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North West snatched up her mom's glam squad before her dad made his "SNL" return. Get into Nori's glam session, flicks of Saint& Chicago West, plus the ridiculous argument Kanye & Kim K had over band aides inside...
North West is only 5-years-old and she's already learning the ropes to a perfectly made up face. Not sure how we feel about a tot wearing makeup outside of the house when it isn't Halloween, but we're not her mama.
The eldest West kid had her mom's glam squad at her disposable to get her all made up before she cheered on her dad Kanye West during his "Saturday Night Live" performance/pro-Trump rant.
Backstage, Nori sat in the glam chair as makeup artists painted her face and hairstylists styled her hair. “She’s coming for me and stealing my glam squad,” Kim K captioned on one picture of Nori getting glammed up.
Teaching her early, we see.
Earlier on Saturday...
Kim K was in super mommy mode as she had Saint and Chicago West in tow, along with Nori. The cameras were filming, so she had to show she does this mom ish without nannys (that we know exist) all around.
We love Nori and her faicial expressions.
For Sunday Funday, after her daddy went on a rant in front of a live SNL audience....
Nori kept it stylish in head-to-toe snakeskin print to head out on a shopping spree with mom.
Flex on 'em Nori.
On the next episode of "Kanye In The Sunken Place"....
We kid. But for real....
In the preview for the next "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" episode, Kim explains to her sister Khloe Kardashian about her and Kanye's most recent "argument"...if you even want to call it that.
She said 'Ye got mad at her for not bringing him flesh colored band aides. He doesn't want Nori's "Jesus" band aide, he wanted a band aide that matches his skin color. And he wants his wife to bring it to him - not the housekeeper - because "she would do it for Saint."
Umm...OK. Peep the clip above.
Porsha Williams just got a second chance at a happily ever after. She said YES to her baby's father Dennis...and this bomb, colorless 13 carat sparkler. All the engagement deets inside...
Just in time for the new season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta," Porsha Williams is about to be a married woman again. The good news for her just keeps rolling in. She's always wanted to be a mom and a wife (again), now both are happening at the same time.
Her new bae Dennis McKinley popped the question this weekend in a surprise, small & intimate get together. But aint nothing small about this ring, honey.
The successful Atlanta "businessman" copped the 37-year-old a 13 carat round sparkler surrounded by even more diamonds. And we gotta admit, it's gorgeous.
Aint nobody saying no to that.
Porsha's rep spilled the deets on exactly how the proposal went down - everything from a helicopter to Lil Mo to a prayer party for their baby on the way:
"Dennis rented out a venue and took Porsha via helicopter there, adding that there were “candles and rose petals everywhere.”
The singer Lil’ Mo surprised Williams by singing her favorite song, “4 Ever.” Then, the couple threw a “prayer party” for their baby on the way.
“After they were officially engaged, they threw a Prayer party for Baby McKinley. She doesn’t want any focus on the ring etc. but it’s huge and gorgeous! Dennis had videographer & photographer and has been working on the proposal for two months….had candles etc and rose petals everywhere.
Porsha posted pics from that prayer party before gushing about her proposal:
Must be nice.
Porsha might have claimed she didn't want to focus on the ring, but we do:
Not mad at any of that.
The "Dish Nation" star and Dennis visited the jeweler who created the engagement ring, Richie Rich, back in July in NYC, so Dennis must have been taking mental notes on everything his future fiancé pointed out.
Congrats Porsha & Dennis!
Baby McKinley will be here soon, and so will season 11 of "RHOA"...
Photog: Tonya Reeves
Seahwaks player Earl Thomas flipped his whole team off after he got injured on the field. Viking's baller Everson Griffen is reportedly showing signs of CTE. In other bad news, an LSU basketball player was shot and killed in Baton Rouge. Deets inside...
Tell 'em EXACTLY why you're mad!
Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas got injured during Sunday's gama against the Arizona Cardinals. And to say he was mad about the injury would be an understatment.
During the fourth quarter of Seattle's win (20-17) over Arizona, Earl Thomas suffered a season-ending injury to his left leg. Seahawks' coach Pete Caroll confirmed his injury is a lower leg fracture and that Earl believes it's similar to a season-ending injury he suffered to the SAME leg in December 2016. Damn.
As he was being wheeled off the field into the locker room, the injured NFLer was so angry and frustrated he flipped the bird towards the Seahawks' sideline.
Earl Thomas’ reaction after being carted off the field. pic.twitter.com/Lpqgu7rJJ9
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 30, 2018
So why is he mad at his team? He hasn't said himself. No one knows who the flipped bird was intended for. However, Yvonne Orji's boyfriend/former Eagles baller Emanual Acho gives a good reason why Earl is beyond pissed:
The Earl Thomas situation infuriates me!!! Here’s why pic.twitter.com/fEonlj56o4
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) September 30, 2018
Makes perfect sense. And what makes matters worse is that the Cowboys and the Chiefs were looking to acquire Thomas before the October 30th deadline. Before the season stated, Earl was holding out on returning to the Seahawks due to not receiving a contract extension.
After returning to his team, he put an IG post explaining why he chose to to stop holding out and play:
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I worked my whole life for this..... I’ve never let me teammates, city or fans down as long as I’ve lived and don’t plan on starting this weekend. With that being said, the disrespect has been well noted and will not be forgotten. Father Time may have an undefeated record but best believe I plan on taking him into triple overtime when it comes to my career.
The Seahawks head coach said everyone should cut Earl some slack considering the situation:
"He knew exactly what had happened to him. He went right to what it's going to take to get back … and this is emotional as you can get, but he was very chilled about it on the field," Carroll said. "He was an unbelievable stud about handling it. So give him a little slack. This is a very, very difficult moment that most people would never understand what this is about."
So yeah, the All-Pro safety is done for the regular season. Get well soon!
In other unfortunate sports news...
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is going under mental evaluation after a bizarre insicident with a gun at a hotel. It's being reported he could possibly be showing early signs of CTE. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma.
In one situation, he was said to be threatening people at a hotel with a gun. In another, he reportedly tried to break into one of his teammates' homes, which he later revealed wasn't true. He also got aggressive with Vikings staff during practice and was sent home. When asked about his bizarre behavior, he responded, "God made me do it."
