Anwan Glover, most known for his roles on The Wire and 12 Years a Slave was stabbed over the weekend at a Washington D.C. nightclub.
Glover was at Café Asia early Sunday morning when the attack took place. Glover told police that he was hanging out on the second floor of the nightclub when he was hit on the back of the head and punched to the ground. The actor said he was kicked a number of times before he heard someone yell “He has a knife.” That’s when he felt a sharp pain on his right side.
Glover took to Instagram on Sunday to address the incident, writing:
“As many of you are aware, i was involved in an incident last night. While supporting another band, at their show, I was involved in an altercation with some unknown people. While defending myself, I was stabbed. I was hospitalized and have been released. I am not a stranger to adversity and when shown hate, I’m going to spread love. I am recovering and will be back soon. My flesh may be stabbed but my spirit is unbreakable. I want to thank all of my fans, followers and friends for their inquiries, we’ll wishes, prayers and love. I love you all back and I’m always going to love my city. – G #FYI- I lost my phone and will get my new one tomorrow. Much love Anwan Big G Glover.”
The 41-year-old, who currently lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland,was treated at the George Washington Hospital where he was treated for a severe laceration and a bruise. Police are currently investigating.
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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