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Kofi Siriboe Talks His 'Queen Sugar' Character Ralph Angel And Learning To Accept His "Ugly" Side

"I myself have taken a step back lately in saying, 'What do I want?' or 'How do I want to move forward?"

It might've taken the Internet all of 30 seconds to fall in love with Kofi Siriboe who stars as Ralph Angel in the OWN television series Queen Sugar. With his sun-kissed chocolate skin and gorgeous smile, Brother Siriboe won viewers over before he said his first line.

The scripted-drama executive produced and directed by Ava DuVernay, centers around the Bordelon siblings, Nova, Charley and Ralph Angel who inherit their father's 800-acre sugarcane farm, and all the blessings and burdens that come with it.

At the end of the show's first season housed on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Ralph Angel discovers a hand-written letter from his father declaring him--the youngest of the three--as the sole inheritor of the land, which will no doubt shake up the little progress that has been made thus far.

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Yet despite the fact that Kofi obviously took first place in the genetic contest, Ralph Angel is as beautiful as he is flawed. Whether it be acting on impulse, or not being able to leave his criminal past alone, Kofi has brilliantly demonstrated Ralph Angel's ugly side.

During a round-table Q&A at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, VIBE along with several journalists sat with Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Oprah Winfrey and Siriboe to discuss Season Two. Siriboe also spoke at length about how his role has helped him confront his own personality flaws.

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VIBE: The Internet thinks you're beautiful.

Kofi Siriboe: [Laughs] Really?

How has your character Ralph Angel helped you to better accept your not so beautiful characteristics?

KS: It just comes back to identity and seeing Ralph Angel transition and you know, be looked at as one way and obviously, my life I'm looked at one way but it's still a perspective. It's still somebody from the outside defining me from how they see me. So seeing how he's dealt with that and how sometimes his sensitivity or his passion gets in the way of him just accepting advice from his sisters, or advice from his auntie. I feel like I myself have taken a step back lately in saying, 'what do I want?' or 'how do I want to move forward?'

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"It's very easy to just plateau and personally, success is very crippling because once you get it you think, oh well, there's a lot of things you don't have to worry about it, but also because you don't have to worry about those things you have to spend more time with yourself. You can't fill your spaces with just nonsense, or social activity or whatever it ends up being. So now I'm forced to be in this position and to look at myself and now I have to face truths that I haven't really looked at because there's so much going on. And then you start really evaluating and you're like 'wow! I thought I was good' and now I realize I have to grow."

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The Power 105.1 host and Hunter were once comrades, but their friendship ended when Hunter allegedly grew irate Charlamagne played matchmaker with his longtime friend Wax and his then-mistress now the mother of his newborn daughter, Sharina Hudson.

"Think about that. Big grown-ass married negro from Brownsville, Brooklyn, supposed to be some thorough-ass hood dude upset because he thinks I'm trying to hook his side chick up with my homeboy. Does that not make him a Grade A sucker?" Charlamagne questioned.

The two-time bestselling author was once Williams' protege and in his nearly 13 minute-rant against Hunter, he expressed empathy for the talk-show host. "The reason why I've never had smoke for Wendy is that number one: I feel sorry for her. She was an abused woman on various levels," Charlamagne said.

Charlemagne spoke about the several attempts Hunter allegedly made to destroy his career, including promoting last year's narrative he supposedly raped a woman in South Carolin. The 2001 criminal sexual conduct charge was later dismissed after the radio host provided a DNA sample.

"There are only two people on this planet that I don't give a damn about, and Kevin Hunter is one of them."

Charlamagne was in rare petty form while delivering his stinging rant, and said his divorce after 21 years of marriage is the universe's response to his behavior.

"Kevin you so busy trying to curse others you end up cursing yourself. Did you really think you could go around treating people the way you treat them and not suffer any consequence from the universe all these years? The sad part is you treat everybody like doo-doo, but the one person you treat like doo-doo that you should never treat like doo-doo is your soon-to-be ex-wife.

"Bro, you are nothing without her."

After also crowning Hunter Doo-Doo Brown, Charlamagne predicted all that he dished out to Wendy would come back via Sharina Hudson.

"It's only a matter of time before Sharina leaves you. Don't think she's staying around. Whatever you get from Wendy, Sharina is going to get a bunch of that from child support. Oh, wait for it. It's coming. The same thing you did to Wendy, Sharina's going to do to you with another man. Guaranteed."

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The actor shared a hilarious video of himself, Terrance J and Ridiculousness' Steelo Brim jamming to Diddy's "I Need A Girl Remix" this week on Twitter with the caption, "Is there any more room on the Millennium Tour?" Fans of the 2000s hip-hip/R&B era are aware the jam was released in 2002 from Diddy's LP, We Invented The Remix.

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Jhene Aiko Sings "Eternal Sunshine" At Nipsey Hussle's Memorial Service

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The Los Angeles native dressed in black slacks, a black turtleneck and donned a tilted church hat as she took to the stage shortly after Lauren London and the couple's children greeted the audience. The song from her classic 2014 album Souled Out brought tears to many who watched the nearly three-hour service via live stream.

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On March 31st, the Grammy-nominated rapper was gunned down outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles. Reportedly, the 33-year-old left his home sans security to greet a friend just released from prison who served 20 years. The Victory Lap artist was planning to gift him with clothes.

Hussle's untimely death has sent shockwaves throughout the hip-hop and sports community, prompting fellow artists and athletes to vocally express their sadness and condolences, chief among them being Barack Obama who wrote a letter to Hussle's family that was read during the service.

Following the memorial service, a procession will pass by his Marathon Clothing store and end at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills where Hussle, real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom, will be laid to rest.

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