Justina Valentine Compares Nick Cannon’s Work Ethic to His Penis: ‘The Hardest Working Man on The Planet!’
“He is the hardest working man on the planet and so is his penis!” Valentine says of her Wild ‘N Out costar — who also appears in her new holiday film.
According to Justina Valentine, there’s no one in Hollywood that grinds harder at their career or baby making than Nick Cannon.
While promoting her new movie “Fuhgeddabout Christmas,” the 35-year-old “Wild ‘N Out” star gushed about the 42-year-old comedian and how he’s always showed up and showed out for her despite juggling his brood of soon-to-be 12 children and busy career.
Her praises for Cannon didn’t stop there, Valentine also reflected on his impact on her life and expressed her “eternal gratitude” and labeled him as not only her mentor but also claimed he was her “family for life.”
“Fuhgeddabout Christmas” tells the story of Valentine’s hectic work schedule filled with press interviews and filming engagements. When she discovers her big Italian family is fed up with her workaholic lifestyle, she enlists the help of her celebrity friends and magical elves to deliver a Christmas no one will soon forget.
“Fuhgeddabout Christmas” premieres on December 21 at 8 p.m. on VH1.
Check out the full Q&A with the freestyling queen, below:
Do you and your family have any traditions you like to do every year?
Yes, so one of the main central storylines in the movie is the “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” which all Italians know. That’s what we do on Christmas Eve, and it’s something I did my entire life and that is one of the themes in the movie is that I am hosting the big traditional Seven fish Italian feast. And you know, I’ve been so “work mode, work mode, grind, grind grind” that I have nothing prepared. I wake up the day before and house is in shambles. Everything is a mess, and it’s a mad dash to try to get everything ready in time for the network to come film. And while I’m out there in this mad dash trying to get it all together … I bump into all my celebrity friends like DC Young Fly, Teresa Giudice, Renee Graziano… Darren Brand, Antonio Skits. Vinny G. Vinnie Pastore, the list goes on and on and on. People [will] have to tune in to see if I ever got together or if I fell flat on my face.
In “Fuhgeddabout Christmas” you impressively wrote, directed and starred in the movie. What was the most challenging part of putting on so many hats?
Girl, everything was difficult about that. I was getting no sleep. I think some days, I was just like, floating through…you know the little elf character I played? I think some days I was me in real life, my feet weren’t even touching the ground. I mean… core central crew, we were like, every hat. I was booking flights for my celebrity friends, I was booking hotels, Ubers, you name it, I was doing it. You know, it was definitely some nights when we were shooting where I was getting like 45 minutes to an hour of sleep [then] waking up [for] hair and makeup.
You know, we were all wearing many, many hats and it was a lot of sleepless nights. And I would say that was one of the hardest parts about it. Getting up every day, [and] giving it 100% [with] your tank is on empty, not getting good sleep. But it was just like this high of us [thinking] “we’re really doing this.”
No one disappointed me, every single celebrity friend that I asked to come through, came through for me, believed in me — believed in the vision. It was really just a project that we were also passionate about, so that’s what … got me through the long days and the sleepless nights. That’s what I would say was one of the biggest challenges just not really being able to get good sleep. But we did it. It was a huge accomplishment, and I’m so excited for the world to just see this. I feel like it’s a different side of me. I’m peeling back a layer that people may not have seen from me before. I do a skit sometimes on my Instagram where I play different characters, but in this movie, I’m playing like six different characters. So what people know me for: rapping and freestyling –calling me the “wild-style queen” this and that — this is going to show you a different side. And I’m very excited to see where that takes me and my acting career.
Playing the characters was amazing because I am — for real — really wacky and goofy. And again, I think that’s a side that people see a little of from me, but not as much as like other stuff that’s at the forefront of what I’m known for. So to be able to bring it to the big screen and play these characters in the movie was just an amazing experience. My number one favorite character is Nono. To me, he’s the star of the show. It’s not even close. That’s including me! I just think he upstages everyone, so he’s definitely my favorite. Really the way I look at it, it’s Nono [who’s] starring — Nono featuring [Justina Valentine.] So Nono is my absolute favorite, and I’m really, really excited and anxious for the world to meet Nono he’s so lovable.
Tina Turner’s Cause of Death Revealed
More details on Tina Turner’s passing have come to light.
One day after the legendary performer died at the age of 83, her cause of death has been attributed to natural causes, her representatives confirmed to DailyMail.com. Her publicist also told NBC News her death came after a long illness.
