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"Black Ink Crew NY" star Ceasar Emanuel found out he was let go by VH1 while reading the blogs on Friday.

The cable network terminated Emanuel's reality TV contract after a viral video allegedly showed him abusing dogs, TMZ reports.

"I found out they fired me on Friday through TMZ," he said during an interview on the OnThaRadar podcast.

"When I found out, everybody else found out. I was, like, huh? Bro, they fired me on my day off... No one called to talk to me," Emanuel said.

A spokesperson for VH1 tells TMZ:

"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."

Ceasar, 42, denied the allegations that he abused the dogs. He said he simply stepped in to separate the animals when they began fighting.

Emanuel also denied allegations that he beat his ex-fiancée Dutchess Lattimore. He suggested that the video came out because he broke up with the Pretty-N-Ink owner.

"The betrayal is crazy to me," he said. "All of these people who are acting like opps to me are people I put in position to eat."

Emanuel said he was unsure how his firing will affect the tattoo shops he owns across the country, including locations in Chicago and Compton.

"It's not just affecting me, this affects the whole franchise," he said.

The show is currently in production for its 10th season, and Ceaser's been a part of the series since its 2013 premiere.
 

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Former "Black Ink Crew" star Ceasar Emanuel says a viral video that shows him abusing a dog isn't what it seems.

Ceaser was spotted out & about in NYC Thursday night -- hours after TMZ broke the news that VH1 fired him.
 
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The video shows Ceasar violently hitting one of his dogs with a metal folding chair. He is also seen placing a dog in a metal cage and kicking the cage down a hill.

Now he claims the video doesn't tell the entire story.

He says he was simply breaking up a fight between his dogs — and he only hit one of the dogs when it lunged at him.

Ceasar says he felt like he had to back down his dogs any way he could, and he feared for his own life.

He says the video clip came from his home security camera -- and he thinks someone with access to his house set him up, since the video was leaked online.

Ceaser also claims both dogs are OK, but he had to give one dog away, and the other dog was placed in obedience training classes.

As TMZ reported, a VH1 spokesperson said, "We have made the decision to cut ties with Ceaser Emanuel from 'Black Ink Crew' New York."
 

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VH1 terminated Ceaser Emanuel's contract after a video surfaced allegedly showing him abusing dogs, TMZ reports.

The former "Black Ink Crew" star is seen in a leaked Ring camera video hitting a dog and putting the mongrel in a cage, then kicking the cage down a hill.

Ceaser's face is not seen in the video, but co-star Donna Lombardi confirmed his identity in her response to the video.

Lombardi reposted the clip online and said "I don't even get into the life of this man, but this video made me so upset."

She called on the network to cancel him completely, adding "I pray the people see you, @ceaserblackink, as the monster you are."

Twitter users tagged @VH1 and demanded they fire the reality TV star.

"Hey @VH1 fire the f**k out of #CeaserEmanuel from #blackinkcrew. He abuses dogs," one person wrote.

A spokesperson for VH1 tells TMZ, "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 show is currently in production for its 10th season, and Ceaser's been a part of the series since its 2013 premiere.

Ceaser has not responded to the allegations.

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