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Funny Business: VIBE's 10 Favorite Kevin Hart Moments

The VIBE staff offers up their favorite Kevin Hart moments, from his hilarious on-screen cameos to his hip-hop alter ego. 

Kevin Hart's reign just won't let up. After selling out worldwide venues and movie theaters with his 2012 funny flick Let Me Explain, the HartBeat Productions CEO is the go-to source for comedic relief these days. Now, he's bumping fists with OG funny man Will Ferrell for their upcoming big-screen venture Get Hard out today (March 27). Here, the VIBE staff brings the laughs with their favorite Kevin Hart moments.

That time Kevin Hart tried to say it with his chest

Kevin Hart's 2010 Seriously Funny show left us in stitches. The comic introduced audiences to his Uncle Richard Jr., who served a 15-year prison sentence and still maintained his thuggish ways. For one of his more memorable routines, Hart demonstrates how his Unc got into an altercation at a bar and gave his nephew some er, eyebrow-raising instructions. Spoiler alert: it's LMFAO funny.

That time Kevin Hart rode along with Conan O'Brien and Ice Cube

Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and Conan O'Brien hopped into a Lyft car for a ride full of surprises. From learning the "correct" way to drink a 40 oz. to busting a freestyle and stopping by Wendy's for a midday snack, the trip had all spectators rolling.

That time Kevin Hart rap battled T-Pain

When not running HartBeat Productions or making bank off his global comedy tours (his latest trip Let Me Explain grossed $8 million at the box office and $32 million in ticket sales in 2012), he spends his time spitting as rapper, Chocolate Drop. See his lyrical battle against T-Pain for hilarious bars on bars here.

That time Kevin Hart won the NBA All-Star MVP four times

While pitching phenom Mo'Ne Davis had him putting in work on the hardwood at the 2015 All-Star Games, Kevin retired from his MVP throne gracefully.

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That time Kevin Hart (also) played against pro-ballers in Think Like A Man


Kevin Hart took his Celebrity All-Star basketball skills to the silver screen for his match-up against some of the NBA and WNBA's top players in Think Like A Man. His 0 to 100 antics on the court had moviegoers on the edge of their seats while Hart's character, Cedric, failed miserably trying to one-up Ron Artest, Lisa Leslie, and Shannon Brown.

That time Kevin Hart cameo'd in 40-Year-Old-Virgin

To see the funny man turn into a tough guy and punk Jay... never gets old.

That time Kevin Hart rode a roller coaster with Jimmy Fallon

Kevin Hart took on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket with Jimmy Fallon in a hilarious effort to conquer his fear of rollercoasters. The funny guy’s freak-out, plus his quip about Jimmy’s hair resembling Marty from Back To The Future, equals LOLs all around.

That time Kevin Hart went head-to-head with Chris Rock – and failed

Chris Rock made a cameo on The Real Husbands of Hollywood, and basically sonned Kevin Hart. In an old-fashioned snapping session with the comedic legend, Rock puts Hart in his place in the funniest way possible. “I’m big, you’re hot. I’m like Prince, you’re like Trey Songz.” Also, Kevin gets hit by a car, so there’s that.

That time Kevin Hart starred in Paper Soldiers

Before he was making millions with Will Ferrell, Kevin was just another struggling actor at the hands of Dame Dash. But humble beginnings, like the 2002 hood crime comedy Paper Soldiers, have kept him grounded.

That time Kevin Hart hosted Saturday Night Live in 2015

Kevin Hart was the first SNL host of the new year, so of course he had to start the fresh set of 365 in a big way. One of the most memorable sketches from his appearance in January was his recreation of The Wire in Bushwick, Brooklyn, alongside Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah. The hilarious skit was full of dog walking, baby sitting and artisanal cheeses.

Get Hard goes hard in theaters today, March 27.

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Hip-hop may have become the Nielsen Music-declared most dominant music genre, but let's not overlook the strides R&B (including all its many sub-genres and cousin genres) have taken on the airwaves and within the culture in this year alone.

While persistent naysayers keep peddling the tired argument that "R&B is dead," the most recent news cycle has proven the exact opposite, as talks of a supposed King of R&B dominated discussions both on- and offline. Jacquees' lofty declaration notwithstanding, there's no denying that there are ample songs swimming around the 'Net from talented vocalists killing it within the genre.

For those looking to satiate rhythm and blues earworms—and in no particular order—VIBE compiled a list of the 15 bonafide R&B songs of 2018 (or at least ones that fall within the genre's orbit) that pulled us into our feelings each and every time we pressed play.

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J.Cole, Teyana Taylor And Other Snubs Of The 2019 Grammy Nominations

It's that time of year again when inner circles and strangers on the Internet debate who's up for a gramophone.

On Friday (Dec. 7), the nominees for 2019's Grammy Awards (Feb. 10) were announced to a span of hot takes, early but informed predictions, and a wall of confusion as to why certain artists were overlooked. While some entertainers excitedly received the good news (Cardi B discovered her nods while leaving a courthouse), others were left scratching their heads.

Here's a look at why those who were snubbed by the Recording Academy deserved to be nominated.

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5 Stories From Meek Mill's #CRWN Conversation That Flew Under The Radar

Meek Mill made his return to Elliot Wilson's #CRWN conversation on Sunday (Dec. 2) for an in-depth discussion of Championships, his behind-bars experience and prison reform.

