Nicci-Gilbert*Former “R&B Divas” cast member Nicci Gilbert is opening up a new legal situation against the folks behind a spin-off of the popular TV One reality show. reports that the 43-year-old Brownstone singer and her production company NOEGO Entertainment, LLC are suing ThinkFactory Media, Inc and TV One LLC because of the creation of the “Hollywood Divas” franchise. In the suit, which was filed electronically in Fulton County on May 13, Gilbert claims she is not being compensated for the spin-off, which is an alleged breach of her contract.

The suit goes on to mention claims made in the 15-count court against ThinkFactory Media, Inc citing defamation, fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, emotional distress, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and tortious interference with business relations, among other things.

Among other findings in the suit is admission from Gilbert that her and fellow “R&B Divas” co-executive producer Faith Evans’ contracts were not renewed by ThinkFactory Media. The confession conflicts with a series of interviews Gilbert did last fall in which she stated that she left “R&B Divas” on her own because she “just realized that it really wasn’t a good look for me as a 43-year-old woman with a daughter that I’m trying to raise.”

Gilbert has now changed her tune with claims that ThinkFactory Media “effectively pushed” her “out of a series that she worked for eight years to create.”