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Misster Ray “Mess With A Message”

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Misster Ray wants you to know that he’s not messy despite what you may have seen throughout his over-a-decade-long reality career.

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Viewers first met Ray in n 2006 as the first openly gay cast member on BET’sCollege Hill: Virginia State University. After that, he moved on to “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” where viewers saw him clash with certain castmates but also provide comical commentary.

These days he’s continuing to do so, but in the form of a book; “Mess With A Message” where he’s not only commentating but providing a raw and unfiltered look at his life.

 

Below Misster Ray tells BOSSIP about his memoir that includes pinnacle highs and honest lows.

What inspired you to write your book?

During the pandemic, no one was doing anything and I relocated to Atlanta temporarily to essentially heal the hole in my soul having just come out of a dark depression due to my hair loss from alopecia, a failed relationship, and a much-needed family intervention due to heavy drug use. I was at rock bottom and finally decided to deal with everything in my life that I could reasonably accept and heal from.

 

Was there anything in your book you were hesitant to share?

Yes, I shared that at a young age I was repeatedly molested for several years by my babysitter’s son, who was much older than I was. I was hesitant to share this in the book because it essentially was the reason my mother lost custody of me and I went to live with my father and stepmother. I lived with the guilt of “telling” for years because of the ripple effect it had.

In your opinion, what do you think readers will find most juicy in “Mess With A Message”?

The majority of my readers have been following my career since “College Hill”, so they’ll find most juicy back stories and off-camera moments like my run-in with Mike Tyson at the BET Awards afterparty to my company Social Status PR planning Lisa Raye’s 50th birthday party literally in two days in LA after my dramatic “Love & Hip Hop” reunion brawl in New York City that made TMZ headlines.

In your opinion, what do you think readers will be most inspired by in “Mess with A Message”?

I believe that readers will see that my 15 minutes started 15 years ago. I’ve been on camera as talent, behind the camera working with production and in the office working at the network. I’ve put in the work to be where I am today and I’m ready for what’s to come in the future.

In this book are you recounting all of your reality TV days dating back to “College Hill”?

I reflect back on some memorable moments that shaped me today like coming out on BET and becoming their first-ever gay talent. I was 20-years-old on national television representing a community at the time that I wasn’t familiar with nor had I ever even been to gay club yet.

 


As someone who worked and thrived in the reality TV space, how have you seen it change? What’s the biggest thing you learned?

“College Hill “is America’s first-ever black reality series and for that association, I will forever be grateful to be a part of BET’s history. Going into “Love & Hip Hop”, things have changed but for me as a veteran, for the better in terms of contracts, network opportunities, and social media. The only social media we had when I started [on reality TV] was MySpace, which meant we had to actually interact with our audience and engage them Vs. now you can just post with no thought or effort.

What do you hope people learn about you from your book?

That I’m not messy. Yes, I’m a mess, meaning I don’t have it all together and I’m not trying to pretend anymore like I do. I’ve healed from the majority of the things that should’ve kept me down. This book is for all the sippin’ Christians who sometimes slip and trip but know God still got us!

For more information on “Mess With A Message” click HERE.





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Young Thug Reveals Release Date For Next Album “PUNK”

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Young Thug PUNK album release dateDuring his NPR Tiny Desk concert, Young Thug announced the title of his new studio album. The rapper has also revealed the release date of the project.

The album will be titled PUNK and will hit stores on October 15th. The rapper also debuts four new songs during the session.

Watch the full NPR Tiny Desk concert below:





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Nicole Kidman Weaves A Creepy Web In “Nine Perfect Strangers” [Trailer]

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Oscar-winning actress and Miniseries Queen (“Big Little Lies”/”The Undoing“) Nicole Kidman is ready to extend her winning streak with Hulu’s “Nine Perfect Strangers” that’s stirring up buzz with its deliciously creepy trailer you can watch below:

Based on The New York Times bestselling book by author Liane Moriarty, “Nine Perfect Strangers” takes place at a luxury health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as a group of stressed city dwellers embark on a path to a healthier lifestyle–mentally, physically and socially.

Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort’s mysterious director Masha (played by Kidman) who’s on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine “perfect” strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.

The buzzy miniseries stars Regina Hall (Black Monday), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire), Luke Evans (The Alienist), Bobby Cannavale (Homecoming), and Samara Weaving (SMILF) who, at one point during the unsettling trailer, lie in graves they dug for themselves.

Other cast members include Tiffany Boone (Hunters), Melvin Gregg (American Vandal), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place) and Grace Van Patten (Maniac).

“Big Little Lies” creator David E. Kelly is co-writing the series alongside John Henry Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow) and Samantha Strauss, with Kelley and Butterworth also co-showrunning. All 8 episodes are directed by Jonathan Levine.

Levine most recently directed hilarious Comedy “Long Shot” starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. His other film directing credits include “Warm Bodies,” “The Wackness,” “50/50,” and “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane.” He also wrote “The Wackness” in addition to directing.

“Nine Perfect Strangers” premieres August 18th on Hulu.





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Simone Biles Pulls Out Of Team Competition At Tokyo Olympics!!!

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The competitions are heating up at the Tokyo Olympics. And, we find out that Olympic champion Simon Biles withdraws. We were all expecting Simone and the USA gymnastics team to take bring home the gold.

All eyes were on Simone to win the gold

Unfortunately, we did not get to see Simone compete in the finals. The Olympic champion was unable to compete due to an alleged medical issue. We reported yesterday that Simone was having some difficulty with her gymnastic routine. In fact, Simone stumbled during one of her vault exercises. However, we could have never imagined Simone would not win the gold.

But the 24-year – old exited the competition with her trainer in tow. When Simone returned, her right leg was wrapped. Clearly, Simone had some sort of injury. Simone was replaced by teammate Jordan Chiles. Team USA was forced to finish the rest of the team’s final without Simone, as reported by CBS News.

At this time, we do not know what kind of injury Simone suffered. Nor, has any of the officials at the Olympics made a statement. Of course, we will give you an update as the story continues to unfold. Surely, Simone fans are disappointed. Nevertheless, Simone is still the G.O.A.T. in my opinion.

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