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Hosea Chanchez Chats Playing Malik And Pranking 'The Game' Cast

Hosea Chanchez's character on The Game 'Malik Wright' is already off to unforgettable start on the show’s new season. From smashing the new owner’s wife 'Parker' played by the sexy Megan Good to being drunk at his own video game launch party it’s obvious Season 4 could be his character’s most challenging yet. Chanchez gave VIBE some inside scoops on what we can expect from his character as the season progresses.—Storm

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VIBE: Malik is known for running through women and not being serious with anyone. Will they be consequences to this lifestyle, like paternity tests?

Hosea Chanchez: Absolutely. This is the year you will see the result of what’s been happening with his life manifest itself this year. It’s all about that this whole season.

 

In previous seasons you and your mom 'Tasha Mack,' played by Wendy Raquel Robinson have had your ups and downs. Where will their relationship go this season?

You won’t see much of Malik and Tasha’s interactions just because of where Malik is. You will really understand this when you see the show and the episodes. He’s at a place where no one is in his world if that makes any sense. It’s a dark and spooky place to say the least. You won’t see a lot of interaction between Malik and Tasha.

 

What are differences between you and Malik? Is it easier to play someone that is opposite of you?

You know it’s actually fun and really challenging. He is completely opposite of me in 90% of his ways. The good thing is you get to explore something that is not like yourself and that’s what makes acting and being an artist really fun— you get to channel characters and other people. It’s funny when people meet me. A lot of people are disappointed that I’m not like my character. Women in particular which is weird [laughs] cause let’s be honest, my character is an asshole.

 

It’s been said that you’re a prankster, so what is the best prank you pulled off on any of your Game castmates?

One of the best pranks I pulled was on Pooch [Hall], I laced his toilet seat with toothpaste in the middle of a scene so when he went back to his room to use the bathroom, he got stuck on the toilet. He had all this white paste, cause you couldn’t see it, was stuck on his ass!  The other one is I took all of Coby [Bell's] furniture and stacked it up in his room and he couldn’t get in his door and I went out the window so he had all this furniture stacked up in his room and he couldn’t get through his dressing room door.

 

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The documentary chronicles the music superstar from his days growing up in Toronto, to portraying Jimmy on the hit-teen drama Degrassi, to becoming a hip-hop star and working with musicians from Kanye West to his Young Money leader, Lil Wayne.

"Discover the untold story of how Drake rewrote the rules and rose from a child actor to become a cultural phenomenon and global musical icon," writes IMDb of the film's synopsis. "He is the king of pop and hip hop, combining many musical styles into one mainstream sound." The film runs 74 minutes long. Interviews from media figures and writers are included in the doc, which was directed and written by British filmmaker Ray King. However, no representatives from Drake's team are included.

Drake has not commented on the doc as of press time. He has been relatively quiet in the news, however, it's being reported that he is close to securing a residency of sorts at the Wynn's XS Nightclub in Las Vegas.

 

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Stream: Hulu's 'FYRE Fraud' Doc Examines The Festival That Scammed Thousands

In 2017, rumors of an exclusive festival taking place in the Bahamas took over social media. Organized by Billy McFarland and promoted by Ja Rule, the FYRE Festival was the new, cool kid on the festival block and quickly put other more seasoned festivals to shame.

But all that glitters isn't gold.

FYRE FRAUD, the new documentary streaming on Hulu, takes an intimate look at the scam that left thousands stranded on the island. Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the dark-comedy interviews whistleblowers, victims, and the convicted con-man himself, McFarland.

In a press release, Fraust and Nason said the goal isn't to make light of those who were scammed.

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"We draw on countless cultural references, on true crime tension, and on humor - but we did not intend to create a toothless comedy about the Fyre Festival. We hope this film can pierce our collective apathy and disrupt our own millennial peers, if only for an instant - to look at these stories for what they truly are, and to halt this algorithm before it devours us whole."

FYRE FRAUD is now streaming on Hulu.

 

 

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The Surviving R. Kelly series may be over, but the fallout from it has seemingly just begun.

Director dream hampton took to Twitter during the airing of the Lifetime documentary and spoke honestly about the several celebrity men she contacted in hopes they'd speak on camera about R. Kelly and the years of sexual allegations that have shadowed him. Among them was Dave Chappelle.

The beloved comic famously made a music video entitled "Piss On You" mocking the real-life video of R. Kelly urinating on an underage girl. During the Chappelle Show heyday, he used R.Kelly's legal woes as material for years.

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When pressed about whether or not he thinks his old skits were insensitive, the 45-year-old said "I don't know. I'd have to watch it again."

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"If you can be mad at R. Kelly, you should be mad at Michael Jackson," Hughley said.

 

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