AHH Stray News: Queen Latifah’s New Movie, Kanye & Paul McCartney, Slick Rick Heading Home


Celebrities attend VH1’s 'Dear Mama' Held at St. Bartholomew’s Church Featuring: Queen Latifah Where: New York, New York, United States When: 03 May 2016 Credit: Derrick Salters/WENN.com

Queen Latifah has teamed up with La La Anthony to adapt the actress’ book “The Love Playbook: Rules For Love, Sex, And Happiness” into the new film. Anthony opened up about her love life, marriage to U.S. basketball player Carmelo Anthony and also offered up relationship advice in the bestselling 2014 book. She will service as an executive producer, while the project will be co-produced by Latifah, according to Variety.com. It is unclear when the movie will start filming or if the former rapper-turned-actress will be a part of the cast.

Kanye West

Rapper Kanye West will be releasing new music with legendary Beatles member Paul McCartney. The rapper made the announcement last night (September 20) at the Houston stop of his “The Life of Pablo” tour. Kanye previously collaborated with Kanye on the songs “All Day,” “Only One,” and “FourFiveSeconds.” The collaborations drew some criticism, which Paul McCartney shrugged off. “When I wrote with John [Lennon], he would sit down with a guitar… We’d ping-pong till we had a song. It was like that,” Paul McCartney said in a 2015 interview.

Slick Rick performs at the 2014 Masters of Ceremony concert held at Radio City Music Hall Featuring: Slick Rick,Richard Walters Where: New York, New York, United States When: 24 Jan 2014 Credit: WENN.com

Rapper Slick Rick will start his first ever tour of his home country, the UK, this November. Slick Rick’s “Coming Home Tour” will hit five cities in England on the tour, and then hop over to Dublin, Ireland for a one-off performance. Slick Rick was born and raised in Mithcam, Surrey, but he made a name for himself in Hip-Hop in the early 80’s with Doug E. Fresh, when he relocated to the Bronx, New York. After a legal incident in July of 1990, in which he shot his cousin and an innocent bystander. This resulted in a jail term and a 23-year-battle to become a citizen of the United States, which happened in April of 2016. “I’m coming home, back to my foundation, my make-up, my English roots,” Slick Rick told AllHipHop.com. “I’m looking forward to a nice cup of tea and some tasty biscuits.”

Tour dates:

Friday, Nov. 25:
Mantra, Manchester
Saturday, Nov. 26:
02 Forum, London
Sunday, Nov. 27:
02 Academy, Bristol
Monday, Nov. 28:
02 Institute, Birmingham
Tuesday, Nov. 29:
The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland
Wednesday, Nov. 30:
Concorde 2, Brighton