Live from New York City’s Playstation Theatre, the stage was set with two throne-like chairs as Mill and Wilson's fans began to swarm through the packed house. Loaded with fans from Philly, Jersey and NYC alike, the crowd was buzzing in anticipation for Meek’s grand arrival. Introduced by Wilson, the veteran journalist briefed in-house and live-streamed listeners with his relationship with the Philly rapper, discussing the many times the two have linked “from the MMG days to now.”

“It’s just amazing to see how he’s continued to fight this adversity and continued to deliver great music,” says Wilson, engaging in a back and forth conversation with the crowd. “When you put out a title and say you’re going to name your album Championships, you better deliver,” Wilson continues. “And he delivered.”

Appearing on stage sporting a mid-length fur coat and glistening jewels, Meek and Wilson exchange a quick embrace as the live audience jumps to its feet to welcome their champion. Taking his experience to lean into activism, Meek engaged in a 90-minute conversation with the journalist, answers fan-questions and candidly tell his story as he sees fit.

But as tabloid fate would have it, one of the sole stories to come out of the meaningful conversation was his awkward date with then-girlfriend Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z and Beyonce. The memories Meek decided to share like adorable moments with his son, his newfound position in the battle for criminal justice reform and recording Championships fell to the wayside.

But don't fret. Here are some other memorable moments from the interview.

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1. Meek's Best Day in Jail Included a Visit From Kevin Hart

Meek's final day in jail was similar to the others. He woke up, successfully avoided jail food by making his morning oatmeal and knew his day was heading in a good direction when he won five consecutive ping pong games against his daily opponent– who want the smoke?

After heading back to his cell, Meek's day got a whole lot better when Kevin Hart and 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin had pulled up on him by surprise. "They come on the block and I was like, 'Man come in my cell and see how this sh*t look,'" Meek starts. "So Kevin Hart and Mike, they come in the cell and they like 'It's not that bad,' they tryna make me feel good, I'm like 'The hell you mean it's not that bad? I got my boxers hanging up on the f**king string'" the rapper jokingly recalls. After the much-needed hour-long visit, Meek returned to his daily jailhouse activities when he learned that he would be released from jail within hours. What a day.

2. Friends and Family Would Send Him IG Post Printouts Through Mail

When Meek packed his cell to go home, he had over 10,000 photos to sift through since his tribe brought the world of Instagram to him through the mail. "I used to tell everybody like, 'Yo, just send me everything that's going on on Instagram, I wanna see everything that's  going on in life.'"

The rapper separated his photos by importance, keeping the photos of his family in a separate pile with his other pile (filled with pictures of all the IG models and famous ladies) holding a different level of importance to those who stood behind bars with him. "It was valuable cause some guys in there they got 25 years in this s**t, they ain't never see the fake a**es yet and the girls with the new bodies, so you know, they all in my cell like, 'What's up with these pictures?'"

3. He Purposely Steered Away From Lending Tekashi 6ix9ine Advice

While breaking down Championships cut "Respect the Game," Meek spoke on hip-hop's freshman class including Tekashi 6ix9ine, Lil Durk and YoungBoy NBA. "[Tekashi] used to be poppin' so much sh*t on Instagram, I be like 'I don't even wanna say nothing to this young boy, this young boy start sayin' all this crazy sh*t to me on the internet," he joked.

On a more serious note, Meek speaks on the real issue he had with 6ix9ine, sharing his concern for the 22-year-old's habits in starting drama with some of hip-hop's most dangerous faces. "With my music, I wanted to reach all of 'em," he said, explaining how when the music speaks for itself, you don't need to ensue controversy to sell records.

4. His 7-Year-Old Son Already Has a Rapper Name

Give it 10 years and we might see Meek Mill's son on the Billboard charts. Answering a fan question about "Lil Drip," Meek clarifies that Lil Drip is actually his son Papi's, rapper name. "Sometimes I be in the studio I be like 'Yo, I give you $500 if you go in the booth and rap right now and he just go in the booth and lay it.'" Sampling a few adorable bars, Meek reveals that his son consistently shocks him with his material, bringing up some of the most trivial experiences he's shared with Meek.

"He be like, 'Private jet/ Who I met/ Ben Simmons/ That's a bet,'" spits Meek, referring to a previous birthday trip he's taken with Papi.

5. Jay-Z's Verse on "What's Free" Was a Pivotal Moment in Meek's Career

A Jay and Meek collaboration has been a long time coming. In Meek's promotional single "Stay Woke" featuring Miguel, the rapper spits, "When I talked to Em and Hov, they said, "I'm proud of you/ You stood tall back when everyone doubted you"/ My reply is, "I did what I gotta do/ And I need that verse 'fore you retire too."

During the conversation, Meek speaks on "What's Free" with Rick Ross and Jay-Z, remembering the first time he heard Jay's 44 bar verse. "When I got it back I was in the bathroom, I was just standing in the mirror listening to it," he says while bopping his head, fully immersing himself in the moment.

"I represent the path that HOV created," Meek tells Wilson. "I always wanted that Jay-Z feature and he came through this time, shout out to HOV."

Stream the entire conversation here.

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