‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Actress Janet Hubert Takes Aim at Will Smith Once and for All: ‘Welcome to My Butcher Block’

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In a clip posted recently taking aim at former co-star Will SmithJanet Hubert is unleashing about how her story has been portrayed.

The actress who starred with Smith on the 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” held nothing back in a July video where she explained once and for all why she’s got issues with Smith.

“Will, make no mistake. This video is for you directly,” she says.

Hubert has long had a problem with Smith for the way she claimed he failed to stand up for her during salary re-negotiations on the NBC series. As a result of the failed discussions, Hubert’s Aunt Vivian role was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid after three seasons in 1993.

The original Aunt Viv went on to slam Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith for her show “Red Table Talk.”

“Y’all ain’t gon invite me to your red table so welcome to my butcher block,” Hubert says. “Now, this butcher block is not just for you. This is my last video. I am not on this earth much longer and I will not go to my grave feeling that questions have been unanswered. What misconceptions of me that you put there have never been dealt with — and especially for my son. I am tired.”

Hubert slammed Will for spreading an apparent lie that she was fired from “The Fresh Prince,” saying no one ever said that but “you and your tampon, Alfonso Ribeiro.”

She went on to say the box office star’s inspirational Instagram posts have captured “people who believe your hype” while she’s “nobody.”

“I’m just a woman who played a s—y role on a sitcom which, dear God, I wish I hadn’t. The one thing I do regret in my life was ever taking that role to have to have worked with someone like you,” she says.

“I’ve always wanted to ask you… why did you go so far? Why was it so necessary? Why? … Why did you want the dance episode cut? And why did you call me back three years later and ask me to come back [on the show] and buy the house because you thought it would be funny after you left me with a child with no money, with no home …”

She also blamed Smith for the hardships her son had to endure, getting made fun of by his peers while Hubert was targeted by Black women say some of “the meanest things.” She even said “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore used Smith’s word’s against her after the two had some quality time together.

“My life when you banished me and when you tainted me and when you put your poison in, you poisoned my entire world,” Hubert says. “Every time I try to have a meeting … every time I try to call Oprah for help, Oprah’s people would say, ‘No she’s friends with will and Janet will never be on the show … we can’t promote her on the show because she has a very deep, profound friendship with Will.”

The same issue cropped up on “The View” and with other attempted bookings. So for those who wonder why Hubert can’t give up her grudge, Hurbert has an analogy.

“Well, if somebody said your mama’s a hoe and then that reputation follows you and follows you and follows you and follows you, your mama becomes a hoe.”

She also took aim at the Black community saying, “Shame on you. … You b—-es would rather fight me at a time where I’m going through a devastating crisis in my life.”

Hubert concluded by slamming the community for tearing down one another and demanded respect from the public.

And on a final note, she’s not a fan of being called Aunt Viv.

“If I could go back and redo anything, I would have turned down ‘Fresh Prince,'” she says. “It was the bane of my existence. It was just a job and I’m glad you all liked it. But please don’t call me Aunt Viv. If you didn’t see me at your Thanksgiving table, I am not your aunt, honey.”

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