Rickey Smiley Crosses The Wrong Woman … Yolanda Starks White!by Jacky Jasper
“She was his manager until April 3, 2013, when Smiley had a former Radio One exec send her an email telling Starks White her services ‘are no longer required.”
Comedian’s Case Of Forgetting Where He Came From..
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“She was Rickey Smiley’s manager [from] 2008, took his morning show national with a syndication deal that turned into a slot on Dish Nation and a [now] based-on sitcom airing on TV One.”
Sources say that’s why Yolanda Starks — who’s said to be one of the first execs working on Tom Joyner’s radio show “in the early 90′s” — is suing Smiley for the 15% she’s due, as per the pairs’ contractual agreement. Know why? Because she says if it wasn’t for her five-years of effort invested into Smiley’s career, he wouldn’t be the millionaire he is today.
“It was the consensus of the industry that Smiley had ‘missed his window’ for great opportunities. But he saw what Starks White did for others and reached out to her to make him a star.”
Here’s the drop:
“His goals, once only mere hopes and dreams, were finally realized — all because of the invaluable work of Starks White. However, after acquiring the level of fame and creative vehicles he so desperately wanted, Rickey Smiley decided not just to part ways with Yolanda Starks White, but to toss aside his obligations to compensate her as agreed. This is unacceptable.”
Does Broderick ‘Ricky’ Smiley hold absolutely ZERO respect for Black women? Of course! Just ask Malanda Boykin!