Well we can’t say we didn’t see this coming! BET launched their big search for new hosts last fall after Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J stepped down from their roles to pursue other endeavors. The online and nationwide search produced the three finalist and winners Miss Mykie, Paigon, and Shorty Da Prince, along with “Mr. 106 & Park” Bow Wow.
After a brief run, the trio of newbies took an unexpected “break” in early Spring while Bow Wow stayed to guest with numerous co-host such as Draya of Basketball Wives, Adrienne Bailon and ex girlfriend Angela Simmons. After several weeks and no word of the gang returning, rumors started circulating that the “New 106 & Park” was about to be shaken up with Angela as the front runner for new co-host. After much speculation, BET has finally released a statement on the status of the hit show and its host:
“106 & PARK” is undergoing exciting changes. Angela Simmons will continue to guest host until the end of the summer. Bow Wow aka “Mr. 106 & Park” will continue as the lead host; Miss. Mykie, Paigion and Shorty Da Prince will no longer remain on the show. BET Networks is happy to have worked with these bright, young stars and will continue to support them and their upcoming endeavors”
Via Zabrina Horton | BET’s Publicity Department
Well Congrats to Angela for pulling the gig, at least until the fall. We love the chemistry of the two on set, but look forward to seeing who the permanent new host will be.