We’ve been keeping up with the production of ATL 2 and we have new news…they’re back on the set. Peep the pics and get the deets on Ashanti’s new healthy living initiative inside….
It appears ATL 2 is back in business.
We told you the sequel to the hit 2006 coming of age film was likely in the works when pics of the original gang popped up on Instagram back in March. The entire original cast posted pics on their social media accounts from behind-the-scenes of what appeared to be the set of ATL 2.
Soon after, there were conflicting reports on whether the sequelwas actually coming to life on screen or not. TheYBF.com even caught up with actress Lauren London while she was promoting “The Game” back in May where she said the sequel was just a concept and nothing more.
Now, it appears that concept has been given the greenlight to morph into a new storyline about the then teens growing up in the ATL, nine years after it hit the box office.
New pics have popped up of the cast, including, T.I. (Rashad), Lauren London (New New), Evan Ross (Ant), Jackie Long (Esquire), Jason Weaver (Teddy), Albert Daniels (Brooklyn) and the twins, Khadijah Haqq and Malika Haqq (Veda & Star). New dad Evan shared the shots with the caption, "Now thats a great crew !! @troubleman31 @iamlaurenlondon @albeback @jackielong @itsjasonweaver/ cast"
And yes, the original director, Chris Robinson, will helm the follow-up film. He was pictured in the shots back in March.
On a new campaign....
On a new campaign…
Grammy Award winning singer Ashanti has kicked off a new healthy living initiative to encourage everyone to drink more water. And one should take health tips from Shanti who has a killer bod.
The 35-year-old songstress is teaming up with First Lady Michelle Obama’s partnertship for her “Drink Up Ashanti” campaign, focused on encouraging people to “Drink Up” and stay hydrated. Along with her new initiative, she’s releasing a new single “Let’s Go” with an accompanying video.
She’s using social media asking fans to tweet using the hashtag #DrinkUpAshanti to slowly unveil the new tracks full video and audio. Right now, fans will see the “dehydrated “ version of the video. The more the hashtag trends on social media, the more of the full video and audio becomes available turning it into the “hydrated” version.
Here’s a clip below of Ashanti dishing the deets on her new campaign:
She captioned the video above, "Great day today with Great ppl for a Great cause! As part of the launch for my #DrinkUp Campaign had to hit this super cool health expo with @iheartradio & super cool healthy ppl! @dr_oz @weatherford5 @msjeanettejenkins @paulcubbybryant @skeeryjones #sorryIdontKnowEveryonesIG lol #DrinkUpAshanti Wait did @weatherford5 hit em with a "hands on ur hips" at the end?"
She also shared a quick behind-the-scenes clip of her video "Let's Go." Check it above.
You can peep the "dehyrdated" version of Ashanti's "Let's Go" video here. Drink up!
Photos: Evan's IG/Ashanti's IG