Just because you sing Gospel music doesn’t mean you act Godly. Just ask anyone who knows singer Tiquila Wilson. When she was eliminated from the Sunday Best All-Stars earlier this week, she went on a tear. Not because she lost, but because she wasn’t happy with the accommodations provided by the show. Normally, contestants head home after they are released from the show competition. But for Tiquila, that wasn’t the case.
Reports suggest that instead of packing up and leaving immediately, Tiquila said she wanted to stay at her hotel a little longer for the recording of the remaining contestants. But as per BET policy, a contestant that has been eliminated is politely, but firmly, shown the door.
When informed that the TV channel wouldn’t foot her bill at the Marriot any longer, it is alleged she went straight to the front desk to inquire about room rates. They told her it would be about $180 a night.
That’s when she “lost it.”
Tiquila, reportedly, started cursing the staff behind the desk and told them that she could stay somewhere much nicer at the rates they were charging. When she wouldn’t stop with the insulting and cursing, the management was called in to mediate.
But that didn’t stop Tiquila, who went on “ranting and raving” and saying she couldn’t believe BET would let them stay in a place “like this.”
When they had had about enough of her, the hotel management decided that since she had a problem with staying at a hotel “like this,” she would have an hour to pack her bags and leave.
If she was not out of the building within the set hour, the management added, the entire BET crew that was staying at the hotel would also be asked to leave.
That finally got her moving and BET’s legal team was handed the job of smoothing the bruised relationship between the hotel and the channel.
There are reports that Tiquila was also a “backstage terror” during the competition and didn’t especially get along well with Kim Burrell, whom she’d constantly call “Hey, twin.” Burrell’s attempts to make her stop using the phrase fell on deaf ears.