A Look at Entertainment
by T.J. Moore –
Rapper Cardi B took to her Instagram page recently to speak on the pitfalls of fame after headlines swirled about a Met Gala afterparty she hosted for Playboy.
“I hate being famous. I hate it. I really hate it, “Cardi said. “Let me tell y’all something. If y’all ever wished to be rich and famous, don’t wish to be famous. Don’t wish to be famous. Wish to be rich.”
The rapper later lamented that she doesn’t have any privacy or peace. “Once I step out, once I start doing anything that will go on social media, it’s always, always bad. I’m so sick of it.”
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes currently filed a lawsuit against Bravo, Andy Cohen, and the executives behind the reality show. Days after it was reported that Leakes was suing the network and more for tolerating a hostile and racist work environment, it has been reported that the suit also mentions Cohen allegedly sabotaging negotiations surrounding Leakes’s own radio show.
In the 74-page document, Leakes alleges that she was previously in talks to acquire a new show on SiriusXM. Leakes clams Cohen and NBC Universal “interfered with, and sabotaged, this effort.”
“Cohen has admitted that he told SirusXM that Mrs. Leakes would demand a lot of money for any role on a radio show, an obvious effort to prevent her from getting such a deal,” the lawsuit states, according to RadarOnline.
Rapper Lil Durk is opening doors for young people by exposing them to HBCU’s and other paths to career advancement. Recently, Dark announced a program that will fly 20 young men to Atlanta to participate in an HBCU college tour, along with other notable events that will help them prepare for their future careers.
Through Durk’s Neighborhood Heroes Foundation, these young men will be able to participate an initiative that will connect them with highly successful C-Suite executives in various companies and industries. In a social media post from the foundation’s Instagram account, the program was explained in more detail.
“We’re investing time, money, and resources into young Black Neighborhood Heroes from the South Side of Chicago to help bring their passion to life,” the post captioned.
“We’ll be flying the first cohort of 20 young men to NYC to meet with C-Suite executives from Sony, Also Records, and the New York Knicks, as they’ll be shadowing these seasoned professionals that look like them and share similar stories. Then we’re off to start our HBCU college tour in Atlanta. They’ll familiarize themselves with a few historic institutions that have accredited college programs that’ll support their journey.”
In addition to learning more about HBCUs, the experience will conclude by attending a NASCAR playoff race in Talladega to meet with executives in the sport to learn about lucrative careers behind the enterprise.
David Chapelle’s stand-up show at L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl on May 3 ended in chaos after a man rushed on stage during the comic’s set and tackled him to the ground. According to TMZ, the assailant pulled a fake gun on Chappelle. Seconds later, security and a few others rushed to the stage to apprehend the attacker. An eyewitness said that allegedly both Jamie Foxx and rapper Busta Rhymes were among the group who quickly ran to the stage to protect Chappelle, fighting off the violent fan.
According to Buzzfeed, Chappelle ironically finished a joke about having to hire more security around him because of the “uproar about the Trans community” right before the attack.
Chappelle was fine after the incident, and he addressed the issue on stage once the chaos settled. He thanked both Foxx and Busta for defending him.