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Watch: Will Smith Addresses 2Pac Beef, Cardi B Ready To Get Into Politics, Shaggy Curves Rihanna

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The rap news cycle never ends. Today, online personality Jonny Fastlane focuses on Cardi B wanting to become a politician, Shaggy curving Rihanna, Will Smith keeping it 100 on his past issues with 2Pac and more. Let’s talk hip-hop!

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Queen Latifah To Be Honored With Prestigious Harvard Black Culture Award

Source: 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall – Press Room Featuring: Queen Latifah Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 30 Jan 2016 Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Hip-Hop legend turned actress Queen Latifah is a cultural force to be reckoned with and her contributions to the culture are being recognized in a major way.

The Queen is among six other recipients slated to receive the prestigious Black Culture Award named after cultural, civil rights and literary icon W.E.B Dubois, who was also the first African American to graduate from Harvard in 1895.

Other honorees include poet and educator Elizabeth Alexander, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch III, poet Rita Dove, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television Sheila Johnson, artist Kerry James Marshall and Robert Smith, founder, chairman, and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place on October 22 at the school’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

In other Queen Latifah news, over the last week fans got a glimpse of the iconic artist tapping into her inner “Ursula” as she readies for her live performance in the ABC live musical television version of Disney’s Little Mermaid, Little Mermaid Live!.

Last week, ABC tweeted out a teaser featuring Queen Latifah singing “poor unfortunate souls”, before revealing the entire cast in full costume.

Despite releasing teasers, the cast is still being updated as ABC announced the addition of Glee’s Amber Riley. Riley will appear as the emcee for the show and will present the “Daughters of Triton” with a special performance for “King Triton” and his subjects.

Riley joins previously announced cast members Auli’i Cravalho (Ariel), Queen Latifah (Ursula), Shaggy (Sebastian), John Stamos (Chef Louis), and Graham Phillips (Prince Eric).

According to ABC, The Little Mermaid Live! will combine live-action with animation and puppetry as a part of The Wonderful World of Disney franchise, but will not be associated with Disney’s official live version starring Halle Bailey.

The Little Mermaid Live! will air on ABC Nov. 5 at 8pm in honor of the 30th anniversary of the animated movie.

Source: HipHopWired.com

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Queen Latifah Set to Star as Ursula in ABC’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

So far, 2019 has been one of the hottest years on record in many parts of the world, so it’s fitting that mermaids (specifically Little Mermaid remakes) are all the rage this summer. (After all, who wouldn’t want to live under the sea right about now?)

This week, ABC unveiled more info about their own live TV musical “The Little Mermaid” series- and for hip hop fans of all ages, it’s sure to be a treat as they announced that hip-hop legend Queen Latifah has been cast as Ursula.

The project, which has been in the works since 2017, is a collaboration between The Wonderful World of Disney and ABC and according to a statement, which has been dubbed a “never-before-seen hybrid format” the show will “feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes, with music from the original.” The format will weave live musical performances from the cast interwoven into a broadcast of the original feature film.

(ABC’s live TV musical ‘The Little Mermaid” series is not to be confused with Disney’s upcoming big-screen live-action version of The Little Mermaid featuring Halle Bailey.)

Queen Latifah took to Twitter making the following statement:

“Fortunately I know a little magic.” Excited to be part of The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!

For those unfamiliar with the premise of The Little Mermaid, Urusla is the sea witch that grants Ariel her ability to walk on land (in exchange for her voice, obviously), which likely mean that we can expect to hear Queen Latifah’s amazing range of vocal abilities.

But Queen Latifah isn’t the only hip-hop artist announced so far. ABC announced that Shaggy will play the iconic loveable crab Sebastian. Further casting will be announced in coming weeks.

The Little Mermaid Live! will air on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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