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Mama Jen is talking that talk!

Celebrities Attend “Baggage Claim” Screening In NYC

A handful of black Hollywood notables hit up Manhattan’s SVA theatre last night for the NYC screening of “Baggage Claim,” which starts Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Jill Scott, Rickey Smiley and veteran Hollywood actress Jenifer Lewis, with plenty of cameos by a few other familiar faces.

BOSSIP was in the building for the opening night of the Urban World Film Festival event to get a first look at the star-studded romantic comedy which was directed by multi-talented film industry guru David E. Talbert, and among the most memorable moments from the evening was an impromptu mini-rant courtesy of Jenifer Lewis

Mama Jennifer is known for her brutally honest yet outspokenly hilarious persona on-screen and she brought plenty of that to life during the event when an audience member asked for advice for young people looking to get into the entertainment business during the cast Q & A session that followed the viewing of the film. Ms. Lewis had this to say in response:

“Find your PASSION. The elevator to success is broken, take the stairs. You don’t want to get it right away. Why don’t you read on people who are in this business who got it fast? Where they at?”

The point is this, you do your best and you leave the rest. Don’t let life drive you crazy, you drive that mother f***er, it’s yours.”

And there you have it. Mama Jenifer is out here speaking the TRUTH!

You can head over to MadameNoire to see the video footage of Jenifer’s entire epic speech. We don’t say this often, but it is a MUST SEE that will breathe life into your Friday afternoon for sure!

Baggage Claim hits theaters September 27th.

Photo Credit: Terrence Jennings/Stephen Knight


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