HipHollywood has exclusively learned the name of Ja Rule’s forthcoming reality show. A source tells us that the rapper’s show, which will chronicle the day in the life of the Atkins family, will be called: Follow the Rules.
During the press circuit for the 38-year-old’s latest film, I’m In Love with a Church Girl, the rapper revealed that he was working on a reality show which will air on a major network. Our source tells us that MTV is looking to possibly run the show.
The insider also tells us that the family is currently filming and that it will definitely be a hit. “Ja’s son is in high school now and is adorable. He looks just like Ja and to see their interaction is hilarious,” the source tells HH. “Ja’s daughter, Britney, is at Hampton University so you will see a bit of college life on the show.”
The rapper has three children, Britney (19), Jeff Jr. (14) Jordan (10) and is married to his wife, Aisha Murray, of 13-years.
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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