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Vivica A. Fox is one of the hardest working women in Hollywood, with a career spanning over 30 years. Recently, she added author to her impressive resume, with her book, Every Day I'm Hustling. The message of the book is that you make your own luck, you never wake up thinking someone’s going to call you and offer you that part, ask you out on that date, or change your life; instead, YOU change your life. Vivica hustles in every aspect of her life. Vivica has learned many lessons while creating a lasting career, through sheer, roll-up-your-sleeves, hard work. Vivica’s podcast will Harnesses her personal experience and hustle to help you with relationships, career, style, sex and self-esteem! She’ll give you an unfiltered look into her life. An avid sports fan, Vivica will deliver her own spin on athletes and games.  

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    • 4.9, 99 Ratings

Vivica A. Fox is one of the hardest working women in Hollywood, with a career spanning over 30 years. Recently, she added author to her impressive resume, with her book, Every Day I'm Hustling. The message of the book is that you make your own luck, you never wake up thinking someone’s going to call you and offer you that part, ask you out on that date, or change your life; instead, YOU change your life. Vivica hustles in every aspect of her life. Vivica has learned many lessons while creating a lasting career, through sheer, roll-up-your-sleeves, hard work. Vivica’s podcast will Harnesses her personal experience and hustle to help you with relationships, career, style, sex and self-esteem! She’ll give you an unfiltered look into her life. An avid sports fan, Vivica will deliver her own spin on athletes and games.  

    Commitment: with Tina Knowles Lawson

    Commitment: with Tina Knowles Lawson

    Designer, philanthropist and mother to two of the most revered women in the world, Tina Knowles Lawson embodies hard work, commitment, and generosity. If Beyoncé is your queen, then you need to hear from Queen Bey’s mother! Tina shares how she empowered Beyoncé and Solange to find their unique voices and why she hopes they’ll release a song together. She tells Vivica what she really thought of Beyoncé’s graduation speech and the one thing she needs to “get off her chest” to her daughter’s critics. Tina opens up about her passions from providing free COVID19 testing to advocating for racial and social justice to mentoring young women, her “angels”. Find out how she’s been giving back from feeding the homeless to building youth centers to funding transitional housing for decades. Hear how she talked Beyoncé and Kelly out of spending their first big Destiny’s Child paycheck on new cars and into buying vans for their church instead and the important lesson they learned in the process. Learn how Tina built a life beyond her wildest dreams and how you can, too! Plus, Vivica reveals the origin of Tina’s corny jokes, her secret talent, and why this mama is done hiding!

    In this episode, we discuss:
    28:40 Tina calls out the “activist police” who critiqued how Beyoncé reacted to George Floyd’s death saying her daughter always gives back
     
    32:24 She tells Vivica what she really thought of Beyoncé’s recent graduation speech and what it took for Beyoncé to write it, make it perfect, and how she was inspired by Denzel Washington’s speech
     
    16:07 Tina reveals that she talked Beyoncé and Kelly out of spending their first big Destiny’s Child paycheck on new cars and into buying vans for their church instead

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    • 56 min
    Johnny Gill: Boy Band Member to R & B Legend

    Johnny Gill: Boy Band Member to R & B Legend

    Vivica sits down with R & B legend Johnny Gill, whose recent album “Game Changer 2” debuted at #1. They share an entertaining conversation about growing up as a preacher’s son with a family steeped in music to becoming a member of one of the hottest boy bands of the 80’s and 90’s, New Edition. Johnny reveals behind-the-scenes stories about being 19 in a boy band and how he avoided the dark side of stardom unlike other members of the group. Vivica and Johnny reminisce about their days working together with Patti La Belle in the play “Out All Night,” how Vivica coached him in acting, and how he mesmerized everyone with his amazing voice. Johnny reflects on how Stevie Wonder inspired and gave him a gift he’ll cherish forever. Johnny’s latest single, “Soul of a Woman" was inspired by his mother and grandmother and the lessons they taught him growing up. Johnny opens up about his relationship with Tiffany Haddish and her role alongside him in the “Soul of a Woman” music video. Johnny would have been touring at this time but Coronavirus sidelined that. Johnny hilariously shares his domestic challenges that include figuring out how to cook and clean for the first time in 53 years! Johnny also reveals how he’s remained a very private man and why he protects himself and family from the public eye. Johnny shares the joys and challenges of being a father and why it’s so important for him to be present in his son’s life, teach him good decision making, and groom him to be a strong leader. What would Johnny have become if he wasn’t a performer? His answer will knock you out! Vivica and Johnny share today’s hustling hack of #GODISGOOD and how faith can manifest love and gratitude in your life! 

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    • 50 min
    Tiffany Haddish on Racism, Police Brutality and Her Rise To Fame!

    Tiffany Haddish on Racism, Police Brutality and Her Rise To Fame!

