Ser’Darius Blain is nominated for a Hollywood and African Prestigious Award. The HAPs are taking place this weekend in Pasadena. He is nominated for Best Actor in a Network Drama Series for “The Big Leap.”
But I want to share what Ser’Darius has to say about the week’s most upsetting story, the fall of Kanye West. Here is Ser’Darius Blain:
“I think that it’s unfortunate that the guy’s become a laughing stock while he goes through a 10-year-long mental breakdown. I wish somebody had the power to pull him aside or the guts to pull him aside and get him some mental help.”
I wish somebody had the power to pull him aside or the guts to pull him aside and get him some mental help.
“Mind you, I, I’m in no way an apologist for Kanye West. I wanna be clear about that. I think a lot of his words get misconstrued because he says things for shock value and he’s looking for an opportunity to sort of get everyone’s ear if he says something shocking enough. And then you try to follow it up with some sort of self-serving wisdom that he believes he has. Some of the things he says have a bit of truth to them, and most of it doesn’t. I think he’s spewing a sort of rhetoric that can set us back quite a bit as Black people and as human beings, period. A lot of it is very divisive.”
“It’s really, a really sad fall from grace because he’s one of the biggest musical influences that I ever had in my life. You know, when his album came out, when I was in high school, it was how I got ready for school in the morning. It’s how I went to the gym. It’s how I prepared for a basketball game. It’s how I got ready to go to set. So it’s sad to see that fall from grace. It’s getting to a point where it’s harder to separate the art from the artists now, and I think that’s really unfortunate. I hope he gets some help.”
By the way, you could also check out Ser’Darius and all of those Jumanji movies starring him opposite the Rock. And he’s got a travel business that’s off the charts.
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