HipHollywood has learned that Suge Knight was just officially charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with last month’s fatal hit-and-run in Compton. HH just got off the phone with a representative for Knight’s lawyer’s office who confirmed the news.
Knight, 49, is accused of running over two men with his truck following an argument on the set of a commercial for the upcoming NWA film, Straight Outta Compton.
Knight was also hit with two counts of hit-and-run and news that he committed a serious and violent felony while out on bail in another pending case. His $2.2 million bail was revoked on Monday because authorities felt he was a flight risk.
The Death Row founder remains behind bars at the Men’s Central Jail Los Angeles. His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday morning at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. HipHollywood will be there covering the story.
If convicted, Knight faces up to life in state prison.
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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