Nicci Gilbert, the headstrong singer/fashion designer on “R&B Divas” has officially been fired (or we can say, nicely asked to leave) from the cast,  Gumbumper.com has exclusively learned from our source.

Former Brownstone member and show co-creator Nicci Gilbert, was given the boot.  A source from the show’s executive production team told us that market researchthey conducted showed that viewers just didn’t connect to Nicci.  In fact, we were told that 95% of those polled said that Nicci was their LEAST favorite diva….DAMN!!!

The production team doesn’t want to announce the firing publicly until a cast for season two is in place…but Nicci has already been shown the door.  Also, an L.A. spinoff is in the works for the show ad that cast will be announced soon.

Nicci is letting the news get her down.  She retweeted a fan’s comment about getting her and her former co-stars on BET’s Black Girls Rock.