His wife also shared details about how her husband has been acting strangely, revealing he "awoke in the middle of the night on Sept. 16 and left the home" and that Griffen does that "at times when he is fighting 'demons' in his head."
Here's some of what's been going down with Everson Griffen that has caused concern (via ESPN):
According to a Minnetrista, Minnesota, police incident report, Les Pico, the Vikings' executive director of player development, told police that Griffen had been "explosive, screaming and yelling" at the team facility and that he had been struggling in recent weeks. Vikings director of security Kim Klawiter told police that the team told Griffen not to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills and to "go get his head straight." When Griffen reported to the team facility for practice Saturday, he was sent home.
The incident report indicated that Pico also told police that team management had sent Griffen and his agent a letter last Thursday that stated Griffen would not be allowed back with the team until he underwent a mental health evaluation. Sources told ESPN's Courtney Cronin that such a letter was never sent to Griffen or his representatives.
A league source told Cronin that Griffen was told by the Vikings not to worry about practice last week or the Bills game and to instead place his focus on getting himself help. The source indicated that both sides were in agreement that Griffen would stay away from the facility until he was in a better mental state. At no time, sources said, was Griffen banned from the Vikings' training facility.
Pico told police that Griffen, 30, had not done or said anything that led the team to believe that he was a danger to himself or others. Pico said he intended to meet with Griffen on Saturday at Hotel Ivy, where Griffen had been staying. Pico told police that upon meeting Griffen at the hotel, the defensive end forgot why he wanted to speak to him and did not want to talk to him anymore.
According to a separate incident report obtained earlier Tuesday by ESPN, authorities from the Minneapolis Police Department were called Saturday to Hotel Ivy because an individual was threatening to shoot someone if he wasn't allowed in his room.
Though his name was redacted from the Hotel Ivy incident report, sources told Cronin that the individual in question at the hotel is Griffen.
Following the incident at the hotel Saturday, Griffen allegedly attempted to break in to the home of teammate Trae Waynes before climbing into a stranger's truck and being driven to his home in Minnetrista, according to an incident report.
In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Waynes denied that Griffen attempted to break in to his home.
"To clarify, there was no attempted break-in at our home and at no point did my family or I feel unsafe. We are friends with the Griffen family and we are here to support them in any way possible during these trying times," he said.
Minnetrista Police then met with Griffen at his home. Asked by police why he went to Waynes' home, Griffen said that "God made me do it" and later agreed to go to the hospital. The reporting officer placed a health and welfare hold on Griffen "based upon his actions and information I had acquired about him."
While waiting for the ambulance to take him to the hospital, Griffen reportedly told an officer about people trying to kill him. Griffen also jumped out of the ambulance, saying he was in fear of someone shooting him, before ultimately being calmed and taken to the hospital.
Below is a statement from Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman about Griffen's situation:
#Vikings DE Everson Griffen has been dealing for weeks with a serious, personal health-related issue, per sources. The team and his agents are helping him. A statement from GM Rick Spielman: pic.twitter.com/vfd3Vn8Yok
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 25, 2018
Everson Griffen also took to social media to address his situation and to apologize to his teammates:
We pray he gets the help he needs to live peacefully and with a clear mind.
In other sad news...
In very tragic news, LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was shot and killed in Baton Rouge. The 20-year-old college basketball player got into an altercation outside of a Subway restaurant (across from Southern's football stadium). Video was captured and it showed several men fighting in the street. Next thing you know, a gunshot was heard and Sims was seen falling to the ground.
The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested Dyteon Simpson for the fatal shooting and has charged him with second-degree murder.
Police said Saturday that Simpson dropped his glasses during an altercation early Friday morning involving Sims. The glasses were tested for DNA, helping police to arrest Simpson.
"On behalf of LSU, I would like to thank the Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department, the District Attorney's office and all law enforcement involved in this case for their hard work, diligence and pursuit of justice," LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said Saturday in a statement. "Along with LSU Athletics, the entire LSU family continues to mourn the loss of Wayde Sims. Our thoughts today are with his family, friends and teammates."
Sad and senseless. Prayers up for Wayde Sims' family, friends and fans.
The Carolina Panthers picked up Eric Reid and now he's schooling the masses on slavery and more. Get into his first press conference since joining the Panthers, plus deets on Shaq's son Shareef O'Neal undergoing heart surgery inside...
Eric Reid is getting another chance in the NFL. Last week, the Carolina Panthers signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract where he will earn up to $2 million and Pro Bowl incentives, according to ESPN.
Eric was the first player to join his then-teammate Colin Kaepernick in taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Soon after, he joined Kaepernick in a collusion lawsuit against the NFL. They allege NFL owners conspired to get them off the field due to protesting.
During his first press conference in Charlotte, Eric shared his time away from the game didn't affect his drive to continue to fight injustice and it surely didn't keep him from speaking out publicly, sharing what's on his mind. He wore an #ImWithKap t-shirt, showing his continued support of Kaepernick. He said he will "without a doubt" continue with the collusion lawsuit and that he has been looking at alternative ways to protest injustice outside of taking a knee. He also schooled the masses on slavery and why taking a stand was so important to him.
“Next year will be 2019. It will mark 400 years since the first slaves touched the soil of this country. That’s 400 years of systemic oppression,” Reid said.
“That’s slavery, Jim Crow, new Jim Crow, mass incarceration, you name it. The Great Depression — they come out with the New Deal, and black people didn’t have access to those government stimulus packages. The New Deal set up what is known as the modern-day middle class. We didn’t have access to those programs, the GI Bill, social security, home loans, none of that. So this has been happening since my people have gotten here. And so, I just felt the need to say something about it.”
Peep the clip:
— Nick Carboni (@NickCarboniWCNC) October 1, 2018
As for how he'll continue protesting, he explained: "I'm still evaluating the scope of our country, and I'll make that decision later."
He ended the conference saying, “I will keep speaking for my people.”
Peep his full press conference below:
Eric Reid is at the podium https://t.co/dv774UEhoQ
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 1, 2018
We wish him the best this NFL season!
In college basketball news...
Shareef O'Neal, son of Shaq and Shaunie O'Neal, is being forced to sit out the next basketball season at UCLA due to complications that were found by the school's physicians. Doctors found issues with his heart that will need to be fixed by undergoing surgery.
