Entertainment Music JoJo Siwa Slams Nickelodeon Ahead of Her Tour, Says She's a 'Real Human Being Treated as Only a Brand' JoJo Siwa claims Nickelodeon is blocking her from performing certain songs from her movie musical The J Team during her tour By Naledi Ushe Naledi Ushe Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 15, 2021 10:57 AM Share Tweet Pin Email JoJo Siwa is calling out Nickelodeon. The 18-year-old singer claimed on Tuesday night that Nickelodeon is preventing her from performing certain songs on her 37-city D.R.E.A.M. tour that begins in January. Nickelodeon did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment on Wednesday. "I go out on tour in January. My movie musical was just released (with 6 new original songs)… Nickelodeon told me today that I'm not allowed to perform/add any of the songs from the film into my show," she tweeted, referring to the movie The J Team, which premiered exclusively on Paramount+ in July. JoJo Siwa Makes Red Carpet Debut with Girlfriend Kylie Prew at The J Team Premiere Siwa added, "These are MY songs, MY voice, MY writing. Does this seem fair???" In a follow-up tweet, she wrote, "There is no reason that this music should not be included." "Working for a company as a real human being treated as only a brand is fun until it's not," the Dancing with the Stars contestant added. RELATED VIDEO: JoJo Siwa on Making DWTS History Dancing With Same Sex Partner: 'This Connection is Incredible' In addition to the tour, Siwa has been busy preparing for the upcoming DWTS season where she makes history as the first female celebrity paired with a female pro dancer. "They asked, would I be more comfortable with a female or with a male and immediately I knew for myself I would be way more comfortable with a girl," Siwa explained during an appearance on PEOPLE (the TV Show!) last week. JoJo Siwa. Leon Bennett/Getty Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "I have a chance right now to make history and to break down a barrier and there's nothing that I would rather do than that," she added of joining DWTS. The Dance Moms alum came out as a member of the LGBTQ community earlier this year and has been open about her relationship with girlfriend Kylie Prew.