- JoJo Siwa, the 18-year-old Nickelodeon star, put her firm on blast on Twitter.
- Siwa says Nickelodeon will not let her carry out her new music on her upcoming tour.
- She wrote that she’s a “real human being” being handled as a model.
JoJo Siwa, the youngsters’s entertainer known for her oversized bows, is accusing Nickelodeon of treating her as a “brand” relatively than a “real human being” after working with the leisure firm since 2016.
In two tweets on Tuesday evening, the 18-year-old multi-hyphenate star and influencer mentioned the corporate restricted her from performing her new music on her upcoming tour.
“I go out on tour in January. My movie musical was just released (with 6 new original songs)… Nickelodeon told me today that I’m not allowed to perform/add any of the songs from the film into my show,” Siwa tweeted. “These are MY songs, MY voice, MY writing. Does this seem fair???”
Siwa additionally shared screenshots of the tweets on her Instagram, the place she has practically 11 million followers.
“There is no reason that this music should not be included. Working for a company as a real human being treated as only a brand is fun until it’s not,” Siwa continued.
Siwa’s supervisor and her girlfriend Kylie Prew shared her tweets about Nickelodeon on their very own Instagram accounts.
Siwa tweeted once more on Wednesday asking followers and Nickelodeon to recollect she’s a human, “not just a brand.”
—JoJo Siwa!🌈❤️🎀 (@itsjojosiwa) September 15, 2021
“I want my concert to be the BEST it can possibly be, and I want to perform the songs that YOU have been waiting to hear for 2 years,” Siwa mentioned within the tweet. “Having the music from my movie in my show is important to me, I wish it was important to Nickelodeon.”
Representatives for Nickelodeon and Siwa did not instantly reply to Insider’s requests for remark.
The upcoming movie-musical Siwa referenced can be a Nickelodeon manufacturing referred to as “The J Team,” which started streaming on Paramount+ on September 3. In February, Siwa told Jimmy Fallon that she initially wrote 27 new songs for “The J Team” earlier than narrowing down the tracklist.
In line with Siwa’s interview with Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” the film options six new authentic songs, in addition to two of Siwa’s outdated songs, certainly one of which was remixed for the film.
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Siwa’s upcoming D.R.E.A.M. tour can be in partnership with Nickelodeon, in accordance with the tour’s web site. It kicks off in Spokane, Washington, on January 13, 2022, and 37 tour dates are deliberate in whole.
Whereas Siwa has her personal administration staff separate from Nickelodeon, her model is carefully aligned with the corporate. After debuting on the “Dance Moms” franchise in 2015, Siwa started showing in Nickelodeon TV exhibits in 2016 and signed with the corporate in 2017.
Siwa has since starred in “The JoJo and BowBow Show Show,” toured internationally with Nickelodeon in 2019, and launched three EPs by means of Viacom, Nickelodeon’s father or mother firm.
Via Nickelodeon and her personal social media channels, Siwa has risen to huge success within the children’ leisure sphere. Her YouTube channel has over 12 million subscribers and she or he was included on Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential individuals on the earth in 2020.
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