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Exclusive: Ray J Says “I Hit It First” Is Just The Beginning



If you thought Ray J’s new single “I Hit It First” was a jaw dropper, wait until you hear his next one.

HipHollywood sat down with the singer during NBC’s Summer Press tour regarding his hosting duties for Oxygen’s new show, “Bad Girls All Star Battle”, and Ray gave us an ear full regarding his upcoming album.

The r&b singer revealed that his next single will be even more controversial than his current one. “This is just the beginning of a story I’m telling. It’s the beginning of the next phase. I mean there’s definitely something that’s coming after this that should be more intense than what I’ve already put out,” Ray explained.

But for all the controversy, the reality TV star maintains that “I Hit It First” is not about his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian, but rather a concept song that is part of his upcoming album.

And Ray J also explained the creative direction behind the single’s music video, and addressed reports that it will include a Kim Kardashian look-alike. “There are different familiar faces in the video that people might recognize and say is one thing or another and I mean we are entertainers, this is entertainment and if people love SNL, than they should love this video.”

The R&B singer says the video should drop by next week at the latest. When it does, we’ll make sure to have it right here on

Ray’s new series, “Bad Girls All Star Battle,” premieres on Tuesday, May 21.

In the meantime, check out Ray’s full interview below and his hilarious response when we said he deserves credit for putting Kimmy K on the map.


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  1. samuel

    April 23, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    I hit it firs?

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs



If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.


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