Erykah Badu, Tyler, the Creator Voice Upcoming Black Dynamite Episode on Police Brutality

As usual, Black Dynamite is going there with a satirical take on a hot-button topic: police brutality. The faux-blaxploitation animated series is airing an hour-long episode called “The Wizard of Watts” on January 10, 2015, in the wake of Eric Garner and Mike Brown’s recent murders by law enforcement. The Adult Swim ’toon will have some help, with guest voicing from Tyler, the Creator, Erykah Badu and funnyman J. B. Smoove. Says show co-writer Carl Jones: “As a comedy writer, I feel it’s my job to make people laugh while using constructive social criticism to evoke thought and inspire dialogue.” ‘The Pinkprint Movie’

Read it at Pitchfork.

Nicki Minaj Depicts Devastating Breakup in The Pinkprint Movie, Clashes With Ex On Twitter

Nicki Minaj’s long-awaited The Pinkprint has been bittersweet for the Queens-bred MC. As palpable on her third album, Nicki recorded the project through the dissolution of her longtime relationship with ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels. She depicts her heartbreak visually in a new short film called The Pinkprint Movie, which shows Ms. Minaj going through the stages of a breakup, soundtracked by songs from her new LP. Boris Kodjoe and Willy Monfret appear in the emotional 16-minute clip.

The breakup has been a central topic in Nicki’s recent interviews. Unfortunately those still-tender feelings found their way onto Twitter on Saturday, via a short back-and-forth between the Young Money superstar and her ex.

“Even when I try to protect [people], they still try to take advantage of me. Haven’t [you] learned that God is in control? Stop while you’re ahead,” Nicki started, indirectly expressing her disappointment in her ex. She alludes to being blackmailed by Samuels despite years of supporting and sheltering him. “Anything you don’t appreciate will be taken. God sees your ungrateful evil soul. I gave and gave and gave. Threatening me? Blackmail? Jump.”

Safaree logged on to respond. “[I’m] disappointed too… [You’re] doing something to me publicly that the public doesn’t know you’re doing but you’re the victim [’cause] you’re famous… smh.” he wrote. “It’s so ridiculous that instead of hitting my phone you come on here… I [don’t] know what your talking about at all!… I can’t believe we’re doing [this]. We used to laugh at people for this.”

Read it at Radar Online.

Kevin Hart to Host Saturday Night Live in January

Kevin Hart is getting an early start on ruling 2015. The vertically challenged comedian is returning to the Saturday Night Live stage for his second hosting gig on January 17, the late-night show’s first new episode of the year. The appearance is scheduled in conjunction with Hart’s comedy The Wedding Ringer, which drops that same weekend. (Get Hard, co-starring Will Ferrell, drops in March.) A musical guest for K. Hart’s SNL episode hasn’t yet been announced, but let’s hope we get some bars from Kev’s rapping alter ego, Chocolate Droppa.

Read it at The Hollywood Reporter.