After seven years of hosting BET’s 106 & Park, former radio personality Rocsi Diaz and acting newbie Terrence J officially announced their upcoming departure from the music video countdown show. On Tuesday night’s airing (May 29), the two of them took a moment out to share their decision and fondest memories with their audience and at-home viewers.
According to reports, Terrence J may have landed a hosting gig on the E! network and Rocsi is looking to possibly pursue a career as an actress. Peep the entire transcript and video is down below. Congrats to the both of them!
TERRENCE: There’s been a lot of talk. It’s been all over the place and honestly it’s been premature because we haven’t decided until now. We’ve always use this platform to speak to you and today it’s more important than ever.
ROCSI: To start off, we’ve only been able to accomplish everything that it was because we put God first in our lives and he has always led us and continues to lead us in all of our steps.
TERRENCE: So here it goes..After an amazing seven years of being on this show, we have decided together that we will be soon leaving 106 and Park as your hosts. This by no stretch of the imagination has been an easy decision, but it’s the right one. And it has come after a lot of prayer, a lot of thought and a lot of consideration. First, we’d like to start by thanking BET. This has been an incredible opportunity and we are looking forward to continuing our relationship. There’s no way that we are giving up the keys to the door, not just yet. I remember when we first got the call from Stephen Hill that we would even be the host of 106 and Park…
ROCSI: I remember. I mean at the time, I was a struggling radio personality in Chicago. I was in a city where I had no family, I had few friends and I felt so alone there and I was just trying so hard in a career that I had so many walls already and no windows. I just had so many big big dreams and no voice. Really.
TERRENCE: I had just graduated from North Carolina A&T the year before. I had a job in Corporate America that I lost. People thought I was crazy because I had lost my job and I had no idea how I was going to pay off my student loans and if it wasn’t for my frat brothers, my brother Fred and my boys and family coming together…The first day I cracked the mic on 106, I was staying on a cot on the floor and staying in basements. I don’t know what would have happened. I know where we would have been without this.
ROCSI: We both agree that we had no idea and we can’t express how amazing the last seven years have been, how life changing this time has been, and we appreciate you guys so much. [tears up] We love you. You guys at home, the viewers, you guys have been down with us from day one. You’ve let us be a part of your world, your life. Everybody here from being the livest audience, everyone in their living room, it’s your energy that fuels us and kept us going and keeps us going still after today.
TERRENCE: There has been so many meaningful moments that we have shared with you guys. When that earthquake happened in Haiti, people were calling 106 so that we could shout them out and send messages to their loved one, When Michael Jackson passed, when Whitney Houston passed, you know this show is where everyone turned to to watch their videos and celebrate their lives. When we got our first black president. The inauguration of our first black president, all of those moments we shared them here at 106 and park and we are humbled to be a part of your lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
ROCSI: And while we are here, and until the moment we leave, we pledge to continue to bring you young black culture daily in a way that you’ve never seen anywhere else and it continues – this isn’t our last day, we will be back – but it continues to be our honor to even do this for you guys. We really appreciate you guys.
TERRENCE: So big things are ahead. We’re super excited about the next steps that we are going to take in our lives but please believe that we will be leaving with a bang. Stay close and stay by our sides because we have a huge farewell show coming for you guys. A lot of big surprise guests that will be coming by the show and you know we’re going to go out with a bang. Stay tuned! More details to come. We love you.