"We found a medical issue dealing with heart," he explained to TMZ. "Thank God the UCLA medical staff found it early. I will not be playing this season. I'll be a medical red shirt. During this time off - I'll be off for a while - I'll be focused on my academics, my health, of course, and I'll be observing to be the best player I can be next year."
He's super optimistic about the future. He said it's not career ending and that he'll be back in no time.
Listen below to find out how doctors found the issue:
Thank God they found this issue early. While we know going into his freshman year as a stand out basketball player and then having to be benched is hard and frustrating, his health comes first!
Mama Shaunie posted about her baby saying:
Photos: Twitter Screenshot/Shareef's IG
NeNe Leakes is securing her bag and will be starring in the How High sequel. Meanwhile, Kelly Rowland is set to play the legendary Gladys Knight in a new drama based on "Soul Train." Deets inside...
Booked and blessed!
Outside of being the HBIC of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and landing a role on Uncle Drew, NeNe Leakes has a new project she's working on.
The reality star has seemingly inked a role on MTV's How High sequel. And we know this because she posted pictures from the set with comedian DeRay Davis, rapper Lil Yachty and comedian DC Young Fly.
While she doesn't disclose the name of the film, we know Lil Yachty is starring in the sequel and that production is currently going on in Atlanta. She said DeRay will be playing her boyfriend, Yachty will play her son and DC will play her nephew.
"Moving in silence has been the best thing for me this year because i believe there are people who try an pray against your success! Fun times on set filming a movie with these guys! My hot boyfriend @deraydavis my son @lilyachty and my crazy funny nephew @dcyoungfly #waitforit," she captioned on Instagram.
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(SWIPE) Moving in silence has been the best thing for me this year because i believe there are people who try an pray against your success! Fun times on set filming a movie with these guys! My hot boyfriend @deraydavis my son @lilyachty and my crazy funny nephew @dcyoungfly #waitforit
The follow up to the 2001 stoner film, featuring rappers Method Man and Red Man, is expected to premiere on MTV in 2019.
Last week, Variety announced Lil Yachty will be starring in the film as Roger, an entrepreneur and the younger brother of one of the protagonists from the original film.
The site reports:
Per the official description by MTV, Roger and his friend go “on a magical hash-fueled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up.” “How High 2” is written by Alex Blagg, Neel Shah, Shawn Ries, and Artie Johann. Bruce Leddy will direct. Shauna Garr returns as an executive producer alongside Mike Elliott, who will produce. Lil Yachty will also executive produce alongside Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Pierre “Pee” Thomas, and Brian Sher for Quality Control, which is moving into film production. Josh Vodnoy, Morgana Rosenberg, and Jason Goldberg serve as executive producers for MTV. The film is produced by MTV and Universal 1440 Entertainment.
Y'all ready to see NeNe flex her acting chops?
In other entertainment news...
The gorgeous and talented Kelly Rowland is gearing up to play musical icon Gladys Knight in BET's newest scripted drama series titled "American Soul." It's a 70s period drama about the rise music/dance television show, "Soul Train," created by the late Don Cornelius.
Singer Kelly Price has also joined the cast a series regular.
Billboard breaks down the roles they'll be playing on the new series:
Rowland steps into a multi-episode, guest-star role portraying soul legend Gladys Knight. Knight was one of the first performers that Cornelius booked during Soul Train’s early days. Four-time Grammy winner Rowland, a co-founding member of the seminal girl group Destiny’s Child, will also record an original version of Knight’s signature hit with the Pips, “Midnight Train to Georgia” for the role.
Price joins the cast as a series regular, playing Brianne Clarke. Clarke’s character is described as the “wise yet cautious” head of the Clarke family whose children Simone and Kendall are rising stars in Los Angeles.
"Power" star Sinqua Walls will play a young Cornelius. Other cast mates include "Greenlead" star Jason Dirden, "This Is Us" Iantha Richardson, along with Christopher Jefferson, Katlyn Nichol and Jelani Winston. Production has already started in Atlanta and the series is expected to premiere in 2019 on BET.
Are you here for it?
Photos: NeNe's IG/Kelly's IG
T.I. says he's opening up about his martial issues on his upcoming album Dime Trap. Speaking of "the trap," Tip just opened The Trap Museum and 2 Chainz has launched his Haunted Pink Trap House just in time for Halloween. Peep pics from their events, plus find out what J. Cole said about Nas' abuse allegations inside...
T.I. and Tiny Harris - whew! Their high-profile marriage is no stranger to headlines. Lying, cheating, side chicks (i.e. Bernice Burgos), fights with professional boxers (i.e. Floyd Mayweather), divorce filings - they've gone through A LOT. And while some artists use their music as an outlet to release their frustrations and to share their most intimate thoughts, T.I. has never addressed issues within his marriage on wax. But, that's all going to change.
During an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio, Tip revealed he's going to touch on the "challenges and transgressions" he has "faced as a husband" on his forthcoming album titled, Dime Trap. Well, this could be interesting, but only if he's spilling tea we don't already know.
“I’ve always kind of shied away from even speaking on those types of topics in my music,” the Kang of the South shared. “I felt like this is a time where the music is dope.I just felt that I had to lay it out, I had to put my cards face up on the table.”
This is a totally different tune from what he was saying just last year. Remember when he called his marriage to Tiny a "distraction?" We do. Tiny filed for divorce in late 2016 but never went through with the proceedings. Since then, the rapper and Xscape singer has seemingly been trying to make it work, going on vacations together, celebrating their wedding anniversary and celebrating their birthdays together.
You can listen to his full interview below:
Dime Trap drops this Friday, October 5th, with features from Teyana Taylor, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, YFN Lucci, Young Thug and more.
Down in the "A"....
T.I. unveiled his latest venture, The Trap Music Museum.
The pop-up museum showcases various exhibits highlighting the 'trap' subgenre of rap, it's origins and impact on pop culture. Curated by Antwanette McLaughlin and The Spice Group, The Trap Music Museum highlights trap artists such as Tip, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, Future, Gucci Mane, Shawty Lo& more.
Over the weekend, T.I & Antwanette McLaughlin previewed the exhibit in an intimate gathering featuring Atlanta's finest artists and influencers. The VIP preview was attended by his wife Tiny, Usher, Monica, pregnant LeToya Luckett, Reginae Carter, platinum-selling producer Zaytoven& more.
