The star of VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” Caesar Emmanuel was fired from the show after the broadcast of a video showing him allegedly abusing dogs… TMZ has learned.
A VH1 spokesperson told TMZ, “We have made the decision to sever ties with Black Ink Crew New York’s Ceaser Emanuel. With next season nearing completion of production, this decision will have no impact. impact on the coming season.”
Sources familiar with the situation tell us that they are wrapping up the production, but keeping it open in order to properly address the situation on the show. We’re told the producers also found the viral video appalling.
A video surfaced on Wednesday that allegedly shows Ceaser beating and abusing dogs – the clip made many fans sick to their stomachs, instantly.
Ceaser co-star Donna Lombardi reposted the clip online and said “I’m not even stepping into this man’s life, but this video has upset me so much.”
She called on the network to cancel it completely…adding “I pray people see you, @ceaserblackink, for the monster that you are.”
The show is currently in production for its 10th season, and Ceaser has been on the show since its premiere in 2013.
The show follows the day-to-day operations of his shop, Black Ink tattoo, in Harlem…the dude also has studios in Brooklyn, ATL, Orlando and Houston.