Day: January 13, 2014

BLACK BRITISH RADIO STATION BAN’S JAY Z’S ‘DRUNK IN LOVE’ LYRICS

Black British Internet radio station Bang Radio has announced that they will wipe Jay Z’s lyrics (“eat the cake Anna Mae I said eat the cake Anna Mae”) from Beyonce’s new single ‘Drunk In Love’. After discovering that the rapper’s verse references the abuse that singer Tina Turner suffered at the hands of her former husband Ike Turner, station executives decided to ban the verse. Bang Media CEO Jennifer Ogole said in a written statement: The lyrics derive from the film What’s Love []

DIRECTOR STEVE MCQUEEN SET TO MAKE ‘EPIC’ BBC BLACK BRITISH EXPERIENCE DRAMA

Shadow and Act reports that award-winning director Steve McQueen is planning to make a BBC drama on the black experience in Britain, from 1968 to 2014. McQueen says the series will be “epic in scope,” and will chronicle the lives of a group of friends and their families from 1968 to 2014. He added: “I don’t think there has been a serious drama series in Britain with black people from all walks of life as the main protagonists.“ … But Steve what about the Channel 4 []