With Empire continuing its reign as TV’s hottest series and Rosewood as the impressive newcomer, FOX is looking to add another hit series to their lineup. According to reports, Sanaa Lathan is set to star in a new drama directed by Love & Basketball director Gina Prince Bythewood.
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Lathan will star as an investigator who examines the murder of a white teen by a black police officer. With the help of a special prosecutor, the two try to solve the case because a race war divides the town.
The series in untitled and a premiere date has not been determined, but the pilot script has already been written.
Both N.W.A and Janet Jackson have experienced major cultural comebacks in 2015. The California rap group was the subject of the most successful music biopic in history, and the R&B/Pop queen is on pace to score her first number one album in seven years.
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Those accomplishments may be enough to get the two acts into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The nominees for the 2016 inductees have been announced with Janet and N.W.A among the 15 candidates vying for a spot in the Cleveland museum.
Artists, industry insiders, and fans get to vote on the final selections. Voting for the ’16 Hall of Fame class closes on December 9. The artists enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be announced later that month and inducted in April. Supporters can vote here.
‘‘Back in the day, in Hip Hop, the thick girl was glorified,” Nicki Minaj says. "Now the rappers are dating skinny White women.”
Nicki Minaj says that the conflicts between labelmate Drake and boyfriend Meek Mill; and mentor Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records’ Birdman do not concern her.
‘They’re men, grown-ass men,’’ Nicki Minaj says during an interview with The New York Times. ‘‘It’s between them.’’
The Queens, New York rapper also says that she is not pleased with the problems.
"I hate it,’’ she says. ‘‘It doesn’t make me feel good. You don’t ever want to choose sides between people you love. It’s ridiculous. I just want it to be over.’’
Elsewhere in the interview, Nicki Minaj says that the perception of beauty has evolved in the Rap world.
‘‘Back in the day, in Hip Hop, the thick girl was glorified,” she says. "Now the rappers are dating skinny White women. So it’s almost like, ‘Wait a minute, who’s going to tell the thick Black girls that they’re sexy and fly, too?’’’