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Pandora's Box: Disgusted Dads, Fake Celebrities & Tiny

How do your parents feel about what you do, do they condone it?
It was definitely weird for my parents at first because my transition into radio was so sudden. My mom said that when my dad used to listen to Lip Service and he'd call her in disgust about things I said. But either he's used to it now or he doesn't listen because he hasn't said anything in a while. I guess your parents don't need to know everything about you. You can't think about other people's opinions if you want to be great. 

Have you ever been threatened by an artist for an interview gone wrong? 
I've never been threatened, but before I interviewed Kat Stacks I was sent word that if I gave her a platform then certain artists would boycott my show. She wasn't that well known yet, and I guess they felt she would just disappear if we all ignored her. But she was doing a bunch of radio shows. I doubt they would have said that to a male radio personality, but as you can see I did the interview.  

What's been your all time favorite interview? How many celebrities have you interviewed in your entire career? 
Angela I wouldn't say that I have an all-time favorite but I have a lot that stand out to me. Gucci Mane was great, TI is always fun, Maino, Jim Jones, so many people I would hate to forget anyone. But it always feels great when people open up and have a good time. I'm sure by now I've interviewed at least a thousand people. 50 Cent, Eminem, Chris Rock, Samuel Jackson, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, the whole gamut. 

When you interview on the the air, face-to-face, can you immediately tell if the celebrity is going to be real or fake with you?
I would say about 95% of entertainers are fake. That's their job, and to do it well you have to pretend to be interested and interesting. You have to politic with the right people to advance, even you don't necessarily like them. And you sometimes say yeah to things that you have no intention of doing. The difference is if you're intentionally fake, where you talk a lot of shit behind people's backs or fake where you're just trying to be nice. 

Angela's "razor tongue" can be controversial at times, Needless to say she is upholding the 1st amendment in style - Before I finished our interview - I thought it would be fun to get her opinion on some of the Hot Topics of the Summer...

People say that Tiny is a “Ride or Die chick”...  Do you think that she would take the rap for drug charges since TI is on probation? 
I think that depends on what the consequences are.  If she won’t get jail time and just probation, or very little jail time, then yes. But they may try to scare her with a ridiculous sentence, or actually take it to trial.  If that happens, then TI seems like enough of a stand up guy to not allow her to take responsibility.  And who’s to say it really isn’t hers, in which case she better own it! But remember, there were 2 other people in the car so it could have been theirs too.

Montana Fishburne made a lot of noise this summer when she went into the adult film industry to explore her fantasies. What advice would you give her now? 
 

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Lizzo Surprises Hospital Staff Around The Country With Free Lunch

In a show of appreciation amid the ongoing spread of COVID-19, Lizzo treated hospital staff to free meals. The Grammy-winning singer donated meals to various hospitals around the country on Monday (March 30).

“We wanted to send lunch to hospitals around the county to show our appreciation for the medical workers,” reads a video message posted on Lizzo’s Instagram account showing photos of medical workers receiving their free meals.

The donation helped feed staff at Seattle’s University of Washington, M Health Fairview in Minneapolis, UW Health in Wisconsin, and Henry Ford Hospital, which is in Lizzo’s hometown of Detroit.

“I just wanted to say thank you for all that you’re doing during this pandemic it’s definitely not easy and you guys are putting yourself on the front line,” Lizzo said in a special shout out to Henry Ford Hospital. “Because of that, I wanted to treat ya’ll to a meal and I really hope that you guys enjoy the food. We did everything we could to keep it safe for ya’ll. Lunch on me. I love you guys thanks for being the heroes in this story.”

SURPRISE! @lizzo treated our ER staff at #HenryFordHospital to lunch today and shared a message of thanks to our #HealthcareHeroes on the front lines. #Lizzo, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for making our day brighter with your generosity. 💙 pic.twitter.com/sM5H8DIImg

— Henry Ford News (@HenryFordNews) March 31, 2020

Along with her donation, the “Truth Hurts” singer also encouraged her Instagram followers to donate to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund benefitting the World Health Organization.

 

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S/O to our heroes ❤️ https://covid19responsefund.org/ 👈🏾to donate, if you can ❤️

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ESPN's Michael Jordan Docuseries 'The Last Dance' Pushed Up To April

Basketball fans have been going through withdrawals since the NBA has suspended its season because of the coronavirus, but they'll get the next best thing. ESPN has announced that its Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance would be released in April instead of June.

The Last Dance, a ten-part series, will now begin on April 19. It tells the story of Jordan and the Bulls' last championship season in 1997-1998, and includes never-before-seen footage from an NBA Entertainment crew that followed them around that year. ESPN also spoke to more than 100 people close to the team.

"As society navigates this time without live sports, viewers are still looking to the sports world to escape and enjoy a collective experience," ESPN said in a statement. "We've heard the calls from fans asking us to move up the release date for this series, and we're happy to announce that we've been able to accelerate the production schedule to do just that. This project celebrates one of the greatest players and dynasties ever, and we hope it can serve as a unifying entertainment experience to fill the role that sports often play in our lives, telling a story that will captivate everyone, not just sports fans."

The NBA suspended its season after two-time defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert, of the Utah Jazz, tested positive for the coronavirus. Had the season not been suspended, fans would be preparing for the NBA's playoff race. Other sports leagues followed suit after the NBA's decision, and other athletes, including Gobert's teammate Donovan Mitchell and Brooklyn Nets Star Kevin Durant, have also tested positive. Mitchell and Gobert have since been cleared of the virus.

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Exclusive: Will Smith And Martin Lawrence Discuss "Odd Couple" Energy For 'Bad Boys For Life'

It might seem like it was ions ago, but Will Smith and Martin Lawrence returned to the top of the box office in January with the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise. Bad Boys For Life brought our faves to the big screen with their classic banter and unmatched energy.

In an exclusive clip from the film's digital release, the two discuss what makes their chemistry so electric. For Lawrence, it was the mission to keep comedy at the forefront of the action-packed film. Elsewhere in the clip, the film's directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah share their experience working with the film veterans.

"I cannot even describe it when they're together something happens," Adil says. "Whatever they do is funny, cool and so interesting. We don't have to do a lot of directing, we just let them do what they do."

Bad Boys For Life grossed over $60 million in its opening weekend and $204 million globally. The film is officially available today (March 31) for digital release. It will land in 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, April 21.

It was recently announced that Sony already kicked off plans to develop a fourth film for the franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Bremner, who worked on Bad Boys for Life, has been tapped to handle the script.

You can read out VIBE VIVA cover story with Bad Boys For Life co-star Nicky Jam here. 

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