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Kat Graham Says Jada Pinkett-Smith Was Contacted Prior To The Release Of 'All Eyez On Me'

"I even spoke to her last week and she had nothing but support.”

The All Eyez On Me biopic received quite the amount of criticism since its debut on what would've been Pac’s 46th birthday (June 16). A multitude of the critics were people who weren’t close to the rapper at the time of his life or too young to be able to have followed the publicized details of his career. However Jada Pinkett-Smith's critique of the Benny Boom directed film stood out due to her intimate relationship with Pac, in addition to her inclusion in the film.

Despite her recent tangent on Twitter which discredited the details of her “precious” relationship with the East Harlem native, the actress who portrayed Pinkett-Smith, Kat Graham expressed her confusion towards the NAACP award-winning actress’s statements to E-Online Monday (June 19).

The Vampire Diaries actress began, “When I first got the role, I reached out to [her] a year and a half ago. The point of reaching out to her, as well as the other producers on the film, was to ensure the integrity of the story and the character. I even spoke to her last week and she had nothing but support.”

A large part of everyone’s argument in relation to Girls Trip thespian, is why exactly such a harshly-criticized movie would attempt to portray a person who is alive and well without consulting them? B

Despite the fact checking that the Set It Off actress lobbied to the $27 million debuting movie, Kat Graham expressed her adoration for Jada Pinkett-Smith, “I have a lot of love for her. I hope people just see the movie and make the choice for themselves.”

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'The Wire's' Tray Chaney Shares His Testament In Self-Entitled Documentary Trailer

You may have seen Tray Chaney as Malik "Poot" Carr on the HBO Emmy-nominated drama series The Wire where he starts as a neighborhood drug dealer in the Barksdale organization and slowly moves up in ranks. He has also starred in a list of roles including Bounce TV's  Saints & Sinners as Kendrick Murphy and was nominated in 2019 at the International Christian Film Festival for Best Actor: Short Film in Angels in Rocket Field. 

After being accepted as an "Official Selection" during the Black Continental Independent Movie Awards in Silver Spring, Maryland, Chaney released the documentary trailer for Undeniable: The Tray Chaney Story under his Undeniable (Wired Different) campaign on Thursday (Aug. 15). The potential docuseries will follow the narratives of the journeys of The Wire cast members, how they landed their roles, what happened when the television series ended in 2008, and what they are doing now.

Under the production of Commodore Independent Filmworks and Safe House Films DC. Chaney's 45-minute episode features testimonials from Big Daddy Kane, Clifton Powell, Kenny Lattimore, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Russ Parr, Jd Williams, Keith Robinson, Anwan Big G Glover, and Black Child. His former co-star Idris Elba also shows his support for the documentary.

"Just know how hard he hustles," says Anwan "Big G" Glover.

The less than 2-minute snippet touches on the framework of Chaney, his eagerness and willingness to learn,  even mentioning his journey on Saints & Sinners as "the work of the Gods".

Watch the trailer for Undeniable: The Tray Chaney Story below.

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Angela Bassett To Receive The Black Girls Rock Icon Award

Angela Bassett has been an inspiration to black women for decades, so it's only fitting the Black Panther actress is being honored with the Icon Award at the 2019 Black Girls Rock ceremonies.

Created by DJ and entrepreneur Beverly Bond, Black Girls Rock is an award ceremony which aims to honor, acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions of black women.

The 61-year-old actress earned an Academy Award nomination for her brilliant portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 Brian Gibson film What's Love Got To Do With It. 

Black-Ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross was a previous Black Girls Rock host, however, this year's mistress of ceremony is Claws and When They See Us actress Niecy Nash.

The star power award will go to If Beale Street Could Talk actress Regina King. Ciara will receive the rock star award, Debra Martin Chase will walk away with the shot-caller award and Grammy-award winner H.E.R. will receive the Young Gifted and Black award.

The Community Change Agent Award will go to the mothers of the movement, Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed-Veal, Gwen Carr, Lucy McBath, Maria Hamilton and Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley.

The 2019 Black Girls Rock Awards will air on BET September 8.

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50 Cent Explains How Snoop Dogg "Stole" His Lamborghini

Power executive producer 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) is spilling the details on how Snoop Dogg "stole" his Lambo during his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night (Aug. 16). According to Rap-Up, he and Snoop were performing at the Masters of Ceremony concert in Brooklyn in June. Fifty says Snoop surprised him when he showed up on stage during their "P.I.M.P. (Remix)" song.

Now after the award-winning rapper wrapped up his set, he realized that his custom Versace Lamborghini Aventador was missing. As he was searching for his whip he soon found out that valet gave it to Snoop.

"I was like, 'Where did the car go?' And he was like, 'Snoop took the car.' I said, 'What? I'm like how you just let him take my car." Fifty was under the impression that the I Wanna Thank Me artist possibly took his car as payment for the performance.

"Later I made a tape saying that I owed him for the performance because he feel like you got me performing for free and you got cars like this out here. He thought I tricked him into a performance, but he offered to perform."

Jackson posted on his Instagram in late June his latest custom foreign two-door.

 

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New skateboard alert 🛹 lol where the Big Boys @djenvy tell them I said pull up. #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac

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Watch 50 Cent reveal what went down below.

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