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Kanye West Wants Final Say On ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ Documentary

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Despite the fact that directors Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah were previously given complete directorial control by Yeezy himself to release the highly anticipated Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, Kanye West is now urging Netflix to “open the edit room” in order for him to approve the final cut of the documentary.

Kanye took to Instagram this past weekend to inform the good people at Netflix that they need to “open the edit room” so that he can give the nod or the nay to the three-part series about his life that will be told from the perspective of a third party.

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Even though director Coodie Simmons previously said in an interview with Variety that Jeen-Yuhs is “his journey through my vision”, the fashion and music mogul is adamant about having the final say before the Netflix premiere. Jeen-Yuhs was shown this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, but the Netflix version is expected to be a bit different. The first installment of the series will also appear in theaters nationwide on February 10.

With over two decades of his life being made available through never-seen-before footage, Kanye is going to make sure that the first documentary about his journey will be personally approved.

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50 Cent, Mona Scott-Young And Van Lathan Get Green Light For ‘Hip Hop Homicides’

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Following the continued success of Starz Power series and all of its connecting spin off series’, 50 cent has connected with Love And Hip Hop creator/producer Mona Scott-Young and former TMZ co-host Van Lathan for WEtv-powered, non-scripted series titled Hip Hop Homicides.

From every Hip Hop related homicide, including the most obvious, Tupac and Biggie, the show will delve into the specifics behind all of the unsloved killings in the Hip Hop community in an attempt to find out what actually happened.

Last week, Fif posted about the show with the caption, “Heat on the way WE tv, HIPHOP HOMICIDES GLG. GreenLightGang bulls eye another hit. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi @vanlathan @monascottyoung. BOOM.”

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In a statement explaining the purpose of the series, the television mogul said, G-Unit Film and Television has thrived by telling real stories. As I continue to grow my current slate, premium non-scripted programming will be a major focus. Hip Hop loves things that are damaged. This series will shed light on the artists that didn’t make it through the struggle.” Mona Scott-Young added,  “50 and I created this show in response to the disturbing number of murders in Hip Hop. With this boots-on-the-ground investigative series, we will look to closely examine and explore leads surrounding these cases with the hope of finally providing loved ones with answers.”

The series is slated for later this year on WEtv and the streaming service ALLBLK.

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ICYMI: Black Girl Magic: Issa Rae and H.E.R. Lead The 53rd NAACP Image Awards Nominations

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Issa Rae and H.E.R. lead the pack in nods at The 53rd NAACP Image Awards.

Issa Rae, Regina King, and Jennifer Hudson are the leading contenders for motion picture categories at this year’s NAACP Image Awards.

The nominees were announced Tuesday, and leading the list with 12 nominations each was Issa Rae’s HBO series “Insecure,” and the Netflix Black Western “The Harder They Fall.

Regina King co-stars in “The Harder They Fall,” and is also up for Entertainer of the Year. Jennifer Hudson is up for Entertainer of the Year as well, and her movie “Respect” has six nominations.

Singer-songwriter H.E.R. took the lead in 6 nominations. Including being nominated for best female artist, best album for “Back of My Mind,” best R&B album, song of the year for “Fight For You” and more.

Following behind H.E.R. with four nominations each is Chlöe, Drake, Silk Sonic, and Jazmine Sullivan.

This year’s list featured 83 categories for recordings, motion pictures, TV and streaming, documentaries, directing, podcasts, literary, and writing.

See the full list of nominations here.

The 53rd NAACP Image Awards will be hosted by Anthony Anderson on Saturday, February 26th at 8 p.m. ET/PT live on BET.

The NAACP will recognize winners in non-televised categories February 21-25, with those ceremonies to stream on NAACPImageAwards.net.

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‘Madea’ Actress Ion Overman Among 19 Indicted In $3M PPP Fraud Scheme

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According to a startling report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ion Overman, who starred in Madea Goes to Jail, is one of 19 people in the entertainment industry who have been named in a PPP fraud indictment that allegedly netted over $3 million.

An “unindicted co-conspirator” named Mark C. Mason Jr. was allegedly submitting fraudulent loan applications in order to assist others for a 2-5% “success fee”.

Other notables in the indictment include producer Carlos “Clos” Stephens, who has worked with Master P and his son, Lil Romeo. Also, actor Dale Godboldo, who has appeared in The People Vs O.J. Simpson and Thor, was named in the indictment.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia is handling this case, but no statement has been made by authorities in regards to Overman or any of the other co-conspirators.

TheSource.com will have an update for this story as details become available.

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Black Girl Magic: Issa Rae and H.E.R. Lead The 53rd NAACP Image Awards Nominations

53rd NAACP Image Awards

Issa Rae and H.E.R. lead the pack in nods at The 53rd NAACP Image Awards.

Issa Rae, Regina King and Jennifer Hudson are the leading contenders for motion picture categories at this year’s NAACP Image Awards.

The nominees were announced Tuesday, and leading the list with 12 nominations each was Issa Rae’s HBO series “Insecure,” and the Netflix Black Western “The Harder They Fall.

Regina King co-stars in “The Harder They Fall,” and is also up for Entertainer of the Year. Jennifer Hudson is up for Entertainer of the Year as well, and her movie “Respect” has six nominations.

Singer-songwriter H.E.R. took the lead 6 nominations. Including being nominated for best female artist, best album for “Back of My Mind,” best R&B album, song of the year for “Fight For You” and more.

