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R. Kelly Is The New Face of Alexander Wang’s SS17 Digital Campaign

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GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer, R.Kelly has officially joined the #WANGSQUAD. The global superstar is featured in renowned fashion designer, Alexander Wang’s SS17 digital campaign with fashion model Anna Ewers.

R.Kelly performed a couple of his hit singles at the exclusive Alexander Wang & Beats by Dr. Dre collaboration holiday party surrounding the campaign. Other notable celebrities in attendance were Rihanna, Zoe Kravitz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Teyana Taylor, and more.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: INEZ AND VINOODH
CREATIVE DIRECTION: FERDINANDO VERDERI

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FLY NEWS

TIME Names Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Idris Elba & More As 100 Most Influential People

Time magazine released their annual 100 Most Influential People list this morning. Those named to the list encompass a multitude of disciplines and when describing this year’s list Time had this to say,

“There are world leaders and local activists, artists and athletes, scientists, moguls and a number of people who are running for President of the United States. One way or another they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke the record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what we’re capable of. They are seekers, with a fearless willingness to be surprised by what they find.”

One of these seekers is Nicki Minaj who earned one of the coveted cover spots along with other key players Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla ChanLeonardo DiCaprio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Priyanka Chopra, and Christine Lagarde.

This year’s list was broken down into five categories: Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Icons. Pioneers who made the cut include comedian Aziz Ansari, Caitlin Jenner, and actress Gina Rodriguez. Titan honorees feature Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Curry, and Pope Francis. Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, and Oscar Issacs are recognized as artists. Time chose Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders as some of this year’s honorees under leaders. Lastly Adele, Usain Bolt, and Ronda Rousey are a few of the figures being recognized as Icons.

Time’s honorees aren’t just limited to favorable figures. This year’s honorees included some of the world’s most polarizing individuals like Republic Presidential nominee hopeful Donald Trump, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, and Vladamir Putin because they too have clout and can evoke reflection.

“The people on the list, each in their own way, have lessons to teach. We can debate those lessons; we don’t have to endorse them or agree with them. But the influence of this year’s TIME 100, to my mind, is that down to the last person, they have the power to make us think. And they are using it.”

There is no denying that everyone on this list holds some kind of influence in today’s world be it good or bad. You can check out the full list of honorees for Time’s 100 Most Influential People below.

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Image Credit: Time
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[FLY Reviews] Django Unchained

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Starring: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Keri Washington, Christopher Waltz, Don Johnson, Jonah Hill, Samuel L. Jackson. Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino. 164 minutes. Opens everywhere December 25th.

Walking into Landmark Sunshine Cinema I didn’t know how I was gonna leave feeling after watching Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchained. The film already garnering its share of criticism amongst people for its excessive violence, portrayal of slavery and use of the N word, but its a Tarantino film duh. Before the packed house of bloggers, critics and taste makers began screening the film we were prepped by Power 105.1’s Angela Yee and Charlamagne from the Breakfast Club morning show.

Believe it or not this movie is somewhat of a love story, you may forget that in the midst of all the violence but it is. The movie starts off with Dr. King Shultz (Christopher Waltz) who is a former dentist turned bounty hunter looking for  Django (Jamie Foxx) because he can help him locate his next bounty the Brittle Brothers whom only Django has seen. After a violent exchange of gun fire killing Django’s current masters, Shutlz offers Django a chance to help him. In return he will free him and help him find his beloved wife Broomhilda (Keri Washington) that is the love story I spoke of.django-dicaprio

Django jumps at the opportunity of course to free his wife and get some payback. During the course of their adventure Shultz discovers Django has a knack for the bounty hunter thing and begins to train Django in the art of bounty hunting. The newly formed bounty hunting duo discovers after some investigation that Django’s wife is under the ownership of Calvin Candie (Leonardo Dicaprio) and is forced to be a sexual slave on his large Mississippi plantation called Candyland.  It’s takes a while for the two to eventually end up there in the story but the climax is worth it. Candie is also a dealer in black brawlers (mandingo brawlers) as well as his large number of slaves to do his bidding and his loyal house slave Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson) which happens to be my favorite character.django_unchained_dicaprio_foxx

Tarantino somehow finds a way to get violence, extreme torture, racism, comedy and harsh language all to gel together and make Django the great movie that it is. So it gets a huge #WELIKE on our behalf and we at Stuff Fly People Like especially myself highly recommend you hit the theaters for this film. This movie will definitely find its way into my Blu-Ray collection and I’m positively sure a lot of other folks will feel the same way after watching the film.

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[Fly-LIGHTs] Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington cover Vibe Magazine’s December/January Issue…

 

The stars of Quentin Tarantino‘s controversial new film, Django Unchained, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington cover Vibe Magazine’s December/January issue for an exclusive cover story on the film’s numerous criticism, their challenges, their camaraderie and mastering the art of telling this historically hot-button story.