How Kendrick Lamar, Serena Williams and TI are Putting Students On to Wakanda State of Mind

The Black cat is officially out of the bag, y’all.

The world’s first black superhero movie came out last weekend, and the biggest celebs wanted kids to witness the melanin magnificence for themselves.

Kendrick Lamar and writing partner Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith–who brought the Black Panther: The Album soundtrack to life, and it’s officially No. 1 on the charts– bought out three cinemas for 1,000 kids living in three different Watts area housing projects to see Black Panther on Saturday, BillBoard reports.

Over the weekend, Serena Williams hosted a private screening of the Marvel movie for girls in the Black Girls code org that fosters a career in science and technology.

Not a bad look for young girls to see, considering Princess Shuri was hooking up Black Panther with the illest tech to defeat his enemies.

T.I. hooked up 300 ATL families with early release Black Panther movie tickets.

“Me and @Walmart joined efforts to support the community with free tickets for customers to attend an Advance Screening of @MarvelStudios @blackpanther,” he wrote in a post on Twitter on Feb. 13.”We gave away 300 tickets to deserving families yesterday at the Cascade Walmart store.” #Blackpanther

This movement is too important to pass up. Y’all better grab that dashiki because…

WAKANDA FOREVER

How Beyonce and Nicki Minaj Made Tidal Concert Teaching Moment

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Hey Fam, how many of you were lucky enough to get the golden ticket to the Tidal X: 1015 concert at Barclays last night?

If so, I’m super jelly you got to be in the same room as Common, Alicia Keys, Tip, Lauryn Hill, Emeli Sande, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj as they performed one hit after another for the benefit concert–all proceeds going towards The Robin Hood Foundation that aims to combat impoverished communities, including education.

As you can see I was catching major FOMO. But I had Alec Baldwin on SNL to give me a laugh, and Instagram posts to keep me in the loop on the most lit moments of the Tidal concert.

For me it was the candid non-PC ones. Let’s call ’em teachable moments from our Queens.

Let’s start with our fave demented Barbie: Nicki Minaj. She stormed on the stage with the illest’tude (Was her ex Safaree backstage?) demanding dudes put their egos in check and appreciate what smart women bring to the table.

“If you a champion female in the mutha fuckin’ building, can’t no weak ass mutha fuckin’ clown ass n****s bring you mutha fuckin’ down. Because you n****s so fuckin’ weak.”

Here’s where the Anaconda rapper’s rant  really gains steam.

“You dare be intimidated by a bad mutha fuckin’ queen? Get your feelings mutha fuckin’ feelings hurt. It’s mutha fuckin’ ok because Barack needed a Michelle, bitch and Bill needed a mutha fuckin’ Hillary, bitch.

“You betta pray to God you don’t get stuck with a mutha fuckin Melania. You n****s want brainless bitches?” Nicki added.

 

Yup, she went in.

On another note–after lighting up the stage with her savagery– Beyonce capped off the concert with an impromptu speech about the importance of voting in this joke of a presidential race.

 

Bey makes a convincing case. After all our folk did die for this right. We must exercise it.

So, guys were you entertained and elevated?

 

 

Man Candy Monday | Steve Harvey and TI Surprise Single Mom

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It may have been Steve Harvey’s birthday Friday, but he fulfilled a single mother’s wishes.

The talk show host invited Latasha, a mother of four, to his show. She recounted to Steve Harvey and rapper TI what a bad year she had. For starters, she lost her job as a result of caring for her asthmatic son. Which had a domino effect on her living situation; her house and car were soon repossessed. Forcing Latasha to split up her four kids among family members until she got back on her feet.

Just when Latasha’s luck was starting to change, she’s attacked coming home from work. A two-hour commute on the bus, BTW.

Not one to see his Capricorn sister suffer, Steve Harvey presented her with a $10,000 check from Green Dot Reloadable Prepaid Visa Card. Still not satisfied that Latasha has to live in a dangerous neighborhood where she’s liable of getting attacked again, he hooked up with Apartments.com to give her a $15,000 check. A full year’s worth of rent for a safer place.

TI came through by getting his friends at Ford to donate a car to Latasha. No more two hour commutes on the bus.

Out of all the surprises Latasha reunited with her four kids is by far the best. Check it out in the clip below, but fair warning it’ll make you look like this.