Kerry Washington Chops It Up On "Chelsea Lately" + Kendrick Lamar BOYCOTTS "GQ" Over OFFENSIVE Mag Profile, GQ Editor RESPONDS (UPDATE)
Kerry Washington dished to Chelsea Handler about her time on "SNL" and her "hot box" moment in Django Unchained. Watch the clip inside and find out why Kendrick Lamar boycotted the GQ Men Of The Year party.
On "Chelsea Lately" last night, "Scandal" star Kerry Washington joked about her "Lady Gaga" moment on "SNL" when she went through numerous costume changes.
"That was so fun! That was one of the best weeks of my life being able to go and play with those really smart, funny people.
They have people moving stages and, like, people literally pick you up and toss you to the other side of the room and change your clothes while you stand there like a puppet/ At one point, I was hovering above ground because this woman held me while this other woman was changing my shoes and changing my wig. And fixing my makeup. And then your back on stage. It's extraordinary."
She also revealed that Jamie Foxx helped her keep her sanity on the set of Django Unchained by reminding her that after she completed intense scenes dealing with the horrors of slavery, she would soon return to the set of "Scandal" where she played a powerful woman. Watch the clip above....
In other celebrity news....
Despite being named the "GQ Rapper Of The Year" Kendrick Lamar boycotted the mag's "Men Of The Year" gala over an unflattering profile it printed. Kendrick was offended that the magazine article detailed the writer's "surprise" at his discipline and work ethic while romanticizing a dark time in hip hop and the excessive lifestyle of other rappers. The CEO of Kendrick's label Top Dawg Entertainment Anthony Tiffith told TMZ,
"To say he was 'surprised at our discipline' is completely disrespectful ... Kendrick deserved to be accurately documented. The racial overtones immediately reminded everyone of a time in hip-hop that was destroyed by violence, resulting in the loss of two of our biggest stars [Tupac and B.I.G.] ... As a result of this misrepresentation, I pulled Kendrick from his performance at GQ's annual Man Of The Year party. While we think it's a tremendous honor to be named as one of the Men Of The Year, these lazy comparisons and offensive suggestions are something we won't tolerate."
Stand up for yourself Kendrick!
In response to our coverage, GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson issued this statement on GQ.com,
"Kendrick Lamar is one of the most talented new musicians to arrive on the scene in years. That's the reason we chose to celebrate him, wrote an incredibly positive article declaring him the next King of Rap, and gave him our highest honor: putting him on the cover of our Men of the Year issue. I'm not sure how you can spin that into a bad thing, and I encourage anyone interested to read the story and see for themselves. We were mystified and sorely disappointed by Top Dawg's decision to pull him at the last minute from the performance he had promised to give. The real shame is that people were deprived of the joy of seeing Kendrick perform live. I'm still a huge fan."—Jim Nelson, GQ editor-in-chief
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