I love me a good biopic. I think most people do. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to get a behind the scenes look at their favorite celeb’s MESS? The last time Black America got the opportunity to enjoy a well put together biopic, it came courtesy of a highly unlikely source-BET. There’s no debating that the New Edition biopic was AMAZING, hitting the mark with the script, cast, styling-the whole nine. So it got me thinking-there are a couple of celebs who deserve a biopic in the very near future. Just as long as Lifetime doesn’t have anything to do with it, these stories have HUGE potential to go down as classics!
The great prophet Puff Daddy P. Diddy Sean Combs warned us back in 2009 of the b*tchassness epidemic sweeping the nation-unfortunately, none of us took him seriously. Almost a decade later, here we are, glued to our phones, watching Chris Brown and Soulja Boy threaten each other across the interwebs. In our defense, who among us could’ve ever predicted n*ggas would take it this far? We’re sorry, Puff.
(Feb. 18, 2009 – Source: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America)
I love Mary J Blige. She is the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul,” the title bestowed upon her by Sean “Puffy” “Puff” “Diddy” “P. Diddy” Combs, himself. Growing up in the mean streets of Yonkers, New York, Mary has always had a little edge-but that’s why we love her. She’s genuine. She’s relatable. And she makes good music.
“Some think that we can’t flow. Stereotypes, they got to go.” -Queen Latifah
I don’t remember when I was first exposed to Hip Hop. But I do know that I’ve always loved it. And while I’m a huge fan of Biggie, Tupac, Outkast, and Mobb Deep, nothing made me fall in love with Hip Hop more than knowing that women were using a platform-historically dominated by men-to get their points across.
Well damn. I mean, damn. I kinda don’t even know what to say. When a celebrity takes a bold stance like this, it’s always slightly shocking for me. Especially when it has to do with politics. I guess the main reason I’m a little discombobulated is because back in 2004, Diddy was one of the MAIN celebs who was trying to get people (especially young people of color) to the polls.