If there’s one thing you need to know about Laverne Cox, it’s that she is a die-hard Beyoncé stan!
We all witnessed this during Beyoncé’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards medley performance of her self-titled visual album as Cox was seen getting her whole entire life in the audience.
You would think she would jump at the chance to work with her idol, but the actress just revealed she had to turn down a once-in-a-lifetime offer. She told People magazine that she was asked to appear in the masterpiece, Lemonade.
“Actually, Miss Tina [Lawson] contacted me about their initial concept of ‘Sorry’ from Lemonade. They wanted to have all these powerful, empowered black women in the video and they wanted to have me and Viola [Davis] and Kerry [Washington].
Unfortunately, Cox had to decline the offer, not because she didn’t want to work with Beyonce, but due to scheduling conflicts while filming Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show.
“I was shooting Rocky Horror Picture Show at the time and they were like, ‘Can you get the EP [executive producer] to shoot something and send it to us?’ and there was just no time to do it.”
Cox says it all worked out for the best and praised Serena Williams, who ultimately appeared in the video alongside Beyoncé. “The concept changed. And could you imagine anyone else?” she rhetorically pondered. “I mean, there was Serena Williams, like, giving us full life.”
Though she didn’t work with Beyoncé or appear in Lemonade, the stars aligned for the actress at the 2017 Grammy Awards, where she was able to finally meet her idol for the first time. She expressed her joy on Instagram accompanied by a picture of the magical moment.
It’s quite unfortunate Cox was unable to be part of one of the greatest works of art of the 21st Century, but maybe she’ll have the opportunity to work with Beyoncé in another capacity. Or better yet, their Grammy meeting may be the beginning of a nice friendship.
“Being Mary Jane” Season 4 Episode 6 aired on BET Tuesday night (Feb. 21).
In Atlanta to cover a news story, Mary Jane’s reunion with her family is thrown into a tailspin when Lee shows up.
Watch Being Mary Jane Season 4 Episode 6 Here:
In a saga that has played out like a Love & Hip Hop storyline rather than an episode of The Cosby Show, Keshia Knight Pulliam’s messy relationship drama continues. We now have an update on the paternity test Pulliam’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Ed Hartwell, so desperately wanted.
According to a TMZ report, a paternity test has proven Hartwell is the father of Pulliam’s newborn daughter, Ella Grace. However, while Hartwell accepts the two-month-old is his child, he has no plans to help provide for the child financially, at least not right now.
Hartwell states in new divorce documents that he does not believe Pulliam is in need of “emergency financial support” and wants to hold off paying her any money until the court decides on child support payments.
He argues Pulliam is financially stable (most likely referring to her Cosby money) and that she is not taking into account his financial needs, such as preparing a nursery in his own home.
Pulliam and Hartwell’s divorce has been extremely messy. They have each accused the other of being “mentally and emotionally abusive” and unfaithful during their 6-month marriage. Cops were even called to Pulliam’s home in September after Hartwell attempted to enter the home without permission to retrieve a few of his personal belongings (Pulliam was not at home at the time).
Ella Grace is the former couple’s only child together. Hopefully, Hartwell will pay up once child support is ordered by the court.