She’s speaking out! JoJo Siwa just slammed Nickelodeon for not letting her perform the songs she wants on her upcoming tour. Yep, the young star called the network out on Twitter after they allegedly told her she can’t sing the tracks from her new movie, The J Team.
“I go out on tour in January. My movie musical was just released (with six new original songs)… Nickelodeon told me today that I’m not allowed to perform/add any of the songs from the film into my show,” she wrote. “These are MY songs, MY voice, MY writing. Does this seem fair? There is no reason that this music should not be included. Working for a company as a real human being treated as only a brand is fun until it’s not.”
JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour is set to kick off on January 13, 2022, in Spokane, WA, after being postponed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will stretch across 37 cities and wrap up in New Orleans, LA, on March 12, 2022.
As fans know, Grande was propelled into the spotlight after she starred in the Nickelodeon shows Victorious and Sam & Cat. And although she called her time on Nick a “blessing” and a “dream come true,” she admitted that it was hard to break away from the role afterwards, and she wasn’t happy about it.
“For a long time I was attached to a character that was nothing like myself,” she said. “It was a little frustrating.”
Her Sam & Cat costar Jennette McCurdy claimed that she didn’t feel supported by Nickelodeon after provocative pictures of her leaked in 2014. And when she didn’t attend the Kids’ Choice Awards that year, she explained on Twitter that the way the network treated her was to blame.
“I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me,” she explained. “I chose to not go because sticking up for what is right and what is fair is what my mom taught me is ALWAYS the most important thing.”
The star added, “My previous tweet has nothing to do with pics leaked. It has to do with how Nickelodeon treated me. That’s all. Thanks for the love.”
Plus, McCurdy later admitted that she was “embarrassed” by her past roles in an interview.
“My experience with acting is, I’m so ashamed of the parts I’ve done in the past,” she said. “I resent my career in a lot of ways. I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most cheesy, embarrassing. I did the shows that I was on from like 13 to 21, and by 15, I was already embarrassed. My friends at 15, weren’t like, ‘Oh, cool, you’re on this Nickelodeon show.’ It was embarrassing. And I imagine there’s a very different experience to be had with acting if you’re proud of your roles, and if you feel fulfilled by them.”
According to reports, after an episode of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn was very similar to his Drake & Josh movie Drake and Josh Go Hollywood, Bell totally slammed the network. Plus, when they announced that they were rebooting the show All That, he didn’t have the nicest things to say about it.
“This is LITERALLY THE WORST THING I’VE SEEN IN a loooong time!” he claimed on his Instagram Stories. “I’m confused, is this written or is this their ‘improv?’ he rhymes joking with joking like four times… You should probably wait until the audience says you’re funny before saying, ‘I’m Funny.'” Yikes.
True Jackson, VP star Ashley Argota claimed that Nickelodeon held her back and wouldn’t let her sing! When a fan asked her on Twitter why she didn’t show off her vocals that much, she explained that the network didn’t allow her to.
“[Nickelodeon] never gave me the opportunity,” she replied.
After starring in the hit show The Naked Brothers Band, Nat Wolff said that he thought all the other Nickelodeon series were awful! The actor said in an interview, “Most of the Nickelodeon shows are pretty bad, but that show is good! Cool people randomly come up to me, who I never thought would watch the show, to say that they watch it.”
Devon Werkheiser felt like Nickelodeon didn’t support his show, Ned’s Declassified School Guide, enough. He slammed the network years after it ended on Reddit, while chatting with fans about his experience on Nick.
“I thought they could have promoted our show more compared to the other shows that got more attention. I also would have liked to have been used more by them, for the award shows and stuff like that,” he wrote.