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Jay Pharoah and the LAPD Show How Easily a Black Man in America End Ups with a Cop's Knee on His Neck

His workout clothes were reason enough to treat him like a violent criminal.

Comedian and actor Jay Pharoah didn't grow up with nearly as much fear of the police as many Black men in America.

The former SNL star describes himself as "a law-abiding citizen," who "grew up in the burbs" of Chesapeake, Virginia—where he was sheltered from a lot of the worst of American racism. Until this April, he had never been in a pair of handcuffs, let alone surrounded by police with their guns drawn, let alone pinned under a dogpile of LAPD officers, with one cop kneeling on his neck...

In a video detailing the experience—including some security footage of what went down, Pharoah, 32, explains that his parents "tried to shelter me and my sister for years," adding, "I didn't experience first-hand racism in America until this year."

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New Releases

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" Is Over the Top—and That's the Point

The two rap queens finally collaborated on their new NSFW single.

When the world needed them most, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion joined forces for one of the most major—and NSFW—bops to arrive out of quarantine.

As two of the reigning supreme forces in female hip-hop, it was practically inevitable for the pair to finally collaborate on a song. After teasing the new song on social media this week, "WAP" has finally arrived with a bang, marking Cardi's first single as a lead artist in over a year.

Cardi B - WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion [Official Music Video] youtu.be


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Film Lists

30 Ridiculous Movies That Received a 0% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes

To some extent, a 0% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes is an honor.

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Even amongst trash cinema, the Rotten Tomatoes 0% are a special breed of stank.

For a movie to receive a 0% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it can't just be bad, and it can't even just be awful. No, a Rotten Tomatoes 0% movie needs to be so terrible that it convinces even the most contrarian film reviewers to unanimously agree that yes, the movie in question is objectively worthless. To put this into perspective, 21% of film critics gave Tom Hooper's Cats a Fresh rating even though, or perhaps because, it featured Dame Judy Dench licking her own crotch. For even starker perspective, one reviewer out of 80 even gave Daddy Day Camp a Fresh rating, and incredibly, it just so happened to be former Popdust reviewer Fred Topel:

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