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The Word: Sylvester Stallone Told Creed Director Ryan Coogler He Was Ready To Boycott Oscars

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Rocky was down for the cause, he revealed recently to reporters at the annual Oscar nominees luncheon Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Sylvester Stallone revealed that he was willing to sit out the Academy Awards in support of change in the Academy.

Stallone on what he said to Creed director Ryan Coogler:

I remember I spoke with Ryan Coogler when this [#OscarsSoWhite controversy] happened. I said, ‘Ryan how do you want to handle this? Because I really believe you are responsible for me being here,

Michael Jordan, every time I looked in his eyes as an actor, I said, he was making me better. I think he should’ve been given a lot more respect and attention.

Coogler’s response as told by Stallone:

Sly, just go there, try to represent the film, and we feel you deserve it. Eventually things will change.’

Stallone says he reiterated his point:

I said, ‘If you want me to go I’ll go, if you don’t, I won’t.

Coogler insisted:

No I want you to go.’ That’s the kind of guy he is. He wants us to go and represent the film.

This recent revelation comes on the heels of the controversial moment where Stallone forget to mention both Coogler and Jordan in his acceptance speech after his Golden Globe win. Twitter immediately hopped all over Stallone for the blunder, he did come back on the stage and apologized and thanked both of them.

We salute Stallone for standing with the talented director and actor, he clearly feels they should be honored as well. It was extremely dope of Sylvester Stallone to even consider of passing on what could be a huge moment in his acting career for the sake of necessary change.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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New Video: Bryson Tiller – “Sorry But Not Sorry”

With the chart success of his LP TRAPSOUL, co-signs from Drake, Travis Scott and even Sylvester Stallone, Bryson Tiller is poised to become a star! To further his buzz, Bryson returns with the dark new visual for his standout track, “Sorry Not Sorry”. Filmed in his hometown of Louisville, KY, Bryson states his claim for the music throne in the video, which premiered exclusively on Complex this morning.

In addition to the video for “#SNS”, Bryson Tiller is also set to perform live in both New York, NY (SOB’s – 10/21) and Los Angeles, CA (The Roxy – 10/25 & 10/26) for hisTRAPSOUL Experience shows. Following high demand, both markets were forced to added a 2nd performance after tickets sold-out in less than an hour!

Check out the new video from Bryson Tiller aka Pen Griffey below: