Viola Davis Makes Emmy History – Tha Wire [VIDEO]
AllHipHop reports after 67 years, an African-American woman has not only been nominated but actually won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series! Who better to win the award than the phenomenal actress known for her powerful roles TV and blockbuster roles like: Antwone Fisher, The Help and most recently Get On Up, than Viola Davis. The talented actress made history earning an Emmy for her portrayal of Annalise Keating from the ABC TV series, How to Get Away with Murder.
Channeling the great Harriet Tubman, Davis said during her acceptance speech, “In my mind, I see a line, and over that line I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’ She added, “And let me tell you something. The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
Another big Emmy moment that has everyone talking is when comedian/actor Tracy Morgan walked out to announce the final award of the evening. Since the 2014 accident that nearly took his life, it's been a long road to recovery for the 30 Rock star. So just the fact that he was able to walk on his own steam, was quite an accomplishment for the funny man. But I'm happy to say, he's back! Peep his touching, yet funny speech in the video below.
By the way, shouts-out to Queen Latifah, Monique, Mike Epps and the entire cast of the fabulous biopic based on the life of blues legend Bessie Smith. HBO won two of the biggest awards of the night and Bessie was one of em. The film took home the award for Outstanding Television Movie!
In other news according to HipHollywood, Ricky Rozay is ready to walk down the isle. The rapper broke-up with his longtime girlfriend model/fashion designer/actress, Shateria Moragne-el. Word has it, The Boss and the Frontrow Coutoure clothing line fashionista didn't see eye-eye with sharing their bed. So they split up sometime last year.
Looks like Rick Ross found a replacement and it appears he's ready to call her wifey. HipHollywood reports the new lady on Rozay's arm is Instagram model, Lira Galore. As of a couple of days ago she's sporting an enormous 11-CT, $350K rock of an engagement ring on her finger.
Galore, was more than happy to confirm the reports via social media last Thursday night that the Boss proposed! “When it’s real, you just know.” Her BFF, Amber Rose was quick to second that with a Instagram congrat, writing:
“Congrats to my girl @lira_galore and @richforever. Love is a beautiful thing.”
A week ago, Ross inked Galore's name on his arm so things are moving pretty quick. Earlier this year in an exclusive interview the 39-year-old told HipHollywood he wasn’t even in love adding, “I got love for a lot of people, but Ross not in love,” he continued. “I’m in love with the game. I’m in love with the job. I’m in love with life.”
My how things can change. Congrats to the happy couple!
Finally, it's official the HipHopDX reports Drake and Future's new mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive, is available now on iTunes. The LP features 11 tracks and nine of the include collaborations, while each rapper has one song by themselves. Peep the track listings below.
- Digital Dash Prod. by Metro Boomin and Southside
- Big Rings Prod. by Metro Boomin
- Live From the Gutter Prod. by Boi-1da and Metro Boomin
- Diamonds Dancing Prod. by Metro Boomin, Allen Ritter and Frank Dukes
- Scholarships Prod. by Metro Boomin
- Plastic Bag Prod. by Neenyo
- I'm the Plug Prod. by Southside
- Change Locations Prod. by Noel
- Jumpman Prod. by Metro Boomin
- Jersey by Future Prod. by Metro Boomin and Southside
- 30 for 30 Freestyle by Drake Prod. by Noah "40" Shebib
What A Time To Be Alive is available for streaming on Apple Music. LISTEN LIVE for more of Tha Wire on The People's Station 107 Jamz. Check it out twice a-day, every weekday at 12:50 p.m. and 3:35 p.m. Plus, listen-up for the celeb b-days and much more!