“I’m giving a shoutout to my dude Steve Harvey. Happy birthday, Steve Harvey,” Thomas begins in the Jan. 17 video. “You’re an inspiration. You have 15 jobs. You must be Jamaican. You damn near work harder than me. I know your ass gotta get up at 4:30 in the morning to get going and you probably don’t go to bed until 11:30, 12:00 at night.
“So I’m gon’ take my hat off to you, my brother,” the ex-“Real Housewives of Atlanta” staple says. “You’re an inspiration. Every black boy, every black man, every person inspired to be great. They look at you every day. I know I look at you every day. Even when you have them people on the thing that I don’t wanna see. Happy birthday, Steve Harvey! Love you, my brother!”
It was the comment about having people on his show he doesn’t “wanna see” that caught the attention of one commenter.
“Read in between the lines 😉,” said user @ab_2936.
It appears as though Thomas may have been saying he wasn’t too fond of seeing Bailey and Hill on “Steve.” The couple, who have been going steady for the past six months, met thanks to Harvey when Bailey appeared on his show back in February 2018 to get set up on a date. She chose Hill out of the bunch, and they’ve been making their long-distance relationship work ever since.
The lovebirds recently went back to the show in November to give an update on their romance.
But it’s safe to say Thomas likely was not keen on tuning in to see that.
If this was a dose of shade from the Charlotte, N.C.,-based entrepreneur, it wouldn’t be the first time in recent weeks that it has happened.
“I don’t watch Fox Sports, I watch ESPN. Stephen A. Smith, that’s my guy,” Thomas said after dismissing the idea of meeting Hill.