Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Celebrities Pay Tribute to John Singleton

Taraji P. Henson, Janet Jackson, Aj Johnson, Regina King, Spike Lee and Tyrese remember the late great John Singleton...

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Laying in bed, I’m confused my soul feels drained.. For the last 2 days I was in the presence of my HERO a man who literally changed my life and my families life forever.. Of ALL the people in the world he decided to believe in me?.. a young impressionable ghetto little black boy from Watts who had hopes and dreams praying everyday that God would figure out a way to get me out of the hood and see some shit... Like many of my nighas I grew up with I just didn’t wanna end up in jail, or dead.. I woke up after crying myself to sleep with a heavy heart, Yesterday I took a shower and while standing there.. Just started balling crying I got out of the shower and went back to lay down and the tears wouldn’t stop, I told my wife these exact words.. “Baby I know today is my last day in town and we made family plans but I need to get back to John and pray over him. I feel like tomorrow or next week might not be promised, I’m leaving to go back to London and I got this feeling deep in my chest, my heart is fluttering... And although I have complete faith in God and his miracles I feel like he might not be here when I get back”. Without even blinking my wife said ok let’s go. I went to see John and I as soon as I stepped off the elevator I was greeted and in the presence of SO much of John’s history. So many beautiful and warm souls people who I’ve known and grew to love over the last 27 years of knowing John we all went into every emotion imaginable, we cried, we were there reminiscing, laughing and storytelling. One things for sure, every story that was told all went back to us all saying JOHN built a TRIBE, a fraternity of lifetime of friends, colleagues and loyalty. And we all echoed HE PUT US ON!! Everyone that was in that room yesterday has known John all the way back to his first movie Boyz In The Hood to now.. I think we all felt like we needed to spend as much time as we could cause Ive learned after losing Paul and countless others.. it’s arrogant to think or believe that next seconds of life or next week is promised. I can’t believe I’m write these words..... Rest in Love, Rest in Power Rest in Gods glory... Your Baby Boy aka Baby Brother aka Jody for life!!

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Anonymous said...

These are very touching tributes to a great man. RIP, Mr. Singleton.

Unknown said...

This is awesome. When folks talk about "doing it for the culture", John did just that. He did so much for our culture and beyond.

Boys n the Hood (1991, Writer, Director)

Poetic Justice (1993, Writer, Director)

Higher Learning (1995, Writer, Director)

Rosewood (1997, Director)

Shaft (2000, Writer, Director)

Baby Boy (2001, Writer, Director, Producer)

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003, Director)

Four Brothers (2005, Director)

Hustle & Flow (2005, Producer)

Black Snake Moan (2006, Producer)

Illegal Tender (2007, Producer)

Abduction (2011, Director)

Snowfall (2017 – 2019, Creator, Director, Producer)

and so, so much more!

Rest in peace Mr. Singleton!

JustALady said...

Rest in Heaven Mr John Singleton, Thank you for opening each and every door you opened. thank you for being a great visionary. Condolences to your family, loved ones and fans. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

So is the black community going to raise him to sainthood and compare him to Jesus like they did Nipsey Hussle or Nah? I doubt it.

Rest in Eternity to an incredibly talented and intelligent black man. Thank you for using your gifts to educate young black folks on the toxicity of the black community and inspiring them to do better!

Anonymous said...

John's love for black people and culture was evident in his works. I loved how his movies portrayed blacks & provoked thought. Rest well John you left your imprint and your Legacy lives on

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

I'm so happy he gave so many black actors opportunities they possibly would never of had. He leaves behind a true legacy of great black film work. Rip.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this loss hurts. I can't even lie. John Singleton brought visionary and showed the world what we see everyday in our lives onscreen so that everyone else could see.
Rest in Peace, John Singleton!

Tippie Hippie said...

Such a well loved talented man. I know he was intimate with every woman who posted on him. Janet, AJ, Taraji and many more.

Anonymous said...

Sofia Vergara had nothing to say but to retweet a story stating that he died. I googled and there are several pictures of her kee keeing with him.

Anonymous said...


You're late. Sofia been forgotten about black people. She pulled the J.Lo routine: She sucked enough black dick to get ahead, then Latino dick, and graduated to white dick. She is a classic industry thot who her fucked her way to fame and proudly took on the spicy Latina stereotype. Fuck her!

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