Lil Wayne dismissed the Black Lives Matter movement in a rare interview Tuesday night, saying America has made him the “rich motherf—-r” he is now. “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothing to do with me,” the 33-year-old rapper told ABC journalist Linsey Davis. Lil Wayne said the phrase “Black Lives… [Read more…]
VH1’s Hip Hop Honors ceremony returned after a six-year absence Monday night, paying tribute to some of rap’s pioneering female artists: Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim and Salt-N-Pepa. But in the wake of civil unrest across the United States last week, following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in two separate police shootings,… [Read more…]
Actress, singer and face of Cover Girl Cosmetics, Zendaya Coleman, will both star in and produce upcoming Disney family comedy series, “K.C. Undercover,” which she says will hopefully help increase diversity for the network.
“The only way I was going to come back to the Disney Channel was if I was in a position of more power,” Coleman told The New York Daily News. “One thing that is really important to me is diversity on the channel. It’s hard as a young person of a different ethnicity or background to look at the TV and not see anyone who looks like you. Representation is important.”
Coleman made her statements while discussing her experiences working with racially insensitive people in the entertainment industry.
The 19-year-old said she had fired her publicist after being told she should be content just to be featured on a magazine cover because, “they haven’t had a black girl on the cover since forever.”
In 2015 Coleman called out former E! News “Fashion Police” host Giuliana Rancic after Rancic made disparaging comments about the teen’s hair. Rancic ultimately apologized for her remarks.