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Week In Viral Footage: Kanye West Debuts New Project, Lil Nas X Drops New Video, Sha’Carri Richardson Stars In Ad

Charlamagne Tha God announced that he will be the host of a new late-night TV talk show.

Several high-profile figures celebrated important milestones in their careers this week while others provided new gifts to their fans. NBA superstar LeBron James reached his milestone this week when he became first NBA player to acquire $1 billion in career earnings while still active. James' latest achievement comes after a successful debut of his movie, Space Jam: New Legacy, which earned 31.65 million in its first three days, according to Deadline.  

The NBA superstar gloated on social media after seeing the success of his movie.

Kanye West also brought joy to his fans when he premiered his new album Donda on Thursday at an event broadcast live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The album, scheduled to drop on Friday, features JAY-Z, Pitchfork reported. It's the duo's first collaboration since they appeared on Drake’s 2016 song “Pop Style.” Other artists who appear on Kanye's album include Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, Pusha T, Baby Keem, Lil Baby and Lil Durk

Fans are clearly ecstatic about Kanye's newest project.

The Milwaukee Bucks brought pandemonium to their city this week when they secured the franchise's first NBA title in 50 years. As Blavity previously reported, Giannis Antetokounmpo received the Finals MVP trophy and immediately called his brother, Thanasis, who was forced to miss the team's championship game after being quarantined due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. 

Hotshot high school prospect Mikey Williams had his big moment when he signed with Excel Sports Management, an endorsement deal which is expected to generate millions for the 17-year-old. 

Charlamagne Tha God announced that he will be the host of a new late-night TV talk show titled, Tha God’s Honest Truth With Lenard “Charlamagne” McKelvey. The weekly talk show, produced by Charlamagne and Stephen Colbert, is a half-hour series which will feature “the most pressing topics permeating politics and culture” through “deep dives, sketches, and social experiments.”

“This is one of those moments where I can show you better than I can tell you,” Charlamagne said, according to Vulture. “This is the third talk show Chris McCarthy [president and CEO of MTV Entertainment Group] has done with me and those shows prepared me for this opportunity. My South Carolina brethren Stephen Colbert is the ultimate cosign in the late night space and he wouldn’t cosign no bullshit! We are going to win an Emmy next year for best lighting direction I can feel it!!!” 

Sha’Carri Richardson joined Kanye West to star in a new ad for Beats By Dre. The ad shows Richardson preparing to take off from the starting blocks on a track while dressed in Nike gear, as Blavity previously reported. The scene then shifts to the track star doing warm up exercises while showing off her signature nails and her red wig. West sings in the background, saying “He’s done miracles on me," as Richardson rubs her hands together and looks up to the sky. 

The one-minute ends with the sprinter back on the starting blocks and running in slow motion. 

As Blavity previously reportedLil Nas X released his latest video for his single “Industry Baby.” The track, produced by Kanye and Take a Daytrip, features a guest verse from Jack Harlow. 

Lil Nas X plays multiple roles in the video and spoofs his recent Satan shoes controversy with Nike.

Jordan Peele posted an image to tease his new movie, titled Nope

The film will feature Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya, as well as actors Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun. 
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