Being a Beyonce Groupie May Have Cost Melissa Harris-Perry Her Job On MSNBC
MSNBC political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry walked off her job last week after her popular political commentary show was pre-empted by breaking presidential news coverage.
On Saturday, Harris-Perry’s viewers learned that she really walked off the job because of a fight with her bosses over Beyonce’s new song, “Formation”.
According to CNNMoney, MSNBC executives asked the noted author to report on breaking presidential news coverage. But the 42-year-old TV host and her producer insisted she talk about Beyonce’s “Formation” song, which dropped the day before.
“Her executive producer had to fight for it,” an insider told CNNMoney.
Harris-Perry eventually got her way.
MSNBC execs relented and gave her the green light to talk about Beyonce on Monday. She hasn’t been back on the air since that day.
According to insiders, Harris-Perry’s tantrum and a critical email about her bosses were the sparks that lit the powder keg that had been brewing at MSNBC for months.
As reality dawned upon Harris-Perry, she realized her insubordination failed to get the response she was looking for.
In an emotional letter, Harris-Perry wrote: “I love our show. I want it back.”