"Today" show host Megyn Kelly is out at NBC, according to two people familiar with internal negotiations.

Talk of her exiting the 9 a.m. hour of the "Today" show began earlier this week after she made controversial comments suggesting wearing blackface in a Halloween costume was not controversial. Kelly apologized for her comments and did not appear in the third hour of "Today" on Thursday.

The people familiar with the situation told the Washington Post that her show will stop airing. Kelly will still make $69 million in her three-year contract with NBC for an “undefined role."

Kelly’s ratings on the show were already poor even before her "blackface" comments.

“Given the circumstances, 'Megyn Kelly Today' will be on tape the rest of the week,” said NBC spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer, the Post reported.

Six current and former NBC employees told the Post that many of Kelly's coworkers had grown envious of her salary and were upset with her on-air blunders and low ratings.

“Everyone’s feeling is, even if you have to pay her [the remainder of her contract], pay her,” an NBC staffer said. “Andy, you can save face with this entire thing. Just get rid of her."

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack convinced Kelly in 2017 to join NBC from Fox News, but sources say their relationship has become strained.

[Opinion: Megyn Kelly is being fired because she shone too much light on NBC's #MeToo problem]