Desus & Mero stars reveal tension with Viceland: "We did not leave Vice, Vice ended our contract"
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero weren't happy to abruptly exit their Viceland show two weeks ago. “Can I just be messy off the rip right now?” Desus tells Bossip. “Vice has us for 2 more months….we did not leave Vice, Vice ended our contract. They were in their feelings because we were leaving" for Showtime. He added: "We could still be doing the show, and it bothers me because now people are tagging us like ‘do this, do this, what would your reactions be for this?’ and I’m like, ‘yo wow, what would my reaction be?’” Desus said they were grateful for Viceland "poppping the cherry" after other networks passed on them. But he added: “Viceland wanted 160 episodes a year. We have no writers, it’s literally me and Mero talking to one another every day. If you want us to do this for 160 episodes, pay us 160 million dollars—otherwise we would have killed each other.”
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