"she got an email saying that Netflix didn’t feel she was the right fit"
Reports have circulated that rapper and comedian Amy Roko was fired from Dubai Bling season two.
Dubai Bling took Netflix by storm with viewers across the world tuning in to the lavish lifestyles of Dubai’s wealthiest.
Among the different personalities of the cast, it was reported that 29-year-old Amy Roko was expected to appear in the second season.
But it was reported that she was fired.
When asked if the rumours were true, Amy replied: “No comment.”
It was reported that Amy felt uncomfortable about the dating plotline producers had proposed to her.
She expressed her dislike about how she would be potentially perceived by viewers.
A source explained: “The next day she got an email saying that Netflix didn’t feel she was the right fit for the storyboard so they wouldn’t be continuing with her.”
Amy is a Muslim woman and wears a niqab (veil) – sources believe Amy to be unwilling to compromise her beliefs for reality television fame.
Yet the internet sensation boasts a huge 1.6 million followers on Instagram and 1.1 million on TikTok.
Amy emphasised her perspective of the media and how people see her, but she made no comments about whether the rumours are real or anything else relating to the second season of Dubai Bling.
During an interview, she was asked: “What’s one thing traditional media gets wrong about you?”
To this, Amy replied: “They tend to get a lot wrong about me.
“They think because I’m on social media, that I have to fit a certain box or that I change myself to fit their needs. I don’t waiver like that.
“I know who I am and what my values are. People love to assume and, at some point, you just have to let them.”
Amy Roko was further asked how she deals with negativity in the social media influencing space within her comedy career.
She responded: “The comedian in me comes to life!
“As I said before, people love to assume and that’s fine.
“It doesn’t change anything about who I am and I get to create even funnier content.”
Reporters asked: “Have you ever had to pass on or lose out on opportunities, because you refused to compromise your values and, ultimately, who you are and what you stand for?”
Amy responded by explaining that she doesn’t feel regret about missed opportunities:
“Anyone in this industry will tell you they’ve had to face a decision like this.
“I have a strong community around me that supports me.
“I’ve never regretted missing out on something that didn’t align with my moral compass and who I am.
“If anything, something bigger and better always came along shortly after!”