By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Chappelle has built a career on pushing boundaries and challenging social conventions. But his greatest act of defiance may have come Sunday night at Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. At the end of an evening of tributes and testimonials, Chappelle came on stage to accept his Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy with a lit cigarette in hand. “I want everyone in America to look at me smoking indoors,” He announced. “I didn’t ask anybody. What are they going to do? Kick me out? This is called leverage!” A host of comedians and musicians paid tribute to Chappelle, 46, describing him as a uniquely gifted and passionate performer with a sort of pied piper appeal that drew other artists into his circle.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Brandon T. Jackson attends the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Hip-Hop Artist Chance The Rapper. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS) It is no secret that Chance the Rapper is passionate about contributing to his hometown of Chicago, so it came as no surprise that he used his platform on this week’s Saturday Night Live to bring awareness to the struggles faced by Chicago teachers.
Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman in HARRIET, a Focus Features release.Credit: Glen Wilson / Focus Features The main role that Black actors are given in the state of Virginia is that of a slave, according to a filmmaker who hopes to both shine light on and update the narrative. Indeed, the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown nearly 400 years ago, setting the stage for slavery in the U.S.
Meagan Good once again has got the internet buzzing and wondering if she’s bleaching her skin after pics surfaced of a fairer-looking actress at the Black & Blue movie premiere. READ MORE: Naomie Harris reveals that she too was groped by an A-List actor And speaking of fairness in all fairness, it could be the lighting of the room or her make-up artist could have used a little too much concealer. But whatever it was, Good surely stepped on the red carpet looking ghostly, much like a light-skinned Michael Jackson, as she posed for the paparazzi, Bossip reports. The actress has battled similar accusations that she was bleaching her skin before.
Netflix Eddie Murphy is back in a big way with Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name. In it, he portrays legendary comedian Rudy Ray Moore and sheds new light on the man known for being more than a little crass. Joined by a long list of A-list stars including Keegan-Michael Key, Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Tituss Burgess among others, the film strikes the perfect balance of hilarity and heart.
Anything goes with the Hunchos! Migos members, Offset, Takeoff, Quavo were throwing racks at fat booties inside VLive, a strip club in L.A., and it was seriously a hurricane of $45,000 worth of cash flowing. READ MORE: Offset’s baby momma wants regularly scheduled child support payments The rappers were on hand to support Quavo’s girlfriend Saweetie who was hosting the strip club’s Reign Sundays series, TMZ reports. They flooded the floor with cash and dipped in less than an hour, reportedly dropping by at 1:20 AM and dipping by 2 AM. The “Stripper Bowl“ rappers are used to making it ran and in Feb. dropped $500k at a strip clubin Atlanta.
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA) Here we go again…Another Kanye West album, another batch of bizarre statements from the artist who considers himself the best to ever live. The rapper is currently promoting his latest project, Jesus Is King, and unleashed a long list of shocking statements during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) Lizzo is not taking allegations about her hit “Truth Hurts” lying down. Last week, Justin Raisen posted a video on Instagram calling out the singer and insisting she plagiarized a song he wrote during a writing session in 2017 called “Healthy.” He also compared the tunes, which have similar rifts and starts out with the same line, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that b*tch.
Charlamagne Tha God, a radio personality, television host and author of Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It is paying it forward by giving college students a chance. READ MORE: Charlamagne reveals how Tyler Perry helped him deal with child molestation On Saturday, the radio host made a $250,000 donation to South Carolina State University’s alumni association to be used toward scholarships. Charlamagne has made a name for himself with his “tell it like it is” style. As one-third of one of the hottest morning radio shows in the country, The Breakfast Club, alongside DJ Envy and Angela Yee, he’s come a long way from humble beginnings in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.