The Trap Music Museum will officially be open to the public on Thursday, October 4th and can be accessed for free Thursday through Sunday for the month of October.
Speaking of "The Trap"...
2 Chainz and Street Execs Management opened the Haunted Pink Trap house on the outskirts of Atlanta.
During a private opening of the funhouse, guests were given a sneak peek of the reincarnated Pink Trap House which took guests through a unique haunted house experience that included elements of “the trap,” and scenes from iconic urban films of the 80s and 90s.
Before taking a tour of The Haunted Pink Trap House, guests captured images in front of a pink hearse and pink house. Celeb guests included producer Polow da Don, Keri Hilson, Malaysia, Toya Wright, Shekinah Jo, Phaedra Parks and the "Little Women: Atlanta" cast:
The Haunted Pink Trap House is now open to the public.
On the magazine circuit...
Rapper J. Cole sat down with Billboard magazine where he opened up about his feeling towards rapper/friend Nas being accused by Kelis of abuse, why he didn't vote in the 2016 presidential election (UGH!), whether or not he'll vote in 2020 and more.
Below are the highlights:
How did you process the allegations of abuse that Kelis made against your hero Nas, who was an adult during their relationship?
Yeah, that hurt. I ain’t going to lie. That hurts. [Pauses.] It feels weird because I fuck with Nas, but I just have to be honest. I came up seeing too much fucked-up shit for that to be acceptable. I don’t care who it is. I don’t fuck with people abusing women, and I don’t fuck with people not taking care of their kids.
Do you see there eventually being more consequences for this type of behavior?
So your question is, Will there come a day when news like that can shut down somebody’s entire shit?
Right. Do you think cancel culture has any legitimacy?
That’s tough because we’re talking about black women. If it was a white woman involved with these allegations, then sadly -- I’m realizing as I’m talking to you -- maybe people wouldn’t cancel them just as quick, but labels would be forced to cancel, because white outrage is way more powerful than black outrage, unfortunately. When white people start getting outraged about this type of shit, then maybe something will happen.
Did you vote in 2016?
No, I didn’t.
Because Hillary Clinton wasn’t somebody that was motivating me to go vote. If it was Bernie Sanders, I would’ve showed up and voted. I would’ve been the first one in line, no bullshit. No disrespect to Hillary.
Did you do any campaigning for Bernie?
No. Because I don’t care to lend my voice for a politician at the end of the day.
Do you think that might change by 2020 or the midterms?
The next election? It depends on who they put up there. Trust me, I hate to be a person who’s even promoting that I didn’t vote. Actually, with Trump in office, I love that America gets to see the truth. If Hillary Clinton was in office, it would be the most fucking disingenuous shit because everybody would be thinking that everything’s cool because we got an incredibly qualified female president. Which would’ve been amazing on so many levels. But all the shit we see right now would’ve still existed; it would’ve just been quiet. And I prefer this shit to be out loud. I prefer an honest America. I prefer the world seeing that, yes, we’re a country that is dumb enough -- no disrespect -- [that] we got duped into electing Donald Trump.
So we guess he feels we're SO much better off with Trump. Let's stop being selfish (when your fave doesn't get the nomination) and too woke for our own good in 2020. It's pure math. VOTE. November 6th. You can read the rest of his interview here.
Photos: Urban Scope / Freddy O/Vibrant Communications/Billboard
Nicki Minaj is about to expose her soul in her upcoming QUEEN documentary where she opens up about how her father abused her mother and how she ended up in her own abusive relationship. Was she dishing on her ex-Meek Mill? Because he surely put up a post that alludes to a response. Get it all inside...
Nicki Minaj has been having fun with her "bad guy" persona, but she's about to let uber vulnerable in her upcoming QUEEN documentary. But not everyone is buying it.
The Young Money rapper shared a few candid clips from her documentary (that's dropping on Apple Music "soon") where she breaks down while talking about her troubled childhood. The "Chun-Li" rapper fought back tears as she explained how her father used to abuse her mother. She said she would jump in front of her mother to protect her.
"I remember when my mother would let my father be violent with her," she said while wrapping her arms around herself. "And she always brings up this story - as a little girl, I would stand in front of my mother and go like this [holds arms out]. Maybe some people would describe me as abrasive or bitchy or whatever, because I vowed from that age, no man would ever abuse me, call me out my name, treat me like that. And then all of a sudden, that was my life."
Peep the emotional clip below:
In a second clip, the "Ganja Burns" rapper gets candid about her own abusive relationship.
“Who was I gonna inspire when I had nothing in me to give," she asked. "I let one human being make me so low that I didn’t even remember who I was. I was scared to get in the studio because I didn’t believe in myself.”
Wow. She alluded to this being a recent relationship, so naturally, folks think it's Meek Mill since their relationship is around the same time she went MIA for a bit.
Watch it below:
Nicki doesn't mention who she's referring to in the clip. However, Meek has seemingly responded. He put up a post with a quote about narcissists and captioned, "Lol."
No word yet on when the QUEEN documentary will be released. She just said "soon," so be on the lookout.
There's still MAJOR drama brewing Darius McCrary and his estranged wife Tammy Brawner. Get the latest inside...
Darius McCrary is still going through it with his estranged wife Tammy Brawner. The estranged wife of the "Family Matters" alum is making claims that he abused their daughter...again. Tammy filed legal documents explaining Darirus has not been following court orders in regards to custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Zoey. Not only that, she claims he dislocated their daughter's arm.
The Blast reports:
Brawner claims McCrary went on the radio and “stated that I have been telling and coaching our 2-year old daughter to lie and say that ‘dada hurt her.'”
But Brawner claims in March 2018, McCrary “partially dislocated our daughter’s arm.” She attached medical records from the incident that describe the injuries.
At the time, she told doctors that the girl was taken by her father to the bathroom and he “grabbed her arm.” But Darius denied that account and claimed he “grabbed one hand to lift her up and immediately grabbed the other.”
The doctor’s report notes the girl was in pain and “cried when attempting to move the arm.”
Eventually, Zoey was deemed to have Nursemaid’s Elbow, a common elbow injury among young children and toddlers. It occurs when a child’s elbow is pulled and one of the bones partially dislocates.
The report states doctors performed a procedure, which Zoey handled well.
