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“Cookies for everyone!”

Taraji P. Henson won her first Golden Globe for her role, as Cookie Lyon on Empire and it was a moment the actress said she had been waiting for, for 20 years. She, of course, thanked her team and cast mates, but she also made sure to thank her fans who have been riding for and praying for her since the very beginning.

Shortly after her win, HipHollywood caught up with Henson’s number one fan and “Baby Boy” co-star, Tyrese, who exclaimed that she was “the greatest”.

While at the NBCUniversal Golden Globes after party, Tyrese also told our cameras that Taraji winning was, “the proudest moment of the night.”

Alright, who’s ready for “Baby Boy 2”?!

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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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