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Malcolm-Jamal Warner Selfless, #BlackLivesMatter & The Cosby Show

Hey Cuties,

I’m fresh off of my 36th Birthday {Sunday}, I spent the past five days in beautiful Miami at the Steve Harvey, SOAR Retreat. I am fired up and working double time to reach my dreams. Today I participated in a Huff Post Live interview with none other than Malcolm-Jamal Warner {Whispers: Theo from The Cosby Show.}  In case you didn’t know he is an actor and musician. Malcolm-Jamal stops by Huff Post Live to discuss his third album, “Selfless,” and his role in the upcoming miniseries, “The People vs. OJ Simpson.”

Malcom-Jamal {Theo Huxtable} was an 80’s heartthrob and I am here to tell you, he is still fine. Shout out to Jonna of {@NaturallyGlam} and Ella Rucker {@EllaLaverne} who also had dope questions. The questions were deep and he answered each one like a pro. You know we keep it real around here and I appreciated his raw answers versus saying what is popular or politically correct.

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Waiting to go live.

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Make sure you check out his music. Did you know he was a poet?

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Waiting my turn…

Ella’s Q: As you go from various projects {acting, directing, musician} how has the “restart” been and what has been your biggest challenge? A: 5:30 mark Fun Fact: His father went to school with Gil Scott-Heron

Hip Hop/Spoken Word: Great discussion at the 7:00 minute mark. Y’all know I don’t listen to Hippity Hop because I just don’t get it. Give me some old school rap and I can do bar for bar. Now I can’t even take you seriously with those skinny jeans on let alone understand what you are saying. See what Malcolm-Jamal had to say, I so agree.

Ebony Magazine The Cosby Show

La’Janee Cosby’s Q: How do you feel we as a society can save the legacy of The Cosby Show after Bill Cosby’s rape allegations? Q: Are you disappointed with the Ebony cover? {See image above.}  A: 10:40 mark.

My Opinion: It is unfair that the cast members of the show are constantly asked about the allegations. You can’t even find repeats of The Cosby Show on TV anymore. I think the allegations have tarnished Bill Cosby’s image but it hasn’t changed my love for The Cosby Show. It is still iconic, I still learned so much, I still remember how I felt as a kid watching. NOTHING can take that away from me. I would still watch the episodes and I still remember a lot of them word for word. Society only separates the character from the person when it is convenient.

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Jonna’s Q: In regards to the role you are going to play in The People vs. O.J. Simpson. We know you for playing fictional characters but in this role you are playing a real person.  How is it different than playing a fictional character?  A: 17:36 mark.

As a mother of a soon to be eleven-year-old black son I wanted to know what Malcom-Jamal had to say about the #BlackLivesMatter and the attack on our black men.

Q: What are your thoughts on the killings and unjust treatment of our black men? A: See below.

If you told me I would get this opportunity when I was a little girl watching the Cosby Show I would have said you were tripping. {Because Gordon Gartrell & Dance Mania} Y’all know I’m a genuine person and I love genuine people who aren’t afraid to say it like they mean it. It’s official I need to find out when he will be in DC again so I can see him live.

Click HERE for the full interview.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Huff Post LIVE

What are your thoughts on the topics we discussed in the interview? Chat with me in the comment section below or FBIG or Twitter.

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I remember him from the Cosby Show. I used to be glued to the tv to watch that week after week!

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I get what you’re saying, and I appreciate it. When I look at the Cosby show now, though, I can’t get past the fact that it’s a show about a family man – who is also a gynecologist – and the lead actor turned out to be a monster. It’s a sad situation for the women, and it’s a sad situation for this world, too.

  3. Shasta Walton

    Seems like you had a great trip! Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

  4. Jeanette

    He sounds very well spoken and thoughtful when he talks. I always liked him on the Cosby Show and always wondered where he went after that.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Jeanette,

      He is a poet so I’m sure he is always so eloquent with his words. I love that he has continued on to do great things. Sometimes that is hard to do when you’ve been on such an iconic show.

  5. Megan Elford

    Wow, what a great opportunity! I love your question for Malcolm and his answer. He’s absolutely right, racism is something that would be all to easily swept under the rug, if it weren’t for social media!

    • MimiCuteLips

      I totally agree Megan, now that we have it on front street I hope we can discuss it more. Then set a plan to fix it, thanks for sharing your opinion.

  6. Diana

    YASSS and more YASSS loved the wrap up. I missed it live but felt like I was really there reading this.. YOURE AMAZING

  7. Mary Edwards

    The Cosby show was one of my favorites in its time. I think it’s a bit ridiculous that the rest of the cast is getting asked about it constantly, it’s not like they had control over what Bill did, or knew what he was doing 24/7.

  8. lisa

    Great interview. I used to love watching the Cosby Show and I wondered what happened to Malcolm Jamal Warner. I loved him on the show.

  9. Jonna

    It was such a pleasure to interview him. He seemed so genuine and down to earth. It was great seeing you and Ella on the interview! Felt right at home 🙂

    • MimiCuteLips

      Yes Jonna, I think that was the most refreshing part. He seems so damn down and chill, I appreciate that. Great to see you gals as well.

