According to sources connected to “My Kitchen Rules” … when the cast gathered Wednesday, producers played back the “grits” footage in question. We’re told what really happened is Lance Bass and his mom served shrimp and grits — as part of the show — and during the meal Naomi said when she was growing up her mother wouldn’t let her eat grits … because it was poor people’s food.
It’s a huge distinction from what Ray J said in his video post — that he’d seen Naomi refer to grits as “slave food.” We’re told Naomi was merely telling a story about something her mom had said.
Not to say the “poor people” comment is great, but it’s a big difference from “slave food” — plus, they were her mom’s words, not Naomi’s.
Still, we’re told Ray J took the comment as low key racism, and he’s unhappy about it.