AJ & Free Confirm ‘106 & Park’ Reboot Was “April Fool’s Joke” #ICYMI

Published: Saturday 2nd Apr 2016 by Rashad
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Yesterday, AJ Calloway –  original host of BET’s defunct daily video countdown show ‘106 & Park’took to Instagram to stir up frenzied hype around news the show was due to return for a spinoff.

Even tapping Kelly Rowland to get in on the action, Calloway served up an oddly timed announcement (as yesterday was ‘April Fools’ Day) to share reports around the show’s reboot which, according to him, would also feature a reunion with the show’s other original host – Free.

Well, as the age old adage goes:  “things are often as they seem.”

For, while there were some who rejoiced at the news, many of the TV personality’s followers immediately clocked the announcement was a very poor ‘April Fools’ joke…and they were right:

Last night, AJ uploaded the following:

#Omar setting the record straight on this #106andParkAfterDark saga! #WhatsToday

A video posted by AJCalloway (@ajcalloway) on

Free took to Twitter to confirm:

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  1. chesterhe April 2, 2016

    Thank goodness!!! No one is checkin’ for them senior citizens!

    • HailBeysus April 2, 2016


    • ♊Mølly♊ April 2, 2016

      Ki exactly

  2. Barb-wire April 2, 2016

    Chile the question is do we even care?

  3. IStan4Rihanna. April 2, 2016

    Wait… People actually believed this.


    Not even Terrence J could save this show that died in 2004.

    • ♊Mølly♊ April 2, 2016

      Terrence j is daddyy

  4. #TeamTinashe Stan (#JOYRIDE……..) April 2, 2016

    As if we didn’t know lol hehe!
    I actually don’t think it was a bad idea as 106 & Park helped launch black artists and gave them a mainstream platform. And this is what the majority of our new artists need. The show should of never discontinued but the white man upstairs turned the lights off on that.

  5. Ms. Lucy April 2, 2016

    Well the music industry has changed so much that we don’t longer need shows like 106&park and trl.We could just go to the direct source to know about these artists music.

  6. RihannaIsMadonna April 2, 2016

    Irrelevant as someone I know who is supposedly Queen but can’t get a #1 or be a consistent hitmaker, no ranking amongst the legends whatsoever but…

    • ♊Mølly♊ April 2, 2016

      Is this beyonce shade i sense

  7. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? April 2, 2016

    Obviously, this was a joke. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t in poor taste, though. R&B artists NEED ‘106&Park’ today, so I’m pissed at them for thinking this was funny.

  8. dydy972 April 2, 2016

    I’m disappointed , i fell for this b*******.
    Anyway, BET is just begging for attention…

  9. MusicLife April 2, 2016

    Lol. As I said. It was fake m. And would be a terrible idea in general.

    That said BET does need a youthful daily show or two for the teens of the modern day. Maybe not focused on a countdown and such because who would be voting these days lol. But like a Teen Summit meets 106 & Park but more of a talk show and such meets hip new technology and such.

  10. No favs, just here for the music April 2, 2016

    Not Funny. This April Fools crap is so played out. How old are we??? Smn

    • No favs, just here for the music April 2, 2016


  11. Tran anti no honey love time but it okay girl April 2, 2016

    Knew it was a April fool joke and I told yall it April fool joke yesterday. Aj couldn’t fool me

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