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Pearl Thusi: Leaving Live Amp was very difficult

2016-03-07 14:00
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Johannesburg- Pearl Thusi took some time to reflect on her journey with Live AMP, with her role as a presenter coming to an end last week.

On Thursday afternoon fans were shocked when the SABC confirmed that Pearl was leaving the show with immediate effect.

A few hours before the announcement was made, Pearl and Naija superstar D'Banj were revealed as the new hosts of MTV's Lip Sync Battle. (Read more on that here

News of Pearl's exit from the weekly music show was followed by swirling weekend reports, which claim that Pearl's resignation from Live AMP allegedly angered SABC big wigs. 

Sunday World is reporting that following Pearl's resignation, Hlaudi Motsoeneng has allegedly given instruction that Pearl be removed from her other projects with the SABC. 

Apparently the SABC has implemented a new rule, which prevents talent from working with rival media houses. However, these claims were dismissed by SABC spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago. 

Despite the commentary surrounding Pearl's exit, she has nothing but positive things to say about the show. 

"To the show that lifted and carried me for 3 years. The people who tuned in and gave us so much love. SABC1 for believing in me. Crew and producers for creating such an amazing work experience. @shady_lurker & @lootlove for being such amazing professionals. I could never thank you enough," Pearl wrote on social media.

Pearl added that even though leaving Live AMP was very difficult for her, change is inevitable and she had to let go. 

Judging by Pearl's heartfelt post there seems to be no beef here! 

Here's the full post...

To the show that lifted and carried me for 3 years. The people who tuned in and gave us so much love. SABC1 for believing in me. Crew and producers for creating such an amazing work experience. @shady_lurker & @lootlove2 for being such amazing professionals . I could never thank you enough. Such a bitter sweet moment... But when God changes the course of your life, you have to listen, no matter how hard it may be to let go. And leaving @thisisliveamp was a very difficult thing to do. But change has come. Thank you to everyone who's supported me and had my back. Thank you to everyone who loves me and keeps loving me even when I make mistakes. @sjulad @emmphive @bev_moubane I'm going to miss working with you, teasing you and even arguing with you more than you could ever fathom. You are going to achieve great things!!! To everyone with a dream. I'm letting you know that they can come true. Stay true to yourself so your destiny can recognize you and find you. One last time... Thank you @thisisliveamp & Thank you to @mzansi_fosho . GOD BLESS !!!! ????????

A photo posted by Pearl Thusi- Real Black Pearl (@pearlthusi) on

-TheJuice

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