New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony may reside in the New York area but he recently showed love for iconic West Coast rap group N.W.A. with a new painting.
Photos of Melo’s newest art addition to his painting stash sprouted online over the weekend.
It’s official: Carmelo Anthony is not playing around when it comes to his art collection. Earlier this week he was hanging out with Mr. Brainwash, now we see that he just bought a few pieces from young painter Hebru Brantley, including the NWA-inspired piece above. For those unfamiliar with Brantley’s work, at Art Basel last year he sold and hand-delivered a $20,000 painting to Jay Z and Beyoncé, so Melo is in good company with this purchase. We will never doubt him again (off the court). (Complex)
Last year, Hollywood actress Milla Jovovich dropped a few Eazy-E lyrics during a live interview.
“Eazy-E, ‘Nobody Move,’ you know, like, ‘I said lay down and unbutton your bra/That was the biggest t*tties a n*gga ever saw/I said ‘D*mn,’ and the air got thinner/Only thought in my mind, was going up in her/The suspense was making me sick/She pulled her panties down and the b*tch had a d*ck!/I said ‘D*mn,’ dropped the gat from my hands/What I thought was a b*tch was nothing but a man.’ Yeah, that definitely changed my world.” (KCRW Radio)
She also went on to say Eazy is largely responsible for inspiring her current Hollywood run.
The Resident Evil star fears she’d be an unknown Russian beauty if it wasn’t for the rapper’s music. She tells Los Angeles radio station KCRW, “That (music) definitely changed my world. In a great way, actually, because I had been raised by a very strict Eastern European family and this was sort of my call for freedom. “I had started working at such a young age. I was nine years old and my mom always had so much control, and pretty much through Eazy-E, and that kind of, like, freedom, I started to wear baggy jeans and big T-shirts and baseball caps and just act like, ‘Yeah, whatever’.” (Hollywood)
In 2011, fellow actress Gwyneth Paltrow also spit a few N.W.A. bars during an interview.
“[Straight Outta Compton?] It’s a classic N.W.A. album,” Paltrow told BBC host Graham Norton before being asked to rap. “You want me to [rap?] There’s one word I can’t say. OK — ‘Yo, here’s a little something about a ‘uh’ like me, never should have been let out the penitentiary/Ice Cube, I like to say that I’m a crazy motherf*cker from around the way/Since I was a youth, I smoked weed out/Now I’m the motherf*cker that you read about.’ [laughs]” (“The Graham Norton Show”)