Chris Rock recently shared his thoughts on Barack and Michelle Obama’s Netflix deal, in which the former president and first lady will produce films and television shows. The comedian jokingly warned the power couple to stay away from the streaming business.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 21, 2018
“I don’t want to live in a world where President Obama is worried about his Rotten Tomatoes score,” Rock told The Hollywood Reporter. “I want him above that at all times … make your money, but I don’t want [him] to be involved with that.”
Rock also offered an idea on an appropriate replacement.
“Send them over to Donald Glover. That’s what I’d do.”
After receiving minor backlash for his comments, the comic made it clear he was joking and wishes the Obamas nothing but the best in a now-deleted comment to radio personality Charlamagne Tha God via social media.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.