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Pepa Calls Her New Show "Black, reality version" of 'Sex And The City'

After a four-year, self-imposed sexual and romantic sabbatical, Sandra “Pepa” Denton is back on the dating scene with VH1’s cameras in tow.

Titled Let’s Talk About Pep, the new original reality series finds Pep with three of her closest friends looking for love.

“After a couple seasons of The Salt N Pepa Show, the producers and I talked and we felt like there was another show that could be made with me,” says Pep of the show’s creation. “We just brainstormed about me being single. I wanted something different, something more.”

Joining Pep on this search for love––which debuts Jan. 11 at 10:30 p.m. EST––will be TV personality and journalist Jacque Reid, who’s entertaining the notion of trying motherhood alone until Mr. Right comes along; Joumana Kidd, former model and sports journalist, now returning to the dating scene after her highly publicized divorce from basketball star Jason Kidd; and the wild child of the bunch, voiceover artist and radio personality Kali Troy (also known as “Kittie”), on the hunt for someone man enough to keep up with her.

Now before the chatter starts about Pep going solo, know that Cheryl "Salt" Wray is an executive producer of Let's Talk About Pep, along with Pepa.

"We wanted to evolve. She loved doing The Salt-N-Pepa Show," states Pep. "We still perform together. We're working on some new music and we’re almost finished with our next album."

As for the show, Pep says it draws similarities to the hit HBO franchise Sex and the City, but for another audience.

"It’s similar to Sex and the City; it’s definitely the Black, reality version. Real lives, real issues, and real friends,” Pep says. “You’re going to see us date celebrities and regular guys. People that we really know."

A veteran on the reality-show circuit, Pep has taken the knowledge and experiences she gained on other shows to elevate her life overall. "This business, it’s fickle and it's hard. I was on The Surreal Life and Fame Games with everyone else.”

Pepa continues: “I am an entertainer. That’s what I do. I entertain! This is my lifestyle. I’ve been in this since I was a teenager. I wrote a book, Let’s Talk About Pep where I was able to share my story. I’m already an open book." ––Jamal Munnerlyn

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Young Thug Says Lil Nas X 'Shouldn't Have Told The World' About His Sexuality

Young Thug recently hopped on the second remix for Lil Nas X's record-breaking song "Old Town Road." In the midst of the response to the newest version of the track, the ATLien gave some of his thoughts about the other news pertaining to his collaborator.

According to an interview Thugger gave to YouTube's No Jumper, he believes that the 20-year-old may receive backlash for recently coming out about his sexuality, and that he shouldn't have told the world that he was gay.

“I feel like he probably shouldn’t have told the world,” Thug said. “He shouldn’t have told the world because it’s like, these days, motherf**ers just... it’s just all judgment. Like, motherf**ers just judging. It ain’t even about the music no more."

"Once you found out he was gay, everybody, soon as the song come on now, everybody, like, ‘This gay a** n***a.’ N***as don’t even care to listen to the song no more.”

In late June, Lil Nas X opened up about identifying as a gay man, stating that a deeper meaning alluding to his sexuality could be found in his song "c7osure." In an interview with BBC, he stated that he has indeed been dealing with backlash since coming out. However, he's trying to remain positive.

"It was like, I don’t wanna just live my entire life—especially, you know, how I just got to where I’m at—not just like doing what I wanna do," he said of admitting his sexual preferences.

“I just feel like, he young, and it’s like backlash can come behind anything,” Young Thug continued on the show. “So it’s like, it wasn’t a bad idea, and it was most definitely the best time to do it, during Pride. That was the best time to do it, that was a G’s move."

"But it’s like, he young, so I know what he going to be dealing with, with it in his mind, I dealt with this sh*t before. I know what he going to be dealing with. So that’s why I was like, f**k, he should have never said that, he should have never told them.”

 

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Would You Watch A Jennifer Lopez Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Would you watch a Super Bowl Halftime Show with Jennifer Lopez as the main stage entertainment? The multi-hyphenate toyed around with the idea of performing at the coveted sporting event during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Jenny from the Block chatted with the media outlet about the possibility of performing at next year’s game, which takes place in Miami.

"Yeah, we've thought about the Super Bowl… it's a big deal but we'll see," she said to the interviewer. "They make their own decisions over there." Last year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show performers were Maroon, and their performance features appearances from Travis Scott, Big Boi and even Spongebob Squarepants and the Bikini Bottom ‘Bubble Bowl” band.

Lopez is currently on the road performing on her It’s My Party Tour, which will reportedly wrap in the Florida hot spot next week (Jul. 25, 26 and 27). The concert series is to celebrate her milestone 50th birthday on Jul. 24.

J. Lo also made headlines for her jaw-dropping appearance as the lead actress in the trailer for the upcoming film, Hustlers, where she plays a stripper alongside Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu and many more.

Watch her Super Bowl comments here.

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Quavo Supports A$AP Rocky, Says He Was Also Targeted By Swedish Authorities

Quavo is commenting on the situation in Sweden involving A$AP Rocky. The A$AP Mob member is reportedly being held in a Swedish jail for alleged assault on an unidentified man.

After being prompted about cancelling shows in Europe a la Tyga in support of the Testing MC, the Migos member stated that while he wouldn’t cancel any shows, he is standing by A$AP, as he experienced a similar incident during his time overseas.

"Sweden had us down on the curb," he explained to the paparazzi. "Soon as we went to Sweden, they had me and my cameraman down on the curb and they were trying to lock us up too.”

“They ended up letting us go and it is what it is but Sweden is real tough,” he continues. “I don't know if I'd [cancel shows] but free my boy Rocky."

Despite reports, the 30-year-old MC is not being held in deplorable conditions. His lawyer Henrik Olson Lilja states that the rapper is in a common detention center and that he has no restrictions, meaning that he can “meet whomever he wants,” and that there is a waiting period to do so.

If convicted, A$AP Rocky faces up to six years behind bars.

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