E! News has reached out to her manager for comment but hasn’t heard back.
On May 24, her team shared that she passed away at her home in Switzerland.
“With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” a statement posted to her social media pages read. “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”
During the latter years of her life, the “Proud Mary” artist opened up about battling several health issues, including high blood pressure, vertigo, a stroke, intestinal cancer and kidney failure.
In her 2021 documentary, Tina, the singer also shared she experienced post-traumatic stress disorder as a result from her tumultuous marriage to her ex Ike Turner.
“I’ve been on such a wild roller-coaster in the four years since my wedding,” Turner—who wed music executive Erwin Bach in 2013—wrote in her memoir, My Love Story, per Today, “that even I have difficulty keeping my medical catastrophes straight.”
Turner’s passing came just five months after the death of her and Ike’s son Ronnie and nearly five years after her son Craig passed away.
Her death sent shockwaves through Hollywood, with many celebrities speak out about the influence her achievements had on the industry.
“Through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to stay the course in her life, no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and for others who look like her,” Angela Bassett, who played the legend in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It, said in a statement. “Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like.”
As the actress—who won a Golden Globe for her role—noted, it was an honor knowing the icon on a personal level.
“Her final words to me, for me, were ‘You never mimicked me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina, and showed her to the world,’” she added. “I shall hold these words close to my heart for the rest of my days.”
Tina Turner survived an abusive relationship with Ike and death of two sons
Tina Turner escaped an abusive relationship to find true love with her second husband, Erwin Bach.
The singer, who passed away aged 83 on Wednesday following an unspecified illness, was in a relationship with the record executive for 38 years. The pair married in 2013.
Tina had publicly praised Erwin for helping her find happiness after fleeing from her first marriage to husband, Ike Turner, which was plagued with physical and emotional abuse.
Ike first met Tina when she was a vulnerable teenager named Annie Mae Bullock. He renamed her Tina, and went on to form the musical duo, Ike & Tina Turner. According to Tina, he micromanaged her career, withheld her finances and beat her while she was pregnant.
After filing for divorce in 1978, Tina was left in debt and had her children to support. She went on to establish a successful solo career.
The songstress met Erwin in 1985 when he was working as an executive with EMI. The pair had an instant connection the moment they met, when he arrived to collect her from Düsseldorf airport.
She said Erwin had taught her how “to love without giving up who I am”, and that he had never been intimidated by her fame or success. He even donated a kidney to her in April 2017, which saved her life.
Writing in her book, Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Tina said: “Falling in love with my husband, Erwin, was another exercise in leaving my comfort zone, of being open to the unexpected gifts that life has to offer.
“The day I first met Erwin, at an airport in Germany, I should have been too tired from my flight, too preoccupied with thoughts of my concert tour. But I did notice him, and I instantly felt an emotional connection.
“Even then, I could have ignored what I felt — I could have listened to the ghost voices in my head telling me that I didn’t look good that day, or that I shouldn’t be thinking about romance because it never ends well. Instead, I listened to my heart.”
Tina’s spokesman confirmed she died “peacefully” at home and added: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”
Tina Turner: legendary rock’n’roll singer dies aged 83
Tina Turner, the pioneering rock’n’roll star who became a pop behemoth in the 1980s, has died aged age of 83 after a long illness, her publicist has told the PA news agency.
Turner affirmed and amplified Black women’s formative stake in rock’n’roll, defining that era of music to the extent that Mick Jagger admitted to taking inspiration from her high-kicking, energetic live performances for his stage persona. After two decades of working with her abusive husband, Ike Turner, she struck out alone and – after a few false starts – became one of the defining pop icons of the 1980s with the album Private Dancer. Her life was chronicled in three memoirs, a biopic, a jukebox musical, and in 2021, the acclaimed documentary film, Tina.
“Turner’s musical character has always been a charged combination of mystery as well as light, melancholy mixed with a ferocious vitality that often flirted with danger,” scholar Daphne A Brooks wrote for the Guardian in 2018.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939 and raised in Nutbush, Tennessee, where she recalled picking cotton with her family as a child. She sang in the tiny town’s church choir, and as a teenager talked – or rather, sang – her way into Ike’s band in St Louis: he had declined her request to join until he heard her seize the microphone during a Kings of Rhythm performance for a rendition of BB King’s You Know I Love You.
She had suffered ill health in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.
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