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Interview: Davetta Sherwood Talks New Series 'The Hustle,' Being A MILF And More

The grind never stops for Davetta Sherwood, who juggles producing, acting and rapping, so it comes as no surprise that the New York transplant is starring in Fuse's first scripted series The Hustle as Cecile, a sassy wardrobe stylist and single mother. The laid-back go-getter chatted with VIBE to discuss her first acting gig, production company and more. —Ashley M. Travers

Her first acting role:
My first starring role ever was on the show Platinum, a UPN show. I shot the pilot, and I was one of the only two cast members they kept when the show picked up. It was an hour-long series and my first experience really [seeing] my face on the side of a bus or a billboard. I was hype.

On her character in The Hustle:
Now I’m doing this show called The Hustle, which is about the music business. The show, written by Prentice Penny, is about two guys trying to get a record deal by way of their aspiring A&R friend/ home girl from the hood, Yaya. She’s determined to get them a deal. They have a trusty sidekick, Rashad played by Clinton Lowe, who is a really funny dude. He’s from the Bronx in real life and the guy that sort of keeps it all together. I play Kutta's (one of the rappers) baby mom. I kind of helped him get on. I start dating somebody on the show and trying to pursue my career as a celebrity stylist.

On her personal aspirations:
I have my own production company. I love producing. I love being behind the camera and directing with my company. We’re producing television now and a stage play. That’s the biggest thing I’m doing. I also have Boiling Pot, a movie that I’m extremely proud of. In the end, I want to be directing and doing my own television shows. That’s a dream to me. A bigger dream is having a family. I want to be a soccer mom, a MILF and have family trips.

On her music:
My mother says she thinks I like music more. I rap and have have a new song called "I Feel Like." I just performed At Gay Pride Festival in Los Angeles in front of hundreds of people. That was phenomenal. That was my second time doing a big show. I was signing boobs and dollar bills for people.

On her motivation:
I want people to be like, "I remember her when she did that interview with VIBE. She was so dope." That’s what motivates me.

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According to reports, the fast-food chain is testing a fried chicken and doughnut sandwich in the Richmond, Va., area to see if customers are interested in their version of the sweet and salty craze.

Dubbed Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donuts, the new sandwich will be sold at seven locations in Richmond.

“Served hot and fresh, no matter the time of day, the donuts create a tasty flavor experience in every bite. Consumers will have a variety of options to satisfy their sweet and savory taste buds,” said a spokesperson.

The "Best Fried Chicken Sandwich" Olympics seemingly began when Popeyes announced they had a chicken sandwich of their own, in essence, encroaching on new territory, particularly Chick-Fil-A territory. A friendly social media battle ensued which helped to promote both sandwiches and forced long lines across the country. Some continued to pledge their loyalty to Chick-Fil-A, while others found a new meaning of life in the Popeyes chicken sandwich.

There's no word on how long the Kennedy Fried Chicken & Donut launch will last, but if given the opportunity to taste test it, would you?

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Cardi B Reveals She Wants To Have Another Child After Making Second Album

Cardi B has baby fever. The 26-year-old rapper's recent Instagram Live revealed that she wants another bundle of joy after making her second album. She plans to do this plus a tour within a year, XXL reports.

The Invasion Of Privacy artist said she's started working on her forthcoming project. "Everything is going good. I'm working on my album, I already have two songs," she said. "I actually have three but I'm not sure about one of them. I'm working on it."

"I want to rehearse, rehearse, rehearse for my tour, get ready for my fu**ing tour,” she continued “After my tour, I want to have a kid. I want to have another kid.”

 

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Since having her first child, Kulture, last year with husband Offset, Cardi has been very candid about her experiences with motherhood and how it's changed her outlook on life. "I just wanna be home all the time," she told Harper's Bazaar. "I don't care about going out anymore. The things that I thought matter, it didn't really matter. I'm just so focused on my kid. I don't be sad for long because whenever I'm with my baby, it's like, 'Yeah, whatever. F**k everybody.'"

The "Press" rapper also shared how her parenting style is similar to her mother's way of raising her because she wants the best for her daughter. "My mom raised me on some like, 'I'm not your friend. I'm your mom,'" she continued. "So that's how I'm gonna be with my daughter.  She most likely gonna hate it, but she gonna appreciate it when she's older. I totally appreciate my mom."

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Ja Rule To Re-Release Discography As Visual Albums

In a series of tweets posted on Monday night (Sept. 16), Ja Rule announced that he will re-release his entire discography. Not only will fans be re-introduced to the award-winning artist's hits but they'll also see accompanying visuals to the New York native's tracks.

Ja responded to a fan's question on "why now?" for the nostalgic liberation. "Music is timeless," he said while teasing his new album set to debut on Dec. 12.

Music is timeless... my new album 12.Twelve.XII comes out dec. 12th... https://t.co/JQka4zgeqI

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I will be rereleasing ALL of my albums as visual albums... I will be making a video for every song I’ve ever made... what songs do y’all wanna see videos for???

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Songs that already have been matched with visuals will not be a part of the discography's re-release. His roster includes: Venni Vetti Vecci (1999), Rule 3:36 (2000), Pain Is Love (2001), The Last Temptation (2002), Blood In My Eye (2003), R.U.L.E. (2004), Exodus (2005), and PIL 2 (2012). 

With more than 100 songs under his belt, Ja definitely has a task ahead. Good luck, your fans are looking forward to it!

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