In February 2017, Tammy filed a restraining order against Darius after making claims that he tortured and abused her. A month later, she filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The former Harlem Globetrotters player made it crystal clear she had concerns their daughter’s safety while in his care. At the time, she said Darius had issues with drugs, alcohol and managing his temper.
In June 2018, the "STAR" actor was ordered to pay $29/month in child support. He told the courts he was having a hard time finding work (he had a role on this past season of Lee Daniel's hit show) and only brings in $462 a month, so they gave him the "low-income adjustment." Hmm...
Tammy claims she has been trying to effectively co-parent with Darius, but he's making it super difficult. “I cannot co-parent by myself,” Tammy told The Blast.“I have gone above and beyond to parent with Mr. McCrary but he appears to be too bitter and too much of a tyrant to parent with me.”
In addition to Tammy's injury claim, she also said Darius violated court orders when he showed up to a recent monitored visit with Zoey with another child.
1. Rapper Desiigner was kicked off a flight after allegedly threatening the airline crew. Now, he wants to boycott. STORY
2. A judge issued a warrant for The Game's arrest after he skipped out on court. STORY
Desiigner is on one! The rapper is getting into all types of trouble overseas. More inside...
Don't you dare call Desiigner a "knock-off Future" unless you want smoke!
Desiigner is currently touring overseas and he's getting into all types of ish.
Last night, he hit the stage in Denmark when a heckler kept yelling at him during his set. The "fan" eventually got the NYC rapper's attention. Desiigner stopped his show to talk to him and that's when the heckler called him a "knock-off Future." *cackles quietly*
Next thing you know, Desiigner sucker punched dude in the face. Oop!
The "Panda" rapper was clearly still fuming, because he had smoke for some flight attendants too after the show.
Desiigner claims he got kicked off a plane and banned from Scandinavian Airlines for allegedly threatening the crew onboard. The "Timmy Turner" rapper was flying to his next European stop when he got into with a flight attendant. He claims she put his hands on him, however, the airline is singing a different tune.
Desiigner hopped on Instagram Live to explain his side of the story, saying a "b*tch" put her hands on him. He said they banned him for a whole year and now he wants all of his fans to boycott the airline. “They kicked me off my flight because this b*tch put her hands on me,” the rapper said. “They always try to make the black man play the white card and it’s like I’m tired of trying to be victim of that sh*t.”
Peep a clip of his post above.
The airline issued a statement to The Blast that reads:
“We can’t give details regarding our passengers and their identity. However, we can confirm that we had an incident last night where passengers behaved threatening towards our crew during a flight. Safety is our first priority and threatening behavior towards our passengers and crew is not acceptable.”
Lordt. Well, at least fans were able to see him perform before he was banned.
He's still in good spirits though:
He posted a video while hanging out on a balcony in Sweden this morning with his same energy.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Duke & Duchess of Sussex, make their way to Sussex for their first official royal visit. Get into their coupledom shots, plus tap into Rihanna's snakeskin masterclass inside...
The Duke & Duchess have arrived!
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are still bringing the cute coupledom vibes during their royal visits together, and this time to their title country.
On Wednesday, the newlyweds made their way to Sussex for the very first time. And it was a whole event, as expected. Not to mention, they both looked delicious.
The former "Suits" actress wore a dark green silk shirt by Other Stories paired with a green leather Hugo Boss skirt, and nude suede Stuart Weitzman heels. When she first arrived, she wore a cream cashmere Giorgia Armani coat to keep warm.
Love seeing Meghan in full Duchess mode! She looks like a total natural.
Their royal visit is part of the Takeover Challenge Day, which is a national initiative that encourages organizations to put young people into real life decision-making positions.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 3, 2018
Also making waves overseas...
Rihanna is still celebrating Fenty Beauty's 1-year anniversary and her new "Uninvited" smooth matte black lippie after taking over Singapore and Dubai.
Chick pulled off a bold look when she rolled into Sydney, Australia. The "Work" singer rocked head-to-toe snakeskin from Versace's Spring 2019 menswear collection paired with printed Christian Louboutin pumps. Bucket hat and all. Would you rock it?
Oh, and Rih is still coming for our bank accounts. She has a new holiday collection, dubbed CHILLOWT, set to drop soon:
In the promo flick above, the ice princess rocked $200,000 worth of Djula diamond jewels. Sheesh!
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That Rihanna reign just won't let up.
The newest mamas to be in Atlanta seem to be good friends now after going at each other's throats for umpteen seasons on "Real Housewives of Atlanta". Porsha& Kenya ki-ki at last night's celeb-packed "Growing Up Hip Hop" premiere party inside...
Celebs hit up WE tv Celebrates The Return Of "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" at Club Tongue & Groove last night in Atlanta, Georgia. And we guess everybody in the A was invited.
Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore - who will not be on the upcoming season of "RHOA" - seem to have gotten softened up by their baby bumps because they looked like besties.
Speaking of RHOA, peep the trailer for the 11th season It's a lot going on so don't even blink:
Porsha flaunted that new 13 carat engagement ring too:
Her sis was there too.
Fellow mom to be Kenya kept it cute in all black:
Cynthia is still out here slaying her 50's:
"RHOA" star Eva Marcille - who's getting married this weekend reportedly - was straight on her MILF ish:
KeKe Wyatt found some time away from her umpteen kids and hit up the party.
"LAHH" stars Karlie Redd, Waka Flocka and Tammy Rivera were there too.
They brought their daughter Charlie too who was on her "Clueless" steez.
Charlie's grandma Deb Antney was there too with the fam.
Formr LAHH star Masika Kalysha caught up with Johnni Blaze and Tammy.
Bow Wow's latest girlfriend will now be on the show along with him. He was MIA from this event after causing rukus at the last one. But she was there soaking up all the lights:
Y'all already know Momma Dee as in the mix, especially since she's currently starring on WE TV's "Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars" Edition with "husband" Ernest.
Momma Dee might have just become a grandmother again to Scrappy & Bambi's new baby but she is out in these streets.
Can't tell her a damn thing.
"Sister Circle" co-host Trina Braxton brought her man to the carpet and posed it up with her sister Towanda:
Lil Mama is starring on the show too, and chick has done a total 180:
Chick looks GOODT.
Da Brat and JD were posing it up around the party.