Following behind H.E.R. with four nominations each is Chlöe, Drake, Silk Sonic and Jazmine Sullivan.

This year’s list featured 83 categories for recordings, motion pictures, TV and streaming, documentaries, directing, podcasts, literary, and writing.

See the full list of nominations here.

The 53rd NAACP Image Awards will be hosted by Anthony Anderson on Saturday, February 26th at 8 p.m. ET/PT live on BET.

The NAACP will recognize winners in non-televised categories February 21-25, with those ceremonies to stream on NAACPImageAwards.net.

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Public Enemy’s Chuck D To Define Hip Hop In Four-Part PBS Special

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According to a post on his verified Instagram account, Public Enemy founder Chuck D will be featured in the PBS docuseries The Story of Hip-Hop with Chuck D, tracing Hip Hop and its humble roots back to its South Bronx origins in 1973.

“The Hip Hop community has, from the start, been doing what the rest of media is only now catching up to,” Chuck D said. “Long before any conglomerate realized it was time to wake up, Hip Hop had been speaking out and telling truths. Working with PBS and BBC is an opportunity to deliver these messages through new ways and help explain Hip Hop’s place in history and hopefully inspire us all to take it further.”

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Intoxicated Wendy Williams “Stripped Naked And Masturbated” In Front Of Manager Before Being Hospitalized

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According to a confirmed report from The Sun, Wendy Williams had an embarrassing episode related to her mental health shortly before her hospitalization which put her show on ice indefinitely.

Almost a year after her break-up with her ex-husband and former manager Kevin Hunter, sources who were at the home at the time shortly before the talk show maven was taken to the hospital say that Williams was found naked in her bedroom masturbating while yelling profanities. Health workers were called to the residence and she was transported to the hospital where she stayed for weeks.

Fat Joe and Remy Ma took over The Wendy Williams Show during Wendy’s hospital stay, but sources close to Williams said, “everyone knows not to get too close to Wendy.” They also mentioned that “[being in her life] will backfire, and when it does, you’ll get burned.”

Many critics, both known and unknown, have taken their shots at Wendy as she’s known not to hold back when a celebrity or notable’s back is up against the wall.

“Fuck Wendy Williams around here letting a 90 year old white man suck her dick worried about my child. Stop tagging me in bullshit,” Said NBA YoungBoy’s mother following Wendy’s rant on her “Hot Topics” segment about her son’s arrest. Boosie soon joined in on social media condemning Williams, tweeting, “Stop it Wendy Williams. You Did A Hot 21 Kilos Of Coke Before Your 21st Bday All The Way Till Your Amazing Tumble.”

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Former ’16 And Pregnant’ Star Jordan Cashmyer Dies At 26

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According to a statement released by her family, former star of the reality show 16 And Pregnant Jordan Cashmyer has died. She was 26 years old. The cause of her death has not yet been confirmed.

“Last night I received a call no parent ever wants,” Jordan’s dad Dennis wrote on Facebook. “My oldest beloved daughter, Jordan has passed away, she was only 26 years old. Our hearts are truly broken. No parent should ever have to go through losing a child, EVER. Please keep my family in your thoughts prayers as we navigate through this terrible tragedy. Please understand and respect our privacy at this time. We are surrounded by the love and support of our children, grand daughter Lyla and family members.”

Jordan first appeared on the reality show back in 2014 with her then-boyfriend Derek Taylor. The show focused on the downside of teenage pregnancy, such as the homelessness and unemployment Cashmyer faced while being a teen mother.

Jordan had a very public battle with substance abuse but had just celebrated a year of sobriety in January 2021.

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Roddy Ricch Backs Out Of SNL Performance Due To COVID-19

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Roddy Ricch will no longer grace the Saturday Night Live stage tonight. Roddy announced on Instagram that he has been forced to back out of the performance after his team was exposed to COVID-19.

The Compton rapper confirmed that he’s currently working on rescheduling his appearance. “I’m working with the SNL team to lock in a new date though!”

Filling in for Roddy Ricch as Saturday’s musical guest will be indie pop band Bleachers.

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Kendrick Lamar Set To Produce Comedy Film With South Park Creators

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While fans patiently await the next Kendrick Lamar album, it was revealed on Friday (Jan 14.) that the Pultizer Prize-winning recording artist will be producing his first film in 2022. Under his pgLang imprint, Lamar will be working alongside partner and manager Dave Free and the creators of South Park Matt Stone and Trey Parker on a live-action comedy film by Paramount Pictures.

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Written by Vernon Chatman, the film’s concept is about a young black man who is a slave reenactor at a living history museum and discovers that his girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his own ancestors as slaves. “On behalf of Paramount Pictures and the wider ViacomCBS family, we look forward to ushering in the first theatrical collaboration from these creative visionaries, and galvanizing audiences worldwide around a powerful storytelling experience,” Paramount Pictures president and CEO Brian Robbins says about the project.

Paramount will handle theatrical distribution, home entertainment, and TV licensing rights on the project, with Paramount Plus acquiring streaming rights. While Lamar and Free’s first film, South Park’s Stone and Parker bring five-time Emmy-winning experience. The duo recently inked a new deal with MTV that sees South Park air through to season 30. South Park is currently on season 25. 

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In 2021, Kendrick Lamar returns to music with the appearances on tracks “family ties” and “rover brothers” on his new artist and cousin Baby Keem’s debut album, the melodic blue. Last year, K. Dot revealed his next album will be his last on TDE. No official release date for the upcoming comedy film. 

More as the story develops.

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