HIS PERSONAL LOOK IN THREE HASHTAGS: “#CuttingEdge, #Effortless and #Freedom.”

HIS ADVICE FOR WOMEN ON UPGRADING THEIR MAN’S WARDROBE: “Make suggestions in a loving, creative way and you might get a good response. Tread lightly—you know we men got egos.” [Laughs]

ON QUEEN SUGAR AND HIS UPCOMING PROJECTS: “I wrote, directed, produced and starred in a project called Jump, a short film that addresses mental illness. Queen Sugar [the second half of season two] returns this month on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Also [there’s the] Girls Trip DVD release.”

WHAT THE 23-YEAR-OLD HAS LEARNED FROM BLACK WOMEN: “I learned how to love and how to love myself. My mom was my first and biggest supporter; she has always been a reinforcement. I strive to mirror that kind of unconditional love and strength.”

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This story was originally published in the October 2017 Issue of ESSENCE.


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