D-MN: Kendrick Lamar Provokes ‘Cancel Culture’ With ‘Slave Intern’ Film

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Kendrick Lamar is facing the wrath of cancel culture after news broke that he was producing a live-action comedy film about a slave intern with a white girlfriend. 

Kendrick Lamar fans are questioning his LOYALTY to his community after learning he is producing a “slave intern” comedy film with the help of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. 

Variety reported that the currently untitled film, penned by Vernon Chatman, will “depict the past and present coming to a head when a young Black man, who is interning as a slave re-enactor at a living history museum, discovers that his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his.” 

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In what Paramount Pictures president and CEO Brian Robbins called a “powerful storytelling experience,” the film falls under Lamar and partner Dave Free’s PGLang umbrella. 

The project’s announcement comes as fans of the 13-time Grammy winner anticipate a new album following the release of his fourth studio album, “DAMN” in 2017. Since his production contribution to Marvel’s Black Panther soundtrack in 2018, which got him an Oscar nod for best original song and two Grammys for his tune “All the Stars” featuring SZA, the rapper hasn’t released any new music. 

PGLang was founded in 2020 by Lamar and Free, who is also a Grammy and MTV Award-winning visionary creative and executive. According to its website, the company is dedicated to using music television and film, art, books and podcasts to tell stories that “speak to many nations, many races, and many ages.” 

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Deadline reported Parker and Stone are the creative minds behind a number of projects, but they’re best known for their long-running animated comedy series South Park, which is soon to return for its 25th season. 

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Chatman has won numerous awards for his work as a writer, director and voice actor. His projects include Adult Swim’s The Shivering TruthWonder Showzen, Xavier: Renegade AngelTrigger Warning with Killer Mike and Doggie Fizzle Televizzle with Snoop Dogg.

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