Ray J may end up suing Celebrity Big Brother after not being allowed back into the house, the rapper says.
Rylan Clark-Neal confirmed on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side the American rapper had left the Celebrity Big Brother house and said it would be addressed on tonight’s highlights show. However, he did not give a reason for the departure.
TMZ is reporting that Ray J left the house for tooth pain that was ‘extreme’ and left other housemates concerned for his health.
“Ray woke up Tuesday in unbearable pain, took the remaining 4 pills and then pleaded for help,” a source told the website. “We’re told producers agreed to take him to the hospital but on the way out of the house he blacked out.”
In a new video posted on TMZ’s website, Ray J says he may take legal action against the show if he does not get his £800,000 ($1 million) for doing the show or be allowed to return to the house.
However, if Ray J left the show on his own accord – he may not get all of his money. Christopher Biggins was removed from the house in August, but got part of his fee.
Fans quickly turned to social media to discuss the story, with it getting a 50-50 response.
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The singers manager David Weintraub told Billboard that the contract was breached.
“There are a slew of legal issues that we are facing with the Big Brother program, because based on their actions they have breached their contract with us,” he said. “We waited a long time to put Ray J in any U.K. programming, we waited for the right show, and it’s unfortunate due to unforeseen circumstances that his first television show has so many issues that we’re dealing with.”
We’re sure this is just the beginning of this story…
Celebrity Big Brother airs nightly at 9pm on Channel 5.