The saying “shots fired” is not just a phrase that instantly creates chills across the human body, but it’s also the name of Fox’s forthcoming drama.
Starring Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James, the new series follows the aftermath of a string of “racially charged shootings in a small Southern town.” The heavy subject matter is something the country has been dealing with for decades; however, it has recently come to light all thanks to technology and social media.
As we anticipate the show’s March 22nd premiere, HipHollywood is learning exclusively that there are “chilling” parallels between the fictitious storylines and real-life events that has caused divisiveness across the country.
“The irony of it is that Reggie started developing this five years ago,” Lathan told us while promoting the show. “It was chilling at times on set when we would be acting out something that was going on in the news. They didn’t plan this. This was something that was already written, already thought out.”
She added, “The synchronicity of it was crazy. I don’t think I’ve seen anything with this subject matter that’s so timely, whether in a movie or on TV.”
According to James, who is no stranger to heavy roles, suggested, “I’m used to telling stories like this. I think that obviously you understand the importance when you can have the vantage point of ‘I studied the history of this.’ I was able to work on films that dealt with the root of some of these issues. So to come into Shots Fired certainly gave me an interesting perspective coming in.”
Exclusive Details: Trey Songz Arrested For Domestic Violence + Singer’s Public Response
HipHollywood can confirm that singer, Trey Songz, was arrested on Monday morning on domestic violence charges.
The Los Angeles Police Department tells us that Tremaine Neverson, the r&b crooner’s legal name, was taken into custody around 6:30am. The arrest stemmed from an alleged violent incident on February 18.
We are told the singer was let out on bail, which was set at $50k.
After being released, Songz took to Instagram to respond to the arrest, writing on Twitter:
“For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain”
He added, “I won’t be speaking too much more on this but would like to thank you for all the prayers and support.”
The singer was also clearly unbothered by the arrest because he went as far as to share a string of stories on Instagram, which included him raving about the beautiful day and blasting music throughout his home.
As previously reported, during All Star Weekend, a woman claimed Songz unleashed fury during a Hollywood Hills party after he spotted her talking to another man.
Following the incident, the woman went to the hospital where she was treated before calling police.
The alleged victim’s lawyer, famous women’s rights attorney Lisa Bloom, even took to Instagram earlier this month to ask for any witnesses. “Went with my client today for her second police interview re her allegations that Trey Songz choked and punched her earlier this month,” Bloom tweeted. “Many were present. We need just one to have a conscience and step forward as a witness.”
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