for me, I stood up for myself and the network would not allow anybody to come and disrespect their host in that manner,” Rocsi explained. “His management and everybody has reached out and been super duper nice and they reached out to me and they apologized. I think that they’ve had problems with him before. I think if you YouTube him, you can see other interviews where he’s been very inappropriate.”

The drama surrounding Webbie comes at a time when he is currently promoting his new album ‘Savage Life 3.’ Read The BoomBox’s exclusive interview with the rapper here.


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