Morris L. Chestnut is very recognizable because he has been appearing in films since 1991 when he appeared as Ricky Baker in Boyz n the Hood. After doing various TV movies, Chestnut career steadily rose with co-starring roles in standard studio films such as Under Siege 2 and G.I. Jane. His major break into the main stream was with his role as a professional football player on the eve of his wedding in The Best Man. For his performance Chestnut earned an NAACP Image Award nomination. Most recently, Chestnut revived his previous role with the follow up film The Best Man Holiday, which once again received great acclaim and numbers in the box office. Born and raised in California, Morris Chestnut claims that the Philadelphia Eagles are among his favorite sports teams. And ladies, you may not have to wait to long to see him on the big screen, because rumors are swirling about another Best Man film maybe in the works.
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Jay Z is under increasing pressure to back out of collaboration with Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers earlier last week. The rap mogul made his first statement about the controversy. According to usatoday, Jay Z claims he’s being unfairly “demonized” for not speaking on the incident right away because he is waiting on all the facts, “I move and speak based on facts and not emotion.” He also dismissed reports that he would profit from the collaboration and he is ‘not making a dime” from working with Barneys. Instead, his Shawn Carter Foundation, which provides college scholarships to economically challenged students, will get 25 percent of all sales from the collaboration. “I am against discrimination of any kind but if I make snap judgments, no matter who it’s towards, aren’t I commiting the same sin as someone who profiles?” Valid point, but Jay knows the saying ‘Mo Money, Mo Problems.’