  10. Chasing Joy

    What a great opportunity. I loved the cosby show. It’s awesome you got to interview Theo. LOL

    I am always excited when I see Malcolm Jamal Warner on stuff. He stays working. I enjoy his reoccuring role on the show Major Crimes.

  11. Nicole Brewer

    That’s so awesome that you got to take part in this! I used to love me some Malcolm Jamal in his Cosby days lol.

  12. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    I got to meet randomly a few years ago when I won floor seats to a John Legend Concert followed by a Meet & Greet. India. Arie opened for John Legend, there were tons of guest performers, and Malcolm was actually just two seats in front of me! It was the best concert ever, I totally get how excited you were to meet him in person!

  13. Michele D

    I always admired him as an actor. He definitely made an example how to condone his behavior through all of Bill Cosby’s allegations. Would love to see more of him on Television.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Yes, Michele. He speaks his mind and I love that. We never hear crazy stories about him or anything. He will be in American Crime: The People vs. O.J. Simpson so make sure you tune in when it comes out.

  14. Ourfamilyworld

    I’m a huge fan of the Cosby Sow. My siblings and I loved to watch it every week. You are right, it is unfair and rude that the cast members of the show are constantly asked about the allegations.

  15. jenni Eaves

    He still looks great after all these years! It’s so sad what all these allegations have done to the show and the rest of the actors.

  16. Chubskulit Rose

    I never watched the show so dunno. Love the interview though, you are so natural.

  17. Melissa

    I have also loved watching him through the years. I loved the show he did with Eddie Griffen, too. That’s awesome that you got to ask him some questions and talk with someone you have been watching all of these years.

  18. Tonya

    I loved watching this show growing up, this issue is very important and I am glad that they brought an actor from The Cosby Show to talk about this issue.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Tonya, this is a very serious issue. All the talk seems focused on the accuser. I think this is a teachable moment that both men and women can learn from.

  19. Lynndee

    I remember the Cosby Show, but I can’t remember the cast to be honest. Bet the husband remembers him because the Cosby Show was one of his fave shows.

  20. Kasi

    Awesome interview, congrats on the opportunity! Y’all had a cute little exchange at the beginning there “Hey Cute Lips!”, lol! 🙂 I’d agreed with a lot of his points, he was very well spoken. Happy Belated!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Right Kasi, I was trying to keep it cute. I totally agree, he is very well spoken. I need him to translate all my thoughts so they come out strong yet smooth. Thanks for the birthday wish.

  21. JoAnna

    Great interview. Just because you’re pro black doesn’t mean you’re anti-white. – so true! I was a huge Cosby Show fan. I still look at it when it is on TV. Yes, it’s hard seeing a guy you grew up watching as a ‘good role model’ turn out to be the opposite, but the values taught on the show are still relevant. That’s my opinion…

  22. Ari Adams

    I love that Malcolm Jamal Warner has always been so vocal about important issues facing society. I’m definitely still a fan of his!

  23. Stacie

    Great interview wrap up. I used to love the Cosby show. Nice to see that Malcom is still acting.

  24. Kara

    Great interview Mimi, looks like you had an awesome event. Congrats on this opportunity & I’m looking forward for more to come!

  25. Dawn McAlexander

    I miss seeing him on TV all the time. I loved him in the Cosby Show. He comes to my part of the country sometimes to speak at one of the colleges. I should go see him some time.

  26. Holly

    I don’t think it is fair that they are asking about the allegations all the time either. That is something they defiantly don’t want to talk about. Malcolm looks like he is doing well though.

  27. Melissa

    While the Cosby show was before my time, I think it is awful how the allegations have affected others. Yes, what happened is horrific to those poor girls, but its not anyones fault but BIll Cosby;s

  28. Shaney Vijendranath

    I remember the Cosby show. My mom used to love watching it. They actually show the old episodes on our network. Awesome opportunity!

  29. Bonnie @wemake7

    I used to watch the Cosby show all the time! I always wondered what happened to him and where he was know. How cool.

  30. Rosey

    My feelings haven’t changed on the show either. It was great then, it is great now. Though now that I’m older, I relate to the parents instead of the kids. 😉

    • MimiCuteLips

      Rosey, I am right with you. I started out relating to the kids and now I relate to the parents. They had so many teachable moments.

  31. LaQuisha Hall

    So sad how a person who was once trusted turned out to be. This is why I advocate for victims…

  32. Clarissa

    Aw, how cool is this! I totally remember him from the cosby show! Would’ve loved to have an opportunity like this.

  33. nadeen

    It is so exciting seeing you do this! Congrats again! I had no idea he was a poet and musician. I can imagine how hard it is for all the cast members to constanly be asked about Bill Cosby.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Nadeen, it was a lot of fun. There is so much more to him than I realize. I love that he isn’t afraid to be true to himself.

  34. Krystal

    I agree with you – it IS unfair that people keep asking them about those allegations. They have their own successful careers!

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