News of Run’s scripted show with wife Justine Simmons being axed was reported by Variety on Thursday, Oct. 18. The show saw the Run DMC group member and his wife playing fictionalized versions of themselves as they raised four children, who were portrayed by rising kid actors Kiana Ledé, Nathan Anderson, Leah Rose Randall, and Maceo Smedley.
The series focused on Rev Run’s Joey taking on house duties and caring of their kids after backing out of the spotlight as a hip-hop legend. Meanwhile, on-screen Justine uses the time to take on a career of her own.
But the show, which premiered on the streaming service on Aug. 10, has been pulled after season 1.
While Rev hasn’t spoken publicly about the cancellation, Love, a comedian and host of “The Real,” has.
“I tell folks with projects to come on The Real..Ellen not going to put you on …” she commented on Instagram Oct. 19.
While Rev Run did make the promotional rounds to tout his show, he and Simmons did not stop by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as part of their tour.
And although Love’s comment appears to have been deleted since then, fans came for Love’s remark, demanding she not disrespect Ellen DeGeneres.
“@comiclonilove you bout to be the next one fired off the real… 🗣DON’T PLAY WITH MY COUSIN ELLEN!!!!”
“@comiclonilove love you loni but don’t ever disrespect Ellen you wish you could be in Ellen’s caliber she helps and gives back all the time I love the real but don’t act like y’all the goat of daytime tv because your not sis I turn from the real to Wendy real quick so be humble loni your not Oprah or Ellen 😴”
Love actually has a history with DeGeneres. She appeared as a guest DJ on the daytime talk show in 2017. Love also showed up on various segments on “Ellen” throughout the years, including one in 2013 where DeGeneres helped find Love a boyfriend.
Even still, folks hit back at Love, wondering when she was going to boost Black projects on “The Real.”
“When are you going to have us @blackchefsnetwork on, beloved?? Our Founder/CEO is a black, female serial entrepreneur and we would love a feature…in-studio meal, anyone??”
“@comiclonilove well I have a project on YouTube my own talkshow I would love to come on the real.”
And others defended Love’s comment and backed her up.
“@comiclonilove y’all do know Loni Love is a comedian, right? If you didn’t read her comment as a joke you might be a little slow or miserable and looking for company. Y’all be getting so worked up over nothing. It’s hilarious.”
“@comiclonilove let em know!”