Jay-Z Praises The Styles Of Snoop Dogg & Eminem In Teaser For David Letterman Interview

Jay-Z knows what it takes to make a good rapper and also has no problems giving props to fellow music legends. In the teaser for his upcoming appearance on David Letterman's Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, the music icon shares what it takes to make a good rapper.

Monday's teaser (Apr. 2) features Jay's perspective on the art of rap and how peers like Snoop Dogg and Eminem have mastered it. "You can have a great voice, and you can just almost say anything," Mr. Carter said before jumping into an underwhelming impression of Snoop Dogg's verse on "Nuthin' But A G Thang." "I think Snoop Dogg has a great voice, like he can say 'One-two-three into the four,' I was like 'Oh my god.' It just sounds good, right?" he said.

He continues to lay out the fundamentals of wordplay by pointing out Eminem's cadence on his classic, "The Way I Am." "You almost become a percussion inside the music," he said. "So there's multiple ways to be really good. Some people just have it all."

Since taking his bow from network television in 2015, Letterman surfaced on Netflix with the critically acclaimed fireside chat show. Guests have included former president Barack Obama, actor George Clooney and activist Malala Yousafzai.

Jay appeared on The Letterman Show in 2010 to discuss his memoir Decoded, and in 2013 where he hilariously talked about the origins his name while trolling the late night host.

Letterman's chat with Jay will air on Friday (Apr. 7). Check out the trailer above.

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John Singleton is reportedly in a coma after suffering from a major stroke, TMZ reports.

The Boyz N the Hood filmmaker has reportedly been in the ICU since last weekend. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Singleton's mother, Sheila Ward, is asking a judge to appoint her temporary conservator of his work because he is "unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter." Singleton was reportedly working on several projects and preparing to sign a lucrative settlement agreement at the time of his stroke, according to Ward.

As previously reported, Singleton suffered a stroke on April 17, after returning from Costa Rica. After experiencing problems with his legs, he reportedly checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he suffered a stroke in his hospital room.

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'Empire' Makes History By Airing First Black Gay Wedding On Network TV

Wedding bells have just made their way into the history books. Last night (April 25), FOX's Empire became the first network television show to air a black gay wedding. Jamal and his fiancé Kai (Jussie Smollett and Toby Onwumere, respectively) jump the broom and swap vows in the episode titled "Never Doubt I Love."

As an added treat, Empire even tapped the legendary Chaka Khan to perform at the fictional star-studded wedding (Mario and Wood Harris even showed up) which, as evidenced by the episode BTS video, was a moment for everyone right to the stars of the show themselves. “Today’s wedding is special and controversial,” Khan said of using her voice for this particular cameo. “But my answer to all that is just love is love.”

Cast members Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey Sidibe agree that Jamal and Kai's wedding might have just become the best Empire wedding.

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Lizzo Will Appear In 'Hustlers' Alongside Cardi B And Jennifer Lopez

Lizzo continues to make waves as a musician, instrumentalist, body-positivity icon and booty-shaker extraordinaire. The artist– whose major-label debut Cuz I Love You is receiving praise from listeners and critics alike– will have a chance to put her twerking skills to the test.

According to reports, the Minnesota transplant is set to join the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B and Keke Palmer in the already-stacked lineup for the upcoming film, Hustlers. Deadline reports that this is Lizzo’s first live-action film, and her second film overall. She’ll be voicing a character in the upcoming animated musical film, Uglydolls.

Hustlers, which is set to be released by September 2019, is inspired by an article published in New York Magazine in 2016, which “follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.”

Additional actresses set to appear in the film include Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance Wu, Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, Transparent’s Trace Lysette, Mercedes Ruehl, dancer Mette Towley and Orange Is The New Black’s Madeline Brewer.

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