These days, no one is safe from racial profiling … not even Terry Crews.
HH caught up with Crews to discuss Tuesday’s episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, when he revealed that it was a true “art imitates life” kind of moment. In the episode, titled “Moo Moo,” Terry’s character, Detective Terence “Terry” Jeffords, experiences racial profiling by another cop. It was a feeling that Crews knew all too well.
Years ago, when the actor was a NFL player, he boarded a flight to San Diego, only to be pulled from his seat by police officers who assumed he was a drug dealer, “simply because I bought my ticket with cash,” Terry recalled. But that’s not all. Once Crews told them he was a football player on his way to sign his contract, the officers asked for an autograph! The incident left him angry, frustrated and confused. “All I could think about was what if I wasn’t a football player,” Terry explained.
Angry, frustrated and confused are also the emotions Detective Jeffords felt during the unique and timely Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode. Not only does Jeffords confront the racist cop, but he also deals with the unexpected lack of support from his boss and mentor, Captain Ray Holt, played by Andre Braugher. “This bring a whole new topic to this conversation because of what happens within the police department, being an African-American .. am I blue or am I Black?” Crews shared.
This special episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs tonight (Tuesday) on FOX at 8/7c.
Michael Rapaport Calls Himself The “MVP Of Talking Trash” Following Janet Jackson Controversy
Michael Rapaport came under fire earlier this month for slamming Janet Jackson Appreciation Day which was on Super Bowl Sunday. But now, he is speaking a slightly different tune.
On February 4th, as Janet fans used social media to praise the singer, Michael took to Twitter to do what he does best: Talk mess.
“Can anybody crying for Janet Jackson right now tell me the last Janet Jackson song that was popping,” he wrote. “Motherf*cka’s wanna make nothing something 24/7/365 & Super Bowl Sunday.”
Michael, however, is slightly backing down from his aggressive words. HipHollywood caught up with the actor during the premier of Shot In The Dark, to discuss not only his ability to talk “sh*t,” but being attacked by Black Twitter.
“I love Janet Jackson, respect Janet Jackson,” he told us exclusively. “The context of what I said is that Janet Jackson isn’t popping now like she was popping in the 80’s, 90’s. Doesn’t mean she’s not an icon.”
Rapaport, who is known to stir up on some drama with his Twitter antics, then added about being a sh*t talker: “I’m proud of the way I talk sh*t, I’m the MVP of talking trash. I can give it as good as I can take it.”
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