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Samuel L. Jackson stirred up quite the debate about Black British actors taking American roles after appearing on radio show Hot 97. During the interview earlier this week, Jackson questioned the casting of British actor Daniel Kaluuya in Jordan Peele’s Get Out, saying that an African-American actor may have been better suited for the role.

“I tend to wonder what that movie would have been with an American brother who really feels that,” he said. “Daniel grew up in a country where they’ve been interracial dating for 100 years. What would a brother from America have made of that role? Some things are universal but [not everything is].”

Jackson also said he believes that the casting decision may be because British actors are less well known and, therefore, paid less.

“They are cheaper than us for one thing,” he laughed. “They don’t cost as much. And they think they are better trained than we are for some reason. I don’t know what the love affair is with all of that. It’s all good.”

Jackson has since softened his criticism, telling The Associated Press at the premiere of his new film Kong: Skull Island that he was not trying to slam British actors.

“It was not a slam against them, but it was just a comment about how Hollywood works in an interesting sort of way sometimes.”

 

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Blue Ivy is on the road to being just as fierce as her famous mother, Beyonce.

The Queen Bey shared a series of videos and images on Monday night rocking a colorful ensemble, including a pair of sparkly pink pumps.

In the videos, the singer strikes different poses while showing off the flirty look, but as always, it was Blue who stole the show after being photographed in the same pair of heels.

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In one photo, the 5-year-old, clad in a pink pajama set, can be seen leaning over a couch while wearing the heels. In another, you simply see the shoes ill fitted on the cutie’s feet.

There’s no doubt Blue will not only grow up to be a fashionista like her mother, but will most likely become a musical genius.

On Jay Z’s latest album 4:44, Blue lands on one of her famous father’s tracks and kills it with a freestyle.

During “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family,” BI raps for a long 45 seconds about … well … we aren’t sure. But here’s what she’s possibly saying: “Everything, everything is my only single thing / Everything I hear is my answer…I never hear that / I be in the posse / Never seen a ceiling in my whole life, Boom shakalaka / Boom shakalaka / Everything in shaka / Everything in faka.”

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