The fine folks at MediaTakeOut.com have been exercising their creative juices again. The website reported this week that Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta stars Erica Dixon and Shay Johnson were involved in a bloody fight over rapper, Lil Scrappy.
The gossip outlet even claimed that Erica may have used a “blade” to slice Shay’s face open during the brawl.
“They ran towards each other and started fighting. Shay was winning then Erica pulled something out and hit SHAY IN THE FACE,” a source allegedly told the website.
Shay was then supposedly rushed to the hospital because she was bleeding “everywhere.”
This sounds like quite the dramatic ordeal, but HipHollywood has learned it’s part exaggeration on MTO’s part. Shay took to Twitter after MTO published their story to let folks know that no one made her face leak during any fight, but didn’t deny being involved in a scuffle with Erica.
“LET’S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT!! This is what im looking like 4/11/13! Apparently them PAWS need 2 go back in training!”
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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