Did ‘SNL’ go too far? Leslie Jones ruffles feathers with slave skit



While it appears that producers of the hit sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live took steps to address its lack of diversity by adding one black woman to its on-air staff and two black female writers, the show is once again in the spotlight for its portrayal of blacks.

Leslie Jones, one of the writers brought on to the show, made her debut appearance this past weekend and people weren’t impressed with her “slave draft skit.” 

Saturday Night Live features all-black, all-female cast in secret showcase

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Earlier this fall, Saturday Night Live came under fire for its cast’s lack of diversity, an issue Kenan Thompson blamed on black female comedians not being funny enough for the show.

In response to the uproar surrounding the issue, SNL creator Lorne Michaels held a secret showcase featuring no one but black women comedians.

One of the participants, Bresha Webb, spoke about her experience.

Bank Robbers Toss Money Out the Window During Police Chase

A southern California car chase following a bank robbery featured an interesting twist:

The robbers tossed cash from the car as they sped down the freeway!:

Bank robbery suspects Wednesday led authorities on a bizarre pursuit from Santa Clarita to South Los Angeles, where they began throwing money out the car, drawing crowds eager to scoop up the cash and culminating in a mob scene when the chase ended.


Drake is clearly the most divisive figure in Hip Hop today.

And I’m trying to figure out why.

Now the easy answer is folks just ain’t feeling his music. But I’m not convinced. I know so many Hip Hop fans that really just don’t like Drake. By that I mean the very idea of Drake. Half white. Canadian. Middle class. Kinda clean-cut. Child actor. Always crooning. And pouting. And emo and shit. He’s almost the exact opposite of what our concept of an emcee has always been.

And that’s what’s so interesting about him. Like it or not, he’s breaking the mold. And he’s winning.

So don’t fight the feeling. And get comfortable.

Because Drake is coming into his own; and he’s about to go to the next level.

And here’s why…

Tha Carter IV, And Why LIL WAYNE vs. JAY-Z Needs To Happen…

So Lil Wayne’s highly anticipated (and routinely delayed) Tha Carter IV leaked onto the internets earlier this week. And it’s pretty damn good. But thus far, all anyone can talk about is that Jay-Z diss.

Confused? Well, it all started in a 2009 interview where Birdman declared that Lil Wayne is a better rapper than Jay-Z because he “do the most and make the most money.” Perhaps you’ll recall Jigga’s response earlier this year on the song “H.A.M.”:

“Like these rappers rap about all the shit that I do daily/I’m like really, half a billi, nigga, really you got Baby money/ Keep it real with niggas, niggas ain’t got my lady money.”

Clearly, Wayne was not impressed with Jay’s not-so-sublte double entrendre. And that brings us to C4’s most controversial track, “It’s Good.” “It’s Good” is essentially a traditional, solid slab of hardcore Hip Hop, opening with a flawless verse from Jadakiss. Drake does his best to keep up before Wayne hits the ground running with a closing verse.

Then he says this:

“Talkin’ bout baby money?/I got your baby money/Kidnap your bitch, get that ‘how much you love your lady’ money”

This is a clear and direct jab at Jay-Z (and Beyonce, technically haha).