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Kai Cenat Makes History By Breaking Viewership Record On Twitch During A Stream With Kevin Hart And Druski

Kai Cenat, Kevin Hart, and Druski linking up has made Twitch history. On June 10, 2024, the comedic trio joined together for Cenat’s stream. If you haven’t already seen any of the viral clips, one of the most talked about moments via social media was LeBron James appearing on a FaceTime call with Hart during the stream. In addition to the virality, Cenat’s stream brought in historic numbers. According to information provided to AFROTECH™, the live stream featuring Cenat, Hart, and Druski broke the Twitch North American record for viewership with 712,600 peak concurrent viewers, which is more than a 10% increase. What’s more, the stream had 4.95 million unique viewers across 11.5 hours. “The BIGGEST & BEST STREAM EVER…..@druski x @kaicenat x @kevinhart4real = comedy gold!!!!!,” Hart wrote in an Instagram post. “No scripts and no plans….Just vibing and feeding off one another….Nothing but love for these to jacka–es.” “More coming….STAY TUNED,” he added. View this post on Instagram A...

Jun 12, 2024

Will Smith And Martin Lawrence's ‘Bad Boys: Ride Or Die’ Impresses At The Box Office With A $104.6M Debut

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are making waves at the box office. The on-screen duo are back for the latest installment of their hit “Bad Boys” franchise. Released on June 7, 2024, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, takes fans on the journey of characters Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence), who are tasked with resolving a mounting case against their late police captain Conrad Howard (Joe Pantoliano). “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” maintains the franchise’s balance of action and comedy as fans watch the cop duo navigate a new story. “This movie, in really beautiful ways, is the culmination of all three,” Smith said during an interview with Hot 97. “For fans who have been down from the first one, I promise you there’s a moment in this movie where you stand up out of your seat and throw your hands in the air with the level of perfection of the call-back that we have. It’s as good as it’s ever been done… It is...

Jun 11, 2024

Will Smith Says He Was 'Broke-Broke' After Not Paying Taxes For 2 Years — 'I Sold Everything In Philly'

Will Smith learned a tough financial lesson early on in his career. During an episode of the podcast, “7PM in Brooklyn with Carmelo Anthony & Kid Mero,” Smith reflected on a peak moment in his career in 1988. Smith had won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance with DJ Jazzy Jeff for their single “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” Pop Sugar reports. Their win was even more significant because it was also the year that the Best Rap Performance category was introduced. However, that career highlight also came during a time when Smith ran into trouble for neglecting to pay his taxes. “I was like, you know the IRS gets money from everybody, they don’t like need mine, but they felt differently,” Will said on the podcast. “So, I didn’t pay taxes for the two years and won a Grammy and all that. So, they just thought they should take my stuff. So, I was a little down, and I went out to L.A. I sold everything in [Philadelphia, PA], like I was, like, broke-broke sold everything in Philly.” According...

Jun 10, 2024

Ray J Reveals Shaquille O’Neal Invested $1.5M In His Music Career

Shaquille O’Neal once invested in Ray J’s music career. During an interview on Shannon Sharpe’s podcast “Club Shay Shay,” the R&B singer-turned-entrepreneur reveals he received $1.5 million from the former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player to support “Sexy Can I,” the first single from his 2008 studio album “All I Feel.” The single featuring Yung Berg would go on to become a top 10 hit on Billboard. O’Neal saw a big return on that investment , Ray J says on the podcast. “He gave us $1.5 [million] for the ‘Sexy Can I’ project, which was the ‘All I Feel’ project, and ‘Sexy Can I’ was the record to lead off. It sold 8 million copies,” Ray J told Sharpe. “We recouped the number back for Shaq, and I don’t know five months, six months, and everything else has been profitable ever since, so shout out to Shaq.” He added, “If you look at the ‘Sexy Can I’ video, you see Shaq in the video. He’s the one with the camera.” Photo Credit: YouTube/ MNRK Music Group O’Neal has distinguished...

Jun 10, 2024

Martin Lawrence Explains Why He Turned Down A Role In ‘Rush Hour’

Martin Lawrence could have attached his name to another iconic franchise. The Maryland-raised actor cemented his reputation in Hollywood through comedy, but he also had the chops to translate his talents on the big screen. According to Ebony magazine, Lawrence snagged his first movie role in 1989 with Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.” He has gone on to impress at the box office in films that include the “Bad Boys” franchise and “Big Momma’s House,” among others. Interestingly, his career could have also featured a lead role in “Rush Hour” alongside Jackie Chan. However, Martin revealed he turned down the opportunity while promoting his latest movie “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” with Will Smith on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” During a segment on Fallon’s show, called “True Confessions,” Smith had to deliberate with the host on whether this statement was true: “Jackie Chan invited me to star in ‘Rush Hour’ with him, but I turned it down.” Lawrence confirmed the claim and said...