Photos: Paras Griffin/Getty & Prince Williams/ATLPics.com
Tinashe is killing it on "Dancing With The Stars" and everyone is shook. Peep her performances, plus catch up on everything Dawn Richard has going on when you go inside...
Singer Tinashe is becoming a fan-favorite on "Dancing With The Stars!"
Chick is straight slaying each week, racking up all the points and leaving everyone SHOOKTH. 'Bout time she won at something.
Look, she did NOT come to play and neither did her partner Brandon Armstrong, who is a newbie this year. He's a cutie too.
Tinashe and Brandon put their best footwork on front street to Cha Cha their way to this week's highest score (26/30) dancing to Britney Spears' hit "Circus." It was Vegas Night and they brought all the smoke:
The night before, they hit the stage to do the Argentine Tango and...you guessed it...got the highest score of the night - 26/30! Only because it wasn't "tango enough" with all the stunts. Haters.
Peep their performance below:
The dancing duo hit the Jive to "I’m A Lady" by Meghan Trainor and slayed. They scored 23/30. Check it above.
Will she take home the Mirror Ball? If she can convince the public to vote for her. We shall see....
Speaking of singers who are killing it...
Dawn Richard is still doing the damn thing.
The Danity Kane singer is getting her 50 Shades of Grey - or should we say black - on in a new indie drama titled, Kinky, starring opposite Robert Ri'Chard and Vivica A. Fox.
Jean Claude LaMarre's erotic-romance drama is basically a black version of 50 Shades Darker, the sequel to 50 Shades of Grey.
Here's a synopsis of the film (via Shadow & Act):
Set in the affluent community of Buckhead, Atlanta, the story follows Dr. Joyce Richardson, a talented, yet introverted surgeon at Sinai Hospital, who is struggling with the fact that she is still single despite all her professional successes. Joyce's strict Christian upbringing is a constant source of internal conflict for her, and limits the men she dates. However, upon a chance encounter with handsome Investor Darrin Wethington, Joyce immediately begins a whirlwind romance with the wealthy businessman and entrepreneur. It isn't long before Joyce begins to explore her own sexual fantasies, and convinces Darrin to join her in S&M sex. This leads them into further and further exploration into this world, which is traditionally considered taboo in the conservative and upscale black community of Buckhead.
Peep the trailer below:
It's set to hit select theaters next Friday, October 12th.
By the way, Dawn had a cameo in the first episode of Season 3 of "Insecure". Those loud ass pants.
In music news...
Dawn has reunited with two other members of Danity Kane - Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex - for a mini-tour. The a multi-platinum, international girl group (sans D. Woods and Aundrea Fimbres) will be hitting major cities like Las Vegas (10/20), Chicago (10/30), New Orleans (11/1), Atlanta (11/2) and more. Many of the dates for the cities they are hitting up are still "To Be Announced " and they've already kicked off the tour.
Peep some of their onstage action below:
Also, check out a few new flicks of Dawn below:
Photos: DWTS' Twitter/Dawn's IG/IMDB
Mariah Carey just released new music and Tina Turner is coming to Broadway! Deets inside...
Mariah Carey is gearing up for a musical comeback as she's releasing new tunes out into the universe.
Following the release of her "GTFO" track, the five-time Grammy Award winner just unleashed a new sultry banger titled, "With You." Both tracks will be featured on MiMi's upcoming album that's expected to drop later this year. It'll be the follow up to 2014's Me. I Am Mariah...the Elusive Chanteuse.
The singer/mom recently told PEOPLE that there are a variety of moods on the forthcoming album:
“I’ve been working on my new album for a while. This is a labor of love and I’m really excited. This is me at this moment in my life being able to express myself as a writer and a singer. I’m just really in a good place. […] My fans just want to hear me express myself and speak from the heart and sing from the heart. Some of the record is lighthearted and fun, and some [songs] I really went deep in terms of the lyrical content. There’s a nice cross-section of things.”
By the way, Mariah is extending her "The Butterfly Returns" residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas into February 2018.
Take a listen to "With You" below:
Mariah and her boo thang Brian Tanaka, along with her 7-yeear-old twins Roc& Roe (not pictured), braved the rain for dinner at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood.
Speaking of singers...
The Queen of Rock 'N Roll is about to take over Broadway!
The life of Tina Turner is about to make its way to the biggest stage in the country with a musical twist. "Tina," a musical based on the life and music of Tina Turner, will debut on Broadway in Fall 2019.
Ealier this year, "Tina" made its world premiere in London's West End and now we're about to get a taste of the musical magic.
“Bringing this musical to life on stage and working with this team has meant so much to me,” Turner, who co-produced the musical, said in a statement. “I feel that it is in many ways a culmination of my career. London audiences have been and continue to be extraordinary. Now, the bright lights of Broadway are calling, and I’m very excited to share this beautiful show with New York audiences next year.”
Back in June, Tina shared an emotional goodbye that she wrote to her son, Craig Turner, who died by suicide. He was 59.
Along with the musical, it's reported Tina Turner will be releasing a second memoir, "Tina Turner: My Love Story," set to be released later this year.
Whew, chile! Lonzo Ball just welcomed a baby and he's already in some ish. His daughter's mom Denise Garcia claims he's a deadbeat. She wants $30,000/month (allegedly) and if he doesn't meet her demands she's spilling ALL the tea. More inside...
Los Angeles Lakers baller Lonzo Ball and his (now ex) girlfriend Denise Garcia welcomed their first child, a daughter they named Zoey Christina in July. Things have clearly changed. And quickly.
Here's a pic of the baby and the former couple during happier times:
And here we are 3 months later with DRAMA!
It's unclear what caused Lonzo and Denise to break up, but they're dunzo. Now, Denise claims Lonzo is a deadbeat dad and basically doesn't know ish about his own daughter. She hopped on Instagram Live recently with one of her friends and someone wrote in, "Blink if Lonzo is a deadbeat dad." Denise laughed at first, then, she sat up and blinked hard.
In another clip, Denise shades Lonzo about not knowing his daughter's favorite song. In case you're wondering the 3-month-old's favorite song is "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen.
Peep a replay of her social media antics below:
It gets worse for Lonzo...
Denise has had enough and is threatening to write a tell-all book where she'll spill all of the Ball Family's secrets unless he coughs up the cash for her child support demands. Dad LaVar Ball isn't going to go for that ish.
