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    These 23 Black Industry Facts From Music, TV, And Movies Left Me Totally Flabbergasted

    Tupac in Star Wars would've been legendary.

    Last week, Twitter user @DejonNoMustard asked people, "In the mood for some random Black industry facts. What y’all got for me?"

    Well, let me tell you, the responses were way more interesting, so we just had to reach out to @DejonNoMustard to ask if we could round up some of the best ones to share with you!

    1. "Jackeé Harry got slapped in the mouth by Eartha Kitt for flirting with her boyfriend during a live performance." —@jameerpond

    A picture of actress Eartha Kitt attends "Hulaween" (L) and on the right actress Jackie Harry arrives to the live show and holiday party for "Vivica's Black Magic"

    2. "The Nicholas brothers routine in Stormy Weather (1943) is physically impossible to replicate and was done in one take. In later years, they would teach students like Michael and Janet Jackson in tap dance." —@ApokolipsPimp

    Dance duo the Nicholas Brothers, Fayard (right) and Harold Nicholas, 13th August 1947.

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    3. "Before he became the legendary comedian he is now, Richard Pryor was a singer. He used to open for Bob Dylan as well as Nina Simone." —@Taranchyla

    American comedian Richard Pryor (1940 - 2005) during a stage show, circa 1977.

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    4. "I’m still stuck on the fact that Teedra Moses' “Be Your Girl” was about Nas" —@gordonhues

    A picture of rapper Nas attends Pandora Sounds Like You NYC featuring Nas, Young M.A, Dave East and Biz Markie DJ Set at Brooklyn Steel (L) on the right Teedra Moses at the Evening Concert Series during the 2021 ESSENCE Festival Of Culture

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    5. "George Lucas wanted Tupac Shakur to audition for the role of Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequels, but he was killed before doing so." —@BTrusty504ever

    A picture of George Lucas at the 2022 MoMA "Party in the Garden" at Museum of Modern Art (L) on the right rapper Tupac Shakur performs onstage at Club Amazon on July 23, 1993

    6. "Aunt Viv #2 and the dad from Sister, Sister have been married for 40 years." —@sc8709

    African-American actor, comedian and film director Tim Reid and Daphne Reid, 1987.

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    7. "I still get people that don’t know this, but DJ D-Wrek from Wild N’ Out is the rapper for the Danny Phantom theme song." —@TetrisSenpai

    A picture of. DJ D-Wreck at the Premiere of Vince Neil's "Girls Girls Girls" (L) and on the right a poster from TV show Danny Phantom

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    8. "Bobby Womack went to Sam Cooke's funeral with Sam's wife while wearing Sam's clothes and driving Sam's car. They were married three months later." —@jgadison32

    A picture of singer songwriter and musician Bobby Womack, 1980 (L) and on the right Sam Cooke and his wife Barbara Cooke

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    9. "Whitney Houston produced The Princess Diaries." —@iamfreddy_

    A picture of Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries (L) and on the right a smiling Whitney Houston

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    10. "Mariah Carey voiced these American Dad characters." —@ItsTime2Migrate

    A picture of Mariah Carey at Variety's 2019 Power of Women (L) and on the right the characters she voiced names Gina and Laura in American Dad

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    11. "It took me years to discover Redman and Method Man did the Pixies rap on Fairly Oddparents; I just remember that joint being fire as a kid." —@WizardScarlet1

    A picture of Redman and Method Man during 2003 MTV Movie Awards (L) and on the right a poster of the Fairly Odd Paarents

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    12. "I always thought it was common knowledge, but apparently, Rick James made the most under the radar cameo appearance ever as Spanky Johnson in Life." —@thenotoryousone

    A picture of American musician Rick James onstage at the Holiday Star Theater, Merrillville, Indiana, September 9, 1983 (L) and on the right he is pictured as Spanky Johnson in Life

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    13. "Michael Jackson paid for all of Naomi Campbell’s missed fashion shows just so she could be in his music video for 'In the Closet'” —@foxxybemine

    A picture of Michael Jackson poses at a press conference before a date on his HIStory world tour in 1996 (L) and on the right Naomi Campbell attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    14. "Tia Mowry voiced Sasha in most of the Bratz show and movies." —@usoppenjoyer

    A picture of actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict smiling (L) and on the right Saha who she voiced in Bratz

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    15. "At the end of Minnie Riperton's 'Lovin' You,' you can hear her saying Maya's name over and over again." —@thejournalista

    A picture of Minnie Riperton singing on stage

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    16. "Romeo of Immature lost his eye because of Brandy. The guys were messing with Brandy one day on tour, and she threw a book over her shoulder in their direction, and the corner of the book accidentally hit Romeo in the cornea. Eventually, he went blind in that eye." —@TweetsAintSafe

    A picture of Romeo from the boy group Immature (L) and on the right singer Brandy appears onstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios October 29, 2008

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    17. "James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair who played king and queen of Zamunda in Coming to America also voiced Mufasa and Sarabi, in Disney's hit animation The Lion King." —@inapileofstuff

    A picture of James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair as King and Queen of Zamunda in Coming to America (top) and at the bottom a picture of Nala and Simba from The Lion King

    18. "Eddie Murphy turned down the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit because he thought the whole idea was stupid." —@AvoidTIMtation

    A picture of Eddie Murphy onstage during the LA Tastemaker event for Comedians in Cars at The Paley Center for Media on July 17, 2019 (L) and on the right Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant in Roger Rabbit

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    19. "Prince was supposed to have Chris Tucker’s part in The Fifth Element, but he thought the character was too feminine." —@_tuckerfooley

    A picture of American singer and songwriter Prince standing on stage with a microphone, one hand by his ear to hear the crowd response, during a concert, February 1991(L) and on the right Chris Tucker in The Fifth Element

    20. "Rockwell, who sang 'Somebody's Watching Me,' and Redfoo, who sang 'Party Rock Anthem,' are half brothers and Berry Gordy's sons." —@blackgirlwtools

    A picture of Kennedy William Gordy, better known by his stage name Rockwell, poses for a portrait (L) and on the right Redfoo of LMFAO and Berry Gordy attend the World Premiere and After Party of Showtime's "HITSVILLE: The MAKING OF MOTOWN"

    21. "Y’Anna Crawley did the background vocals for Jennifer Lopez's song 'Get Right.'" —@bribricutie3_

    A picture of actress/recording artist Jennifer Lopez attends the People's Choice Awards 2017 (L) and on the right gospel singer Y'Anna Crawley attends a celebration of legacy for Aaliyah's "One In A Million" album release at Paradise Lounge

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    22. "'It's Raining Men' was for Donna Summer, but as a born-again Christian, she thought the song was 'blasphemous.' Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Cher, and Barbra Streisand would all decline this song before The Weather Girls recorded it and made it a hit." —@MilikKashad

    A picture of Izora Armstead and Martha Wash of The Weather Girls

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    23. "Pharrell did the SWV ad-libs in their song 'Right Here.'" —@QTheCaptain

    A picture of Leanne 'Lelee' Lyons, Tamara 'Taj' George and Cheryl 'Coko' Clemons of SWV attend the "SWV Reunited" series premiere and on the right Pharrell Williams

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    Are there any other facts that you think should be here? Let us know in the comments!