In the last year we’ve seen T.O. show that he is absolutely unable to take responsibility for his own actions. He has excuse after excuse and ultimately it has left him broke and friendless. In recent interviews T.O. mentions that his closest friends have betrayed him, including Kita and Mo. He also goes on to say Kita & Mo were trying to get a reality show behind his back and this is one of the straws that broke the camel’s back in their relationship. The Insider sat down with T.O.’s former friends and publicists as they aired out what really happened.
TheInsider.com: How did all this start? Terrell says you double-crossed him.
Kita: He’s mad at everybody. We were friends first. People forget that. We were friends for 12 years. Terrell is the only client we had where we had a friendship first. The GQ article didn’t bother us. Terrell is typically known for running his mouth, he says things off the cuff, he’s mad at the world. It didn’t bother us, that article we knew about.
TheInsider.com: So what took you guys over the top emotionally?
Kita: His Wendy Williams interview. We didn’t steal anything from him. And he sat on that couch, and said a friend stole some money. People assumed he was talking about us, and he never really stated he WASN’T talking about us. So that’s how Wendy Williams made the assumption and went on her after show saying ‘Those two girls ripped him off! I can’t believe Mo and Kita would do such a thing.’ Having an opinion is one thing — anyone can have an opinion — but when you state it as fact now you are messing with my reputation as a professional woman. Monique and I have been in this business for over 15 years. Before T.O. And we’ve worked with artists from Ludacris, to Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Method Man and more. We worked for Def Jam! So for him to say something like that and not be clear — that’s where we got hurt. We’re hurt more than anything.
TheInsider.com: So were you conducting deals without his knowledge?
Mo: We never brought Terrell in the beginning stages in any deal until it was time to sign on the dotted line and get the real deal going. Because at the time his focus was supposed to be football! There were other shows that we shopped for other people! He wasn’t brought in because: A) It wasn’t about him, and B) he’s playing football. Why bother him until it’s something we know is for certain? The paperwork that VH1 legal has shows he is involved in the deal basically for nothing other than his association as our business partner. If he wanted to know the day to day that’s a two way street. What he won’t say is when we were filming season two, we had a conversation in a parking lot where we talked about coming up with a production company of our own.
Kita: We haven’t taken a percentage from The T.O. Show from him directly, or the new movie he’s promoting which we got for him. There are some things as friends we let ride. We secured many deals that we didn’t talk to him about initially because it wasn’t set yet! Everything we do business-wise has always been in the preliminary stages beforehand. We’ve never excluded him, but we’ve always been excluded to be honest. We will negotiate for him without having to take money out of his pocket. So let’s be fair here. We haven’t been on his payroll since 2004! Monique and I are CEOs of our own company. We don’t work for T.O., we don’t work for Terrell Owens enterprise. We work for our own company. We have other clients! We have Johnny Gill as a client. We have other athletes as clients. Why wouldn’t we be making deals for him, other clients and ourselves?
TheInsider.com: Will there be another season of The T.O. show? Or a reality show in some capacity?
Mo: We’re very optimistic and we’ll know for sure very soon.
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