Jun 10, 2024

Following Diddy's Exit, Revolt Employees Now Become The Company's Largest Shareholder Group

Revolt employees now become the largest shareholder group of the media company, The New York Times reports. As AFROTECH™ previously reported, Diddy had exited his position as chairman of Revolt TV and sold his remaining shares to an anonymous buyer. Now it has been announced by Revolt CEO Detavio Samuels that Diddy has officially separated from the company he founded in 2013 alongside Andy Schuon. “One-hundred percent of Sean Combs’s shares have been redeemed and retired,” Samuels said, according to The New York Times. “He is no longer chairman. He is no longer on the board. He has no shares, no equity in Revolt. We have completely separated and dissociated from each other.” The majority of Revolt’s employees, which consists of about 80% people of color, are now the company’s largest shareholder group, the outlet notes. The initial value of Diddy’s shares in the company is unclear. “Today marks one of the biggest days we’ve seen at REVOLT and in media (especially Black media),”...

Jun 4, 2024

When Deion Sanders Was Drafted To The NFL In 1989, He Made Sure His Mother Never Had To Work Another Day

Deion Sanders made a pledge to himself that he would retire his mother. Sanders, born in Fort Myers, FL, was raised by his mother, Connie, who after a divorce from his dad would later marry Willie Knight when Sanders was 8 years old. Around that age, he began to play baseball and football, according to WCPO-9 News. Sanders’ greatness would be on display as a high school student attending North Fort Myers High School occupying his time in three sports as an all-state performer: football, baseball and basketball. During his collegiate years following high school, he attended Florida State University between 1985 and 1989 and became a two-time All-American in football as well as led the baseball team to the College World Series, the outlet notes. In 1989, Sanders made it to the pros, selected fifth by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round, ESPN reports. The moment was not only significant for elevating Sanders in the athletic world but it allowed him to fulfill a long-held promise to...

May 31, 2024

Fantasia's Net Worth Is A Testament To Her Strength And Resilience

Fantasia Barrino, often referred to under the mononym Fantasia, is a world-wide star with droves of talent and an impressive catalogue of musical success. After winning the third season of “ American Idol ” back in 2004, the generational talent explored a solo music career, a foray into film and stage acting , and a wide array of financial investments . At her financial peak, the young songstress had amassed millions in net worth, though much of her wealth has been depleted over the years. In fact, fans may be shocked to learn that Fantasia currently holds an estimated net worth of only $500,000 dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth . Fantasia has been open with the public about the financial struggles of her past, explaining that she was taken advantage of by numerous figures within the music industry, who carved out pieces of her net worth to enrich themselves. Likewise, Fantasia has admitted that she entered the industry lacking the financial wisdom required to succeed. In an...

May 21, 2024

Tracy Chapman’s Multi-Million Dollar Net Worth Is a Testament to Her Artistry

Tracy Chapman is best known for her breakout single, “Fast Car,” which saw a huge rise in popularity in 2023 thanks to a cover by country artist Luke Combs. It was 1988 when the original song came out, one of 11 tracks on her self-titled debut LP that year. Chapman, a talented musician from childhood, released albums steadily through the late 80s and early 90s. She’s taken a few hiatuses over the years and keeps her personal life notoriously private, but after such a successful career, people want to know about Tracy Chapman’s net worth . What Is Tracy Chapman’s Net Worth? (Photo by KMazur/WireImage) The multi-talent was born in Cleveland on March 30th, 1964, where she grew up with her mother after her parents divorced. While the Chapman family didn’t have much money, Tracy’s mom fostered her love for music, starting her off with a ukelele at age three. From there, the 60-year-old has gone on to become a Grammy Award winner and proud activist, as well as an influence on creatives...

May 17, 2024

Cardi B Says She's Worth More Than The $80M Net Worth That The Internet Estimates — And Here's What She Says Pays Her The Most

Cardi B is always going to stand on business while being about her business. The “Invasion of Privacy” artist recently took to Instagram sharing that four of her songs are now in Spotify’s Billions Club. The singles listed are “Girls Like You (Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B),” “WAP (ft. Megan Thee Stallion),” “I Like It (J Balvin, Bad Bunny),” and “Taki Taki (Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B, DJ Snake),” per Essence. “Wooow I got FOUR songs that hit the billion mark on Spotify…I’m soooo excited to put out new music and reach even more milestones. Thank you sooo much everyone for listening, it really means alot to me.. I can’t wait for you to see and hear what’s next,” Cardi B wrote on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cardi B (@iamcardib) Since the release of her debut album on April 6, 2018, Cardi B has remained in high demand. The proof is in the numbers. During an interview, she shared a text conversation with Rolling Stone staff writer Mankaprr Conteh regarding an offer...

