Jenifer Lewis is using her mega vocals to remind fans to get out and vote. Rather … get your “a$$ out and vote.”
On Sunday evening, ahead of Tuesday’s 2016 election day, the actress took to Instagram to sing a stellar and entertaining hook about the biggest day of the year.
While sitting at a piano, the black-ish star, clad in a purple jacket, purple glasses and red lipstick, belts out a gospel-inspired song about voting. “I don’t care who you are or where you work, get your ass out and vote,” the soulful superstar sings. “This ain’t the election to sit at home and lurk, get your ass out and vote.”
Jenifer continues by singing “get your a$$ and vote” before dropping her popular phrase “in these streets.”
The singer is clearly drawing reference to her viral song with Brandy and Roz Ryan, “In These Streets,” a track that, earlier this year, was embedded in brains around the world.
Jenifer isn’t the only star advising fans to vote. Rapper Jay Z, who rarely ever tweets, took to the social media network to encourage his fans to “take sides.” He also hosted a free get-out-the-vote concert at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH, over the weekend.
Katy Perry got nude in efforts to push people to the polls, suggesting that you can go and vote looking like sh*t.
Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Keegan-Michael Key are featured in a campaign urging for people to vote. The actors suggest in a viral video that it’s the “most important decision in history.” The group collectively explains that “you have a chance, you have an obligation to be part of that decision.”
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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