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Exclusive: How Tyler Perry Wooed Nia Long For ‘The Single Moms Club’

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Nia Long has been in tons of films, but one director she’s tipping her hat to is Tyler Perry. Long told us exclusively on the set of Best Man Holiday that Perry pulled out all the stops to get her to be in his latest film The Single Moms Club and once on set, treated she and her castmates like “queens”.

“It was the most well oiled machine, you’ve ever seen operate,” Long said of Perry and his production crew. “You get there, you’re treated like a queen, you have fresh flowers in your trailer every day.”

And if that’s not enough, the Brooklyn native also revealed that Perry even cast her 11 year old son Masai as her son in the movie, so she wouldn’t have to be away from him while filming in Atlanta.

Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club is in theaters March 14, 2014.

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  1. Strong secure black female

    February 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    This video on ” has nia long become the worst woman in the best man holiday is a ridiculous waste of time the narrator sound s like a scorn angry person( notice I said person with no indication to race so as to not fuel his ridiculous fire anymore) I feel embarrassed as a black person to hear something like this because it totally uncalled for and undeserved the reality is that a lot of woman are raising there children alone and if she feels comfortable enough with who she is an what is is doing as a mother / woman she should be getting our support because this campaign for single mothers is important, to many of them are made to feel like they should be embarrassed by their circumstances because that is how society wants it to be this is why as arace we cannot get ahead there is too much hate and insecurity within our community and it needs to be stopped. You should really reevaluate your mentle stability because until you and all of us get it right we can’t move forward.

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!

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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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