It’s a proposal that we would pay to see go down: Rapper Plies goes to church and gospel producer and Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin goes to famous strip club, King of Diamonds.
Plies was the first to deliver the social media proposal, to which Kirk replied he might consider walking on the curb of the strip club. But before we get ahead of ourselves, there are a few contingencies before sealing the deal.
HipHollywood caught up with Franklin to get his thoughts on Plies’ suggestion and what needs to be done for both to deliver. “It was really cool for him to reach out,” Franklin explained. “The reason why I responded is because I want to show people that as a Christian, we are not untouchable.”
He continued, “I said I’ll walk on the curb if he goes to a three hour church service. It’s gotta be one of them churches where the AC don’t work. So three hours of just sweat and stank.”
Franklin concluded, “Then we will get the church cookout food, fresh fish, fried fish and the french fries. And then maybe I’ll walk by the club.”
All right gentleman, it’s time to get the ball rolling.
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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