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Well, it looks like time doesn’t heal all wounds after all.
It’s been almost 20 years since Janet Hubert, the woman who played the first Aunt Vivian on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” left the hit sitcom, but she’s still harboring a heap of resentment towards the show’s star Will Smith, who she blames for getting her fired!
After a photo of most of the show’s former cast members was recently released (sans Hubert), TMZ caught up with the actress who didn’t mince any words when asked about the popular rapper/actor.
“There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith,” Janet told the site.
“He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. This constant reunion thing will never happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn’t know the word,” she continued.
Fans of the show may remember how Janet was unceremoniously replaced in 1993, without any explanation to viewers, by (the much different looking) actress Daphne Maxwell Reid, who stayed on until the show wrapped in 1996.
Following her departure Janet stated publicly that she was kicked off the show for refusing to kiss Will’s butt.
However the Men in Black star, not too long after Janet left, said it was her own bad attitude that resulted in her getting fired, TMZ reports.
In 2009, Alfonso Ribeiro had some opinions of his own on the matter. Watch.