So, how much is she asking for? A cool $30,000 a month!
Black Sports Online reports:
“We now know why according to reports the couple is on very shaky legs and potentially have broken up. Garcia has been on IG bashing ZO calling him a deadbeat dad. She is also threatening a tell-all book about the Ball family unless her child support demands are met. She wants upwards of $30k a month for herself and the child. They will reportedly be going to court soon, so stay tuned.”
They both were previously posting each other nonstop and saying how perfectly in love they were...for a WHILE. Welp.
Photos: Denise's IG/Lonzo's IG
There's no denying Ciara looks incredible after giving birth for the 2nd time and now she's dishing on her snapback routine in her Cosmopolitan magazine cover story. Get into her MILFy behavior inside...
Weight loss, in general, is hard AF. And it's harder after having a baby. You literally are carrying a whole human inside of you, eating for two, and once the baby comes out, you're stuck with some extra lbs. Now, every woman is different, but most moms struggle with weight after giving birth.
However, when you're rich and famous, you have resources that you can use to get to whatever fitness goal you've created for yourself. Or maybe even a live-in trainer in the form of a pro-athlete husband.
Singer Ciara wasn't playing ANY games after giving birth to her second child - daughter named Sienna Wilson, whom she shares with Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson - in April 2017.
In her cover story for Cosmopolitian magazine's November 2018 issue, the "Level Up" singer revealed she worked out multiple times a day to "snapback." And she didn't do it for social media pics.
"It was kind of like, wake up in the morning, breastfeed, eat a small meal, go train, come back in, breastfeed, eat another meal, go train, then come back, have another meal, and then a third training session at night. It was a good challenge, one I set for myself, not for anyone else. Taking care of myself makes me feel really good. And I want to keep it sexy too, you know."
Sheesh! Everyone ain't able!
CiCi isn't just taking care of her physical body. She's also very strong minded when it comes to accomplishing any goal she sets out for herself.
"I never thought, I can't be because of the color of my skin, I can't be because of my gender," she told the publication. "No dream is too big. I want to be a billionaire. The more resources, the more you can do. But I think my greatest accomplishment 10 years from now is that I would have a successful life as it pertains to my marriage and being a mom. It's cool to want to do all these creative things, but it's no good to gain the world if you lose your soul."
And if you thought mean comments on social media will dim her light, guess again.
"When someone comes for you and you didn't send for them, you keep your eye on the prize. I know what my mission is. I know what I'm hoping for and working hard for every day. And that's my focus. I'm not going to let people steal my joy. I move on. New day, new opportunity, new energy, let's go."
— Ciara (@ciara) October 1, 2018
This is the first time Ciara graced the cover of Cosmo's US edition. You can read her full interview here.
After Cardi B backed out of the "24K Magic Tour" with Bruno Mars, CiCi was added to the lineup and she has been giving fans their money's worth. Peep pics and videos of her leveling up below:
— Ciara (@ciara) October 4, 2018
— Ciara (@ciara) October 4, 2018
— Prudential Center (@PruCenter) October 2, 2018
Tonight, the "24K Magic Tour" will stop at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Photos: Victor Demarchelier via Cosmo
Pooch Hall found himself in lock up last night with an accompanying DUI and a wife that likely wanted all the smoke after what he pulled with their child. Deets inside...
UPDATE: Pooch bailed out of jail this morning. Witnesses say his child's hands were on the steering wheel as they pulled out of an In-and-Out.
"Ray Donovan" star and former "The Game" star Pooch Hall copped a DUI late last night after his car crashed in Burbank, CA. Reportedly, he was driving around 7:30p when he allowed his 2-year-old son to sit on his lap and steer the car...because he was too drunk to do so himself.
The car veered off the road and crashed into a parked car, which witnesses saw. TMZ reports:
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Hall, who plays Daryll, was driving in Burbank at around 7:30 PM when witnesses called 911 after seeing the toddler in his lap holding the steering wheel.
We're told the witnesses were horrified to watch the car veer off and smash into a parked car. Thankfully, there were no injuries. One eyewitness tells us he saw the child crying in the front seat. The eyewitness says he looked in the window and the car seat was just laying among the junk in the back seat. It was not installed.
His blood alcohol level was a .25, almost 3 times the legal limit. Police noticed the distinct smell of alcohol while approaching the car. While the toddler was released into mom's custody, Pooch is still in jail with a $100,000 bail.
This reckless behavior shows there is clearly major issues happening with Pooch, and we sincerely hope he gets the help he needs.
Tonight's finale of "Braxton Family Values" is about to be a doozy. We've got an exclusive look at the bombshell Toni Braxton drops about her sisters inside...
She's always felt it, and she's definitely hinted about it for the umpteen seasons "BFV" has been on the air. But on tonight's season finale, Toni lets it all out during her 1-on-1 with Iyanla Vanzant during the family therapy session.
Toni Braxton Living Legend (as Tamar calls her) is no longer holding back about just how much MORE of a legend she feels she could have been, if it wasn't for her own family holding her back. She also never felt able to truly live in her light.
She explained that when she was asked to go solo by the record label, her sisters - Towanda, Trina& Tamar - made her feel guilty about the decision to say yes. Traci told her she could just come back for them once she made it, and that she did. But Toni often had to play Mama while out on the road with her background singing sisters.
Here's a sneak peek at her revelation:
Tonight's season finale air on WE TV at 9/8c.
Photos: Toni's IG
The Harrises are seemingly back together, despite their recent separation. Now they've got a new season of their VH1 reality show on the way, and they're bringing all their celeb friends on for reinforcement. First look at "Friends & Family Hustle" inside....
If you thought T.I. and Tiny were simply back together to stack more coins together, well, it's not an impossibility.
The estranged couple are apparently A-OK now as the new season of their longtime VH1 reality show returns. With friends.
Their new series “T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle” features Grammy stacking, platinum hit making Tip “T.I.” Harris and Tameka "Tiny" Harris along with their children Zonnique, Messiah, Domani, Deyjah, King, Major and Heiress. PLUS, they are bringing their ATL celebrity friends with them including Monica Brown, Antonia “Toya” Wright with her daughter Reginae Carter, and LeToya Luckett (and new husband Tommicus Walker).
