They Really Should’ve Kept This Deleted Scene in Black Panther.
An omitted scene from Black Panther shows Okoye and W’Kabi having a marital disagreement after T’Challa is thrown from Warrior Falls to what is believed to be his death. Ryan Coogler explained, according to USA Today, that “it was supposed to be a tense scene where the audience would realize Okoye and W’Kabi were husband and wife with divided loyalties.”
The context! Who decided to delete this!?
Janelle Monáe Explained the Politics Behind Those Vagina Pants and We Love Her More for It.
“Sometimes I think people interpret [the pants in “PYNK”] as vagina pants, they call them vulva pants, they call them flowers, but it just represents some parts of some women,” Monáe recently explained to PEOPLE. She went on to explain that some women in the video weren’t wearing the pants because she doesn’t believe all women need to possess a vagina to be a woman.
“I have one I’m proud of it, but there’s a lot of policing and controlling that people are trying to have over our vaginas and when you think about female genital mutilation, when you think about all these women’s issues, I wanted to make sure we were discussing these issues but we were also celebrating each other,” she continued.
Here’s Van Lathan on the Moments Leading up to His Confrontation with Kanye.
Before confronting Kanye West, TMZ’s Van Lathan talked in-depth about his loss of respect for the rapper on The Red Pill Podcast. In the most recent episode, which was published on May 1—before Kanye’s live interview—Lathan explained how Kanye once provided solace amid social chaos.
“When I had first heard The College Dropout, I heard someone who was lamenting people that seemed to be okay with people taking the road most travelled,” he stated. “The whole point of The College Dropout was a dude who was bravely challenging himself to embrace his destiny and to got out and do what everyone thought he couldn’t do…This is a mantra. This is a rallying cry… That’s what hip-hop does.”
He went on to explain the danger of Kanye’s cosigning of Trump as a means to express “free thought.”
“You can endorse somebody that goes against the grain, but what they’re saying matters,” he continued. “What they’re putting out into the world matters. And for us to pretend like it doesn’t matter what someone is saying, as long as their brave enough to say it, is f**king [ridiculous]. I’ve never heard something that stupid before.”
Listen to the episode here.
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