Given a second chance to impress 50 Cent, tonight's eliminated contestant on 50 Cent: The Money and the Power says she wouldn't take it. While Joanne knew full well going into the show that there would be drama, she wasn't expecting racism. Below, Jo finally gets the chance to tell her side of the story...
I was surprised to be the first person eliminated from the show. I said that I would respect 50’s decision no matter who he chose to send home, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I agreed with it. Working in the business world requires a professional attitude -- racist comments like the ones Precious made would never be condoned in any workplace. Being Asian myself, I do not appreciate stereotypes nor do I tolerate any form of racism. Such ignorance and close-mindedness disgust me.
50 implied I was lazy -- perhaps it was because I did not personally answer the question regarding the piggy bank. To clarify things, I turned and ASKED one of my team members to speak up. Larry was in no way trying to outshine his boss (me). Yayo mentioned I was weak because apparently I didn't attempt to break up the altercation between Precious, Nikki and Dujuan. For the record, captured on camera or not ... I DID try to stop the fight. I restrained Precious but there was only so much I could do.
To sum things up, there were a lot of occurrences that were misconstrued! Either way, I know what truly happened. In the end I was glad to leave because I really didn’t want to deal with the never-ending, unnecessary drama. Overall, I value the experience I had on the show but I WOULD NOT do it all over again.