That explains why all the ladies have been hanging out together more than usual lately:
VH1 describes the show as one about marriages, family and friendship:
“T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle” will showcase everything from complicated marriages and young love, to health scares and past baggage, to Tip and Tiny working to keep their family together. Much has changed since they left the airwaves more than a year ago with their wildly successful "T.I. & Tiny's Family Hustle." Not only is hip hop’s favorite family back and on their grind, but With exciting lives and high stakes careers, this group of loyal friends will support each other as they navigate the complex terrain of juggling family while building their empires.
We would sit and twiddle our thumbs hoping "The Kang" addresses his alleged cheating, but based on the IG video he just posted, he still feels like "bitter b*tches" with opinions are the real problem:
The shenanigans kick off Monday, October 22nd at 9PM ET/PT.
Damon Wayans has had enough of "Lethal Weapon." So much so, he quit during an interview with a publication, blindsiding producers. More inside...
Damon Wayans is over "Lethal Weapon," so HE QUIT! And blindsided everyone.
During an interview with EURWEB, the YBF actor unexpectedly quit, revealing he was DONE with filming the FOX reboot after December. And here are the first flicks of the actor on the set in LA since his announcement. The pictures here were snapped on the same day he called it quits.
"I'm going to be quitting the show in December after we finish the initial 13," he said. "So, I really don't know what they're planning, but that's what I'm planning."
"I'm a 58-year-old diabetic and I'm working 16 hours a day," he said.
Well damn. Season 3 of "Lethal Weapon" premiered September 25th on FOX.
He's totally over it all.
He then channels his character, Roger Murtaugh, from the series saying:
"I'm done. Like Murtaugh said, 'I'm too old for this.'"
The reporter couldn't believe what she was hearing and asked if he was serious. He was dead serious. He revealed working long days has caused him to miss out on time spent with his family and he no longer wants to be tied to a job that takes up so much of his time. He shared his mother and his daughter recently underwent surgeries that he missed due to his grueling filming schedule.
“It’s hard for me to play this loving, supportive father/husband/ friend on TV, but be the guy in life that is telling everyone, I can’t I have to work," he explained.
"I'm going to return to the stage and try to find my smile again," he said.
Damon leaving the show comes months after news broke that there was drama on the set. After his former co-star Clayne Crawford was fired and replaced (in May), Damon bashed him for being a menace on the set and he also blamed him for an injury he sustained doing a stunt during the taping of an episode Crawford was directing.
As of the time of this post, Warner Bros. Television and Fox Broadcasting declined to speak on the issue.
Welp. This may be the end to this reboot.
Marvel BAE Winston Duke has two new gigs coming down the pipeline. Get the deets, plus find out what his Black Panther co-star Michael B. Jordan said about LeBron James' work in the black community and how he's helping to diversify Hollywood inside...
More Winston Duke on the big screen and our TV screens? Yes, please!
Our Marvel BAE has two new projects in the works, following his breakout role in the global blockbuster hit Black Panther. He's about to flex his acting chops in an action thriller and a crime thriller and we can't wait to see what he has in store.
The Yale graduate has signed on to star in writer-director Dan Casey’s (Kin) action thriller, Heroine. The film tells the story about a mother/domestic abuse survivor who moves into a new neighborhood for a fresh start, only to fall into new danger after witnessing a kiddnapping by an Aryan gang. Winston is set to play her neighbor - a tragic figure who turns out to be much more than she expected, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Filming for the action thriller, backed by Paramount Players, is expected to start this spring.
Flipping the script on the small screen...
Winston will star in the upcoming Netflix crime drama, Wonderland, starring opposite Mark Wahlberg. The movie is being adapted from the novel, "Robert B. Parker's Wonderland," written by Ace Atkins. Pete Berg ("Friday Night Lights") will direct the film with Neal H. Moritz producing via his Original Film banner, alongside Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Berg via his Film 44 company.
The book is part of the Spenser series — named after a fictional character in the series of detective novels initially written by American mystery writer Parker and later by Atkins.
The story follows Spenser who, fresh out of prison, is sucked back into Boston’s underbelly as he uncovers the truth about a sensational murder and the twisted conspiracy behind it.
Parker’s Spenser character has been the basis for 48 novels, all New York Times bestsellers.
Sean O’Keefe is adapting the script. Toby Ascher will executive produce alongside Film 44’s John Logan Pierson.
Duke will play Hawk, Spenser’s close friend and an equally tough, but somewhat shady image of Spenser himself. Production is expected to start this fall.
Things are about to get mad busy for Winston and we're here for all of it.
As for his Black Panther co-star...
Michael B. Jordan is gearing up for the CREED sequel to hit theaters this Thanksgiving, so he's heavy on the promo trail.
The YBF hottie got us all riled up when we saw his face on the cover of Vanity Fair in a pool giving us the sexy model stare. Y'all know what we talking about.
Lawd this man's fineness.
In the cover story, the 31-year-old actor talked about creating stories FOR us, BY us and how he's doing his part to help diversify Hollywood. He's not just an actor. He has his own production company, Outlier Society Productions. MBJ's production company was the first in Hollywood to include inclusion riders, a contract clause where actors would require filmmakers to reach diversity benchmarks in their cast and crew.
"I want to create projects for Brad Pitt, but at the same time I want to be able to create a movie for Will Smith, or Denzel, or Lupita, or Tessa," Jordan told Vanity Fair. "It's gonna be eclectic. It's gonna be animation. It's gonna be non-scripted. It's gonna be digital. It's gonna be film, television. It's gonna be video games."
"We live in the times where everything is based around race. And for me, it's like, I get it, I understand. It just makes everything so loaded. When the way to do it is to Trojan-horse it, so then people look up, and say, 'Oh wow, what happened? I didn't even realize that.'"
He said it's important that we create our own stories to tell to keep dreams alive:
"We don't have any mythology, black mythology, or folklore. Creating our own mythology is very important because it helps dream. You help people dream."
The CREED actor also praised Lakers player LeBron Jamesfor all he's doing to better the black community.
"Whenever I see [James], it's love, always trying to represent our generation, represent our culture, like, 'Why not us?' Things don't have to be the way they've always been done. I just happen to do more than just act."
Loves it. You can read his full interview here.
CREED 2 hits theaters on Thanksgiving.
Photos: Getty/Cass Bird via Vanity Fair