"When you tell a story, you just tell the truth. And this is about a little Black girl coming into her voice. But it's a universal story. I have people of all races, of all genders, all ages, and nationalities coming up to me and saying how much they identify with the story... I think that's why it resonates." Sanaa Lathan talking about "On the Come Up"
The latest rape case involving rapper Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Lawrence Tyler, has taken a strange turn as new details emerge around the alleged assault. The unnamed victim now claims the 52-year-old performer allegedly pressured her into praying with him before the alleged rape. According to reports from AllHipHop, the victim says Tyler […]
“I didn’t know people was this racist... I thought this shit was gone already, I thought that shit was gone! I thought Martin Luther King [Jr.] canceled that shit out!" -rapper DDG on a recent episode of the "Bootleg Kev" podcast
“My best friend is gone. I can’t play the game I love. Everybody just got their hand out. Nobody is checking on me for me. It’s always coming with something attached. Who’s there to hold me down now? What’s the point of being here?... Money and fame don’t mean sh*t if you don’t have peace in your life." - NBA guard John Wall writing about his mother's death in "The Players' Tribune"
"I want to be like how Mike Tyson is. Everybody knows who Muhammad Ali is. Everybody knows who Floyd Mayweather is. I want to be a boxer where everybody knows my story. Where everybody knows my legacy. I feel like that's the goal. [Where the people say,] "He was one of the best boxers to ever do it." - Shakur Stevenson
"[While the sketch 'Through A Pedophile's Eyes] was intended to be comedic, it wasn't funny at all — and I deeply regret having agreed to act in it. I really look forward to being able to share a lot more about this situation as soon as I can." - Tiffany Haddish in a September 5 Instagram post
“Starz is a shit show, they better sell it fast... They just ruined the anticipation of The episode i directed, I WORKED HARD ON THIS. I can’t work with these people anymore." 50 Cent in a February 2022 IG post after a special episode of BMF aired prematurely
"Too many families are losing their brothers, their fathers, their uncles, their grandfathers – pillars of our homes – to the disease. 'Talk That Talk' is an incredible opportunity to help save lives by getting more people to have these crucial conversations... I've been so blessed many times over in life – with my career and my family – and I want to use it to help save lives." - Retired NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe
"[T]he fact that I got to go and get into the signature shoe game, build a brand, be able to inspire and [tell stories] around things that are important to me? Eight, nine years removed from that [first meeting with Under Amour]? And we hopefully have something that will continue to be part of the legacy for years and years to come... that was me betting on myself." - Steph Curry on "The Draymond Green Show" in April 2022
“It is not a goal for my career. I don’t think that, you know, playing Bond will satisfy some of my personal goals." - Idris Elba on a recent episode of "UNINTERRUPTED The Shop"
"It's all personal... everyone's got different situations they're dealing with. We all have really unique challenges to our life. I'm 45 years old, man. There's a lot of s-t going on." - Tom Brady at an August 2022 press conference explaining his 11-day absence from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers