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Ramona Singer Responds to Being ‘Fired’ From Hair Extension Business

Hairy situation! Ramona Singer has been fired from the Lux Beauty Club for having "diva behavior," Us Weekly can confirm. But the Real Housewives of New York City star has her own story to tell.

"If being a 'diva' is asking to be paid for work done, then everyone should be a diva," Singer, 59, tells Us Weekly. "I didn't know by asking to be paid for the work that I have done and fulfilling my contractual obligations makes me a diva. They clearly can't afford to pay me and have no capital. I have been duped. Had they paid me, we would not be in this situation."

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The mom of one continued, "Over the nine months I have worked for them — getting them press, posting about them on my various social media accounts, name-dropping them on several national TV and radio programs (like WWHL and Jenny McCarthy's radio show) — I have been only paid $1,000."

The entrepreneur announced that she would be a brand ambassador for the hair extension company, owned by Victoria Flores, back in January. At the time, Singer said she would be helping to get the products into stores, and that her involvement in the business would be a "major story line" in the Bravo series.

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But according to Page Six, that all ended last week when Flores, who started the company before bringing Singer on board, sent the reality star an email ending their relationship because of her "diva behavior." She allegedly wrote, "You are not Angelina Jolie!"

Flores continued, "We were incredibly disappointed with your attitude at Harmon's and our [return on investment] on you has been less than overwhelming. I can’t build a business with someone that fights me on everything I need them to do, and I want to partner with people that care about my business and are not motivated by blinding greed. This isn’t working out for me anymore."

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Us Weekly reached out to Flores, who admits that she was "horrified" when those emails leaked. "They were supposed to be private between Ramona and me," Flores tells Us. "We’re all adults, so I hope we can sit down and work out our differences. We’re a startup, so we can’t afford to be giving all of our money to brand ambassadors. We love Ramona; she’s a lot of fun and Ramona is a friend to the brand. We hope to sit down and talk out our differences and continue working with her."

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