Celebrity Quotes of the Week: You Must See Issa Rae's Genius Pitch for a Show for Black Millennials

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Honoree Issa Rae attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

Celebrity Quotes of the Week: You Must See Issa Rae's Genius Pitch for a Show for Black Millennials

Plus, words from Tracee Ellis Ross, Jay-Z and more.

Published September 1, 2017

It's been a dramatic week for celebrities. From Jay-Z explaining the meanings of the names of his and Beyoncé's twins to Tracee Ellis Ross revealing her initial thoughts about Anthony Anderson.

See what some of your favorite famous faces had to say below:

  1. Here’s Issa Rae’s pitch for a new Black teenager-based scripted series:

    “I would like to pitch you a new show about black teenagers. Think 90210 or Gossip Girl for Black kids. Maybe we call it Ladera Heights, 90041. It could be Potomac, Maryland 20854. That’s the real s**t.”

  2. Torrei Hart reveals that she and Eniko aren’t on speaking terms anymore:

    “We’ve just been moving forward, getting the blended family in a good place and co-parenting. This just takes us a step back.”

  3. Tracee Ellis Ross admits that she wasn’t a fan of Anthony Anderson in the past:

    "I did not like Anthony. I had worked with him in the past. I thought he was an a**hole. If you know Anthony, he has a gruff exterior, and he does not have an inner-governor, and Anthony says stuff that is not that appropriate all the time. Like, everybody knows it's part of why he's funny, it's part of the ace in his deck, but it's also, like, 'Oh, my God.' And if you don't know him, it can come across rudely."

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27:  Actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends Art with a Cause on July 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
  4. Jason Mitchell goes off on Delta’s flight staff:

    "Pu**y a** sh*t ya'll doing. I want this whole plane to see this sh*t. I paid my money, I'm supposed to be right here — I got sh*t I got to do tomorrow! Ya'll understand."

  5. Nnamdi Asomugha thanks his wife Kerry Washington for supporting his career change:

    "I know so many people who’ve been through situations where they’ve gone from one career to another and have had such a tough time because they didn’t have any support doing it. I just know how important it was for me.”

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02:  Former football player Nnamdi Asomugha and Honoree Kerry Washington attend the Bronx Children's Museum Gala at Tribeca Rooftop on May 2, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Bronx Children's Museum)
  6. Jay-Z reveals the meanings of his and Beyoncé’s twins:

    “Rumi is our favorite poet, and Sir was just like, ‘Man, come out the gate,’ and he carries himself like that. He just came out like, ‘Sir!’”

    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01:  Recording artist Jay-Z attends Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
  7. Remy still won’t let go of her beef with Nicki Minaj:

    “Nicki, what’s good?”

  8. Cardi B responds to rumors she’s engaged to Offset:

    “Do you see a ring on my ring finger?

    @Iamcardib talks 💍 or no 💍

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  9. Yasiin Bey isn’t here for rapper Instagram beefs:

    “The beefs, you see people can’t get along for more than two seconds. Everybody getting big bags of money… [saying,] ‘You ain’t this, you ain’t this’… All on Instagram. What kind of shit is this?”

  10. Wacka Flocka isn’t here for DJs trying to rap:

    “N***a, you’re not a rapper. You’re not an artist. Stick to your f**king profession, man. F**k!”

  11. French Montana calls rappers who don’t do features ‘weirdos’:

    "Those people who put albums out by themselves are weirdos. Music is about having fun. If I'm chilling with A$AP Rocky, or chilling with Drake or The Weeknd and we record, and then I have to say, 'Look here, bro, I'm thinking about dropping this album just by myself.' Artists would stop f**king with you."

    TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 06:  French Montana attends the French Montana "Unforgettable Party" In Toronto For Caribana 2017 on August 6, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

Written by John Justice

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