Here’s everything you need to know this Wednesday morning.
Fantasia Barrino’s family is dealing with tragedy after the singer’s oldest nephew, Tyquan, was shot and killed in North Carolina. Law enforcement reports that the singer’s 18-year-old nephew died of multiple gunshot wounds following an argument at an apartment complex. Cops have arrested a suspect, who has been charged with first-degree murder. (TMZ)
Fans will get to see Get Out for free on President’s Day. The film’s director, Jordan Peele, made the announcement on Twitter as part of celebrating the film turning a year old. The film will screen at a number of AMC Theaters across the country. (Twitter)
The full-length trailer for Atlanta‘s second season has finally arrived. The clip gives us a glimpse into the lives of our favorite characters as we see Earn living in a storage unit, Paper Boi still trying to find his footing in music, and Darius seems just as Darius as ever. (YouTube)
Kendrick Lamar and TDE’s Black Panther soundtrack is on track to top the Billboard 200. If the soundtrack lands at number one, it will be the second to do so this year following the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman. (Billboard)
Chris Rock’s latest comedy special will make its premiere on this week. Chris Rock: Tambourine will drop on Netflix on Valentine’s Day. The comedian teased the special, which was filmed at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music, on social media. The comedy special reportedly features Rock’s signature wit as he tackles contemporary issues. (Vibe)
LeBron James is set to produce a House Party remake written by Stephen Glover, Donald Glover’s brother and Atlanta writer. “This is definitely not a reboot. It’s an entirely new look for a classic movie,” James told reporters. “Everyone I grew up with loved House Party. To partner with this creative team to bring a new House Party to a new generation is unbelievable.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Meek Mill’s 2007 arresting officer has reportedly appeared on a secret list of corrupt cops. The list allegedly includes officers who have a history of brutality, racial bias, and lying. Prosecutors allegedly admitted that Mill’s lawyers were never made aware of the list. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Rapper Nelly is now under criminal investigation in England for sexual assault. The rapper is accused of groping, forcibly kissing, and attempting to force a woman to give him oral sex. Nelly’s attorney has denied the accusation. The incident allegedly occurred two months after another woman claimed the rapper raped her. (TMZ)
Lena Waithe’s Twenties has been given a pilot green light by TBS. The series follows Hattie, a queer Black girl, and her two friends, Marie and Nia, as they navigate their 20s and chase their dreams. “I wrote Twenties back in 2009,” Waithe said in a statement. “I always wanted to tell a story where a queer black woman was the protagonist, and I’m so grateful to TBS for giving me a platform to tell this story. Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough; it’s time for us to finally take the lead.” (Deadline)
Activist DeRay Mckesson is set to take over The New York Times best-seller list. Mckesson has landed a book deal with Viking, which will publish On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope. The book is set for a September release and is described as “part-memoir, part-manifesto.” (BuzzFeed)
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