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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 26: Amanda Seales attends the premiere of NBC's "Bring The Funny" at Rockwell Table & Stage on June 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Amanda Seales won’t be returning to The Real. The talk show host and actress had a conversation on Instagram Live with her friend, actor Brandon Victor Dixon on Tuesday (June 2) and shared that her contract was up and she would not be renewing it.

“Well, you know what happened to me today. I’ve arrived because my contract is up at The Real and I did not renew it because it doesn’t feel good to soul to be at a place where I cannot speak to my people the way they need to be spoken to and where the people who are speaking to me in disparaging ways are not being handled,” she told Dixon.

“I’m not in a space where I can as a full black woman have my voice and my co-workers also have their voices and where the people at the top are not respecting the necessity for black voices to be at the top too.”

“So you reach a point, even when it just comes to Hollywood in general. You’ve seen in me transform into a way where I just can’t function at this place the same way,” Sealed continued. “They’re planting white beans in my soil.”

Back in January, Amanda Seales joined the Fox series, replacing Tamar Braxton, who had been let go from the talk show and wasn’t replaced for several seasons.

Seales was known on the show for speaking up and talking candidly about black issues. During her chat with Dixon, Seales said that she’s not worried about finding other opportunities to make money.

She also stated that she’s at a place in her life where she doesn’t have to accept jobs just for money. Watch the chat below.


Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.