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I'll Never Reunite w/ that 'A**hole'

12/27/2011 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Aunt Viv on Fresh Prince of Bel Air
The woman who played the original Aunt Viv on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" says there's a damn good reason she wasn't at a recent reunion dinner with the rest of the Banks family -- she HATES Will Smith.

15 years after the show went off the air ... Janet Hubert tells TMZ, she's still upset with the way she was fired from the show ... and blames the whole thing on Smith himself.

"There will never be a reunion ... as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith," Hubert said.

1227_fresh_prince_facebook_dateShe adds, "He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn't know the word."

Hubert has said in the past she believes Smith is to blame for her departure in the middle of the show's run -- claiming he turned on her because she wouldn't kiss his butt.

But Smith refuted the claims after Hubert left the show in 1993 -- telling an Atlanta radio station Hubert simply had a bad attitude which played a major role in her demise.

Smith told the radio station, "[Hubert] said once, 'I've been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.' No matter what, to her I'm just the AntiChrist."

We called Smith for comment -- so far, no response.


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Will Smith is a loser. I like this lady!!

1001 days ago


I used to like this "Vivian", the other one just annoyed me because she got mad for every single little thing. At least this one was funny

1001 days ago


smith being linked to arrogance is nothing new or ground breaking...ya she might be bitter but he also might be the self centered, egotistical, stuck up the azz person that we"ve heard about for years...
face it, in hollywood you have to kiss some azz to get where and what you want, she sounds like she may not be that type and if so props to her, you earn respect for being the person you are not for the amount of azz you kiss...
the show was annoying anyways, no big whup

1001 days ago


Wow!!!! Whether it’s true or not, I’m sure she needs the money I would have gotten over that quick to get the exposure again. She should know in that business sometimes you have to kiss butt. But that is a petty reason not to make your money. At the end of the day, someone has to be the bigger person. Let’s face it Will Smith has the Talent and the Looks. That show was the best thing to ever happen to her. She been in the business for 10 years and no one even knew who she was before that show. And if she turns down an opportunity every time she has to work with an *********he will always be out of work. The sad part is why not be an adult and talk to Will Smith? TMZ Really?

1001 days ago


She's been bitchin' about this since the day she got fired....the only "career" she has is going on radio shows and dragging it out for 20 yrs. Get a life, lady!

1001 days ago


She really needs to let it go! Everybody else seems to like him. She needs to face the fact it was his show...she was replaceable. Show didn't miss a beat when they replaced her. For a better analogy ....He was Michael....she was Tito!

1001 days ago


He said, She said. Who knows, who cares.

1001 days ago


I heard she left the show because she wanted to have her baby on the show as the new member of the family and they told her "No, because her baby wasnt cute enough to blend with their tv family".

It's all a big mess regardless.

1001 days ago


Oh, come on! It's been 15 years already! Get over your ego. If it wasn't for Will Smith, where would you be?

1001 days ago


Smith's version makes a lot more sense. I'm sure he has a big ego, but I really haven't heard of other people that worked with him on his many movies complaining about his behavior.

1001 days ago


.... but no one asked her to, so...

1001 days ago

Bobo Frog    

The reason she was fired is because she was too dark and the viewers couldn't see her so they got a lighter skinned Auntie.

1001 days ago


I've never been a fan of Black de jour Will Smith, but this chick is lacking in the brains department. Her recent comments have pretty much sealed any hopes of getting any future gigs. According to TMZ according to Will Smith she was bent out of shape because she believed she was ENTITLED to being the STAR because she was older, old doesn't translate into "mature" and savvy because if she was smart she'd have kissed Wills butt and maybe he'd hook her up... but NOOOOoooOOOOoOOooo she had to get ghetto.

1001 days ago


She sounds like she lacks maturity.

1001 days ago


Smith was on a roll for a bit but he hasn't done anything in quite some time. His wifes show is canceled and them shoving their kids down our throats didn't seem to work so well. That's the nature of the beast I guess.

1001 days ago
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