The show follows the daily operations of Emanuel’s shop, Black Ink Tattoo, in the Harlem section of Manhattan. He also owns studios in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Orlando, and Houston.
The show is currently in production for its 10th season. Emanuel has been a part of the series since its 2013 premiere.
A VH1 spokesperson said, “We have made the decision to cut ties with Ceaser Emanuel from Black Ink Crew New York. Since next season was close to finishing production, this decision will not impact the upcoming season.”
The channel is expected to address the situation in some form during the show.