    She ready!! That's right, Tiffany Haddish is in the house! She made her mark in Hollywood with her charming wit and remarkable story from foster care to homelessness to Emmy-award winning actress and comedian. And now in the wake of Black Lives Matter and continuous fight for racial inequality, the "Girls Trip" star is using her platform to help make a difference. Tiffany lays it all on the line sharing heart-wrenching stories about her harrowing experiences with the police from guns being drawn on her to the emotional turmoil of being raped by a police officer. Tiffany sets the record straight about the backlash she received for attending George Floyd's memorial service and her message to all the haters. Emotions come to the surface as Vivica and Tiffany share their deep concern from racism and hatred in this country. The comedian from South Central describes her current relationship with her Mom who suffered brain trauma from a car accident when Tiffany was a child and how her Grandma gives her priceless advice today. The two actresses have some big laughs and go down memory lane when they played sisters. Tiffany recalls the pivotal lessons she learned from working with Vivica and how she still lives by those rules today. The A-lister talks about her rise to fame including five intense auditions before getting "Girls Trip", losing 10 pounds from stress while hosting SNL and the pay inequality she encountered for her comedy specials. In the end, Tiffany turns the tables on Vivica and asks for her advice on dating and beauty tips. Tiffany admits she's losing weight during quarantine and ready to wear that famous white dress again!  Get ready y'all cause it's an interview you don't want to miss! 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Actress & Host Claudia Jordan: How to live “ready” for Life’s Opportunities and Obstacles

    Actress & Host Claudia Jordan: How to live “ready” for Life’s Opportunities and Obstacles

    To say Claudia Jordan wears many hats is an understatement. Model, actress, reality star and now TV Host, Claudia is always evolving. From holding briefcases alongside Meghan Markle on “Deal or No Deal” to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” to now hosting Fox Soul’s “Out Loud” she shares how she’s made the most of her opportunities and how you can, too. Claudia gives a no holds barred look at reality television from manipulative edits to tension with Nene Leakes to the real reason behind her departure from Real Housewives of Atlanta. Vivica and Claudia reminisce about their time together on “Celebrity Appearance” including how Vivica was blindsided by castmate Kenya Moore, what it will take to reconcile, and what the women think about Donald Trump! Plus, Claudia opens up about taking the stand in Mike Tyson’s rape trial in an exclusive account of her testimony and the story behind it. This episode covers a lot of ground and you’ll definitely want to come along for the ride!

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    • 54 min
    Be Better Today: with R&B Legend Tank

    Be Better Today: with R&B Legend Tank

    Each new day presents an opportunity to be better than you were the day before, but it’s up to you choose to be better. With five number-one albums, four Grammy nominations, and decades of hits, R&B artist Tank knows a thing or two about becoming better with time. In this episode, he and Vivica get real about what it takes to build a lasting career in music and entertainment. (Hint: sometimes it involves selling your Bentleys and renting a Nissan Ultima from Hertz). Vivica and Tank share secrets to help you boost creativity, overcome setbacks and take risks no matter your profession. Tank reveals the story behind his stage name, the inspiration behind his music, and how his wife feels about his sexy music videos! Vivica tells Tank how his song “Stronger” spoke to her. Plus, she uncovers some surprising facts about Tank! Find out how playing football, playing Barbies, Marvin Gaye, “Dream Girls”, and stand-up comedy have impacted him! Stick around to the end to hear Tank’s split-second stance on stars he’s collaborated with, including Beyoncé, Aaliyah, Ludacris, Pitbull and Chris Brown! 

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    Luenell: The Original Bad Girl of Comedy Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Hollywood Drama!

    Luenell: The Original Bad Girl of Comedy Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Hollywood Drama!

    Get ready to laugh out loud because the original bad girl of comedy, Luenell Campbell, is in the house! The outspoken actress and comedian admits Vivica is her biggest "girl crush" and reveals the real reason she's doing the podcast. The funny lady and natural born storyteller shares her hilarious stories of working in Hollywood including behind-the-scenes movie set drama, the surprising way she got her part in the movie "Borat" and the role she auditioned for 7 times and never got it! But that hasn't stopped Luenell from bouncing back and making her mark in a tough industry. Luenell is proud to share the movie that's made her the most money and the ladies even dish on their previous movie roles playing a stripper. Outside of comedy and film, Luenell describes her highly publicized 6-page spread in Penthouse magazine. The comedian admits she always wanted to be a backup singer for the great Luther Vandross and talks about the famous comedian who discovered her. Vivica and Luenell dish on everything from epic reads, social media drama, the attraction to bad boys and why you should always be early to every meeting. Luenell is an open book and even gets emotional as she shares her journey working to repair the relationship with her daughter. It's an episode filled with lots of laughs, love and real-life moments including a game of "Kiss, Mary, Kill" with some A-list actors! 

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Retiring Momma ,

Best interview ever with Tiffany Hadish

Powerful Emotional and Real
Thank you

Indigoarcher ,

Great

Love Vivica’s spirit. Light and funny

TazerTarez ,

Vivica (is) A. Fox

Love every thing this queen does,
She’s under recognized for her talents and achievements .
Great podcast !

Tarez Sweetie

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