May 16, 2024

Donna Summer’s Estate Reaches 'Global Settlement' With Kanye West For Possibly Using An AI-Generated Version Of 'I Feel Love' In His Song

A resolution has been reached for a song that was removed from Kanye West’s “Vultures 1” album. Per Rolling Stone, “Good (Don’t Die)” had been pulled from streaming platforms Spotify and Apple as it allegedly infringed on the rights of Donna Summer. Her estate claimed the song was created through a “blatant theft” of her single “I Feel Love” and had filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in February 2024. “In the face of this rejection, defendants arrogantly and unilaterally decided they would simply steal ‘I Feel Love’ and use it without permission,” the lawsuit said, according to Rolling Stone. The outlet also stated: “The filing accused the songwriters of re-recording ‘almost verbatim’ the most ‘memorable portions’ of Summer’s song, using the material as the hook for their own song, and releasing their infringing track ‘knowing they had tried and failed to secure legal permission.’” Furthermore, the official Donna Summer account had shared in its Instagram Story on Feb. 10 that...

May 16, 2024

A’ja Wilson Shares How She Repaid Her Parents For Her Career Success — 'The Only Tangible Thing I Really Did For My Mom Was Retire Her'

A’ja Wilson does not take the sacrifices of her parents for granted. Growing up, the Las Vegas Aces player credits her dad for encouraging her to practice shots on the court, she tells ESPN. Her father, Roscoe, would make her wear a weighted vest while she scored layups. The South Carolina-born athlete describes this time period as “the hell part” of their relationship, but it also helped to improve her skills. “Left hand, right hand, left hand, right hand,” Roscoe told ESPN. “I’d tell her to always know where her feet should be, don’t bring her hands down below her shoulders. Now, it’s second nature.” A’ja saw her improvement too. “…The heaven part was that as I grew, I started to see my game change. I realized my dad was just being my coach. As I got older and basketball got more serious, I saw that, ‘This man may know some things, A’ja, so I suggest you listen to him.'” Roscoe’s passion for the game was reflected in his own life. While he never made it to the NBA, the former...

May 15, 2024

How This Mompreneur And Her Daughter Landed At A Mary J. Blige Festival After Frequently Getting 'Kicked Out' Of Other Vending Opportunities For Their Restaurant

Mary J. Blige’s Strength Of A Woman Festival (SOAW) returned for a Mother’s Day takeover in a new city this year, along with new faces and places to support. “We started doing pop-ups at bars, and it was just me and my daughter,” Chef Shelly Flash of 2 Girls & A Cookshop told AFROTECH™ during the third annual SOAW, the festival’s first time appearing in Blige’s home of New York, NY. “We used to get kicked out all the time, and it’s like we just had a mission. We were like, ‘We should share our food with the world because we’re first-gens, and a lot of times first-generation Jamaicans, we’re not represented.’ Either you’re all in the culture or you’re in this melted pot. We are always in this floating melting pot. We live in the best city in the world — that’s New York — and so what we decided to do is just keep putting out one Jamaican taco at a time.” She added, “And in Jamaica, we always say ‘Out of many, one person.’ At 2 Girls we say, ‘Out of many, one culture.’ We believe that...

May 14, 2024

Michael Rainey Jr. Shares A Piece Of Financial Advice That He Learned From His Mentor 50 Cent

For almost a decade, Michael Rainey Jr. has been a staple in 50 Cent’s TV reign on Showtime. Following the release of “Power,” the actor went on to star in its spinoff, “Power Book II: Ghost.” As the series is in its fourth and final season, Rainey has recounted his journey of being a part of the successful TV franchise. During an interview on Forbes’ “New Money” podcast, he spoke about how 50 Cent has not only been a mentor to him but also a father figure. Working closely alongside the business mogul and fellow co-stars of the “Power” franchise such as Omari Hardwick and Joseph Sikora, Rainey shared that it served as a time for learning critical skills including how to handle his money responsibly. “I’m still young, so I’m still learning how to manage my money, but I really just take advice from people that are around me,” Rainey said. “Being on ‘Power’ not only changed my life career-wise, but just being on that show, being on set with everybody every day, just being around those...

May 14, 2024

Actor Michael Rainey Jr. Commends His Mom For Saving His Checks At The Start Of His Career And Mentions He Didn't Know His Earnings Until Around Age 18

Fans of 50 Cent’s “Power” franchise may have been first introduced to Michael Rainey Jr. in 2014 for his breakout role as Tariq James St. Patrick, but his acting days started years before. In an interview with Forbes’ “New Money” podcast, the actor recalled landing his first movie, “Un Altro Mondo (Another World),” at age 9 in 2010. Before the starring role, Rainey’s acting journey began when a talent agent approached his mom to consider placing him in the business. “She literally just walked up to my mom and said, ‘Your son has a great face for acting or modeling. Does he do any of that?’” Rainey told host Rosemarie Miller. “And she was like, ‘No.’ And then, like a week after, they had a meeting in the office and after that, they just started getting me auditions.” The auditions that rolled in included TV time for shows like “Sesame Street” and more. The progression of Rainey’s gigs led to landing his bigger role on “Power.” However, prior to the hit Starz show, he says that his...

May 9, 2024