In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with with actress, comedian, writer, and editor:
Here's what they got into:
- Collaborating with Jasmin on episodes of truTV's "Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks"
- Perceived rules and judgements of how lesbians should look and act
- Coming up as a "poor" Wayans and her mother's early struggles
- Her recent reconnection with her father after several decades of not seeing him
- Having no ambitions of a comedy career until she found the voice that it gave her
- Dealing with the pressures of being a Wayans and confirming to industry norms
- Talib not being a drinker until he became a performing emcee
- Her grandmother Elvira Wayans always being the funniest of the family
- Fond memories of witnessing the early evolution of her family's success
- People's reactions to her working day jobs at Lids and Macy's
- Her uncle Marlon getting on her case for refusing to go on the road with him
- Valuable advice given to Talib's daughter Diani on her career path
- Jasmin giving love to Chaunté for the opportunities she provided
- "Dance Flick" being a torch passing to the next generation of the Wayans family
- Chaunté's dabbling in the rap game with her parody music video "Get The Strap"
- Discussing the elements of the rapper-comedian connection
- Utilizing the pain and passion from losing two of her closest friends
- How the struggles of being a gay, Black woman made her strong
- Chaunté's take on the controversy following Dave Chappelle's "The Closer"
- Facing the consequences of taking principled stands when refusing vaccinations
- The impact of her appearance on the Netflix comedy special "They Ready"
- The naming of her "House Arrest" podcast
- Success coming way of learning how to change negative patterns
- The awakening during a pivotal moment when she knew she had to stop drinking
- What's next for Chaunté Wayans